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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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Those are welcome words - although Reid has made similar promises before, only to retreat in the face of threats from the same Republicans whose obstructionist tactics have spurred record low approval ratings for Congress.
The president should make clear to EPA bashers in Congress that he will fight their obstructionist efforts.
What remains to be seen is whether there is any real interest to the President's proposal among the obstructionists who are obsessed with derailing the President's well-qualified nominees.
Waiting two years for a hearing and a vote is unacceptable, and hopefully the president's strong message today will put pressure on the Democratic obstructionists who are holding these nominees hostage.
roads in January 2000, a deadline that was extended because of obstructionists in Congress.
Clearly, the House recognizes that a small group of local obstructionists should not be allowed to block a project that will provide substantial benefits to the national aviation system in terms of reduced congestion and the needed capacity for additional flights around the country and the world.
The journal also gave McClintock high ratings for integrity, but tweaked him for being among the lower house's obstructionists.
Likewise, the denial of fast-track authority isn't likely to encourage foreign leaders to meet the terms of the obstructionists in Congress.
The agencies who have stonewalled for decades may invoke that catch phrase of obstructionists and hiders of the truth -- the magic words, "national security.
Little by little, we the people will get rid of obstructionists like Galanter and Goldberg at the ballot box.
Our vote goes to the taxpayers in Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and elsewhere in the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District - not the Malibu obstructionists.
Predictably, Deaton - chainmail-bedecked astride the council's white charger - disagrees with those who see the city's governing body as fiefdom-obsessed obstructionists interested only in retaining power.