The Advantage of Twisting Words

It is a shame that politicians use the device of pouring ridicule on their opponents to twist their words and bring their opponents into opprobrium and disrepute. It is not a civilised way to behave nor is it helpful for the voters to decide the real issues and which politician best serves them. I suppose, however, that it is better than treating their opponents with violence and barbarity, which happened in the United Kingdom not too many generations ago and which happens now in many parts of the world.