political machine

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Noun1.political machine - a group that controls the activities of a political party; "he was endorsed by the Democratic machine"
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
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Concentration of power in a political machine is bad; and and an Established Church is only a political machine; it was invented for that; it is nursed, cradled, pre- served for that; it is an enemy to human liberty, and does no good which it could not better do in a split-up and scattered condition.
You are now up against the local police and political machine.
The judgment which can penetrate into the cabinets of princes, and discover the secret springs which move the great state wheels in all the political machines of Europe, must surely, with very little difficulty, find out what passes in the rude uninformed mind of a girl.
That is exactly what the AKP is -- an effective political machine.
IT is with sadness that I have witnessed the political machine kick in over the Middlesbrough mayoral election.
Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) said that the critical views on Turkey in the American media and US Congress are an means of persuasion being employed by the American political machine to get what they want from others.
Crum using the two men as lenses through which to view African American political engagement to explore how Black voters and their leaders worked with and opposed the white political machine at the ballot box.
She has an uphill battle against an entrenched political candidate and the Los Angeles political machine.
A new strategy game, The Political Machine 2012 (Stardock Entertainment, $9.
While detailing graft and corruption, religious and ethnic tensions, and the rise of television and moneyed campaigns, O'Connor offers a more benevolent and sentimental, though no less compelling, portrayal of a big-city political machine than, say, Mike Royko's nonfiction Boss (1971).
The Brotherhood's formidable political machine got out the vote for Morsi, an unknown, uncharismatic functionary who was brought in at the last minute.
Back in the 1990s, the Christian Coalition, a Religious Right group founded by TV preacher Pat Robertson, attempted to build a church-based political machine to elect far-right Republicans to public office.