It is no different than many arguments made here.
If you can reframe the opponents argument into something silly, you can dismantle it easily and appear to "win" the discussion. It is called a "strawman" argument.
If you don't like it when others do it, carefully examine how you argue and make sure you don't use strawmen.
Just a nickel's worth of free advice. Use it or don't. It's up to you.
Note: This post is not directed at any particular "you." We all need to examine what we do regularly and always kick things up a notch.