The people have shared values
Generalisation based on an individual case
The true people have a unified culture
One-liners from popular entertainment
Emotional rhetoric in factual issues
“There are no options”
“The people” without a definition
Us against them
Difficult issue brushed aside with a joke
Made-up numbers
Shifting attention to irrelevant matters
Oversimplifying a complex issue
“Other [leaders] are alienated from the people”
Reference to homeland
“The people know that...”
Sports metaphors
“Cool” hand signs
Made-up sayings
Glorifying the past
Nostalgic notions of nationality
Mention of basic values
“The people want...”
Shifting attention from actions to feelings
Colloquialisms or dialect
Blaming the “dissidents”