- n. Plural form of carpetbagger.
“Every state, except perhaps Virginia, was under the control of a few able leaders from the North generally called carpetbaggers and of a few native white radicals contemptuously designated scalawags.”
“Some of the candidates can clearly be accused of being "carpetbaggers" i.e. they don't live in the district and I'm sure that subject will come up in discussions during the election campaign.”
“Instead, Northern 'carpetbaggers' lauded it over Southern whites, who in turn retreated back into their KKK cabals and their racism.”
“A disconnected population will not actively participate in any development plans and this may led to "carpetbaggers" from the settled areas of the North West Frontier Province or other provinces taking advantage of economic opportunities and tax breaks in FATA.”
“Following the surrender of Robert E. Lee and his Army of Virginia in April 1865, a low-grade insurgency raged for years in the South, the purpose being the suppression of freed slaves and the elimination of the radical Republican "carpetbaggers" who were trying to aid Constitutionally enfranchised Blacks in their pursuit of life, liberty and happiness.”
“That ` s just something -- they ` re kind of carpetbaggers, you know?”
“I’m a New Yorker who doesn’t like carpetbaggers, which is why I wouldn’ vote for the guy.”
“They were contemptuously called "carpetbaggers" by the southern whites because they were so poor that they could carry all of their possessions in a carpet bag.”
“Leinster, Munster, Ulster and Connaught, the four provinces of Ireland, had been marked out for settlement by Henry the Eighth and Queen Elizabeth, and hordes of English "carpetbaggers" and soldiers were turned loose on the island to rob, burn and destroy the natives.”
“The other Federal departments were in similar difficulties, and at last women and "carpetbaggers" were appointed.”
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