Agree with others VERY GOOD TACTIC, among the best that I’ve seen, if used correctly.
Instead of ignoring your opponent, you take his words, and then twist them to flip the meaning over. But you do have to be careful how you do it. Rush was basically doing that with Sandra Fluck - she started the conservation by stating: “I need my contraceptives!” and Rush picked it up from there, essentially saying “...so I can screw all I want”. So there’s a limit to how far one can carry this tactic...but it’s still useful, especially if done in a humorous.
“twist them to flip the meaning over.”
Yes indeed. I think of it as “re-framing”.
Funny thing you’ll notice;
the left’s supposed ‘mockery’ rarely, if ever contains humor.
It is mostly infantile and crude ‘name-calling’ (teabag, denier, ad nauseum...)
I’m trying to come up with a better, one-word description to differentiate the way they isolate, polarize, & target...
Simply, it’s not ‘mockery’ really - because real mockery is FUNNY. (& THAT’S what WE do :)))