Michael Tomasky on how Romney pandered to the GOP base and offered no real solutions.
Brewer, the newspaper contended, pandered to her base by picking on kids who deserved support instead of mean-spirited bullying.
Yet He never flattered the poor, nor pandered to their prejudices or passions.
Prejudices are pandered to in public, which in private are despised.
Others had merely amused his leisure or pandered to his vices.
Thus they first created a bad taste, and then pandered to it.
In large towns there was a class that pandered to the vices of the licentious.
Altogether, the instinct of sex is not pandered to in Oxford.
The theatres of the bad sort, which pandered to the lower instincts of those who patronized them, were almost empty.
Because they had tampered with, and pandered to, the anti-slavery sentiment.
"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.