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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The BJP parliamentary party condemns the obstructionist, narrow and antidevelopment mindset of the Congress as it will have a serious and adverse influence in a long term on the country which is emerging as an important economic power in the world," said the resolution passed in the meeting, which was attended by the prime minister and most of his ministerial colleagues.
He said, 'I know for a fact that the ANZ bank is under investigation and I have information that they are one of the institutions called out today by Mr Medcraft as obstructionist.
Talking to journalists, he cautioned and appealed to the establishment to avoid being an obstructionist, since any operation would rather worsen the crisis; while making a simultaneous appeal to Taliban, impressing the fact that only anti-federation forces, India and America would (were) benefiting from such infidelity.
They deployed the obstructionist tactic not only to hold up major legislation like the Affordable Care Act, but even to block uncontroversial nominees to apolitical federal posts, leaving dozens of positions unfilled.
With unemployment stubbornly high and most Americans unhappy with his handling of the economy, Obama's speech is part of a 2012 election strategy to shift some of the blame for the struggling economy onto Congress and to portray it as obstructionist.
Based on exhaustive reading of presidential correspondence, news reports, the diary of Harold Ickes, and other sources, Dunn (Williams College) chronicles President Roosevelt's efforts to reenergize the New Deal during the 1938 elections by neutralizing the obstructionist coalition of Republicans and conservative Democrats and transforming the Democratic Party into a stoutly liberal party.
You assert a moral equivalency between the paranoid right wing, the venal, obstructionist Republican Party, and people like myself ("kill-the-health-care-bill lefties").
The Republicans are obstructionist to anything the Democrats put forward; polarization is entrenched; and wealthy special interests currently dictate legislation and finance campaigns.
They propped up Limbaugh as their strawman to tar the GOP as an antique, discredited, and obstructionist bunch of sore losers who will stop at nothing to derail Obama's policies.
Roche says Genentech was obstructionist; Genentech counters that Roche was obstructionist.
Myanmar's military government has come under harsh international criticism for hindering international efforts to render assistance, with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Friday calling its obstructionist behavior ''appalling'' and ''obscene.
Amazingly, the House's DOER Act passed by a large margin (232 to 187) on June 29, as a bipartisan coalition of labor and business overcame the obstructionist efforts of the radical environmental lobby.