The use of the “bully pulpit”

The Brenner Brief

bullypulpit1While the term “bully pulpit” was first used by President Theodore Roosevelt as a way to describe a platform utilized to push forward an agenda, the phrase has taken on a far more sinister meaning under the Barack Obama administration. Certainly presidents have used their position as the leader of the free world to advocate policies even before there was an official idiom for the process, but as recent guest Ben Shapiro stated on my program a few weeks ago, “Barack Obama has taken bullying to a whole new level.”

Who could forget the whole issue surrounding the release of the birth certificate? Even if you take the core issue of whether or not he was born in America out of the equation, the issue was utilized as a way to demonize those who felt that the release of this document was a reasonable request. That belief immediately…

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