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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.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Remembering the Gipper...

“We have to recognize that in this country ‘ideology’ is a scare word. And for good reason. Marxist-Leninism is, to give but one example, an ideology. All the facts of the real world have to be fitted to the Procrustean bed of Marx and Lenin. If the facts don’t happen to fit the ideology, the facts are chopped off and discarded. I consider this to be the complete opposite to principled conservatism. If there is any political viewpoint in this world which is free from slavish adherence to abstraction, it is American conservatism.”

Ronald Reagan


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is a Procrustean?

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 9:46:00 PM  
Blogger Andy W. Rogers said...

According to the dictionary, it means, "Producing or designed to produce conformity by ruthless or arbitrary means."

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 10:18:00 PM  

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