obstructionist love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who systematically blocks or interrupts a process, especially one who attempts to impede passage of legislation by the use of delaying tactics, such as a filibuster.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who factiously opposes and hinders the action of others; specifically, one who systematically, persistently, and factiously hinders the transaction of business in a legislative assembly; an obstructive; a filibuster.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Recent, Recent One who deliberately hinders progress; one who obstructs business, as in a legislative body.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun someone who systematically obstructs the actions of others
  • noun someone who attempts to impede the progress of legislation

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

obstruction +‎ -ist

Examples

  • YELLIN: Now, Lou, Democrats say that Republicans will pay a price for what they call their obstructionist ways while Republicans say no, no, it is Democrats who will suffer come election time, meanwhile, both sides have to find agreement on a few issues if they hope to get anything done before Christmas.

    CNN Transcript Nov 16, 2007

  • However, the secretary again blasted the NEA for what he called obstructionist scare tactics to block support for the program No Child Left Behind.

    CNN Transcript Feb 23, 2004

  • As he opened the new Senate, Reid, 70, pleaded for his Republican colleagues to end what he called their obstructionist ways, setting the tone for coming battles over deficit reduction, the war in Afghanistan, health-care reform and taxes.

    Redskins Insider Podcast -- The Washington Post

  • The politics that The Repubs created only to be obstructionist is very troubling

    DeMint: Obama 'distracted' from protecting the country

  • An "endorsement" by another lying Republican obstructionist is NOT an endorsement.

    Scoring another endorsement, Rubio shrugs off Crist speculation

  • It was usually coupled with "obstructionist" - amid demands that any of George W. Bush's proposals deserved "an up-or-down vote."

    Printing: The GOP's Filibuster Hypocrisy

  • It was usually coupled with "obstructionist" - amid demands that any of George W. Bush's proposals deserved "an up-or-down vote."

    The GOP's Filibuster Hypocrisy

  • The President finally may have the Republicans over a barrel, because if they show up on camera to discuss it with him, the voters who are watching will learn the facts -- while if they don't show up, they Repubs are being "obstructionist" -- something the independents will not forgive.

    Political Animal

  • The President finally may have the Republicans over a barrel, because if they show up on camera to discuss it with him, the voters who are watching will learn the facts -- while if they don't show up, they Repubs are being "obstructionist" -- something the independents will not forgive.

    Political Animal

  • The President finally may have the Republicans over a barrel, because if they show up on camera to discuss it with him, the voters who are watching will learn the facts -- while if they don't show up, they Repubs are being "obstructionist" -- something the independents will not forgive.

    Political Animal

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