In 2008, "anger" and desire for "change" were considered perfectly fine when they were described as the premise of Obama's campaign:
From Boston Globe:
page 2, parag. 5: "Unerring faith in the premise of the Obama candidacy that many
Americans are angry, anxious, and engaged as never before in the political process because they want change."...
7/20/2008, "Obama's paid staff dwarfing McCain's," Boston Globe, Brian C. Mooney