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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.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sen. Rand Paul: ‘What Schumer, Democrats Are Doing To This Country Is Extreme’

(By Matt Schneider, Mediaite) - Republican Senator Rand Paul appeared on 'Fox & Friends' and said he is worried that President Obama’s decision to intervene in Libya without consulting Congress sets a “very bad precedent.” Paul declared it to be an “affront to the Constitution that we are not debating this in Congress.” Also interesting was his forceful response to Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer, who referred to the Tea Party as “extreme.”

Schumer was caught during a conference call admitting that the Democratic caucus agreed to use the word “extreme” when describing the Tea Party. Paul thought the criticism was unjustified and if anything, said that the huge deficits in Washington today is proof that “what Chuck Schumer and the Democrats are doing to this country is extreme.” Furthermore, Paul alleged that the Democrats are the only ones talking about a government shutdown and that they are more interested in a “cheap PR victory” than in being fiscally responsible.

Finally, as rumors circulate that Paul might consider running for the 2012 Republican nomination for President, he didn’t directly address the issue, but did deliver another harsh jab to Obama. Paul claims he spoke to many in the business community who continue to believe that Obama is “the most anti-business President we’ve ever had.”


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