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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.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Consevative Rep. Allen West (R-FL): I'm a 'Modern Day Harriet Tubman' Freeing Voters From Democratic Party's 'Plantation'

(By Daniel Strauss and Justin Sink, The Hill) - Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) described himself as a "modern day Harriet Tubman" leading African-American voters away from the Democratic party's "plantation" in an interview Wednesday.

"So you have this 21st century plantation that has been out there where the Democratic party has forever taken the black community for granted and you have established certain black leaders who are nothing more than the overseers of the plantation and now the black people on that plantation are upset because they've been disregarded, disrespected and their concerns are not cared about," West said to guest host Laura Ingraham on Fox's The O'Reilly Factor.

"So I'm here as the modern day Harriet Tubman to kind of lead people on the underground railroad away from that plantation and to a sense of sensibility."


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