Twenty years ago. Cult of Personality
Remember the end of The Front Page when Walter Burns accuses Hildy Johnson of stealing the watch he gave him? That is the kind of chutzpah the Democrats show in bailing out AIG instead of sending it into bankruptcy, approving the payouts and then organizing a mob to attack the Republicans and create a precedent for a bill of attainder and ex post facto law. When the Democrats of Athens broke precedent and the law to hold a mass trial of generals after a naval disaster one man stood up and condemned it. That was Socrates and eventually the same demagogues came back and killed him.