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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

Ron Paul’s Critique of U.S. Foreign Policy Draws Debate Jeers

(CNSNews.com) – Judging from the jeers from a conservative audience, Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul may have crossed a line for many during Monday night’s CNN/Tea Party debate with his comments about U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.

Certainly he crossed a line for former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who accused Paul of saying that American actions “brought about the actions of 9/11.”

The Paul-Santorum clash over al-Qaeda and 9/11 echoed an earlier one, during the Aug. 11 GOP candidates’ debate in Ames, Iowa, when Paul said that it was understandable for Iran to want a nuclear weapon capability and accused Republican hawks of “war propaganda.”


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