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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, November 17, 2011

Rick Perry: Obama "Never Had To Go Through What Americans Are Going Through"

(Real Clear Politics) - "It reveals to me that he grew up in a privileged way. He never had to really work for anything. He never had to go through what Americans are going through. There's 14-plus million Americans sitting out there, some of them watching this program tonight, that don't have a job. This president has never felt that angst that they have in their heart. And I think he's always when he has had problems he's pointed somebody else and said it's their fault, not mine. It's like, his thinking that that he can go and negotiate because of his great debating skills anyplace in the world. We've seen a number of examples of that where it's been an abject failure.

"And as a matter of fact, his thinking that he's the smartest guy in the the room has hurt America around the world, particularly when it comes to foreign policy. And I think that mentality of 'I'm the smartest guy in the room and therefore it couldn't be my fault' is really hurting America. And we need a president who has been through their ups and downs in life and understand what it's like to have to deal with the issues of our economy that we have today in America. And that's what this election is going to be about, Sean. It's going to be about who has a plan to get America working again. And frankly, who has the ability to make Washington as inconsequential in people's lives as we can make it," Rick Perry told FOX News on Wednesday night.

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