Jazzymom, that's a political organization. That's what it does. Would you take after a dog for barking or a fish for swimming, too?
I might, on the former. An incessantly barking dog can be a real pain.
Seriously, I get your point that a political organization's gotta do what a political organization does.....except that I think there comes a time when that is counterproductive and I think this is one of those times. Pundit after pundit on both sides of the political divide have been informing us about how fed up the American public is with attack-for-the-sake-of-attack politics and that it turns people away in droves.
These comments don't come off as legitimate concerns --- if they have them, why not express them --- so it just comes across as political b.s. It's a turnoff, imo.