Truly democratic government exists when the reason and will of the majority are reflected in the decisions our representatives make. The freedom we treasure in America requires a representative political process that unfolds without coercion from opposing political groups.
Clearly, the Republican Party is currently resorting to coercion. To say it's undermining the democratic process is an understatement. Given the financial hardship it's already causing, with more expected in the future, it's political terrorism!