Become incredulous and indignant. Avoid discussing key issues and instead focus on side issues which can be used show the topic as being critical of some otherwise sacrosanct group or theme. This is also known as the “How dare you!” gambit.
(I had this pulled on me by another board member when I wanted to ask a board member running for re election in my hoa if she had known when she had been a board member about the secret illegal erection on community grounds. (how dare you ask a good christian lady this question. If you do, I will quit the board. This is so hard to forget. — sincerely and honestly, hank springer 719pm 4 18 17)