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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.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Chris Matthews Uses Giffords’ Return to Connect Tea Party to Guns & ‘Violent’ Right Wing

(By Billy Hallowell, The Blaze) - The nation was captivated on Monday when Congresswoman Gabrille Giffords (D-Ariz.) made a surprise trip to Washington, D.C. after miraculously surviving a gun shot to the head earlier this year.

While the rest of the country was celebrating her triumphant return, MSNBC‘s Chris Matthews used it as an opportunity to tie the Tea Party and America’s “right wing” to gun violence.

In the past, Matthews has accused Sarah Palin and other conservatives of wanting more war, he has called the GOP “tribalist“ and ”crazy,” compared Newt Gingrich to a terrorist and he’s attempted to draw similarities between the Tea Party and the Muslim Brotherhood, among other verbal offenses. Now, it seems he’s working to tie conservatives to the horrible incident that unfolded in Tucson, Arizona, earlier this year.


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