"Moonbatty” (moonbat + batty) is a term for “crazy” that comes usually from the political right and is applied to the political left. “Moonbatty” has been cited in print since at least 2003 and 2004.
batty (comparative battier, superlative battiest)
1. (slang) Mad, crazy, silly.
2. (obsolete) Belonging to, or resembling, a bat (mammal)
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I dont associate extremity of language with insincerity - in fact the more moonbatty the language, the more I think the speakers very marrow vibrates in sympathy to the idea. But the reporter wanted to flip a particular switch that makes right-thinking people nod sagely: the passionate idealist cliché
‘Democracy’ and Mendacity
by Justin Raimondo, November 25, 2004
Plenty of people believe that already: Kerry had barely finished giving his concession speech before a cyber-subculture based on the premise that George W. Bush “stole” the election – and not only in Ohio – sprouted like mushrooms after a rain. In America, they’re derided as moonbatty conspiracy theorists – in my view, rightly so – but overseas, such people have their uses.
Nickelodeon goes moonbatty
By Michelle Malkin • October 31, 2007 05:01 PM
Now, Nickelodeon has gone completely moonbatty. Blogger ArmyWifeToddlerMom points to an unbelievable piece of propaganda aired on Nickelodeon and aired by left-winger Linda Ellerbee (hat tip – Rachelle and Spouse Buzz): ...
January 22, 2008
Moonbatty Blast From the Past
Gates of Vienna digs up this nugget of British socialized medicine moonbattery from 2003: ...
My friend Margery Eagan thinks plastic bags cause hurricanes. She scares me when she goes all moonbatty http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnists/margery_eagan/2013/11/eagan_ban_on_plastic_bags_makes_sense …
6:37 PM - 3 Dec 2013
The Thought Police and Anti-Speech Totalitarians Are Out There
12:59 pm on April 27, 2014
U.S. Sen. Ed Malarkey (D-Moonbatville) and U.S. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries are sponsoring the “Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014.” And also this past week Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed an extended version of the anti-bullying bill that mandates reporting of all “bullying” incidents in the schools, proven or alleged. But for the “Hate Crime Reporting Act,” Sen. Malarkey wants to silence “hateful activity on the Internet that occurs outside of the zone of First Amendment protection.” Here’s some news for Ed Malarkey and his ilk: America is the “First Amendment Zone”! (Well, it used to be, anyway.) And frankly, the Internet would work best as a “First Amendment zone” as well.
Now really, in the land of progressivism and leftism, you just can’t say anything anymore. I think that the intolerance of the Left is just plain nutty, or moonbatty.
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