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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Dyer's action should not obscure her intention to make clear that while teachers may have the right to freely express their opinions, there is a difference between being a rabble-rouser and an educator.
He becomes caught up with the rabble-rousers and is privy to their most precious secret - one of their number, an African refugee, is carrying a child.
Hundreds of officers were on the scene, and they should have known that a handful of rabble-rousers might show up, too, as they did last year.
The first three songs alone sum up what makes them so special: Streams of Whisky and If I Should Fall From Grace With God are the ultimate rabble-rousers, songs that make you want jump up and down as if your life depended on it.
A dextrous opening, which allowed Frame full rein to demonstrate that beguiling power on his instrument, eventually gave way to rabble-rousers like The Boy Wonders and Oblivious, the latter an exercise in fretdancing that left you breathless.
Bold and fiery in its most generic form, Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey is jokingly referred to as an uncouth and coarse swig for banjo-infatuated rabble-rousers.
The parents had hired a bouncer and provided giant coolers full of Mountain Dew to the little rabble-rousers who came to celebrate and see the band.
He said: 'I am mindful of the dangers of rabble-rousers or racists becoming elected.
The ladies weren't known at the time as rabble-rousers, and the country music world isn't known for its tolerance of dissenting opinions.
As for the CWU's general secretary, Dave Ward (whose pounds 100,000 salary will of course not be affected by a strike), whining about bonuses for executives within the Royal Mail - well I don't agree with fat cat bonuses either, but when you've got rabble-rousers within a workforce who for as long as I can remember have whinged about having to get up early to do their job, and who refuse to deliver letters to houses with slippery paths, yapping dogs, overgrown rhododendrons and low-flying pigeons, the public are never going to be on their side.
Musical rabble-rousers Anne Feeney and Chris Chandler will headline the Bread and Roses Revue, a Wednesday gathering hosted by the Lane County branch of the Industrial Workers of the World.
But people living in Cottage Farm Road, some of whom are under a 12-month legal promise not to harass Mr Green, are furious about being branded rabble-rousers.
Needless to say, dubious groups of rabble-rousers who salivate at the prospect of street protests no matter the cause were mixed in with the "serious" crowd.
Tracks like Wrong In The Head and Shot Yourself In The Foot Again were pounding rabble-rousers, while We Came, We Saw, We Killed The Crowd summed the situation up perfectly.