Politricks is the word "politics" altered to convey the empty-campaign promises often experienced after politicians get elected.
"Read my lips...No new taxes"
"I did not have sex with that woman...Ms. Lewinsky"
Politricks sums up the vast difference of how politicians seem when they campaign versus when they reign.
originally a Jamacian term meaning exactly what it sounds like--politicians tricking the public and playing games. (I won't name names here since I think this site should be for definitions, not opinions, but I'm sure some will come to mind)
sort of like "downpressor" instead of oppressor
or "shitstem" instead of "system"
Bob Marley used these terms, along with countless other reggae artists.
"babylon can't fool I wit it's bloodsucking thieves murders and politricks"
..... tricks done by politicians and/or their pals to fool the public into believing that they are ethical, accountable and transparent. They are the ones pimping the people and projects for patronage.
That mayor thinks he can fool us with his politricks, we know he spent the money on a second home in France.
A Jamaican term, meaning strictly what is says. Was it JLP or PNP who first coined the phrase? Answers on a postcard please, to drinkers corner