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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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Rabble-rousers lean heavily on punitive measures that reinforce individual and community divisions.
But the 32-year-old insists his image as a rabble-rouser is as far removed from his dressing room persona.
The USA rabble-rouser repeated his first-tee trick of egging on the crowd for his opening drive.
Erika Aguilar of KUT News reports on how the libertarian rabble-rouser, whose views often put him at odds with mainstream Republicans, may do in 2012.
30pm When a mobile phone mast appears in Govan, Rab turns rabble-rouser to fire-up the community, as the Scottish comedy series continues.
To critical eyes, he appeared no more than a poorly-educated rabble-rouser who banned books and whose taste in art was often execrable but, surprisingly, he was also a voracious reader.
For example, their song "Universal Soldier," a traditional rabble-rouser in the tradition of Bob Marley's "Buffalo Soldier," opens with a spaced-out electronica vibe before turning political, with the timely sentiment, "If you wanna liberate a country/Make sure its people agree.
Rabble-rouser for peace; the authorized biography of Desmond Tutu.
Feeney is a "Pittsburgh rabble-rouser, labor singer and professional hell raiser," a news release says.
Biographer John Allen's new book about the Nobel Peace Prize winner and retired archbishop, Rabble-rouser for Peace (Free Press/Simon and Schuster), reveals that in 1998 Tutu sent a letter to the head of the worldwide Anglican Communion saying he was "ashamed to be Anglican" after the church rejected the ordination of openly gay clergy.
That comment, as well as others critical of the worldwide Anglican Communion's bickering over the role of gays and lesbians in the church, are related in a new biography of the South African prelate, called Rabble-Rouser for Peace, written by his former press secretary, John Allen.
For fiery wee Parkhead boss revealed when he was a player he was often the leading rabble-rouser at his clubs.
Howard possesses the incisiveness of the lawyer's brain and the language of a refined rabble-rouser.
Nobody has been more of a rabble-rouser against the status quo .