Techniques used by Gretchen Whitmer

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

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. (1 use)

euphemism - replacing accurate language that may be offensive with language that is more palatable, to instill a positive association. (1 use)

slogan - a brief, striking phrase that people will remember, which typically acts on emotional appeals. (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 statement that is presented as accepted or established fact, but is wholly undecided or unsubstantiated. (1 use)

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

out of context - removing a passage or quote from its surrounding context in such a way as to distort its intended meaning. (1 use)

honor by association - championing societal sacred cows to assume the respect, authority, sanction, and prestige of those symbols. (1 use)