Word of the Day: “Mitchslapped”
January 27, 2011 1 Comment
Mitchslapped; v. thwarting inane opposition with superior political skill and superior political ideas.
History: Coined by the boisterous Indiana House Minority Leader B. Patrick Bauer as a pejorative on the effects of Indiana Governor Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. (“Mitch”) and his proposed education reforms as to teachers. While the misogynistic pun was surprisingly ignored by Teachers’ Union feminists, Daniels supporters adopted it as a rallying description of the administration’s successful reforms.
In ‘05 State Employee Unions got Mitchslapped by an executive order abolishing collective bargaining, putting union dues back in employee pockets, and rewarding workers with merit bonuses.
In the ‘08 governor’s race, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jill Long Thompson’s campaign got Mitch-slapped, and handed him the most votes of any Indiana politician ever– even while the state voted for a Democratic president for the first time since 1964.
In the ‘10 House races, then-Speaker Pat Bauer got Mitchslapped into a 40 seat minority.
BMV waiting times: Mitchslapped.
Out of control property taxes: Mitchslapped.
Nepotism, corruption, and waste in township government: Mitchslapped.