Bill Clinton—and, for that matter, John F. Kennedy—was personally reckless but politically cautious.
But this generosity ended when it became socially disruptive or politically subversive.
Those opposed to the idea (rightly) said that it would be a politically disastrous power grab by the executive branch.
Plus, read Matthew Yglesias's take on the politically scandalous ways Democrats need to crack down on the budget.
It would also be politically impossible for Republicans to oppose at a time when we need to pay down our deficit and our debt.
Nothing mentally or physically or politically imperfect is permitted inside that wire fence.
Wharton was philosophically, politically, and fashionably profligate.
The people have been free, well-educated, and politically great.
politically they are entirely in the hands of the Roman Catholic clergy.
When he is extremely weak, politically, materially, he generally makes some great demonstration of spiritual power.
1550s, "pertaining to a polity, civil affairs, or government;" from Latin politicus "of citizens or the state" (see politic (adj.)) + -al (1). Meaning "taking sides in party politics" (usually pejorative) is from 1749. Political prisoner first recorded 1860; political science is from 1779 (first attested in Hume). Political animal translates Greek politikon zoon (Aristotle, "Politics," I.ii.9) "an animal intended to live in a city; a social animal."