Where the G.O.P.’s Suicide Caucus Lives

The New Yorker explains how a small group of GOP representatives, representing only 18% of the country, could control the House and force Boehner into following their direction.

In short, these eighty members represent an America where the population is getting whiter, where there are few major cities, where Obama lost the last election in a landslide, and where the Republican Party is becoming more dominant and more popular. Meanwhile, in national politics, each of these trends is actually reversed.

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