Today, Rand Paul supporters are actually curb-stomping their political opponents and from what I see on the more serious internets, that’s regarded as no big deal.
Yesterday, a blogger referred to an argument between two economic commentators as a curb-stomping and that was a big deal.
I’m sure you can guess the difference between the two situations and what it is that made the rhetorical curb-stomping so much worse than the actual curb-stomping.
Update. The good news is that the monster who said “curb-stomp” in a post has apologized. Yay!