Skip to comments.The Demagogic Style
Posted on 07/11/2011 9:56:31 AM PDT by skimbell
...Demagoguery, at its best, requires good oratory and charisma which is why Jimmy Carter was such a dismal failure at it, despite his half-hearted demonization of three-martini lunches and private yachts at a time of a record misery index that saw high unemployment, out-of-control inflation, and usurious interest rates, coupled with a neutralist foreign policy that had led to Russians in Afghanistan, Communist takeovers in Central America, and American hostages in Teheran. Carters mock-serious delivery was so droll, his presence so wooden, that his fist-pounding against them turned into caricature.
Under a more skilled practitioner such as Barack Obama, the arts of demagoguery have become somewhat more refined in our time, but they nevertheless follow the same old patterns:...
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VDH expertly points out the normal progressive tactic of misdirection and lies. We not only should expect them to lie we should depend on it. Don’t believe a word they say. This often allows us to know exactly what they are going to do. When they accuse us of something we can be sure that is exactly what they are doing or about to do.