ic slogan in the 1884 U.S. president
. Republican candidate
and lawyer James G. Blaine
was found to have benefitted personally from helping a railroad
keep a federal land grant
. This was far from his only questionable pro-railroad act, in a time when the robber baron
s essentially ran U.S. politics for 20-30 years.
The 1884 campaign was a particularly good one for sloganeers -- competing with "Blaine, Blaine..." was the Republican slogan "Ma, ma, where's my pa?" bashing Democrat Grover Cleveland for having fathered an illegitimate child.