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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, January 12, 2012

‘What the Hell Are You Doing Newt?’: Rudy Giuliani Rips Newt Gingrich‘s ’Alinsky’ Attacks on Mitt Romney

(By Madeleine Morgenstern, The Blaze) - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Thursday slammed Newt Gingrich’s line of attack against rival Mitt Romney, saying he would expect the tactics more from Saul Alinsky than the former House Speaker.

Gingrich and fellow GOP presidential contender Rick Perry have both been attacking Romney’s venture capitalist record as the head of equity firm Bain Capital.

“I’m outraged about what [Newt] and Rick, who is a very close friend of mine, I’m shocked at what they’re doing,” Giuliani said on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends.“ ”I’m going to say it’s ignorant, dumb. It is building something we should be fighting in America, ignorance of the economic system.


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