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Word for the Day, Monday, August 13, 2012-- demagogue
8/13/12 | xs

Posted on 08/13/2012 4:40:27 AM PDT by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, 8/13/12

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In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".

demagogue;noun, verb

noun: 1.person, especially an orator or political leader, who gains power and popularity by arousing the emotions, passions, and prejudices of the people; a political agitator who appeals with crude oratory to the prejudice and passions of the mob 2. (esp in the ancient world) any popular political leader or orator 3. to treat or manipulate (a political issue) in the manner of a demagogue; obscure or distort with emotionalism, prejudice, etc.

Etymology:

1640s, from Gk. demagogos "leader of the people," from demos "people" (see demotic) + agogos "leader," from agein "to lead" (see act). A term of disparagement ever since it was first used in Athens, 5c. B.C.E. As a verb, attested by 1980s, Amer.Eng.

Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.

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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

There will be demagoguery on STILTS in re;Medicare. hopefully Ryan speaks SENIORESE and can educate the bluehairs.

Review Threads:

Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate

No pushing at the door please!

1 posted on 08/13/2012 4:40:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree; ...

time to go to work.


2 posted on 08/13/2012 4:42:12 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; All
demagogue
I wonder?....to whom does that term apple to ....
the stench of his Campaign (tactics) hangs over our nation...

3 posted on 08/13/2012 4:50:19 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: xsmommy

Bump!


4 posted on 08/13/2012 4:51:25 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (At what point does an escalated effort to remove this traitor commence, and what form does it take?)
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To: xsmommy
Obama, Sharpton, Jackson, Farrakhan - so many demagogues - so little time! 



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

5 posted on 08/13/2012 4:51:33 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: xsmommy
the 28 yo son of one of my best friends is heading to Jerusalem at the end of this month. if i were Janice, i would be doing my darndest to talk him out of it. one of xsbaby's favorite HS teachers is heading to jordan with his defense contractor wife and their infant daughter for a year for work. He's another one i'd be attempting to dissuade. The Middle East is all of a piece in a nuclear conflagration, one can't say oh Jordan is better than some places, because that's largely irrelevant.
6 posted on 08/13/2012 4:52:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Whoops. I mean, “demagoguery bump.”


7 posted on 08/13/2012 4:53:21 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (At what point does an escalated effort to remove this traitor commence, and what form does it take?)
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To: xsmommy

The left seems to be particularly susceptible to demagoguery.


8 posted on 08/13/2012 4:58:02 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: xsmommy
"time to go to work."

Perhaps, but I can linger long enough for this.

We will all soon have plentiful examples of both demagoguery and narcissism in one person as 0bama goes tearing off the rails over the selection of Ryan to be Vice President.

Ryan represents everything that he abhors and detests, mathematics and problem-solving.

9 posted on 08/13/2012 4:58:33 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (The road less traveled is often hazardous that way.)
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To: xsmommy
Here yah go...
Joseph J. Ellis wrote a book called "Founding Brothers, The Revolutionary Generation."
One of the Amazon.com reviews for this book says "This book is really unique in that it
gives a really interesting perspective not only on the men [our founding fathers] , but the
dynamic between them." Now in that book by this renowned historian you will find
some tasty information on the origination of the word "democrat." Many times I've told you that our founding fathers were none too fond of the idea of democracy, or, as they viewed it, mob rule.
Here's the quote: "...the term "democrat" originated as an epithet and referred
to 'one who panders to the crude and mindless whims of the masses.'"

....from Neal Brootz

10 posted on 08/13/2012 4:58:43 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: skinkinthegrass

applies to soooo many on that side! A+++ but he is the demagoguer in chief for sure.


11 posted on 08/13/2012 5:00:58 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: ConorMacNessa

multivolume set of names! A+++


12 posted on 08/13/2012 5:02:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: the invisib1e hand

we are going to be bumped and buffeted by demagoguery from now through November, buckle up! A+++


13 posted on 08/13/2012 5:03:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: skinkinthegrass

excellent, and democrat is still an epithet in our house!! LOL! A++++


14 posted on 08/13/2012 5:04:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

While Wisconsin celebrates the Paul Ryan pick, the left has already started demagoguing his financial plan to fiscal sanity for the country.


15 posted on 08/13/2012 5:04:38 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: left that other site

A+++ it is their stock in trade.


16 posted on 08/13/2012 5:05:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NicknamedBob

to quote Iowahawk: burn the math witch! A+++


17 posted on 08/13/2012 5:06:21 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

you knew it was coming. A+++


18 posted on 08/13/2012 5:07:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

THe young daughter of one of our friends has just moved back from Israel with her husband a 2 tiny children.


19 posted on 08/13/2012 5:08:41 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

if any of my flesh and blood were heading over there, i would be begging them to reconsider.


20 posted on 08/13/2012 5:10:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I meant to add that our friends are greatly relieved to have their daughter and their grandchildren home in the USA. Both grandchildren were born in Israel. Their daughter WALKED to the hospital to have the first one.


21 posted on 08/13/2012 5:12:28 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: xsmommy

Indeed.


22 posted on 08/13/2012 5:20:18 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: xsmommy

Wasn’t this a song by T Rex?


23 posted on 08/13/2012 5:21:10 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Yikes!


24 posted on 08/13/2012 5:21:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Yikes!


25 posted on 08/13/2012 5:21:55 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

cute.


26 posted on 08/13/2012 5:25:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
"to quote Iowahawk: burn the math witch!"

Lest ye be turned into a newt!

27 posted on 08/13/2012 5:31:38 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (The road less traveled is often hazardous that way.)
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To: xsmommy

Yes, even more amazing considering that this young lady was raised in a very privileged background. She converted from Reformed to Orthodox and has become a tough and strong lady in the process.


28 posted on 08/13/2012 5:33:48 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: skinkinthegrass

29 posted on 08/13/2012 5:43:05 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1
you, in particular, can benefit from reading this. THIS is a huge danger. it's what screwed us the last time. Conservatives sit around thinking, OMG this is so damn obvious that Obama is an inexperienced LOSER, who the hell is going to vote for him? and there he went and won the election. We think it's so glaringly obvious what is going on, the vile deceitful campaigning etc. but the rank and file aren't getting that. they are getting REALITY as spun by the MSM biased spinmeisters, and they have no idea that it really ISN"T reality.
30 posted on 08/13/2012 5:49:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Obama’s great skill as a demagogue
Is he’s able to make every dem agog
Makes Chris Matthews tingle
He’s real, like Kris Kringle
Yet, why is he loved in the synagogue?


31 posted on 08/13/2012 6:03:39 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

i would love to know the answer to that!! A++++


32 posted on 08/13/2012 6:07:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
A little more ammunition against the demagogues and their Mediscare.
33 posted on 08/13/2012 6:10:05 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: xsmommy

Because they’re democrats first. And I mean that in the derogatory way as defined earlier in the thread.


34 posted on 08/13/2012 6:12:35 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

that was quite good.


35 posted on 08/13/2012 6:22:48 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

The democrats are always screaming that they want bi-partisanship. What if Paul Ryan asked Nancy Pelosi out to dinner, to reach across the aisle and get America headed in the right direction? Here’s what would happen:

Paul: Let’s go to that Italian place in Arlington. The food is reasonable, they have some drinkable wines that aren’t overpriced, and the owners are a hard-working couple, eager to please.

Nancy: Are you out of your mind? The food is horrible, the wait staff is rude, they never serve lobster, and nobody famous ever goes there.

Paul: No problem, Nancy. Where do you want to go?

Nancy: Your idea sucks.


36 posted on 08/13/2012 6:24:23 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
she is loathsome.
37 posted on 08/13/2012 6:29:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Thanks. Some would even say it was worthy of a high grade :D


38 posted on 08/13/2012 6:38:25 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: NeoCaveman

The true honor would be if she gave you a D. Better yet, DD


39 posted on 08/13/2012 6:42:23 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa (Vote for Goode, end up with evil, pat self on back repeatedly)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Just one? I’ve always known those to come in pairs.


40 posted on 08/13/2012 6:43:41 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: NeoCaveman

A+++ oh did i forget to grade it? you guys are such dang GRADE GRUBBERS!


41 posted on 08/13/2012 6:47:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

If people really want to vote for 4 more years of high unemployment and inflation, then who’s going to stop them?


42 posted on 08/13/2012 6:49:58 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

HOPEFULLY they get that. are they getting that in PA? what do your letters to the editor look like up there? what are you hearing on the highways and byways of the Greensburg district?


43 posted on 08/13/2012 7:00:40 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

We didn’t vote for him in this county last time, and I don’t think he’s winning anyone over.

There are no yard signs out yet and the occasional bumper sticker sighting is rare.


44 posted on 08/13/2012 7:07:49 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

WV coal miners union isn’t endorsing anyone, which is a step in the right direction. i hope that the Romney/Ryan peeps in PA are hammering home the COAL situation under the Obams, bc PA is vulnerable on that score. lots of billboards on the turnpike about coal.


45 posted on 08/13/2012 7:32:43 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

i saw on the twit that the Shades of Grey perimenopausal set is ready to vote for Ryan/Romney, and i can vouch for that since i had coffee with my st james mom friends on Sat AM, just after Ryan was announced and everyone was agog over how cute he is ; )


46 posted on 08/13/2012 7:34:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
xsteen just sent me a FB post from Pittsburgh dad, about how Lady Elaine was scary looking and how as a matter of fact he is STILL terrified of that thing. I LMAO, she is scary!


47 posted on 08/13/2012 7:36:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Demigod or Demagogue?

We have to ensure that this Dem is gone...

48 posted on 08/13/2012 7:37:41 AM PDT by mikrofon (Pharaobama)
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To: xsmommy

Looks like she hits the bottle early and often.


49 posted on 08/13/2012 7:39:47 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: mikrofon

prayer and fasting through Nov. he MUST be gone! A++++


50 posted on 08/13/2012 7:41:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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