just who these GOP “Freedom Caucus” people who bounced Speaker John Boehner are? Well, there’s a piece on them over at Rolling Stone that serves as a good intro. Among other things...
- they’re from heavily gerrymandered conservative districts that average 83% white; the country as a whole is a bit more than 70%.
- 38 out of 40 are white men.
- many of them are ex-jocks.