party of "no"

"Party of "no"" and related terms ("obstruction", "obstructionist", "party of no") have been used a total of 72 times by the politicians and political influencers that NPR is tracking.

Why We're Tracking This: In the search for a label to pin on their Republican opponents, Democrats have settled on "party of no" as their way of saying that the GOP doesn't have any answers — it supposedly only wants to block any suggestions the Democrats have.

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Jerry Brown (D)

0,0,0,0,0,0,1,0

  • Last 7 days: 0 uses (down 100% from last week)
  • Overall: 1 uses since Aug. 30

Joe Sestak (D)

2,0,0,0,0,0,1,0

  • Last 7 days: 0 uses (down 100% from last week)
  • Overall: 3 uses since Aug. 30

Democrats

6,5,2,7,4,3,3,0

  • Last 7 days: 0 uses (down 100% from last week)
  • Overall: 30 uses since Aug. 30

Candidates

7,5,0,6,2,2,5,1

  • Last 7 days: 1 uses (down 80% from last week)
  • Overall: 28 uses since Aug. 30

'Sparkline' graphs plot each word's motion over the last 8 weeks.

Recent uses of "party of "no""

...More GOP obstruction: RT @washingtonpost: Peter Diamond wins the #Nobel Prize, continues being blocked by Senate. http://wapo.st/bJBdnf...

Tim Kaine (DNC), via Twitter (October 11)

...of five "Moving America Forward" rallies in which Obama frames the election as a choice between progress (Democrats) and obstruction (Republicans)."The president is going to be focused on urging people to turn out, to make the things happen that...

Organizing for America (Obama/Biden), via RSS (October 10)

...GOP obstruction is putting another 100,000 jobs in jeopardy: http://j.mp/bfFaL6....

Tim Kaine (DNC), via Twitter (October 1)

...If We’re Serious about Jobs, Don’t Stop Job Creation - As a result of Republican obstruction, the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Emergency Contingency Fund will expire today—putting up to 100,000 jobs in jeopardy....

Tim Kaine (DNC), via Facebook (October 1)

...taxes for millions of small business owners without adding a dime to our nation’s deficit. After months of partisan obstruction and needless delay, I’m grateful that Democrats and a few Republicans came together to support this common-sense plan to...

Organizing for America (Obama/Biden), via RSS (September 24)

...President Obama on today’s House passage of the small-business jobs bill: “After months of partisan obstruction and needless delay, I’m grateful that Democrats and a few Republicans came together to support this common-sense plan to...

Tim Kaine (DNC), via Facebook (September 23)

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