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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.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

RNC ad: Change Direction

(By Ed Morrissey, Hot Air) - The upcoming election may be easier for the GOP than people think, since Barack Obama has agreed to star in most of their commercials. Oh, he probably didn’t offer his services 'explicitly', but thanks to his 2008 campaign rhetoric and laughably unrealistic promises, the RNC has a treasure trove of material from which to offer a comparison between rhetoric and reality. In their latest ad, suitable for 1-minute spots on television, the RNC features an Obama lecture from his August 2008 acceptance speech at the Democratic convention on “what constitutes progress in this country” — and then provides the data to grade him on it:


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