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: saber-rattling - making nonspecific threats of consequences to intimidate an adversary and/or impress an audience. : Clinton warns Iran that she'll "put them on notice" and, if they play games, they'll have to take the consequences.
: going negative - characterizing criticism from an opponent as being underhanded, unfair, or indecent in some way.
: whataboutism - discrediting a criticism by accusing hypocrisy, in order to shift the focus away from oneself and onto others. : Clinton shifts the focus from her taking money from Wall Street to Obama taking money from Wall Street.
: projection - accusing an opponent of using the same underhanded tactics or committing the same misdeeds the accuser is guilty of. : Clinton accuses Sanders of alleging that all Democrats take money from Wall Street, as she alleges that all Democrats take money from Wall Street.
: bandwagon - creating social pressure to conform by promoting a sense of inevitable victory.
: misleading claim - a statement with a few elements or kernel of truth, which can easily be proven deceptive or fundamentally untrue. : The programs it would end, would be replaced with a single-player plan, and "turning it over to the states," means the federal program would be administered by each state.
: straw man - misrepresenting an opponent's position or argument to make it easier to attack, usually by exaggerating, distorting, or just completely fabricating it. : While Sanders has said his plan would eliminate out-of-pocket expenses, he never said it would be free, but would be paid for by raising taxes.
Cumulative total of the techniques detected over the 17:33 runtime of this video clip: