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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.

Monday, April 04, 2011

On Day Obama Launches Re-election Bid, White House Spokesman Says 'The President’s Not Focused on Elections'

(Fox Nation) - White House spokesman Jay Carney stuck his foot in his mouth today. When asked how the administration can say it's not satisfied with the pace of job growth, and then expect voters to be satisfied either, Carney said "the president is not focused on elections." This just hours after rolling out a highly produced re-election announcement video and jetting off to glitzy fundraisers.


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