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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.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Standing Still

You're still running from the issue.

Running? Hardly. I started this thread, mind you. I'll finish it.

This thing is a tempest in a teapot, just like the painkiller episode...

During the Oxycontin episode, he did everything he could to avoid prison alongside his attempts to maintain his professional persona, the one that feels comfortable damning illegal drug users to prison. Now he continues to ideologically sell himself to most of those of the right-leaning Christian persuasion, not because he lives the lifestyle, but because he depends on them for ratings, radio ad sales, book sales, et al. Because of his occupation — a rightie s*!t stirrer — he must stay in good standing with so many of those who listen to his dreck, and — for some reason — can absorb advice from a total hypocrite.

Oxycontin, taken in the doses that Rush gave himself, provides opiate-like effects and is sometimes used as a substitute for heroin. But because Rush could bail himself out via a ‘Hollyweird’ lawyer, he didn’t sit in prison alongside the heroin addicts he always felt comfortable damning.

Rush Limbaugh is a hypocrite. I, personally, don’t find the insights of hypocrites to be very useful. But that’s just me.


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