“moonbats”

As they used to say on the old Hour 25 radio show, here’s a question for the Group Mind:

On right-wing discussion boards I see left-wingers and other progressives referred to constantly as “moonbats”. What’s the origin and meaning of this term?

4 thoughts on ““moonbats”

    1. Aaactually…
      Barking moonbat
      noun. Someone on the extreme edge of whatever their -ism happens to be.
      (coined by Perry de Havilland)
      Usage:”Definition of a ‘barking moonbat’: someone who sacrifices sanity for the sake of consistency”

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