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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 06, 2011

Tina Brown: GOP ’suicide bombers’ in debt ceiling negotiations

(By Jeff Poor, The Daily Caller) - So much for civility, right? For the second day in a row, someone on MSNBC has compared the tactics of the Republican Party in the debt ceiling fight to those of terrorists.

On Wednesday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, also for the second day in a row it was network contributor Pat Buchanan taking on the rest of the panel, but this time the cast included Newsweek and The Daily Beast editor-in-chief Tina Brown, “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski and MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle.

In response to a question from Brzezinski as to who was the hostage taker and who was the hostage in this debate, Buchanan explained congressional Republicans were not likely to give in to President Barack Obama’s push to raise taxes on the wealthy. However, he inspired a curious response from Brown.


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