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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

Social Security is a Ponzi scheme, says … 'Chris Matthews'

(By Ed Morrissey, Hot Air) - Has Chris Matthews started feeling tingles when he sees Rick Perry? After the debate, MSNBC hosts were aghast at Perry’s reaffirmation of his argument that Social Security in its present form is a Ponzi scheme, sucking cash from new entrants in order to fund payments to people at the top of the pyramid. Mitt Romney has spent the last two days blasting Perry for his blunt talk, and other conservative analysts have fretted that such rhetoric would make Perry unelectable in a general-election matchup against Barack Obama. Now, one of Obama’s biggest media fans — and one who idolizes Social Security’s creator, FDR — says Perry is right:


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