rabble rouser

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rabble rouser

Someone who incites others to emotional reaction and/or action; someone who tries to make trouble. The term is always used in a negative way. How can you listen to that fool? He's just a rabble rouser trying to sway mindless followers so that they join his cause.
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Numbers 11:4 gives us a clue: "The foreign rabble who were travelling with the Israelites began to crave the good things of Egypt".
Rabble is a community driven social audio platform that allows users to broadcast and discuss their insights and opinions about live sports and television.
It shows you how far Israel's bank balance in the world has fallen when it relies on a rabble carrying English Defence League flags to carry its message.
Afterwards, and after languishing in their true places on the Opposition Benches, and after the currently rabble leave Parliament to spend more time with their families, the Liberal Party may rebuild competence and credibility under a new leader, regain the trust with the electorate that they have lost, and rebuild their power base.
Rabble consists of up to 30 local youngsters supported by a volunteer stage crew and a live band.
He may once have been the greatest modern cricketer in the world and India the new arrogant financial force in the game, but on and off the field, this rabble will go home with no redeeming features," the report adds.
The association of the rabble with sexual license brought with it the stigma of disorderly and criminal tendencies.
I look at the terrorist-supporting protesters with a heavy heart and agree, but the Hezbollah leader surely would call this rabble bloody geniuses.
The major news organizations are under siege," he says breathlessly, "[t]hey've been replaced by an agenda-driven rabble of pseudo-journalists on the Web and on cable news networks.
This is a lone, sobbing man rattling the chained and barred doors protecting the golden calf inside from the poor rabble outside, asking simply, "What have you done?
Unfortunately, they all descended into a confused rabble with none of the band seeming too sure what the rest were doing.
The only direct and late references to 9/11 were two images of the shattered World Trade Center, although during the "Lux Aeterna" the dancers had hauntingly searched the stage with flashlights, much as rescue teams must have scoured the rabble in New York.
Edzell presents this argument in a way that will make sense to mainstream practitioners who have tended to view advocacy as a rabble rousing activity divorced from their everyday interests.
Rabble is the brainchild of Judy Rebick, its publisher, as well as a cluster of progressive organizations, including the respected Canadian centre for Policy Alternatives and the Centre for Social Justice.