Where the message gets lost and our own hyperbole becomes the butt of the argument. So it is critical that when we rebut a wrong headed talking point that we focus on the statement of fact, not our own bias in hearing or seeing it. Where we as the messengers of the bad word become the subject of the scrutiny. If I parrot back what republicans are actually doing and saying I let their own actions and words become the thrust of the argument. Which is exactly what I want to happen. Keep the focus on them at all costs so that they must respond not with an attack on me but with the reasoning and analysis of their own conclusions.
As much as I disdain selfish greedy politics, I must always remember not to get too high or too low emotionally about it. I have to come at it with a logical mind guided by the principles of premise, premise, premise conclusion. Or whatever logically correct equation that gets me to the truth of a fact or the fallacy a fiction. My own emotions must not be part of it regardless of how I am offended by the initial republican position. Maintaining an even keel and not getting caught up in the heat of the illogical will always serve me well and in the end prevail over those who only wish to strong arm their position without having to defend it's validity.