Originally Posted by Ocean
Could someone be so nice to inform me what the heck "hippie punching" means?
I would enjoy your discussions better if I knew what you're talking about.
Hippie punching is a particular kind of attack on the left made by other liberals (usually moderates) who are trying to impress conservatives by showing them how willing they are to attack their own side. Usually done to prove "reasonableness." Attacks on Michael Moore, unions, Keith Olbermann, people who favor single payer health care or the public option, etc., are all classic forms of hippie punching. The critical ingredient is the desire to attack one's own side to prove one's reasonableness to the other side.