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.
(By JOEL B. POLLAK, Breitbart.com) - NAACP President Ben Jealous claimed yesterday that Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)--the first black Senator from the South since Reconstruction--does not believe in civil rights. The basis for Jealous's claim is that Scott received an "F" on the NAACP's annual civil rights scorecard. In reality, the NAACP scorecard has nothing at all to do with civil rights, and is just a checklist of liberal Democrat policy priorities, from collective bargaining to global warming.