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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.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Former ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis Leads ‘Church’ in Singing ‘Walmart Sucks’

(By Mike Opelka, The Blaze) - New York City’s overall unemployment rate is still above 8.5%, with a jobless rate among African-Americans reported to be nearly double that number. The economy is in such awful shape you might you might expect the locals to celebrate the news of Wal-Mart’s plan to open a store in the NYC area, bringing jobs and affordable shopping to the local community. That did not happen.

Instead of supporting a company that wants to invest in NYC and her people, groups like ACORN have organized support to fight Wal-Mart’s plans. This is nothing new as ACORN and its union friends (SEIU and UFCW) have organized protests and picketing at Wal-Mart locations around the country. In some reported cases, the hired picket line walkers who were supposedly marching in support of a unionized work force and a ‘living wage’ were paid less than Wal-Mart employees just a few feet away.


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