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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 15, 2011

Obama Talks Tough On Open Mic Over Repeal Of Health Care: ‘You Think We’re Stupid?’

(By Mark Joyella, Mediaite) - At a fundraiser in Chicago yesterday, President Obama was caught on an open mic making some revealing–and tough–comments about health care and Planned Parenthood, telling people in a closed door meeting “you want to repeal health care? Go at it. We’ll have that debate. You’re not going to be able to do that by nickel-and-diming me in the budget. You think we’re stupid?”

CBS News aired the audio on the 'Early Show' Friday, including remarks made by the President warning Republicans not to “try and sneak though” a repeal of health care. “We’re happy to have the debate…and if you think you can overturn my veto, try it.”


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