Noun: A political system resembling a democracy wherein the majority of the elected representatives gain and keep political power by appealing to the prejudices, emotions, fears of the public by resorting to hateful rhetoric and using nationalist, populist or religious themes.
Alt: A democracy in which people are numbed into electing candidates who take politically expedient yet unrealistic and impractical or illogical positions on issues of importance.
Mel: Did you watch the primary debates on TV last night?
Steve: Those guys on stage seemed pretty sure that pandering to people's prejudices is the safest way to get elected in this country.
Mel: Yup, the political system in this country has degenerated into a Demagocracy.