Responding to the Rude Pundit...
2. Sarah who?
3. Double yes, except - we can't win the argument because the other side isn't arguing. They're fighting. More specifically - I find that the democrats are arguing with republicans, while republicans are fighting for voters. This goes back to the uselessness of bipartisanship in this effort - the other side simply has no interest. Democrats need to stop standing around arguing against the inane and insane, pissing themselves in frustration from the effort of arguing with a 10,000 pound gulliver-sized screaming child. They need to make these arguments to the people and treat the republicans like the irrelevant screaming children they are.