Quote: "This hurts me? Hurt me like this all day long. Hurt me. Hurt me. That kind of shit doesn't hurt me." Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo, quoted in the Rocky Mountain News.
Figure of Speech: palilogia (pal ih LOW ja), the repeater.
The palilogia repeats words for emphasis—sometimes over and over and over and over again. It's one of the crudest of the figures. So you can understand why it's so common in politics today. Really common. Really, really common.
Snappy Answer: "Then how about if I just hit you with this stick?"