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demagogue

de muh gog

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

  • The demagogues appeal to the poor and the gullible through their oratory and chicanery.
  • The greatest is Julius Caesar, penniless patrician, demagogue, traitor to his class, brilliant lawyer, writer, invincible general, creator of an empire.
  • In Stacton's opinion, he was merely "a paper demagogue" who wrote lively pamphlets and had "the dignity of a toy lion.
Quotes

  • George Voinovich in The Associated Press
    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...
  • John McCain in International Herald Tribune
    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."
  • Joe Lieberman in The Associated Press
    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...

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