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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.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

MSNBC's Contessa Brewer Cheers 'Preach It!' After Clip of Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) Denouncing GOP 'Homophobes'

(By Ken Shepherd, NewsBusters.org) - Every once in a while the folks at MSNBC can get a thrill for a Republican. It just has to be one who's denouncing the right people, you see.

Take Contessa Brewer, who today yelled "Preach It!" in enthusiastic agreement after showing her audience a clip of "truth teller" former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) excoriating the "homophobes" in his party:

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