A person who gets a job in government because he or she donated to a candidate. Usually the person has no qualifications for the job but paid his or her way into the position because they politically favor their boss. Very typical in corrupt machine politics like in the Northeast where political favors must be returned by candidates with patronage.
The Democratic party machine got Joey a comfy job, doing nothing. That political hack is now set for life. I'm told he'll get $174,000 and he'll collect a sweet pension, too. I figure if I give to the mayor, I'll be a hack, too!
by LicketyPat August 16, 2016
A political hack is a morally bankrupt person that has actually chosen to be a political tool and a political attack dog. The intentions of a political hack are aligned with victory NOT personal conviction, ethics or morals. The purpose of a political hack is to disrupt the political opposition from getting their message out using any and all means necessary. The ends justify the means is a core belief of a political hack.
The entire Donald Trump Presidential campaign from the moment he announced his candidacy has shown that Donald Trump is a political hack.
by Zoltar Speaks! October 22, 2016