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Boehner and Cantor Worried Crazy Person Michele Bachmann May Harm GOP Reputation

Really?

There's a downside to letting crazy people hijack your party? John Boehner and Eric Cantor learn an important life lesson:

Politico Reports:

Long before the tea parties or Wilson’s outburst, Boehner and Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) had struggled to moderate the rhetorical excesses of House conservatives hammering away on Obama’s birth certificate, decrying the creation of “death panels” and ferreting out signs of creeping socialism.

Sources say they have been especially wary of the possible damage inflicted on the party’s reputation by bomb-throwing Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who last fall called for an investigation into whether members of Congress are “pro-America or anti-America.”

h/t Think Progress