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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.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Charles Krauthammer: Obama's Attacks On GOP Are Like Perry's Fed Attack

(Real Clear Politics Video) - Starts at the 00:55 second mark

Charles Krauthammer: "When the president accuses the Republicans of putting party over country, and at another stop he said they want America to fail so they will succeed politically. That is a sophisticated way of essentially accusing the Republicans of near-treasonous behavior. Now, of course, he's sophisticated and practiced and articulate, so he won't use the word the way that Perry did. But it's the same idea."

Bret Baier: "Are you suggesting that Texas Gov. Perry is not articulate?"

Krauthammer: "I'm saying the way he articulated his attack on Bernanke, it was a demonstration that he does not have the art and the artiful way of presenting it that Obama does. It's essentially [an] equivalent claim. These people care nothing about country, only about self-interest and politics and re-election."

Later, Krauthammer says "if you're going to call out Perry on his use of that, I'd call out the president on that as well."


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