Jon Stewart had House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) on his show last night. Cantor was promoting his new "Young Guns" book. Though Cantor talked about the idea of limited government that the Republicans have been touting, Stewart pointed out: "You voted for 'No Child Left Behind,' you voted for Real ID, you voted for the Medicare bill which was a trillion dollars, unfunded, you voted for the Patriot Act. In what way are you a limited government, in what way do you want to shrink government?"
Stewart said later that the Republicans "always hit the old platitudes of 'we trust you the people,' 'it's about freedom and liberty,' 'it's about small government,' and then you get in there, and you expand government."
Stewart added at the end that it's a "fallacy that limited government is the principled stand of conservatives. It's only limited to the shit they want to do."
See how Cantor responds: