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  •  Best countertactic (4+ / 0-)

    probably the only way. Call him out for his tactic of Gish Galloping. Pick a clear example of a lie the gisher told, and spend your time refuting it completely. When he brings up new lies, don't waste your time on refuting them, but bring up the one you already refuted thoroughly: "what my opponent just said is not true, just like when he said X which I showed is completely false." The aim is to get him on the defensive about X so he can't bring up new lies.

    •  destroy the template (2+ / 0-)
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      fight2bfree, marina

      that can be an effective technique. Rather than deconstructing the maze of BS that liars use to slow down the opponent, showing the framework and then tearing it down essentially fumigates the debate. Of course, this would require the liar to understand what has happened. Romney would no doubt keep plowing straight ahead, but at least most listening would see 'behind the curtain'.

      BTW, expect Lyin' Ryan to take this tactic up about twenty notches next week. He's naturally more hyper, and his "wonkiness" is really nothing more than his ability to keep his bullshit at the front of his mind for easy recall.

      R-Money/R-Ayn, the ENRON Ticket, is not a campaign; it's a hostile takeover bid.

      by kamarvt on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 04:01:35 AM PDT

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    •  Love it! Everyone watching will Google Gish and (1+ / 0-)
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      Romney will be left with nothing to say.

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