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Synonyms for obstructionist

someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take

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The authors do an excellent job of breaking down the sometimes-convoluted rules of Senate procedure, not only detailing how the filibuster works in practice, but mapping out how other obstructionist tactics such as holds and "filling the amendment tree" have been similarly overused in recent years and might be better areas for reform.
The New York Times featured his obituary on page one, summing up an extraordinarily dazzling and diverse career: successful magazine writer and editor; celebrated popularizer of Christian ideas; advertising trailblazer; public relations guru to presidents Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover; Republican congressman from Manhattan's "silk-stocking" district; and, not least, rhetorical whipping boy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, whose jibes at the obstructionist lawmakers "Martin, Barton, and Fish" felicitously tripped off of the tongues of Democrats in the homestretch of the 1940 presidential campaign.
Detractors say that process allows every obstructionist to have undue influence over the allowance of the final permit, to the point where those willing to invest in recycling Facilities are not because of the uncertainty of the permitting process.
Judges are becoming more willing to dismiss jurors when they are obstructionist or refusing to deliberate," Graham said.
We opposed obstructionist tactics deployed against some of Mr.
Most stars have obstructionist managers and other hangers-on to protect them from the world.
It was an inappropriate choice of words to describe the obstructionist scare tactics the NEA's Washington lobbyists have employed against No Child Left Behind's historic education reforms.
Sobel presents the demands of the Board of Longitude to test and replicate the chronometer as the obstructionist machinations of an academic elite.
But the 20-member native council is also being criticized, by both natives and non-natives, for acting in what is seen as a high-handed and obstructionist manner and criticizing the one man, Archbishop Peers, who has led the journey toward healing between the church and indigenous Anglicans.
Furthermore, one should avoid depicting those who doubt such threats as stubborn, obstructionist tools of industry.
Local police departments that refused to cooperate with the FBI in rounding up thousands of Arab Americans and immigrants have been named obstructionist.
Bush and Dick Cheney to the oil industry, the United States' role in follow-up meetings--expected later this year in May or June--could be even more obstructionist.
Some resort to obstructionist tactics such as a work slowdown, withholding information, not returning phone calls, or calling in sick.
CASA's inefficiency and attitude to its task is obstructionist.
Several black and hispanic physicians with strong credentials apply for the open positions but none are hired Weeks later, a young woman family physician learns from several colleagues that the division director has identified her as racist and the obstructionist to recruiting.