Using the techniques of Jujitsu or Aikido (working with your opponent's force to defeat him) is often a very good way to illustrate the absurdity of one's position; a good example is this riposte in this Think Progress post on Gorelick:
OMG–poor President Bush–so surrounded by partisan Bush-haters that he can’t even appoint a bipartisan commission without it instantly becoming the “partisan anti-Bush commission”
So shocking that those partisan liberals would exploit the facts to attack our beloved president . . .