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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.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Charles Krauthammer on Obama Address: A ‘Campaign Speech’ of a ‘Watered-Down, Retreaded Stimulus Package’

(By Scott Baker, The Blaze) - With sarcasm evident in his voice, columnist Charles Krauthammer gave his initial impressions of President Obama’s jobs address to Congress by calling it, “One of the great campaign speeches I have ever heard.” He quickly followed, “Unfortunately, it was given in…the magnificent setting where FDR, after Pearl Harbor…asked for a declaration of war on Japan. In the august setting where Lyndon Johnson asked for passage of civil rights. Here was a President asking for the passage, essentially, of a watered-down, retreaded stimulus package.”


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