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semantics

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the terms "left" and "right" were born in congress.

"leftist" is a word assigned to those who sit
on the left of the aisle in the house of representatives
and senate floors respectivley- with "rightists" conversely
sitting on the right.

dems. sit on the left and as such are leftists
reps. sit on the right and as such are rightists

maybe youre confusing "leftists" with something else?
i dont know.