Origin of carpetbagger
Examples from the Web for carpetbagger
Contemporary Examples of carpetbagger
Bob Smith: unbalanced, inconstant, and even more of a carpetbagger than the other guy.Sen. Bob Smith: The Thing That Wouldn’t Leave
December 4, 2013
The two biggest hurdles executives entering politics face is being viewed as either a carpetbagger or egomaniac.Jeff Zucker for Senate?
May 5, 2010
He was told that he was a carpetbagger, but he desperately wanted to serve the people, as I do.My Night With Sean Penn
October 30, 2008
Historical Examples of carpetbagger
We'll hang the little Scalawag on the south side and the Carpetbagger on the north.The Sins of the Father
The charge of corruption laid at the door of the Negro carpetbagger governments is to a large extent true.
Generally they came two together, arm in arm, a carpetbagger and a negro in close confab.Two Wars: An Autobiography of General Samuel G. French
Samuel Gibbs French
But most Southerners preferred the rule of the army to the alternative reign of the carpetbagger, scalawag, and Negro.
The carpetbagger had found that he could control the Negro without the help of the scalawag.
also carpet-bagger, 1868, American English, scornful appellation for Northerners who went South after the fall of the CSA seeking private gain or political advancement. The name is based on the image of men arriving with all their worldly goods in a big carpetbag. Sense later extended to any opportunist from out of the area.