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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, September 25, 2008

Rush Limbaugh's Morning Update: Sham

For over twenty years, liberal Democrats have banned exploration and drilling for oil off our shores. They've argued that higher gas prices would benefit the nation, by forcing drivers to conserve energy. Their environmentalist wacko guru, Algore, went so far as to call the internal combustion engine the greatest threat facing mankind. As long as gas prices were affordable and supplies plentiful, these liberals never had to face voters to defend their policies.

But now, Democrats have what they've wanted. Not only have higher oil prices forced changes in driving habits; they have driven up the cost of everything else. In addition, the explosion of biofuels like corn, which liberals forced on the market, have caused food prices to skyrocket worldwide.

This week, facing an electorate now awakening to the hideous consequences of Democrat energy policies, Democrats stood down. They decided to let their decades-old ban on drilling for oil off of our shores expire. For now. In hopes that a new Democrat president will reinstate it by Executive Order... after the elections are over and they are out of political danger.

If drilling for our own oil were as much a threat to the environment as these liberals have claimed all these years, they'd be willing put their political necks on the line with voters, and they would stand by the ban right now. The fact that they aren't proves what a sham it has been all these years -- sham policies from the Party of Scam.

I'll tell you another way that they're going to go around this, and that is to train every far-leftist fringe wacko group how to file lawsuits to stop anybody who wants to drill, drill, drill. This dropping of the moratorium? Nothing more than a public display of disingenuousness.

Read the Background Material on the Morning Update...
AP: Democrats to Let Offshore Drilling Ban Expire


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