A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from February 18, 2011
Fleabagger (flea + teabagger)

"Fleabagger” (flea + “teabagger”) has been used since at least April 16, 2009 as an alternative term for “teabagger.” “Fleabagger” is a derogatory term. A “fleabag” hotel is an inferior hotel, seemingly containing fleas. In gay slang, “fleabag” means an old whore and “flea bagger” means an elderly male homosexual.

By October 2010, “fleabagger” began to be used as an opposite of “teabagger,” with “fleabagger” an epithet applied to the left and “teabagger” and epithet applied to the right. This meaning of “fleabagger,” however, was relatively little-used until October 2011, when the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters were called a “Flea Party/Fleabagger.”

“Fleabagger” should not be confused with “fleebagger”—a politician who flees a state to prevent a quorum.


Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
flea·bag noun \ˈflē-ˌbag\
Definition of FLEABAG
: an inferior hotel or rooming house
First Known Use of FLEABAG
1839

Badingtionary: Gay Slang Dictionary
fleabag: [kwn Mid-and Southwest late 60s fr prose sl] an old whore
flea bagger: an elderly male homosexual.

Crooks and Liars
April 16, 2009 01:00 PM
Tea Tantrum Indeed: The right-wing populists have officially taken over movement conservatism
By David Neiwert
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COMMENTS
no babble here
woodguy — 4/16/09 2:01pm
I’m pointing out that the Fleabaggers’ original gripe was supposed to be high taxes.

IMAO
Random Thoughts
Posted by Frank J. on January 22, 2010 at 9:08 am
When Democrats say “teabagger”, they mean “American”. They came up with the term so they can surreptitiously rant against Americans
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COMMENTS
storm1911 says:
January 22nd, 2010 at 11:56 am
I like to call the smelly hippie democrats fleabaggers.

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From: RACISTpublican
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 17:37:45 -0800
Local: Mon, Feb 15 2010 7:37 pm
Subject: FLEAbaggers are simply hoodless KKK members running around screaming FAKE patriotism, pre-1800 patriotsm where slavery was the norm…

No matter how colorful Fleabags are, lacking thee “black” color will be their demise...Fleabaggers are nothing but a KKK-Party w/o da’hoods [sic]

Breitbart.tv
Hate Rally: The SEIU Trashed the WWII Memorial
October 3, 2010 at 8:45 am
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COMMENTS
Democrat_Brotherhood · 19 weeks ago
When the paid fake supporters of SEIU saw the Fleabagger rally had ended, they dropped their signs and said “I’m outta here”. What a bunch of haters.
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RightUnite · 19 weeks ago
I think we should all consider the left ‘Fleabaggers” from now on… I believe it is only fitting for such trash!
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JohnathanQuest · 19 weeks ago
With all the junk and trash these ‘people’ left behind, they are now dubbed FLEABAGGERS. Wish I could take credit for making that up, but I can’t.

Yahoo! Answers
Why is everyone calling libs fleabaggers now?
October 8, 2010
Best Answer - Chosen by Voters
they aren’t; i’ve only heard this term from you.

Carriage Langue
Sunday, October 10, 2010
EVERY ‘FLEABAGGER’ POLICY IS AIMED AGAINST.. YOU ....WHY?
FUNDED CONTEMPT FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
Over the last twenty four hours we have learnt that the GOP/FLEABAGGER’S political campaign is funded by Foreign Money, sent through the US Chamber Of Commerce, through to KARL ROVE and the Republican Party......to SARAH PALIN.......down to the candidates of the GOP/ F LEABAGGERS.....

Free Republic
Flea Baggers vs Tea Baggers.
Should be a fun election.
26 posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 10:42:36 AM by Texas Eagle

Losing the War on Humor
Monday, February 7, 2011
AOL (Assholes On Line) Bags HuffPo
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Adding insult to injury, both teabaggers (Right) and fleabaggers (Left) flooded the comments section in empty headed tail-chasing exercises, albeit some entertaining.

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