Popularized by Michelle Malkin, it refers to a politician that flees their home state to avoid a quorum, and thus stifle legislation from being passed. In the original context, the term referred to Democrats who fled the state of Wisconsin to avoid the passing of a bill that would rescind collective bargaining rights for Wisconsin public sector unions.
"Scores of Fleebagger Democrats are now in hiding in neighboring Illinois, the nation’s sanctuary for political crooks and corruptocrats." -Michelle Malkin, "Fleebaggers" (NRO; 23 Feb 2011)
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