Given all that, the way the White House completely dropped the obstructionism charge was baffling.
But the only thing these two crises have in common is that Republican obstructionism is making them worse.
McKinnon cautioned that obstructionism could only win back so many seats for the opposition.
On the face of it, Reid and the Democrats are indulging in the obstructionism that Republicans have accused them of.
The broader American public is going have a lot less patience for GOP obstructionism than it did the first time around.
obstructionism is a problem, but Obama has been slow to make appointments and press for confirmation.
Obama has long argued that Republican obstructionism is to blame for the current paralysis in government.
Specter denounces the GOP as the party of “obstructionism” which refuses to cooperate with folks across the aisle.
Democrats, for their part, have invested Norquist with sinister dark powers of obstructionism.
obstructionism or passive sabotage, which consists in carrying out orders literally, regardless of consequences.