Go Back   Bloggingheads Community > Diavlog comments
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Diavlog comments Post comments about particular diavlogs here.
(Users cannot create new threads.)

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 01-21-2011, 03:04 PM
TwinSwords TwinSwords is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Heartland Conservative
Posts: 4,933
Default Re: Any Excuse For Mickey Bashing Is Allowed.

Originally Posted by TwinSwords View Post
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.
There has never been, in all my life, any significant rightwing equivalent. Call it "wingnut punching." Just in the last year I have heard the occasional conservative suggest that some of the tea partiers are too conservative, a sign, I think, of just how far off the cliff the GOP has gone. Joe Scarborough, who is extremely conservative, has recently been attacking Sarah Palin. Perhaps we are seeing the dawn of a new age of wingnut punching.
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:08 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.