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car·pet·bag·ger

 (kär′pĭt-băg′ər)
n.
1. A Northerner who went to the South after the Civil War for political or financial advantage.
2. An outsider, especially a politician, who presumptuously seeks a position or success in a new locality.

[So called because they carried their belongings in carpetbags.]

car′pet·bag′ger·y n.

carpetbagger

(ˈkɑːpɪtˌbæɡə)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a politician who seeks public office in a locality where he or she has no real connections
2. (Insurance) Brit a person who makes a short-term investment in a mutual savings or life-assurance organization in order to benefit from free shares issued following the organization's conversion to a public limited company
3. (Banking & Finance) Brit a person who makes a short-term investment in a mutual savings or life-assurance organization in order to benefit from free shares issued following the organization's conversion to a public limited company
4. (Historical Terms) US a Northern White who went to the South after the Civil War to profit from Reconstruction

car•pet•bag•ger

(ˈkɑr pɪtˌbæg ər)

n.
1. a Northerner who went to the South after the Civil War to profit from the unsettled conditions.
2. any person, esp. a politician, who takes up residence in a place opportunistically.
[1865–70, Amer.]
car′pet•bag`ger•y, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carpetbagger - an outsider who seeks power or success presumptuously; "after the Civil War the carpetbaggers from the north tried to take over the south"
opportunist, self-seeker - a person who places expediency above principle
Translations
volební kandidát
lykkerideropportunist
politikai kalandor
politikas perėjūnas
deputata kandidats
politický kariérista
akbaba politikacı

carpetbagger

[ˈkɑːpɪtˌbægəʳ] N
1. (US) (Pol) → aventurero/a m/f político/a
2. (Fin) (pej) oportunista que trata de sacar beneficio de una operación de conversión de una sociedad de crédito hipotecario en entidad bancaria

carpetbagger

[ˈkɑːpɪtˌbægəʳ] n (Pol) → profittatore/trice (politico/a)

carpetbagger

(ˈkaːpitˌbagə) , ((American) ˈka:rpitˌbagər) noun
politician who moves to a place where he/she sees an opportunity to promote his/her career.
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In Elections 2013, it was the fresh and vibrant ideology of the newly resurgent party that got people starry eyed; in 2018 the jaded ideology ripped to shreds by carpet bagging electables as they hoofed up to Bani Gala and ensconced themselves in the lap of the party leadership has been replaced by the sheer cult of the leader.
This looks to us like a new case of carpet bagging, ie a piece of dubious opportunism.
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