Ryan accused Obama of trying to “dodge and demagogue” the debt problem he created.
More seriously, what a blessing it will be to be rid of this demagogue and clown.
He is the author of demagogue: The Fight to Save Democracy from Its Worst Enemies (Palgrave Macmillan 2009).
1640s, from Greek demagogos "popular leader," also "leader of the mob," from demos "people" (see demotic) + agogos "leader," from agein "to lead" (see act (n.)). Often a term of disparagement since the time of its first use, in Athens, 5c. B.C.E. Form perhaps influenced by French demagogue (mid-14c.).
by 1964, American English, from demagogue (n.). Related: Demagogued; demagoguing.