And no one is confusing Obama with Bill Clinton, who knew how to maneuver—or, if one prefers, how to pander.
In the post-debate, Paul focused on the otherwise across-the-board impulse to pander when it comes to defense spending.
His rival, Mitt Romney, continued simply to pander to the rich coffers of the National Rifle Association.
So Gingrich showed real guts in refusing to pander to the most mean-spirited xenophobic tendencies of the far right.
Rather than pander to Netanyahu, President Obama would do well to appeal to this constituency.
The priest even acted as a pander sometimes and more often as a seducer.
But art should not seek to pander to our ignorance; art should represent only truths.
It is true that men of a conservative temper hate the pander and the prophet almost equally.
But, sir, surely you would not pander to a scoundrelly taste?
To make a pretty picture at the expense of drama is merely to pander to the voracity of the costumier and scene-painter.
"arranger of sexual liaisons, one who supplies another with the means of gratifying lust," 1520s, "procurer, pimp," from Middle English Pandare (late 14c.), used by Chaucer ("Troylus and Cryseyde"), who borrowed it from Boccaccio (who had it in Italian form Pandaro in "Filostrato") as name of the prince (Greek Pandaros), who procured the love of Cressida (his niece in Chaucer, his cousin in Boccaccio) for Troilus. The story and the name are medieval inventions. Spelling influenced by agent suffix -er.
"to indulge (another), to minister to base passions," c.1600, from pander (n.). Related: Pandered; pandering.
Pander Pan·der (pän'dər), Christian Heinrich. 1794-1865.
Russian-born German anatomist and pioneer embryologist. With Karl Ernst von Baer he discovered the distinct structural layers of the chick embryo.