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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, August 17, 2011

Perdue Bet Big on ObamaCare

It was foolish and irresponsible for North Carolina to stay on the health-policy sidelines while the representatives of dozens of other state governments remained engaged.

RALEIGH (By John Hood, Carolina Journal Online) –
I thought it was supposed to be a waste of time.

Remember this spring when Gov. Beverly Perdue and other Democrats ridiculed a Republican bill that would have added North Carolina to the list of states challenging the constitutionality of ObamaCare?

At the time, Perdue said that it was “an ill-conceived piece of legislation” that would have expended tax dollars on an extraneous lawsuit. She vetoed it. Her Democratic allies went further, predicting that the federal courts would reject the constitutional challenge, that the litigation was purely partisan, and that North Carolinians would grow to like President Obama’s health care program.

None of these predictions turned out to be true.


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