Demagoguery


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Demagoguery

Hague, Frank
(1876–1956) corrupt mayor of Jersey City, N. J., for 30 years. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1173]
Long, Huey P.
(1893–1935) infamous “Kingfish” of Louisiana politics. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1607]
Pendergast, Thomas J.
(1872–1945) political boss in Kansas City, Mo.: convicted of income tax evasions. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2096]
Savonarola
(1452–1498) rabble-rousing bane of Renaissance Florence. [Ital. Hist.: Plumb, 141–142, 166–167]
Stark, Willie
rises to top as graft-dealing political boss. [Am. Lit.: All the King’s Men]
Tweed, “Boss” William
(1823–1878) powerful Tammany Hall leader in New York City. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2810]
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She uses demagoguery to transform the parents' responsibility of raising a child to an inanimate object with human qualities.
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None blustered, nor did anyone stoop to demagoguery to make a point -- and neither should the attorney general of the United States.
We urge all parties to resist the temptation to resort to demagoguery and instead focus on the need for Congress to take immediate action.
In vacating last month's 'additional guidance' on its own motion, without even waiting for reconsideration petitions to be filed, this supposedly independent agency has capitulated to an organized campaign of distortion and demagoguery.
shows politics and demagoguery have taken over the regulatory process.
Galvanized by polls showing that Americans value bipartisan accomplishments over political demagoguery, GOP moderates seem more focused and pumped up than in years past.