From an NBC News blog:
"Republicans have legitimate things to criticize, but their rhetoric has sometimes been way too hot -- and has gotten in the way of the party's message."
I'm sorry to break this to you, NBC News guys, but that hot rhetoric hasn't gotten in the way of the party's message, it is the party's message.
It's all they've got.
And by the way, if they really do have legitimate things to criticize, let's hear it, instead of endless blabbing about socialism and "weak on defense" and "tax and spend" and all of their other crap.