Misrepresenting your opponent's position or argument so it can be easily refuted. By constructing a similar yet weaker version of their argument, it gives the illusion that you've refuted their real argument.
1. "I would never vote Democrat because they want to the US to be a communist state."
2. "Why would I be a Christian if I have to believe in a magical sky fairy and a guy with red horns who punishes bad people?"