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As long as Turks do not build an effective political machine that has credibility in the voters' eyes, it will be difficult to break the dominance of the AKP.
This short but rich book is thus significant not only because of the attempt to explain the parallel existence of good governance and political machines in local politics, but also because it provokes additional questions that are important in more accurately understanding the nature of local politics in the Philippines.
The institution-builders in and around the Democratic Party will pull out all stops to urge the activists who mobilized against Bush to throw themselves back into action--continuing to mobilize against Bush's judicial nominations, which will remain blockable; into the congressional and senatorial races of 2006; into local and statewide party campaigns where political machines are built and alliances refined.
If today's GOP leaders put as much energy into shaping K Street as their predecessors did into selecting judges and executive-branch nominees, it's because lobbying jobs have become the foundation of a powerful new force in Washington politics: a Republican political machine.
Let's not make it easier for the political machines to increase taxes on our homes when the current system is working well.
To do so, they hope to repeal the federal ban of church electioneering and create a church-based political machine that controls politics throughout the country.
Barras notes that ethnic politicians of many hues have constructed such political machines, and that corruption "moral and legal" is hardly a signal trait of Washingtons politicians.
that the bills would not promote free speech in churches but rather would turn houses of worship into cogs in political machines.
Further, in an era of computerized payrolls, scandal-hungry local TV news reporters, and tightening disclosure rules, it would be no easier for political machines to buy votes with dollars or to stuff ballot boxes in a spoils system than it is now.
In his remarks, Robertson boasted that his goal was to have the Coalition emulate the infamous political machines of American history, such as Tammany Hall.
Now, I realize that when most people think of big-city political machines, they think of sleek fat men smoking cigars and striking deals-of governments that were even less responsive to the people, not more.
Anytime you have a volatile situation like this, the potential is there for the creation of massive political machines for disseminating misinformation and influencing elections.