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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.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Rush Limbaugh's Morning Update: Memorial One

Just before the Memorial Day weekend, AP ran a story about the soaring costs of a backyard barbecue. The price of everything from lighter fluid to food to paper plates is up, and people are "scaling down" for the grilling season.

Now, that must be sweet music to the large ears of Barack Obama, who recently scolded that "we can't drive our SUVs" or "eat as much as we want" or "keep our homes on, you know, 72 degrees all the time" -- because other countries resent our standard of living.

Almost 30 years ago, another Democrat, fool Jimmy Carter, issued a similar warning in his "malaise" speech. So many Americans were turned off by Carter's pessimistic view of America, and his incompetence, that he was driven from office.

Now, after three decades of a nonstop "blame America" pounding by the Drive-By Media, liberal academe, and the Democrat party, far too many Americans believe that hoping for less represents positive change and growth.

The "change" liberals seek is to transform America into a nation of deprivation -- all to appease our enemies and empower themselves. Theirs is an America that cannot flourish -- but would squander all that God, and those who came before us, have bequeathed. The America envisioned by our Founders -- and fought for by each successive generation -- is a land of opportunity, not limits. The chance for prosperity is freedom's birthright to those who work to achieve it in a land of bountiful natural resources, to be accessed and enjoyed as gifts from the Creator.

So grill away, folks! To hell with Obama, and to hell with AP!

Read the Background Material on the Morning Update...
AP: Prices Soar for Memorial Day Fixins' for Barbecues
Townhall.com: Media Cover Up Obama's Malaise Speech


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