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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, July 21, 2011

Liberal Dem Sen. Tom Harkin: Debt Fight Not Between Dems and Reps…It‘s Between GOP and ’Cult Fringe’

(By Billy Hallowell, The Blaze) - Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) has a message for Americans: The debt fight isn’t between Democrats and Republicans; it‘s between Republicans and their ’cult fringe.’

In a Democratic press conference earlier today, the congressman called Republicans “dead-beat debtors,” attacked Rep. Michele Bachmann’s stance on the debt limit and issued a number of related proclamations. He said:

“The debate and fight is not between Democrats and Republicans. It’s between some Republicans and their sort of cult fringe as I refer to them out there.

Democrats are willing to do whatever is necessary to raise the debt ceiling, not for future borrowing but to pay the debts that we racked up in the past. Which, mostly was racked up by a Republican House, a Republican Senate and a Republican President in the last 8 years. Yet, they’re not willing to pay the bills.”


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