Dictionary.com definition: dem⋅a⋅gogue
/ˈdɛməˌgɒg, -ˌgɔg/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [dem-uh-gog, -gawg] Show IPA noun, verb, -gogued, -gogu⋅ing.
Use demagogues in a Sentence
1. a person, esp. an orator or political leader, who gains power and popularity by arousing the emotions, passions, and prejudices of the people.
At a joint press conference with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Guadalajara, Mexico on Monday, President Barack Obama referred to American opponents of amnesty for illegal aliens as “demagogues.”
Let’s go to the videotape:
“And we can create a system in which you have strong border security, we have an orderly process for people to come in, but we’re also giving an opportunity for those who are already in the United States to be able to achieve a pathway to citizenship so that they don’t have to live in the shadows, and their children and their grandchildren can have a full participation in the United States.
How? When? Details, please?
So I’m confident we can get it done.”
And if you don’t agree, you’re a demagogue!
There. That clarifies it all, doesn’t it?
Related reading: Hot Air sees this little speech as a harbinger of things to come in the midterm elections.