Bully Pulpit as described by Wikipedia: An older term within the U.S. Government, a bully pulpit is a public office or other position of authority of sufficiently high rank that provides the holder with an opportunity to speak out and be listened to on any matter. The bully pulpit can bring issues to the fore-front that were not initially in debate, due to the office's stature and publicity.
Originally a term coined by Theodore Roosevelt has taken on a new meaning in the last three years by now President Barack Obama. The word “bully” is now used as an adjective rather than a noun, as Barack Obama has seen fit to interject his ideology on the two branches of government. It’s no secret that has verbally harassed and vilified the republican legislative branch of government even though Democratic and Republican lawmakers share the same public distain.
Now President Obama has attacked the most sacred branch of government, the judicial branch. This attack started last year during the State of the Union Speech as Obama mischaracterized a decision handed down by the Supreme Court, prompting Judge Alito silently mouth, “that’s not what it meant.” Obama chose to lambast the judges publicly at that speech and now this week he chose to ratchet up the rhetoric. During a press conference Obama one again claimed that if the Supreme Court overturned a law (Obamacare) it would be an unprecedented move.
This so angered a 5th circuit court judge who was hearing another state case on the healthcare law that he placed a demand on the federal attorney to go back to the DOJ and have them write a 3 page single spaced essay on the power of the Judicial Branch of government and be specific. Her essay is due today.
This should be the showdown to educate the uneducated public as to the role of the Supreme Court. This is what the Supreme Court does people! If they see a law as unconstitutional they rule it so! It’s been this way since the Marbury vs. Madison ruling in 1803. Obama and Holder both know this any 12th grader who took a civics class knows this. Obama and Holder are merely hoping that their uneducated voters don’t know this and they can bully anyone who doesn’t see their way!