In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- This is the very definition of obstructionism: To delay a foregone conclusion for the sake of a petty protest.
- This would give the government a much-needed handle on economic policy-making, which has been hamstrung by opposition obstructionism.
- To the general astonishment the Duke d' Orléans, head of the junior branch of the royal family and heir to a long tradition of obstructionism, suddenly rose and protested that this was not legal.
- The Senate's decision to have another Senate inquiry was enough for the Prime Minister to take up his usual cry about Senate obstructionism.
- Obstructionism from the military, the right, and the courts prevented a full accounting or retribution against the perpetrators.
- It would be nice if State governments minimise also the obstructionism of their procedures.
- ‘The Senate is vowing obstructionism and the Government appears to have put privatisation on the backburner,’ the editorial warned.
- The party surely dread the kind of obstructionism they themselves practiced during the last Congress.
- Certainly, there needs to be a public awareness campaign, but a well-funded and supported initiative that leads all of the people out of the dark ages of obstructionism and into welcoming enlightenment.
- We've often asked whether the party are paying a political price for their obstructionism, or for the outrageous and hateful face they so often present to the voters.
- Debate is healthy but is not to be confused with obfuscation, obstructionism or opposition for its own sake - that's not honest debate or even honest dissent.
- Bureaucrats often work amazingly few hours and are notorious for their obstructionism and ability to dance constantly along the fine line between outright corruption and the parameters of their official duty.
- I do think that there are gradations in the extent to which Senate obstructionism is blameworthy.
- Octavian sought the help of the Senate, only to be met with obstructionism and outright treachery.
- But do the Party want to face this reshaped electorate with our reconfigured media with no other message but obstructionism?
- This forced the president to back-pedal and promise to crack down on corporate pillagers, to publicly soften his environmental obstructionism, and to promise to pump more funds into housing, education and job programs.
- Apparently, the lessons of Freddie's ongoing troubles haven't sunk in, and Fannie and Freddie have relapsed into their tired old methods of obstructionism.
- Meanwhile, he is working out a modus vivendi with the Supreme Leader, who, despite his conservative instincts, realizes that the clerics' obstructionism could eventually backfire.
- They forced the president to back-pedal and promise to crack down on corporate pillagers, pump more funds into housing, education and job programs, and to publicly soften his environmental obstructionism.
- I refer to the people who have caused the governmental process to grind to a halt over the past five years by their childish obstructionism in the legislature.
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