There was a Democrat who spoke up when he saw the wheels falling off his party's wagon. His name was Joe Lieberman. Not only did he suffer immediate blow-back for his heresy; his party tried to get Lieberman's wife fired from her employment at a major charity. Democrats thought they defeated him in the primary, but the voters saved him as an independent. If members of both parties felt free to oppose their leaders, our government would benefit. Other Dem critics who have spoken out have been known to reverse their criticism after being called to principal Obama's office for an attitude adjustment. You hear much criticism of Republican politicians from media who lean right, but virtually no criticism of Democrats from left-leaning media.