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Synonyms for demagogue


Synonyms for demagogue

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

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In Mississippi not long ago a trial lawyer demagoguing against rich foreign companies got a jury to vote $500 million against a Vancouver-based funeral home chain in a routine commercial dispute; the Loewen Corporation later settled for more than $100 million.
Issues of race and ethnicity continue to roil the civic body politic, but demagoguing these issues has begun to backfire as a political technique.
Third, Clinton was helped by something that had little to do with Morris: the demagoguing of Medicare.