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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.

Monday, October 10, 2011

George Will: Occupy Wall Street Represents The Spirit And Intellect Of The American Left

(By Josh Feldman, Mediaite) - On 'This Week' [yesterday], George Will argued that the Occupy Wall Street protestors should be highlighted by the media and the Republicans should embrace it because the general rowdiness of the protestors, in his view, represents “the spirit and intellect of the American left.”

George Will: “I wish for the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators a long life and ample publicity, for two reasons. I think they do represent the spirit and intellect of the American left, but also I remember the 1960s. We had four years of demonstrations like this leading up to 1968, when the Nixon-Wallace vote was 57 percent, the country reacting against the demonstrators and the Republicans went on to win five of the next six presidential elections.”


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