American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to carpetbaggers or their practices.
- v. present participle of carpetbag.
- adj. presumptuously seeking success or a position in a new locality
“In 1964, when he was a young liberal Democrat at Manhattan College, Giuliani wrote an article for the student paper calling the carpetbagging charges against Robert F. Kennedy "ridiculous.”
“Pombo can now add 'carpetbagging' to his long list of nefarious political qualities.”
“However, the "carpetbagging" issue is now a non-issue, as both Essel and Krekorian lived outside the district at the start of the campaign.”
“I'm afraid that many of the campaigners who have been at it for years felt badly let down by your "carpetbagging" on to the issue at their expense.”
“He became the brain behind George W. Bush's rise in politics after moving his political consultancy to Texas (what Southerners call "carpetbagging") in the 1970's.”
“British politics allows many more "carpetbagging" candidates (members that stand in constituencies where they do not live or have a history), and party discipline is a great deal stronger in the UK's parliamentary system than in the US”
“British politics allows many more "carpetbagging" candidates (members that stand in constituencies where they do not live or have a history)”
“The term refers to her "carpetbagging" by moving to Thousand Oaks and running in the 2nd District supervisor's race.”
“McCain responded to a voter making the charge of "carpetbagging" saying,”
“carpetbagging" issue, 56 moratorium on investment, 52-56”
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