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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

RE: The 'shamnesty' legislation

Unskilled immigrants depend more on government services than they pay in, making them a natural Democrat constituency. On the other side of the equation, Republicans are beholden to the big-business, country club lobby. Their need for cheap labor trumps the need for strong enforcement and border control.
Middle-class Americans will be bowed and broken under this burden being piled on their shoulders. Americans need to hold their elected representatives accountable on this vote. If your representative in the House or Senate is not on your side, kick them out of office.

In this scenario, those residing on opposite ends of the economic spectrum win and those in the middle lose. That's a 'black & white,' two-party political system for you — there will always be a shortage of great ideas, good intentions, and level heads.

Steve asks: Who wants to jump in here and tell me again why electing the Senate by popular vote is a good idea?

Not me... at least in this thread.

As I stated before, a tough crackdown on employers of illegal immigrants must happen if we are to solve this problem. If you don't want bees in your midst, put away the honey.


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