Techniques used by Ron DeSantis

false claim - a statement that is directly contradicted by fact and can be easily proven untrue. (5 uses)

half truth - a statement that is essentially true, but lacking critical information and presented as the whole truth. (3 uses)

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

euphemism - replacing language that is accurate but may be offensive to your target audience with language that is more palatable or appealing. (2 uses)

false dichotomy - giving the impression that there are only two opposing choices or options, while ignoring any middle ground exists between the two extremes. (2 uses)

guilt by association - using an opponent's links to another person or group to assign the other's beliefs, misdeeds, or other unattractive qualities to the opponent. (2 uses)

honor by association - defending or championing cultural sacred cows, which transfers the respect, authority, sanction, and prestige associated with those symbols to the defender. (2 uses)

non-sequitur - response that doesn't follow logically from or isn't related to anything previously asked or said. (1 use)

slogan - a brief, striking phrase that people will remember, which typically acts on emotional appeals. (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)

projection - accusing an opponent of using the same underhanded tactics or committing the same misdeeds the accuser is guilty of. (1 use)

passing the buck - shifting blame onto someone else for self-exoneration or to direct attention away from those really at fault. (1 use)

baseless claim - a bold statement that is presented as accepted or established fact, with no discernable evidence to support the claim. (1 use)

false equivalence - implying that two things are essentially the same, when they only have anecdotal similarities. (1 use)

misleading claim - a statement with a few elements or kernel of truth, which can easily be proven deceptive or fundamentally untrue. (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)