Techniques used by Glenn Youngkin

labeling - pigeon-holing a person or group into a simple category and assigning names and/or beliefs to that category. (3 uses)

cherry picking - presenting only evidence that confirms your position, while ignoring or withholding a more significant portion that contradicts it. (2 uses)

whataboutism - discrediting a criticism by accusing hypocrisy, in order to shift the focus away from oneself and onto others. (2 uses)

poisoning the well - discrediting your opponent to an audience in advance, in order to encourage dismissing any future claims they may make against you. (1 use)

dog whistle - ambiguous messaging used to stoke racial fear and anxiety and/or to covertly signal allegiance to certain subgroups of an audience. (1 use)

fault as virtue - technique where a weakness is presented as a strength, by focusing on any positive aspect of it. (1 use)

straw man - misrepresenting an opponent's position or argument to make it easier to attack, usually by exaggerating, distorting, or just completely fabricating it. (1 use)

glittering generalities - vague words or phrases used to evoke positive emotional appeal, without presenting supporting information or reason. (1 use)

muddy the waters - bringing up irrelevant facts to confuse or complicate an issue, which may otherwise be relatively simple and easy to understand. (1 use)

appeal to compromised authority - insisting something is true because an expert on the issue says it's true, when that expert has a vested interest in the outcome. (1 use)

honor by association - championing public symbols that carry respect, authority, sanction, and prestige to assume the respect, authority, sanction, and prestige of those symbols. (1 use)