I've notice that making an observation could be a tactic.

I use that one all the time.

But not as common as the mischaracterization of thoughts, feelings, motives, and actions tactic.

A threat response is a potent trigger for motivated reasoning.

"People who are right a lot listen a lot, and they change their mind a lot. . . . . They wake up and reanalyze things and change their mind. If you don't change your mind frequently, you're going to be wrong a lot."