Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, August 13, 2012-- demagogue
Posted on 08/13/2012 4:40:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, 8/13/12
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".
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.
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.
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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.
Wasn’t this a song by T Rex?
Lest ye be turned into a newt!
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.
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?
i would love to know the answer to that!! A++++
Because they’re democrats first. And I mean that in the derogatory way as defined earlier in the thread.
that was quite good.
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.
Thanks. Some would even say it was worthy of a high grade :D
The true honor would be if she gave you a D. Better yet, DD
Just one? I’ve always known those to come in pairs.
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