A demagogue is a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions and prejudices. The word is derived from the Greek words Î´á¿Î¼Î¿Ï (demos, me…aning people) and á¼Î³ÏÎ³ÏÏ (agogos, meaning guide). (MORE)
What is a demagogue?.
A leader who obtains power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace. .
A leader of the common people in ancient …times..
Note that in modern usage the word is derogatory (negative). (MORE)
Andrew Jackson is a demagogue because: 1. He lied to the nation by saying John Adams procured an American prostitute for the Russian tzar on his trip there as an envoy. …2. He violated the constitution by over-riding supreme court's decision not to throw out the cherookee from Georgia. 3. He had no concern for Human rights hence throwing out all the Cherookee tribes from Georgia and saying "they are not really a nation" and they are "savages". 4. He destroyed the national bank for personal issues he was quoted as saying "The Bank is trying to kill me but I will kill it" 5. He was not popular among other politicians he was only famous for the battle of New Orleans, first time he ran for presidency he lost to John Quincy Adams and the election was thrown in the House of Representatives and John Clay and nearly all other politicians threw their support for John Quincy Adams. 6. Even Thomas Jefferson, the author of declaration of Independence and the Virginia Statue of religious freedom and one of the most influential of founding fathers to date said "He is the most unfit man to be the president" 7. The so-called Jacksonian Revolution created more wealthy Jacksonians than the ones they disposed. 8. The "spoils system" which he introduced eliminated all the seasoned and experienced politicians and replaced them with illiterate farmers who had no political experience whatsoever just so he could gain their support (farmers made up 90% of the population) or he rewarded these offices to his friends who had supported his campaign. -Ario Makoui (MORE)
He's a demagogue in the eyes of the Left wing because he lasted 8 years, made a political comeback in 1996 after losing his Congress in 1994, and ended his presidency with hig…h approval ratings. At least, this is what his supporters say. Quite frankly, I think he's a demagogue to them because he's the best thing the Democrat party has produced since Kennedy (which doesn't say too much for the Democrat party of the last fifty years). (MORE)