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View Poll Results: Poll: Is Barack Hussein Obama a Demagogue?
Yes, he is a demagogue. 37 62.71%
No, he is not. 20 33.90%
I don't know/Not sure. 2 3.39%
Voters: 59. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-25-2008, 09:38 AM
 
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Definition:

A leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power.

You decide: Is he a Demagogue? Why and why not?
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:42 AM
 
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Definition:

A leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power.

You decide: Is he a Demagogue? Why and why not?
Why did you put the Definition?
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes + some
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JR probably didn't know what it was.
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:46 AM
 
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Obama has not run a campaign of 'throw the whites out" or "Democrats arise and throw off your chians!' or "You're being held back by [them]!" So, no, he is not a demagogue.

The GOP just is angry that his message has traction.
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:25 AM
 
Location: On my way to FLA baby !!
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Guess we have a huge chance of not knowing the real answer until after the election and after it is too late !!
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:28 AM
 
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Definition:

A leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power.

You decide: Is he a Demagogue? Why and why not?
Yes, Obama is a demagogue.

Obama uses peoples' prejudices against corporations to garner support for his positions. He makes false claims that new federal restrictions are going to help the economy. He attacks special interest groups, while advocating policies that are influenced heavily by special interests.

To be fair, I can't think of a Presidential candidate who doesn't qualify as a "Demagogue".
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:33 AM
 
Location: DFW area
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These polls are really dumb! I'm not an Obama supporter, nor a democrat for that matter, but this sounds so childish. JohnnyRockets, no offense to you personally, but can you please put something on here that has meaning?
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:36 AM
 
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Obama has not run a campaign of 'throw the whites out" or "Democrats arise and throw off your chians!' or "You're being held back by [them]!" So, no, he is not a demagogue.

The GOP just is angry that his message has traction.
WHAT message??? What he plans to do to fix the economy? To fix $3/gallon gas? To help the mortgage crisis? To stop Iran??

Again I ask "what message"???

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Why did you put the Definition?
Becaus emany don't know what a Demagogue is. And they will vote w/o knowing the def, just because they condier Barack Hussein a god.

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Guess we have a huge chance of not knowing the real answer until after the election and after it is too late !!
If it is after the election, then Americans will suffer for being gullible and stupid for believing the media.

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Yes, Obama is a demagogue.

Obama uses peoples' prejudices against corporations to garner support for his positions. He makes false claims that new federal restrictions are going to help the economy. He attacks special interest groups, while advocating policies that are influenced heavily by special interests.

To be fair, I can't think of a Presidential candidate who doesn't qualify as a "Demagogue".
Obama is a Jesse Jackson, in many ways. Except he is pick pocketing naive people and not companies and the government.
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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WHAT message??? What he plans to do to fix the economy? To fix $3/gallon gas? To help the mortgage crisis? To stop Iran??
With you being a conservative Republican JR, it's surprising that you think it's the President's job to "fix the economy", "fix $3/gallon gas", and "help the mortgage crisis". The only thing that needs fixing is the Attorney General, TODAY, needs to crack down on fraudulent lenders and make this whole "mortgage backed securities" market more transparent and accountable. Why wait until there is a new president? Congress could do it today. Bush could do it today. Instead we all get $300 in hush money. The $3/gallon gas is the American people's fault. In fact, gas taxes need to be raised to make it even higher, to help rebuild all our crumbling bridges, roads, and build more mass transit.

If that's demagoguery, where do I sign?
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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Becaus emany don't know what a Demagogue is. And they will vote w/o knowing the def, just because they condier Barack Hussein a god.
Why must you keep saying Hussein? Even going so far as omitting his last name?

Why just Barack Hussein, like that is his last name?
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