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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, September 15, 2011

President Obama under attack -- from Democrats

(By MACKENZIE WEINGER, POLITICO.com) - It’s open season on President Barack Obama — and that’s just from members of his own party.

With frustration and disappointment mounting from stinging defeats in Tuesday’s two special elections and over Obama’s jobs plan, the media is filled on Thursday with Democrats on the record publicly questioning and doubting the president and some of his policies, and a few even unleashing biting criticism.

Former Texas Rep. Martin Frost told the Wall Street Journal that the Republicans’ decisive victories in New York and Nevada on Tuesday make it clear that Obama needs “to get it together.”

“There was somewhat of a desire to send Obama a message that they were unhappy with the state of the economy…that he’s got to get it together, and we have to get something done here,” said Martin, who once ran the House Democrats re-election committee.

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