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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.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

One Year Later, the Gulf Oil Spill Is Still Fueling Obama's Imaginary Energy Policy

(By Erika Johnsen, Townhall.com) - Exactly one year ago today, a massive explosion rocked the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers and initiating a crude oil spill that lasted 87 days. The devastating spill wreaked havoc upon both the ecosystem and the economy of the Gulf region, but the real long-run damage stems from the Obama administration’s energy agenda rather than from the spill itself.


Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal appeared on NBC’s 'The Today Show' this morning, apprising his state’s resilient progress and encouraging tourism. He also took the opportunity to lambaste President Obama’s crippling policies:

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Bobby Jindal: “I think he’s the most liberal president we’ve had in modern times. At exactly the worst moment, we’ve seen expanded spending, higher taxes, more borrowing, more government involvement in healthcare.”


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