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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, January 03, 2012

Michele Bachmann Confronts CNN Anchor Soledad O’Brien Over ‘Gotcha Question’ on Homosexuality

(By Billy Hallowell, The Blaze) - On Tuesday morning, CNN‘s Soledad O’Brien and Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann squared-off in a somewhat uncomfortable on-air debate over a question about the contender’s past statements on homosexuality.

In a dialogue on the network’s “Starting Point,” Bachmann called O‘Brien’s recap of her past statements and a subsequent question — whether the candidate would like to “pull back” on any of her past controversial comments about homosexuality — “a bizarre thing to bring up.”

O’Brien said, in full, “You have taken a lot of flak for some of your very strong social issues, where you stand on them, and I want to talk about some of them. Your stance on homosexuality — and want to read a little bit of what you said — You said, at the Educators Conference in 2004, ‘Gays live a very sad life,’ and that ‘it’s part of Satan’ And that’s quote. You’ve taken a lot of flak for that. Do you pull back on any of that?”


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