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Tactics
Eagle Attack Tactics are specific actions that you can take to debate, attack, defend or otherwise promote your agenda. They are the actions that support the construction of the policies that ultimately form the overall strategy or agenda of an organization. These tactics can be used at every level of political battles, from grassroots to campaign. Some are clever. Some are commonsense and some are downright despicable. Which ones you choose to use are up to you. One rule of thumb is to choose tactics based on your desire to appear as a "likable" person. 

Below are 180+ tactics, most of which are awaiting further elaboration. Nevertheless, the current contents will certainly give you an idea of what is to come. 

Accuse Your Opponent of Being Desperate

Accuse Your Opponent of Being Un-American

Act Against Your Own Self-Interest

Aim For the Stars, Compromise to the Moon

Allow Listeners to Come to the "Correct" Conclusion

Allow Others to Persuade Themselves

Always Remain Cool

Appeal to the Lowest Common Denominator

Appeal to Your Audience's Deepest Fears 

Appear as Though You Are Not Trying to Persuade 

Appear Humble

Appear Likeable

Appear to Present Both Sides of the Issue

Ask Questions That Suggest the "Correct Answer" 

Ask, "Are You Better Off Now?" 

Associate Your Opponent With Undesirable Individuals

Associate Your Opponent With Unseemly Activity 

Attach Derogatory Labels to Your Opponent

Attack Individuals, Not Institutions

Be Aggressive

Be Entertaining

Be Informed

Be Overly Dramatic

Be Passionate

Be Prepared

Be Relentless

Be Ruthless

Be Thick Skinned

Blame Conservatives First

Blame the Media

Break Down Your Opponent's Attack

Build the Audience's Confidence

Bury Your Opponent With Accusations

Buy Yourself a Media Outlet

Call Your Opponent on the Tricks He Uses

Circulate Ideas as Rumors to Gauge Reaction

Claim Support From the Masses

Claim That Opponent Reaps What They Sow

Claim That the World You Want Already Exists

Claim That You Have Seen the Light

Claim That Your Opponent is Doing What You Are Doing

Claim That Your View is Simply "Common Sense" 

Claim That Your Words Were Taken Out of Context

Claim to Be a Member of Your Audience

Claim to be a Moderate

Claim to Be the "Party of Freedom" 

Claim Total Nonpartisanship

Communicate What "Everyone Knows" 

Consolidate Your Gains

Contrast Your Message With a Similar But Inferior Product

Control the Agenda

Create a Pundit School

Create Dissonance, Offer Resolution

Create Granfalloons

Create Investigative Organizations

Create Irrelevant Associations to the Past

Create Rumors

Create the Perception That the Situation Has no Solution

Create Vivid Images

Define "Patriotism"

Define the Situation

Define Yourself as a Friend

Dehumanize the Enemy

Demand "Economic Patriotism"

Demand Sources and Reasoning

Deny, Deny, Deny

Destroy Your Opponent's Ability to Fight

Disallow Questioning of Your Message

Discount Your Opponent's Opinions

Discredit the Witness

Distort the Intent and Effect of Your Opponent's Plan

Distort Your Opponent's Positions

Distract the Audience

Distract With Technicalities

Do Everything in the Name of National Security

Don't Accept the Opposition's Argument

Don't Appear Radical

Don't Attack Those Who Are Undecided

Downplay Your Opponent's Counterattack

Establish Source Credibility

Execute a Multi-Pronged Attack 

Expose Your Opponent's Ulterior Motive

Express Outrage

Feign Piousness

Fluster Your Opponent 

Tactical Spotlight

Conduct Questionable Behavior in the Name of the US and Label Those Who Criticize that Behavior as Un-American (04/29/03)
Downplay Your Opponent's Rhetoric (04/15/03)
Be Aggressive (02/26/03)
Use Keywords (02/20/03)
Support the Opposition Underdog (02/18/03)
Radical Policy in Baby Steps (02/11/03)
Be Bold (02/08/03)
Choose Spokesperson from Your Weakest Demographic (01/18/03)
Vote Along Party Lines (01/13/03)

Attack the Messenger
Maintain Consistent Message Among Members
Make Jokes at Your Opponent's Expense
Laugh at Your Opponent
Never Concede an Inch
Outnumber Your Opponent
Poo-Poo Your Opponent's Rhetoric
Sensationalize Your Opponent's Bad News 
 

Focus on Few Points

Frame the Debate

Gauge Lashback From Extreme Policy

Get Surrogates to do Your Dirty Work

Get the Information "Out There"

Get Them Started Saying Yes

Get To the Point

Get Your Foot in the Door 

Groom Candidates Years in Advance

Have a Position on Every Issue

Have a Vision

Help Them Discover the Hypocrite Within

I Scratched Your Back, Now You Scratch Mine

If it's Not Good, Call It Good Anyway

Immunize Yourself Against Propaganda

Imply Falsehoods Without Actually Saying Them

Instill Guilt, Offer Resolution

Institute "Plausible Deniability"

Invoke The Constitution and the Founding Fathers

Keep the Message Simple

Kiss the Audience's Ass

Know Your Audience

Label All Adverse Rumors as Baseless

Look Your Best Always

Lure Them in Slowly

Maintain a Consistent Message For Yourself

Make an Issue Out of It

Make Elections a Popularity Contest

Make Issues Appear Black and White

Make People Feel That They Are Part of Something Important

Make Them Miss the Point

Make Yourself Look Good While Hurting Your Opponent

Master the Soundbite

Never Appear Anti-American

Never Appear to Take an Attack Seriously 

Never Discuss Thing For Which You Were Called to Task

Never Let Your Opponent Win

Never Remind Them of Your Faults

Offer a Reason For Your Requests

Personalize the Issues

Play to the Audience's Knowledge Level

Play to the Audience's Prejudices

Position Your Opponent as Undesirable

Praise the Audience While Belittling Your Opponent

Present Personal Examples

Present Testimony From Irrelevant Sources

Print Accusation on Page 1, Retraction on Page D47 

Promote Rumor as Fact 

Quote Them Out of Context 

Recruit Wannabes From the Opposition

Refer to Well-Placed Sources

Relentlessly Repeat Your Message

Rephrase Your Opponent's Position in the Most Unflattering Light

Say it Works Even if it Doesn't

Selectively Ignore Data

Set the Bar Low

Sidetrack the Debate With Irrelevant Facts 

Cite Support From the Opposition

Speak on Behalf of Respected Entities

Spin Poll Data

Stay on Message No Matter What

Steal Their Thunder

Suffocate Undesirable Projects

Sum it Up For the Audience

Tag Opponent's Actions with Catchy Names

Take a Middle-of-the-Road Stance

Take the High Ground 

Tell a Story

Treat Hearsay and Conjecture as Fact

Trumpet Trivial Differences 

Undermine Unwanted Policy

Use "Perhaps-Therefore" Reasoning

Use "Terms of Confidence" 

Use Glittering Generalities

Use Semantics to Draw Sympathy

Use Sweeping Generalizations

Use the "Weasel Word" to Turn Opinion Into Fact 

Use Vibrant Images, Slogans and Symbols

Wag the Dog

Walk the Walk

Watch Out For the "Big Lie" 

Wrap Yourself in the Flag 

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