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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, September 14, 2011

Obama: 'If You Love Me, You've Got to Help Me Pass This Bill'

(By Alicia M. Cohn, The Hill) - Obama promoted his jobs bill in North Carolina on Wednesday, the third stop on what White House press secretary Jay Carney has called a "campaign" for jobs.

Not for the first time, Obama called back to an audience member who shouted "I love you" with "I love you back."

On Wednesday he added, "But if you love me, you've got to help me pass this bill."

The Obama administration isn't holding back in its full-court campaign to pass the American Jobs Act. Obama's speech at North Carolina State University in Raleigh is his third stop, following similar speeches in Virginia and Ohio, and the WhiteHouse.gov website now includes a banner that links to the bill.


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