obstructionist


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obstructionist

a. a person who deliberately obstructs business, esp in a legislature
b. (as modifier): obstructionist tactics
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must accept and seriously introspect that negativism and its obstructionist tendencies would hurt the country and the economy.
BEIRUT: Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai used his Sunday Mass to slam obstructionist behavior in the country that he said amounted to an attack on the Lebanese both as individuals and as a nation.
Senate to end its obstructionist tactics and move forward with the confirmation process for President Bush's judicial nominees.
Therefore, antipathy coming from those obstructionist, race-based, rabid right-wingers in Congress, and those places where God and guns co-habitate must be dismissed.
By bringing to a vote a measure to raise the government's debt limit without preconditions, House Speaker John Boehner reasserted himself as leader of the Republican Party and rescued it, at least for now, from its obstructionist agenda.
The core group's decision, in fact, comes just a day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh accused the Opposition of being obstructionist and appealed to all parties to ensure that important legislation is passed.
Time shouldn't be spent debating in parliament, if it is allowed to convene at all, thanks to an obstructionist opposition.
America's working families deserve better than obstructionist politicians who ignore their needs," Hoffa said.
We wanted to see that the Bill was passed in the present session, winter session, but you know nothing could move because of the obstructionist policy of the Opposition," he added.
It is far past time to remove the obstructionist politicians of both parties, to replace the incompetent Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, to charge illegal aliens with their crimes and deport them, and to fine and imprison the employers and service providers that helped make illegal immigration the profitable monstrosity that it has become.
While the abstract idea of decentralizing schools may be popular, any actual plan to try to achieve that end will inevitably attract both fair-minded critics and obstructionist opponents.
We label them as obstructionist when they claim the technology plan doesn't "make sense.