Before Abraham Lincoln was a Republican and a staid statesman, he was a Whig and a rabble-rouser.
Jesus died because he was a rabble-rouser who disturbed the peace and challenged the authorities.
On The Real Housewives of New York City, Alex McCord has morphed from wallflower to rabble-rouser.
He claims Jesus was not born in Bethlehem, was executed as a common criminal, and was more of a rabble-rouser than a man of peace.
Luther, of course, is the rabble-rouser who broke away from Roman Catholicism and started the Protestant religious tradition.
Reverend [Jesse] Jackson started as a rabble-rouser in Chicago and ended up running for president and having a talk show on CNN.