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Yes, Paul is playing politics—after all, he thinks the GOP needs to be transformed to win and to govern.

Franz accused Issa of playing politics with the Benghazi tragedy.

Instead of playing politics with Medicare, when is the President going to offer his plan to save it?

Not to be outdone, Langford fired back, slamming Christie for dishonesty and for playing politics.

The vice-presidential nomination is one place where playing politics doesn't seem to work.

The Republicans are trying "to put him in a political hole," and they say he, too, is playing politics.

Practicing law, playing politics, acquiring property, and becoming acquainted with people led him all over Virginia.

The general opinion was that Mac was playing politics about the trial of his rival.

He had all its pliability, its good humor, its broad and easy way with things, its passion for playing politics.

It was merely playing politics, and if that absorbing sport required one to carry water on both shoulders, why—play the game!


On this page you'll find 50 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to playing politics, such as: calculating, deceitful, duplicitous, fraudulent, insidious, and insincere.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.