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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 11, 2011

Wild Shoutfest Between Al Sharpton And Cornel West On Obama And Race

(By Matt Schneider, Mediaite) - On the MSNBC special 'The Black Agenda' hosted by Ed Schultz, there was an extremely intense debate over whether President Obama is doing enough for the African American community or whether black leaders in Congress and around the country are improperly expecting Obama to do all the heavy lifting. On polar opposites of the debate were Al Sharpton and Cornel West, as Sharpton declared most black leaders, except for Obama, are silently doing nothing while West considered Obama to possibly be no more than a “black mascot” for the wealthy.


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