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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.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Liberal Democrat Paul Begala: GOP Base Should be “Committed if We had a Functioning Mental Health System”

(Freedom's Lighthouse) - Here is a discussion that took place on CNN last night over the threatened Government Shutdown. It illustrates the deep divide in the country over spending.

You have Democrat strategist from the Clinton era, Paul Begala, doing his usual, “Republicans hate children and old people” shtick, longtime GOP elitist David Gergen evidencing disdain for the Tea Party, and Dana Loesch trying to point out that if the Democrats had done their job last year and passed a 2011 Budget – we would not even be in the position. Begala issued one insult after another at the GOP base, even saying at one point that conservatives committed to spending cuts need to be “committed” if that were possible.

It’s clear the Democrats are taking dead aim at the rider Republicans want that would cut abortion funding for Planned Parenthood in D.C. Of course, they failed to mention that Democrats have previously attached funding provisions for Planned Parenthood to continuing resolutions that keep funding the Government. They are outraged when the GOP does that, but it’s okay for them to do it.


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