demagogue demagogue  /ˈdɛ mə ˌɡɑɡ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions and prejudices

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Usage(s):

  • The demagogues appeal to the poor and the gullible through their oratory and chicanery.

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  1. "My concern is that the Democrats are more interested in having this issue to demagogue for political gamesmanship than they are in simply passing the benefits extension," Voinovich said. "I came to the table with a fair compromise and the...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: George Voinovich Source: The Associated Press

  2. "We must recognize these are God's children as well," McCain said. "They need our love and compassion, and I want to ensure that I will enforce the borders first. But we won't demagogue it."
    on Nov 28, 2007 By: John McCain Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "There'll be some people who will want to demagogue that politically, but that's less than $1 a day," Lieberman told reporters. "Is the American household willing to pay less than $1 so we don't have to buy oil from foreign countries, so we...
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Joe Lieberman Source: The Associated Press

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