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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, June 06, 2011

Wisc. Dems Now Fear Public Backlash to Circus They Created

(By Brett Healy, Big Government) - Just to make sure everyone understands: It is apparently perfectly fine for Democratic lawmakers in Wisconsin to disrupt legislative proceedings by wearing orange t shirts, yelling ‘Shame! Shame!,’ threatening that colleagues are ‘f#&%^!@ dead,’ and running away to Illinois for three weeks to attempt to grind progress on a bill to a halt.

However, now that the public is clearly growing tired of the circus atmosphere, it’s time for a new strategy.

Some of these same elected officials now publicly admonish the people they had inspired, telling protesters they shouldn’t throw public tantrums because “elections matter,” and instead of pitching a fit, they are encouraged by Democratic legislators, to work within the system to bring about change.

The two Democratic lawmakers in the video above are Senators Bob Jauch and Lena Taylor. They are two of the 14 senators who fled the state earlier this year.

Is this irony, hypocrisy, or both?


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