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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.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Marco Rubio: Obama’s speech set us back on addressing the deficit

(By Ed Morrissey, Hot Air) - Rep Paul Ryan called Barack Obama the “Campaigner-in-Chief” after yesterday’s budget speech, and Senator Marco Rubio follows up that criticism this morning on Fox News. “How can you call [Obama's plan] a debt-reduction plan,” Rubio asks, “when it adds $8 trillion to the national debt?” Obama’s position, Rubio claims, appears to be that he’s against adding $12 trillion to our debt but supports adding two-thirds of that amount. Starting off by demagoguing the one actual proposal that tries to provide a parachute to fiscal balance is no way to move forward toward a solution:


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