One of the most cynical tactics of GOPers is to make public statements recommending bad advice for Democrats. Then reporters join in and start repeating this bad advice. Soon there is a groundswell of support for this bad advice and the Democrats are tempted to cave. The GOPers cackle as they watch the Democrats fall into their trap.
Want some examples?
Flashback: I was 19 and went to court to fight a traffic ticket I had received. When it was my turn to speak I said, “Your Honor, yes, I ran that red light but I am prepared to present evidence that…”
At that moment the judge cut me off. “Sorry, Mr. Limoncelli, but now that you’ve admitted to the violation, these proceedings are over.” He then listed my penalty and where I could pay it.
A few years later President Bill Clinton was being impeached. For two solid weeks the first thing any GOPer said when there was journalist, microphone, or camera present was, “Gosh, if Clinton would just admit he did it, we promise to end ‘all this’ and move on.”
You see where this is going, right?
The moment he confessed, the GOPeres didn’t “move on”, they screamed bloody murder and the impeachment machine, already fully warmed up, flew into overdrive and the rest is history.
When a Republican says “impeachment is divisive” it’s the same as when an abusive spouse tells you that if you leave or call the cops, you’re the one tearing the family apart. @DanteAtkins
Jan 2022: For the last few months the primary talking point about the criminal insurrection of Jan 6, 2021 has been, “Voters don’t care any more! Biden should talk about his future plans!”
Oddly enough… the people that say this the most frequently are people that should be in jail for what they did in during the insurrection.
If you have an example you’d like to contribute, please post it in the commments!