- v. present participle of hamstring.
“As much as I would enjoy an international system full of libertarian states, the idea of hamstringing the state’s ability to conduct foreign policy is preposterous, given the realist beliefs regarding the world order.”
“According to the Washington Post, he was concerned that Congress was "hamstringing" the regulator.”
“On one side stood Jim Leach, an Iowa Republican concerned that Congress was "hamstringing" this new regulator at the behest of the companies.”
“hamstringing" this new regulator at the behest of the companies.”
“America voted for change. and that is what Obama is trying to do although GOP is hamstringing him as well as a few blue dog democrats all from red meat states by the way. obama is doing a great job despite these fools.”
“Amnesty for 3 – 4 million led to 20 – 30 illegal aliens since then, so one dreads to think what a 20 million illegal alien amnesty would do, other than hamstringing and destroying effective legal immigration for a decade orso.”
“The point is that very, very careful planning and hamstringing the damn politicians ability to tinker with programs has to be put in place with each and every policy.”
“FDR was not relentlessly baited by a wide segment of Americans as a closet socialist and his economic policies lambasted as hamstringing and wrecking the private sector BEFORE he took office.”
“That is, in fact, what we would do if policy could be made without heavy-handed input of a powerful lobby that fears diplomacy more than war -- and is so effective at hamstringing U.S. policy with devices like the Lieberman-Casey-Graham resolution.”
“It doesn't help that Republicans in Congress are hamstringing the presidency itself by going on about the War Powers Resolution, one of the worst congressional abuses of the post-Watergate era.”
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