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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, October 30, 2010

Tabor upset with NAACP over flier

He calls it racist, hate-filled; NAACP says it's not political and just states the truth

(By Fran Daniel, Winston-Salem Journal) -
Some local Republicans said yesterday that a flier describing six members of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school board as “new segregationist members” does nothing to help in discussions about educating children.

“This literature here is just a racist, hate-filled, demonizing piece of literature,” Nathan Tabor, the chairman of the Forsyth County Republican Party, said of a flier released by the local and state NAACP groups.

The school-board members referenced in the flier are Jeannie Metcalf, Jill Tackabery, Donny Lambeth, A.L “Buddy” Collins, Marilyn Parker and Jane Goins. It also has a photo of Metcalf, labeling her as the “New Segregationist,” and one of George Wallace, the former governor of Alabama known for his segregationist views. He was referred to as the “Old Segregationist.”


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