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an outsider who seeks power or success presumptuously

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But thanks to declassification of AAF and OSS records beginning in the 1980s, and many years of effort by a handful of researchers, considerable information about the little-known story of the Carpetbaggers is now available.
Despite this precaution, the Carpetbaggers weren't completely invisible to the enemy.
A group called Members for Conversion operated a website, carpetbagger.
On the plus side, the mutuals that stood out against the carpetbaggers were forced to improve their offerings to both savers and borrowers and to raise the level of service they provided for increasingly demanding members.
Unleashing the looters, gougers, and carpetbaggers, it also ripped apart the drab curtain hiding the other America from itself.
Carpetbaggers beware: The folks in these parts are responsible for championing this recent 2002 legislation, "Grits are recognized as the official prepared food of the State of Georgia.
The California Democrats are a disgrace, and now carpetbaggers are swarming in from out of state in an attempt to save the job of a governor whose major accomplishment in office is fund raising for his next re-election campaign and pandering to every state lobbyist, special interest group and union to whom he is beholden.
I think it is time the public had a say in the massive pay rises voted by the public servant carpetbaggers for themselves.
arena stage suffered extensive damage--on the eve of its world premiere of Horton Foote's The Carpetbaggers Children--as did the costume, scene and props departments located in the basement of the theatre.
CARPETBAGGERS can come from anywhere, and the huge Nationwide building society had better be on its guard against one from the north.
THE Skipton Building Society are forking out loyalty bonuses of up to pounds 1000 to members in a move to see off potential carpetbaggers.
Though a remarkable achievement as a critical counterweight to the ranting of hillbilly power-mongers in office, the lessons of the APT have been well learned by earnest progressives and cultural carpetbaggers alike.
Societies put up defences against carpetbaggers as queues of new customers brought branches to a standstill.
Ways in vary, especially as some life companies have tried to scare off carpetbaggers by raising minimum investment levels.
For a collective biography of Northerners, including Tourgee, who came South and entered politics, see Richard Nelson Current, Those Terrible Carpetbaggers (Oxford U.