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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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(40) Therefore, we need to consider the possible combinations of these four policy configurations: champion, contested, obstructionist, and apathy.
WASHINGTON: Responding to the lawsuit filed by the Democratic Party, US President Donald Trump remarked that he will counter the lawsuit with the help of 'documents held by Pakistani mystery man', Clinton emails and Debbie Wasserman Schultz servers.In a tweet, the US President wrote: "Just heard the Campaign was sued by the Obstructionist Democrats.
This is the behaviour of obstructionist losers, not legislators."
The White House, in a statement by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders reacting to the government shutdown, said Senate Democrats owned the unfortunate event and blamed 'obstructionist losers' for failing to reach a deal.
Now the obstructionist democrats would like us not to do it but believe me, if we have to close down our government, we're building that wall.
I suspect that Westminster Tory political dogma is behind the shilly-shallying and obstructionist moves - they don't like the Welsh government aim of ending the wasteful franchise system and moving to something less complicated and more responsive to our needs.
It details common strategies for the deposition of an adverse witness, for obtaining complete information; encouraging deponents to provide the desired answer; responding to incomplete, evasive, or non-responsive answers; undermining harmful testimony; and responding to inconsistent or implausible statements; as well as how to respond to objections, instructions not to answer, and obstructionist behavior of opposing counsel.
If Wheeler hangs on, history will remember him as a hardened obstructionist and, worse, a hypocrite."
WHEN IT COMES to tech initiatives, teachers are often portrayed as fearful at best, obstructionist at worst.
A Los Angeles Times editorial was blunt, suggesting "What's needed is an even higher sense of urgency, not obstructionist moves based on politics." Scientific research increasingly describes climate change as real, dangerous and manmade; polls suggest that a majority of US citizens agree, but gerrymandered districts, special interests and unlimited campaign funding - which go unblocked by the court - are hamstringing the United States in working with other nations to resolve pressing global problems.
They have come out with a rationale and viable solution to problems." When the BCCI said it was not adopting an " obstructionist " attitude but wanted to be heard on several practical problems regarding implementation," Thakur said it proposed to keep alive the Lodha panel and direct it to help the BCCI to implement the recommendations.
Five continuous sessions of the previous Lok Sabha were totally lost because of 'obstructionist' policy of the then main party of the opposition.