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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, September 13, 2011

Charles Krauthammer on Obama jobs bill: ‘The word ‘cynicism’ is inadequate here’

(By Jeff Poor, The Daily Caller) - With a GOP-controlled House of Representatives, the prospects of President Barack Obama’s “Americans Jobs Act” making it into law may be slim. Nevertheless, the Obama administration is adamant with its claim that the proposal is not a political ploy to promote the president’s 2012 re-election bid.

On Monday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer expressed skepticism about that claim. In fact, he called the president cynical and cited the components of the legislation that are centered around the 2012 election.

“The president says no games, no politics. This is all about a game in politics,” Krauthammer said. “The offset he’s proposing — this radical increase in taxes, which he proposed in 2009 and which the Congress dominated and controlled the entirely by the Democrats, rejected out of hand, at the time Obama wanted that money to offset ObamaCare, and the Democrats rejected it. So it has zero chance of passing in Congress.”


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