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HOH Word of the Week: Obstructionism

"Obstructionism : What politicians routinely accuse the opposition party leaders of doing when their legislative priorities are blocked. The charges are often deeply hypocritical, depending on the majority or minority status of the politician making the charge."  

— From “Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs & Washington Handshakes: Decoding the Jargon, Slang, and Bluster of American Political Speech ,” by Chuck McCutcheon and David Mark.  

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