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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.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

NAACP criticizes N.C. GOP for 'race-baiting ad' It includes film of fiery remarks being made by Obama's former pastor

RALEIGH (Winston-Salem Journal) - The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP said yesterday that a Republican ad that includes a clip of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's former pastor is racially divisive.

Leaders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People blasted the N.C. Republican Party for producing an ad that shows footage of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's fiery comments about the U.S. The group said the ad takes Wright's words out of context in an effort to smear the black community and "prophetic ministers."

"It's a fundamentally race-baiting ad," said the Rev. William Barber, the state NAACP president. "And it inserts racist sentiments."


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