The presidential election season in the US is really heating up now. You can see it on the TV ads, you can hear it around the water cooler and, gosh, even read it here at Cyburbia. Personally, I sometimes get a little tired of all the partisanship so I'd like to introduce a thread where folks can stand side by side throwing tomatoes at the techniques used by everyone and every party in the political process.
Here's how it works - no matter how reasonable, understandable, or justifiable a position or stance anyone takes there is ALWAYS a sin to counter any virtue which can be touted. For example, if democrats suggest, say, pursuing some measure to protect the fiscal solvency of social security (or for that matter any social program) you can accuse them of being a "TAX AND SPEND LIBERAL". Likewise, if Republicans suggest enacting any sort of law enforcement measure which could conceivably result in an improvement to public safety or security they are "DESTROYING OUR FREEDOMS AND TURNING US INTO A POLICE STATE".
If a politician kisses babies then they are open to accusations of being Michael Jackson's friend....you get the idea.
Extra points to those who demonstrate the wherewithal/willingness to come up with ridiculous examples which the party of their own allegiance has indulged in.