lame duck: An officeholder whose power is diminished because his or her term in office will soon come to an end. Originally, a British term for a bankrupt businessman.
landslide: “A resounding victory; one in which the opposition is buried.”—William Safire, Safire’s Political Dictionary, 1968
mobile vulgus: (Latin) The changeable common people, the fickle crowd. Whence mob.
naco: (Mexican slang) A bad-mannered or poorly educated person; the people.
nepotism: The showing of special favor or unfair advantage to a relative in conferring a position, job, privilege, etc. From Latin nepōt-, nepōs, nephew.
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