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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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Michele Best cites Tom Peters, author of many management books, who recommends that a manager should, "within 12 months, promote to a position of significant responsibility at least one rabble rouser who often doesn't agree with you.
The second was 5ft 6ins tall, slimmer, and wearing a dark coloured fleece and grey t rousers.
Critics from the Left say his decision to create a database in order to identify and deport rabble rousers, many of them to countries with questionable human rights records, is an infringement on the very free speech and democracy that Britain holds so dear.
The members of Chumbawamba, the English rabble rousers that garnered massive radio play thanks to the 1997 anthem ``Tubthumping,'' are back for more.
Having launched themselves a couple of years back as post-grunge, unadulterated Rock monsters, Essex's Headswim have recently seen fit to undergo an image and sound overhaul and re-emerge as Radiohead-esque stadium rousers.
KASABIAN West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum ( Sony) THE Leicester rabble rousers return with their third album and opener Underdog, deliriously distorted guitar and scuzzy bass, suggests they're back on track after the disappointing Empire sophomore set.
Concerns were raised after the arrival of a number of well-known rabble rousers in Edinburgh.
Security personnel waited in the trenches for a lull in the music to go fetch rabble rousers in the swirling shove match on the floor known as the mosh pit.
Clearly this has become a country where officials of the state can demand your credit card limit before you travel abroad, but the authorities do nothing when muslim rabble rousers - such as Sheik Abu Hamza - publicly urge their followers to wage war on this country and her allies.
If the fear of violence and property damage leads the rest of us to justify forcing unpopular opinions into the corner of national attention, if we are willing to label these Americans as ``rabble rousers,'' thereby giving us the excuse to deny them their rights, then we have no choice but to no longer acknowledge the Boston Tea Party or the Boston Massacre as acts of patriotic fervor that led to our Revolution because they, too, were the acts of rabble rousers.
The rabble rousers have added an extra date to their Dublin gigs.