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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, February 25, 2011

Obama Flashback: 'If Workers Are Being Denied Their Right to Collectively Bargain I’ll Walk on That Picket Line With You'

(By Jeff Poor, The Daily Caller) - Some on the left have questioned if President Barack Obama has done enough to show his support for the pro-labor union protesters in Wisconsin. Indeed, it is true the Obama administration hasn’t shown too much of a willingness to jump into this fight that has placed the Wisconsin state Senate at a stalemate.

However, CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report” has found a video of an Obama 2007 campaign speech from Spartanburg, S.C. which suggests he should be on the frontlines with the protesters right now.

“[I]f American workers are being denied their right to organize and collectively bargain when I’m in the White House, I’ll put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself — I’ll walk on that picket line with you as president of the United States of America.”


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