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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

Rush Limbaugh: Obama ‘Insulting Us Like Never Before’ With ‘Lie’ About Social Security Checks

(By Matt Schneider, Mediaite) - Rush Limbaugh could barely contain his disgust for the words coming out of President Obama’s mouth during his interview with CBS’ Scott Pelley. In addition to Rush wincing as he heard the sound of Obama’s voice, he also targets Pelley for lobbing unbelievably softball questions.

Rush played an exchange between Pelley and Obama, with Pelley asking “Can you guarantee as President [Social Security] checks will go out” if the debt ceiling is not raised, and Obama responding that, no, he could not guarantee it. Rush had his own view:

“That’s an out and out lie. And if I didn’t know better, I would say the White House gave Scott Pelley a script. . . . This is an outrage here because this is not true. And this is – my God, it is the playbook. Hold senior citizens and military people hostage!”


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