Ok boys and girls, we are going to learn a new phrase today. It is called “Hippie Punching”! In a testy exchange between David Axelrod and a liberal bloggers this new phrase was born. Basically, the White House is using liberal bloggers to tame the unhappy base. This time though, the White House may have gone to the well one time too many.
The Plum Line:Top Obama adviser David Axelrod got an earful of the liberal blogosphere's anger at the White House moments ago, when a blogger on a conference call directly called out Axelrod over White House criticism of the left, accusing the administration of "hippie punching."
That tension burst out into the open when Madrak directly asked Axelrod: "Have you ever heard of hippie punching?" That prompted a long silence from Axelrod.[...]
"You want us to help you, the first thing I would suggest is enough of the hippie punching," Madrak added. "We're the girl you'll take under the bleachers but you won't be seen with in the light of day."
So what exactly is “hippie punching”? Moe Lane at Red State seems to have the best definition I have seen so far.
[…]I assume it means “to smack around progressive activists, safe and secure in the knowledge that they lack the internal dignity, elementary sense of self-worth, and bare minimum of personal courage necessary to do anything about it.” […]
Oh, how right you are Moe Lane. Instead of working directly with the White House to create synergy, the liberal bloggers would have best served their causes it they held the administration’s feet to the fire. Given their willingness to do the administration’s bidding, why shouldn’t the administration treat them like cheap whores?
This spat between the bloggers and the White House is just a taste of the fun to come after the November beat down. Come mid November, there will be Hippie Punching going on all over the place. Popcorn at the ready, folks!
Via: The Plum Line
Via: Moe Lane