You know the trick, Obama’s an expert at it. Create a straw man argument by presenting extreme choices, in order to make one of the choices seem like the only reasonable choice. It’s also called being a “shorter,” in internet parlance.
Nicholas Kristof of The NY Times is a shorter today by Tweeting (h/t @LachlanMarkay) a suggestion that Republicans want cutbacks so severe that there would be no police to protect citizens from some wild animals which were let loose in Ohio:
All or nothing. All or nothing.