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: half truth - a statement that is essentially true, but lacking critical information and presented as the whole truth. : Whitmer mentions enshrining Roe, without mentioning that Proposal 3 goes beyond Roe, carving out exceptions for abortions after fetal viability.
: poisoning the well - discrediting your opponent to an audience in advance, in order to encourage dismissing any future claims or accusations they may make against you. : Whitmer preemptively dismisses anything her opponent says as being "wild-eyed" and untrue.
: misleading claim - a statement with a few elements or kernel of truth, which can easily be proven deceptive or fundamentally untrue. : While Proposal 3 does state that "every individual has a fundamental right to reproductive freedom," under Michigan state law, those under 18 would still need parental consent.
: out of context - removing a passage or quote from its surrounding context in such a way as to distort its intended meaning. : Dixon actually said, "Perfect example. The way that could be set up is you're protecting that guy, and we gotta get those guys in jail." meaning a 14 year old is a "perfect example" of someone that might not report a rape to an adult, if parental consent laws for abortion are eliminated.
: baseless claim - a bold statement that is presented as accepted or established fact, with no discernable evidence to support the claim. : Dixon tells her donors "behind closed doors" that she'll do anything necessary to limit abortion rights.
: false equivalency - implying that two things are essentially the same, when they only have anecdotal similarities. : Between herself, who never accepted the results of the 2020 election, and Garland Gilchrist, who requested a recount, but ultimately accepted the results of his election.
: euphemism - replacing accurate language that may be offensive with language that is more palatable, to instill a positive association. : The phrase "reproductive choice" to mean birth control and/or abortion.
: passing the buck - shifting blame onto someone else for self-exoneration or to direct attention away from those really at fault. : For inflation in Michigan just to the world economy.
: half truth - a statement that is essentially true, but lacking critical information and presented as the whole truth. : Whitmer mentions that she never raised the gas tax, without mentioning that she tried to, but couldn't get it through the legislature.
: half truth - a statement that is essentially true, but lacking critical information and presented as the whole truth. : Whitmer mentions that there has been no change to the Line 5 pipeline, without mentioning she did try to shut it down, but couldn't do so, due to opposition from Canada.
: false claim - a statement that is directly contradicted by fact and can be easily proven untrue. : Many kids were out of school in Michigan for far longer than 3 months, with some staying out for much of the 2020-21 school year.
: misleading claim - a statement with a few elements or kernel of truth, which can easily be proven deceptive or fundamentally untrue. : Dixon made the humorous post about gun control 29 days before the shooting, not in response to it, as is insinuated.
: slogan - a brief, striking phrase that people will remember, which typically acts on emotional appeals. : "Who's gonna keep your kids safe? The former prosecutor with plans or the candidate with thoughts and prayers."
: appeal to tradition - suggesting that moving away from or abandoning long-standing practice could have detrimental or even dangerous implications. : Of going back to not teaching about sex or sexuality in schools.
: proof by anecdote - making a broad generalization, based on an individual story or stories that support that generalization. : Dixon argues that an unsubstantiated story by an anonymous father finding content of a sexual nature in an unidentified book proves democrats won't protect children.
: misleading claim - a statement with a few elements or kernel of truth, which can easily be proven deceptive or fundamentally untrue. : Not only Whitmer, but also the GOP-led Legislature, offered those tax incentives, not only to Gotion, but also three other non-Chinese battery plants.
: misleading claim - a statement with a few elements or kernel of truth, which can easily be proven deceptive or fundamentally untrue. : The refunds were issued by the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Associations, not Whitmer, so Whitmer didn't give anyone checks.
: guilt by association - using an opponent's links to another to assign the other's beliefs, misdeeds, or other unattractive qualities to the opponent. : Dixon uses Whitmer being a Democrat to link Whitmer to Biden's immigration policies.
: honor by association - defending or championing cultural sacred cows, which transfers the respect, authority, sanction, and prestige associated with those symbols to the defender. : The police
: 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 Whitmer did set milestones for lifting Covid 19 restrictions, she never required anyone getting a neighbor vaccinated or required getting children vaccinated.
: red herring - throwing an irrelevant fact into an argument to divert attention from the real issue at hand. : Dixon brings up her getting vaccinated, which has no relation to whether she was spreading conspiracy theories about Covid vaccinations.
: baseless claim - a bold statement that is presented as accepted or established fact, with no discernable evidence to support the claim. : Whitmer's policy of transferring COVID-19 patients from hospitals to nursing homes "killed more seniors than any other state" or even contributed to a single death.
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appeal to tradition: euphemism: false equivalency: guilt by association: honor by association: poisoning the well: proof by anecdote: red herring: slogan:
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baseless claim: false claim: half truth: misleading claim: out of context: straw man: