Shoehorning means pretending the facts fit your personal agenda when they don't. For example:
- Christian Conservatives shoehorn the teachings of Jesus into their political system ignoring Liberal parts of the New Testament.
- Shoehorning political opponents into Nazism and/or Fascism is so frequent Godwin's law was developed to describe it.
- The beliefs of Liberals and Social Democrats who both value democratic Freedom are shoehorned into Totalitarian Communism.
- Marxists shoehorn a large part of History and modern politics into their view of a class struggle.