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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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We'd love to have some Democrats' support but they're obstructionists.
The obstructionists in the March 8 camp might say they're engaged in hard-knuckles bargaining to protect their interests, but they have only shown themselves to be anxious about protecting a debilitating status quo in the executive branch.
mainstream, media: They are part of the war economy -- the military-industrial-media complex -- and serve their own interests far better as cooperative members of the team, not skeptical obstructionists who seriously challenge the government's case for war or give airplay or newspaper space to those who do.
I wish these obstructionists would realize extraordinary times require extraordinary measures.
The most outspoken of these obstructionists has been Angelides, who took a hard left turn politically when Gray Davis faced recall.
As with any visionary proposal, my suggestion will run into the usual obstructionists and roadblocks," Urstadt said, "but in view of the success of Batter Park City they are surmountable.
Bush's appellate nominees have been confirmed without controversy -- a fact that neither Republicans keen to paint Democrats as obstructionists, nor Democrats keen to paint Mr.
Once you decide on a direction, you have to explain to people why it is important and that obstructionists will not be tolerated.
If Democrats merely gainsay the voucher proposal President Bush will almost surely promote in 2004, they will appear (rightly) as educational obstructionists, and lose support among swing voters and low-income urban parents.
As "Joe Worker" fights off an assortment of right-wing senators and other obstructionists, democracy ultimately triumphs.
As President Clinton's polling numbers dropped and predictions of a coming Democratic debacle turned into bedrock truths, Republican obstructionists stood firm.
While we're pleased that Judge Southwick has been confirmed, we're deeply troubled that the confirmation process for judicial nominees has been badly damaged by obstructionists who chose to play political games instead of carrying out their constitutional responsibilities in a timely manner.