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  • n. Plural form of partisan.


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  • I suspect, of course, that the disparate treatment by partisans is part of the reason why the scandals are treated differently.

    Matthew Yglesias » Coleman v. Blago

  • Barry is even more foolish than one figured. here he is having promised change and post partisanship but goes and hires Clinton partisans from the OLD 1990s, and then tops it off (likley per Guaridan News) w.

    The Early Word: Vetting Mr. Clinton - The Caucus Blog -

  • Those voters can't be expected to vote for Obama and aren't really "Democrats" the way long-term partisans are.

    Poll: Obama Holds Healthy Lead In Ohio

  • In fact, what upsets all these hyperbolic partisans is that each President was talented in defeating the partisans 'preferred candidates.


  • The Lithuanian underground fighter Dr. Viktor Kutroga described how Lithuanian "partisans" -- meaning civilian collaborators -- "burst into Jewish apartments, killed men, women, and children, and looted the property of those murdered" as soon as the Germans marched into Kovno on June 23, 1941.

    Witnesses to Horror

  • Manlius is more praiseworthy and less dangerous, because this method is all in favor of the public, and does not regard in any part private ambitions; for by such a method, partisans cannot be acquired; showing himself harsh to everyone and loving only the common good, a [commander] does not acquire particular friends (as we said above), such as we call partisans, So that such methods of procedure cannot be more useful or of more value in a Republic, as it does not lack usefulness to the public, and there not being able to be any suspicion of private power.


  •  But his connection to the partisans was his strongest endorsement.


  • At their best, both of them have worked to govern as presidents, not as partisans, which is the way good men have always conducted themselves in that office.

    The Obama-Bush Connection

  • The speaker and her partisans are the current beneficiaries of this politics of amnesia.

    The Politics of Liberal Amnesia

  • For some partisans, that is fine because they believe they can maneuver better in such a highly politicized environment to accomplish their objectives.

    Scott McClellan's Confession


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