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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.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Charles Krauthammer Warns Medicare Will ‘Sink’ Republicans If Conservative Rep Paul Ryan (R-WI) Doesn’t Take The Helm

(By Frances Martel, Mediaite) - The special election defeat last night in New York’s 26th Congressional District has been widely interpreted as a referendum on Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget proposal and, furthermore, his proposal of cutting Medicare specifically. And, surely, the Senate voted down the Ryan budget 57-40 today. On [last night's] 'Special Report', Charles Krauthammer argued that, as much as this appears a sign for Republicans to retreat, now more than ever they needed Rep. Ryan to stand by his bill.


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