It's the war, stupid. Like the trolls who visited us yesterday, the Republicans are all about the politics of distraction, division and distortion. There are great factual arguments to refute every single talking point they have, of course, but when you do that, you are engaging them on their own terms. Bill Clinton, for all his faults, intuitively understood the value of staying on message, and for that he was rewarded with two terms, the only Democrat re-relected to the presidency since Truman. So you guys and gals, get a clue, take a lesson from Bill.
It's the war, stupid.