From Ed’s intro comments to the daily headlines email from Nebraska.Statepaper.com

What we need are people whose votes are based on something besides emotional issues – such as gay marriage and abortion – which Congress cannot address effectively.

If political demagoguery were poop, you could wrap it in cellophane and sell it to the majority of American voters for $5 per pound.

Dictionary consultation:

demagogue:
a leader who gains power by appealing to the emotions and prejudices of the populace