It is enough to make Agnewesque nattering nabobs of negativism proud.
Without it, the seeds of change and innovation will wither in a soil that is an arid mix of negativism and defeatism.
“All he gets from Congress is negativism and carping,” says Dallek.
negativism neg·a·tiv·ism (něg'ə-tĭ-vĭz'əm)
A tendency to do the opposite of what one is requested to do, or to resist stubbornly for no apparent reason.