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Distorting American Political Life

I read this sentence in the news this morning:

"Cantor lost in an upset to tea party challenger Dave Brat on Tuesday, an outcome Democrats quickly jumped on as a sign that the Republican Party is being pulled to the right by its conservative wing."

I'm sorry, but Eric Cantor was in the conservative wing. He was one of the leaders of this rebellion against reasonable governance and even the Tom Delay era of conservatism.

This sort of language distorts American political life, but implying that somehow Cantor is a moderate.


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