They also die when the people start fighting against the basic rights that the government tries to preserve, like freedom of speech. Democrats are working as hard as they can to get rid of freedom of speech and see no problem with it and how it goes against the very ideals of a democracy.
""resist for resistance sake" and get back to participating in the legislative process
Were you saying this when the GOP decided to obstruct Obama on everything on Day 1?"
This is exactly what the Reps did when Obama was in office. It gets infuriating to see how they wouldn't do anything with him. I mean, sure, Obama is quoted on record as saying he won't negotiate with them but that was already after he was fed up of their crap.
However, where were you when "The party of No" was coined, referring to Democrats who adamantly opposed everything W wanted to do, especially from day 1 of his second term? I'm very sure it was probably used before that but the point is, both parties become the biggest obstructionists ever when the other party is in power. Neither side can claim this moniker at all.