carpetbagging


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presumptuously seeking success or a position in a new locality

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That has prompted accusations - which Hamilton denies - of carpetbagging from White's supporters.
What we have now is "disaster capitalism", which is Naomi Klein's phrase for what carpetbagging free marketeers do when everything has fallen apart.
First came Thomas Dixon, a North Carolinian whose novel, The Clansman, alleged that vengeful blacks and carpetbagging Republicans violated the white South's rights.
If all this bizarre coaching carpetbagging, alleged recruit tampering and Chow baiting happened during an officially "dead period" on the 2009-10 NCAA Football Recruiting Calendar, what's one to expect around Heritage Hall when things come officially alive?
The European Tour is to tighten up its membership qualifications to prevent the best players carpetbagging their $20million Race to Dubai jackpot.
While Chan is not participating in the biennial, his project demonstrated that contemporary artists could bring something positive to the city: Despite apprehensions that this erudite artist's project would constitute a kind of carpetbagging, it ended up both working as an art project and being welcomed by residents.
The partial exception was Ron Paul, who, like Barr, had to overcome criticism that he was a carpetbagging conservative.
MIDLAND investors have been alerted that 1990s-style carpetbagging could be on the way back with three or four-figure windfalls up for grabs.
It would be wrong, however, to think of the growth of railroads in the South as a sort of technological carpetbagging in which machinery from the North swept down after Appomattox.
In the last days of the electoral count, certain Republican leaders had secretly promised that if filibustering would cease, Hayes, upon becoming president, would withdraw the troops and allow the Carpetbagging governments to totter and fall.
Membership closed in May to prevent carpetbagging on likelihood of sale.
Bankruptcy Court takes a dim view of this carpetbagging behavior by directors and senior executives and admonishes Kmart's present leadership for its greed and its apparent contempt for suppliers as well as for the bankruptcy process.
This was a particularly volatile and critical period given the oil shock in 1973, the Iranian revolution, a fraught political situation in Lebanon and elsewhere, and accusations against the oil industry of corporate carpetbagging.
Post-Castro Cuba, on its own, has an unusually good chance of evolving into a model democracy, but it will not do so if we sanction and support the carpetbagging of emigres who have never found American democracy fully to their tastes.
He offered several examples: Congress' takeover of presidential power in the late 1860s, which led to carpetbagging and a more vindictive Reconstruction period; the fight between President Franklin Roosevelt and conservatives in Congress in the 1930s over packing the Supreme Court; and the apparent stalemate between Congress and President John Kennedy in the early 1960s, which for a time stopped civil rights legislation.