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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.

Friday, July 15, 2011

On PBS, George Stephanopoulos Insists Obama's 'Done Remarkably Well' in Office Despite Tough Times

(By Tim Graham, Media Research Center) - ABC’s George Stephanopoulos appeared on Tuesday night’s 'Charlie Rose show' on PBS to discuss what Rose described as “the political implications of the debt-limitation talks.” Rose tried to compare Obama to Clinton. Stephanopoulos resisted the idea that Obama was more “cautious.”

In fact, when asked on the July 12 show how Obama is doing overall, Stephanopoulos pulled out the old line about how nobody “in our lifetime” has been dealt a tougher hand coming into the White House, as if Ronald Reagan had it easy faced with Carter-era inflation and unemployment. Grading on a recession curve, he’s “done remarkably well,” Stephanopoulos maintained...


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