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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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Their obstructionism will reap negative economic consequences on businesses throughout our country," she warned at the time.
David Pryor, had touted himself as the "poster child" for bipartisanship and accused Cotton of being for the type of obstructionism that led to the federal government shutdown last year.
As another covert form of workplace aggression, obstructionism is designed to interfere with, and even to hamper, a target's ability to do his or her job, including failing to return the target's telephone calls, or respond to his or her messages or memos, and intentional work slowdowns.
The Iranian oil minister pointed to Iran's ongoing negotiations over the resumption of operations by international energy firms in Iran, and said, "So far, due to the US obstructionism, Iran has not been able to utilize its maximum production capacity for safe and easy supply in the oil market.
This is the time for neither power grabs nor obstructionism.
Now, the term "tea party" brings to mind illogic, ill-tempers and obstructionism.
Since then, Ornstein and Mann have not been invited to any of the three main Sunday-morning talk shows--NBC's Meet the Press, ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos, or CBS's Face the Nation--to discuss their op-ed or their most recent book, It's Even Worse Than It Looks, which reached the same conclusion about Republican obstructionism.
The most economical explanation is that Assad's forces did it and the obstructionism of the regime adds weight to that inference.
Chidambaram on Wednesday said that making laws in the country is not an easy task, and added that this has become even more difficult due to the legitimization of obstructionism as a parliamentary tactic in the coalition era.
The announcement will certainly trigger a spirited public debate over the impact of such a dramatic change and could prompt resistance or outright obstructionism from lawmakers who don't believe that the USPS is legally authorized to take such action without congressional approval O
It's time to stop the dire damage obstructionism is doing to our future.
As anyone who was paying attention knows, the period during which Democrats controlled both houses of Congress was marked by unprecedented obstructionism in the Senate.