- (Hot Air) - Kagan on ACOG memo: Did I do that?
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.
"...when Hitler took over Germany, he did it just that way: disrupting meetings, screaming — and then it got violent. But they were always a minority.”
Rep. Gingrey: "..detonate dynamite and seal that leak."
Maddow: "Just one of a lot of DUMB ideas..."
Clinton: "...unless we blow up the well, covering the leak with piles and piles of rock and debris, which may be necessary..."
A tale of two obituaries.
"Go back to Russia where you understand the state and the citizen."
"...when I start presenting some very difficult choices to the country, I hope some of the these folks who are hollering about deficits and debt step up because I'm calling their bluff. And we'll see how much of that- how much to the political arguments they're making right now are real and how much of it was just politics. Alright?"
"There is no place for Border Patrol in our community."
We’re giving relief to people that I deal with in my office every day now unfortunately. But because of the longevity of this recession, these are people — and they’re not minorities and they’re not defective and they’re not all the things you’d like to insinuate that these programs are about — these are average, good American people.
"I would argue that the impact (of the surge) has been relatively modest..."
"Who is giving these orders? Who is in charge?"
"It was made very clear to me... that the President basically conditioned his support for border security to comprehensive immigration reform."
"They said to me: 'Look, some of these skimmers we can't take from other places in the country because they may need them for an oil spill.' "
"...I think we were all taken up with that, and I think legitimately so."
"We who live in free market societies believe that growth, prosperity and ultimately human fulfillment, are created from the bottom up, not the government down. Only when the human spirit is allowed to invent and create, only when individuals are given a personal stake in deciding economic policies and benefitting from their success -- only then can societies remain economically alive, dynamic, progressive, and free. Trust the people. This is the one irrefutable lesson of the entire postwar period contradicting the notion that rigid government controls are essential to economic development."
"the President didn't say that... Sen. Kyl knows the President didn't say that."
“I believe the threats are going to continue, they’re going to become more serious, our officers are going to be targeted.”
"We don't mean it to be offensive, we mean it to bring awareness..."