political hack

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Noun1.political hack - a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public endspolitical hack - a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends
pol, political leader, politico, politician - a person active in party politics
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Trump then called the California Democrat a "political hack who's trying to build a name for himself" who has "no basis" for launching the probe.
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The intended recipients of the explosive devices are a who's who of Trump targets: Soros, the bogeyman for right-wing conspiracy theorists; John Brennan, Obama's CIA director whom Trump has described as "a loudmouth, partisan, political hack who cannot be trusted with the secrets to our country"; Waters, whom Trump has derided as "crazy" and "low IQ." If it turns out that the devices, which fortunately harmed no one, were sent by a supporter of the president, Trump can of course argue that he never encouraged violence or criminality.
ABRILLIANT Welsh political hack who became a dad not so long ago gave me excellent advice just before my wife and I had our world transformed with the arrival of our first kiddo.
Democratic senators on the Judiciary Committee set out to prove that Kavanaugh is a mendacious political hack with the strategy of acting like mendacious political hacks.
Last December, Zuma abruptly replaced a respected finance minister with a political hack, leading to a national outcry that forced him to install a more acceptable choice.
I believe that Coventry needs an MP who will be a champion for this city, not just a party political hack. Someone who will work positively with the local council to improve the city, regardless of which party is running the council or in government.
The coalition's barely concealed agenda is to replace our proven system of government by an independent, well-qualified professional subject to council supervision with a so-called strong mayor form that will subject Worcester to the reign of a political hack who will be more susceptible to control by public employee unions, regardless of costs to taxpayers and the rights of non-union workers.
It makes him an easy target for the less scrupulous, and the film's tension comes as we watch Stephen being manipulated by forces beyond his control to compromise his beliefs and eventually become exactly the kind of Machiavellian political hack he hates.
* Columnist Michelle Goldberg's delightful takedown of the Jewish Republican political hack Lisa Baron's new memoir.
While Labour party blogger Political Hack suggested: "Rumour has it he will join Blue on stage in bid to win Eurovision."
However, while he considered Jefferson a political hack, he thought Burr dishonorable.) Burr ended up serving one unhappy term as Jefferson's vice president.