Origin of carpetbagger
Related formscar·pet·bag·ger·y, noun
Examples from the Web for carpetbagger
Bob Smith: unbalanced, inconstant, and even more of a carpetbagger than the other guy.
The two biggest hurdles executives entering politics face is being viewed as either a carpetbagger or egomaniac.
He was told that he was a carpetbagger, but he desperately wanted to serve the people, as I do.
In vain his Carpetbagger lieutenant congratulated him on the success of his Napoleonic move.
"You'll go down, all right—without those troops—mark my word," cried the Carpetbagger.
The Carpetbagger was a Northern adventurer who came South to prey on the misfortunes of a ruined people.
In reality you are the direct descendants of the Reconstruction Scalawag and Carpetbagger.
The conference of the carpetbagger with the little Governor proved more ominous than even Norton had feared.