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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, April 08, 2011

Liberal Sen Barbara Boxer (D-CA): Republicans should be thanking us for meeting them more than halfway on spending cuts

(By Allahpundit, Hot Air) - I want you to go look at this graph, then watch the clip and consider the mentality of a human being who’d fight tooth and nail — forcing a shutdown of the entire federal government if need be — to make sure Republicans didn’t cut $61 billion from the budget this year. Using the rate at which the deficit increased in February, $61 billion would eliminate slightly more than 'one week' of new liabilities. That was the GOP’s big “ask” — and Democrats were willing to go nuclear even over that. And now she wants a thank you for it. It’s cute how Paul Ryan thinks this country is still salvageable, despite overwhelming evidence like this to the contrary, isn’t it?

This is what the Democratic “brain trust” was thinking about today. To see what some of the rank and file were up to, read this.


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