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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A+++ oh did i forget to grade it? you guys are such dang GRADE GRUBBERS!
If people really want to vote for 4 more years of high unemployment and inflation, then who’s going to stop them?
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?
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.
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.
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 ; )
Demigod or Demagogue?
We have to ensure that this Dem is gone...
Looks like she hits the bottle early and often.
prayer and fasting through Nov. he MUST be gone! A++++
meow meow meow Pussycat, meow meow meow Telephone. I did like that kitty cat thing.
I read that this morning before rolling my lazy ass out of bed.
And, it’s only partially correct.
What screwed us the last time was losing the primary, to another ‘It’s my turn candidate’ from the Senate with that NO BALLS SENATE COLLEGIALITY disease.
Mr. Magoo was on the Sunday circuit yesterday, and attacked the Won more pointedly and more often in 5 minutes, than he did in the 5 months of his campaign.
Had he spoken like that in 2008, Barack Obama would be a skidmark on the wikipedia entry for the 2008 election, instead of being one on our History.
You say that like it's a bad thing.
(LOL...I'd love to see what the relative rate of liquor sales are in Red Counties are over the last three years, compared to the prior period...; )
well, we do have the tendency of being like reverse Pauline Kaels, and thinking that its so OBVIOUS everyone will see it for what it is. but reality through the eyes of libs is very very different. i am prepared to accept the two different visions as an apt comparison, but we may fall short of those buying the SELF RELIANCE vision as opposed to those preferring the gov’t teat version.
I bet y'all suffer through this constantly ; )
They need to be highlighting that it’s not the Ryan plan, but the Ryan-Wyden plan.
FCOL he’s one of the leftmost Senators in D.C....
(What should be entertaining is seeing how the party tries to walk Wyden back, or does he throw his hat in with the Clinton crowd, and f*** Obama)
(e.g. Clinton/Booker re:Bain, Feinstein re:National Security.....)
how's the MSM portrayed those? is is commonly accepted that those people threw obams under the bus? i don't think that's the common wisdom, though we saw it happen. MSM isn't leaving that impression.
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