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moon +‎ bat, coined by Perry de Havilland of “The Libertarian Samizdata”, a right-libertarian weblog. Sometimes wrongly claimed[1] to be a corruption of Monbiot (from George Monbiot, British environmentalist and Guardian columnist)


moonbat (plural moonbats)

  1. (pejorative) A liberal (someone with a left-wing ideology).
    • 2005, Michele Malkin, Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild, Washington, DC: Regnery, ISBN 9781596981874, page 108:
      So, what do moonbat professors do when they're not attacking military recruiters, the Bush administration, cameramen, and College Republicans?
    • 2006 May 11, Eric Boehlert, Lapdogs: How the Press Lay Down for the Bush White House, New York: Free Press, ISBN 9780743299169, page 216:
      As nervous Bush supporters watched the president's approval rating slide, they unleashed their wrath on Sheehan, labeling the mourning mom a “crazy,” “anti-Semite,” “left-wing moonbat,” “crackpot” whose behavior bordered on “treasonous” and who was nothing more than a “hysterical noncombatant.”
    • 2009 October 13, Steve Eubanks, Downforce, New York: Harper, ISBN 9780061743467, page 255:
      Your job is to separate the media from the moonbats before some industrious cub reporter starts looking into our land deal.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.


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