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)
by DrCruel February 24, 2011
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When you get teabagged in the elections and then flee to a nearby state like a spineless turd.
Look at the fleebagger run to Illinois and not do their job because they won't like the outcome.
by Phil Christies February 24, 2011
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Groups of “elections have consequences” Democrats who think voter will grow fond of them avoiding their jobs, during 9% national unemployment.
Even if those fleebaggers never come back home, we still get to vote them out of office.
So you’re just going to take your marbles and go home like a fleebagger.
by ac000000 March 9, 2011
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A teabagger who hasn't bathed in awhile.
Dave must hate showers as much as he hates Obama and the Democrats, because he's starting to smell real bad, like a fleebagger.
by Spangaloid February 23, 2011
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Democrat politicians who flee their state and shut down the government rather than show up for work where they know they'll lose an important vote. From the words "fleebag" and "teabaggers."
Those fleebaggers in Wisconsin are in for a rude awakening. The legislature voted to suspend their direct deposit. Now these asshats won't get paid until they show up for work, and then they'll have to vote. Governor Scott Walker is a genius!
by greg b. morris February 24, 2011
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A tax-hiking, union-protecting, spending-addicted Democrat so inept and incapable of fixing their own state budget mess they've crossed state borders into big government sanctuary zones -- screaming "la, la, la, we can't hear you" all the way.

Faced with stifling debt, bloated pensions and intractable government unions, liberal Midwestern legislators have fled those states -- paralyzing Republican fiscal reform efforts. Like Monty Python's Brave Sir Robin and his band of quivering knights, these elected officials have only one plan when confronted with political hardship or economic peril: Run away, run away, run away.
Scores of Fleebagger Democrats are now in hiding in neighboring Illinois, the nation's sanctuary for political crooks and corruptocrats.
by American for Fiscal Reform February 23, 2011
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The entire Wisconsin Democrat Senate delegation that fled the State in abject terror at the thought of personal monetary loss, rather than debate and vote on an issue like they were elected to do.
Fearing the loss of union funds to their election campaigns and perks for voting the union way some Wisconsin Senators became fleebaggers.


Knowing WEAC was controlled by people with ethics similar to the unions controlled by Lucchese or Gambino;and it looking like the vote may go bad they chose to become fleebaggers to make it look better to those that literally "owned" them.
by Hoffa knew February 24, 2011
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