demagogue

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agitator

Synonyms for demagogue

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

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Such tactics moved even the liberal Washington Post to blast Clinton and congressional Democrats for having "shamelessly used the [Medicare] issue, demagogued on it, because they think that's where the votes are and the way to derail the Republican proposals generally.
In effect, what the Republicans did when they took over was lob a soft, slow, stupid pitch right over the plate and the Democrats demagogued right out of the park,'' said Nunn, the new co-director of the Concord Coalition, a fiscal watchdog.