Of course all of this hyperbole is to convince the faithful to dig deep into their wallets and fork over more money to outspend the opposition. There used to be spending limits on candidates. We need to bring those back so we don't get into this kind of fundraising paranoia.
It's not just Democrats. Republicans do it too. Scare tactics are used on both sides now to ensure their candidate will win, and if he or she doesn't "Oh the Horror" of the other party being in control. How did we get to this standoff, this gunfight at the NOT OK Corral and the schadenfreude at the distress of the opposition's candidate?
The latest outrage is the Republican's unilateral vote to appoint Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. They couldn't wait for the Democrats to stop talking everyone to death by filibustering Gorsuch's appointment; so they used the "Nuclear Option," and simply voted by a majority of 51 to hustle the Judge into a Supreme seat.
Now there's weeping and gnashing of teeth from the Dems. Oh how awful! Oh give me a break! Gorsuch is replacing Justice Antonin Scalia and by all reports he is Scalia's clone. So NOTHING has changed on how the Supremes will vote on most cases.
The Dems can't resist making a big issue out of a reasonable appointment. If Steve Bannon had been away for the day and President Trump accidentally appointed a liberal Democrat to Scalia's seat, the Republicans would have gone wild.
There are two sides to every argument, maybe even 10 or 20 sides. Not everyone will agree on everything, but that's no reason to make every disagreement into a political war.