pellaz saidwere t the democrats angry years back when prez Bush was in office? This is the same thing with Obama.
This, this, a thousand times this.
It's one reason my own falling out with the Democrats I knew ultimately led me to become totally disillusioned with the party following my 2000 Nadermania. I kept trying to tell the partisans I knew during Bush's first year and a half to tone it the fsck down and wait until he'd actually *done* something before blaming him for everything.
I kept trying to tell them that if you don't scale it back now, it will be too late by the next time you get your own guy in office.
I think I may be some sort of clairvoyant. The totally useless kind that only predicts the stupidest things that will happen in the future, and then only the obvious ones that everyone else just doesn't *want* to see.
At any rate, though, I'll say it again: You can't tone down the other party's rhetoric. Ever. You can only tone down your own party's rhetoric, and that is a monumental undertaking requiring a great deal of persistence and discipline on the part of a lot of individuals. If you slip up and lose your head, you risk losing your entire contribution to this end.