1. Any action which causes people to push for sanity when it isn't needed, i e, a paper tiger.
2. A series of actions by a person, that a. Show capability within normal life, b. Exaggerate or exacerbate the situation they are in to shift the focus away from them, or c. Make the facts completely (whether they are true or not) the antithesis of the situation.
Ron Paul uses an antitutional method of analogy to represent himself to the American public.