A deliberate policy of obstructing something, especially a political process or body.
the act or the policy of obstructing progress
Obstructionism is the practice of deliberately delaying or preventing a process or change, especially in politics.
The numerical value of obstructionism in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of obstructionism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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...There is no time for delay, for prevarication or for obstructionism from any quarter.
We have been dealing in the last seven years with an unprecedented level of obstructionism against President Obama.
Ultraliberalism today translates into a whimpering isolationism in foreign policy, a mulish obstructionism in domestic policy, and a pusillanimous pussyfooting on the critical issue of law and order.
I don't expect they will (declassify) because I think this is just more obstruction, if he has evidence that she committed a crime, he actually can show us what his evidence is. Right now he has a credibility problem because he's been proved wrong a lot. ... This seems nothing more than buying time and obstructionism.
We have been dealing, in the last seven years, with an unprecedented level of obstructionism against President Obama, literally -- literally it turns out on the day that Obama was inaugurated, Republicans came together and said 'What are we going to do?' And what they concluded is we're going to obstruct, obstruct, obstruct, make it as difficult as he could to do anything.
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