obstructionist obstructionist  /əb ˈstrək ʃə nəst/

Definition(s):

  • (n) someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take

Usage(s):

  1. Not all of these cloture motions, it should be noted, were necessitated by obstructionist Republicans.
  2. You're left voting no - and journalists like Mathesian and O'Connor suggest that you look reflexively obstructionist.
  3. An entire wall of Jesse Helms' Capitol Hill office is covered with political cartoons, most of them lampooning him as a rogue and obstructionist.

News

  1. Darrell Issa Gets Nastier

    House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa put on a clinic in rudeness Tuesday, releasing a letter to ranking member Elijah Cummings that’s essentially a three-page insult, calling Cummings “reckless,” “irresponsible” and “obstructionist” for releasing the transcript of an interview in which an IRS manager said there was no evidence the White House was involved in Tea Party targeting, and ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

  2. President stumps for Markey, takes swipe at GOP

    A fiery President Obama told supporters in Roxbury this afternoon to send U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey to the Senate to block obstructionist Republicans looking to derail his agenda — and warned Democrats not to get complacent in the tightening special election.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  3. President stumps for Markey, works to get out the vote

    A fiery President Obama told supporters in Roxbury this afternoon to send U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey to the Senate to block obstructionist Republicans looking to derail his agenda — and warned Democrats not to get complacent in the tightening special election.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

Quotes

  1. "We would hope that this litigation will now end, that our government will now respect the legal obligations it undertook in the consent decree some 16 years ago, that obstructionist bureaucratic opposition will now cease, and that our veterans will...
    on Jul 19, 2007 By: Stephen Reinhardt Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I'm not having a meeting, I'm vetoing today," Paterson told John Gambling on WOR 710 AM earlier today. "I'm not trying to be an obstructionist, but my feeling is that all this negotiating is maybe even part of the problem. This idea that...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: David Paterson Source: Albany Times Union

  3. "I find that very sad," Dion said of the attention Canada has received. "Canada should be a leader at this conference. But Canada is either silent, allowing the Americans to do their work for them, or obstructionist. Does (Harper) really want...
    on Dec 14, 2007 By: Stephane Dion Source: News1130

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