Conservatives are far more eager to thump their chests about these things.
He picked up a large stick and lobbed it through the trees; it crashed through branches, and we heard it land with a thump.
1530s, "to strike hard," probably imitative of the sound made by hitting with a heavy object (cf. East Frisian dump "a knock," Swedish dialectal dumpa "to make a noise"). Related: Thumped; thumping.
1550s, from thump (v.).