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Tea Party debates were appalling

Dear Editor:

I watched the Tea Party debates and I was appalled. Though I am a Democrat, I know several Republicans well. We may disagree on philosophy, but I find them to be good, decent people. I refuse to believe that the majority of Colorado Republicans would cheer the death of the hypothetical young man in a coma because he had no insurance. The views expressed by the candidates were so extreme, I can’t help but feel that the Republican Party has been hijacked by the Tea Party.

If the Tea Party had held a debate and showcased their radical views before the 2010 election, Colorado would not have ended up with four Tea Party congressmen.

There is always the chance that they were elected because of the lavish amount of money spent on campaign ads by super pacs. That would explain why Rep. Scott Tipton sponsored House Bill HR 1074, to reduce the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 10 percent.

Rich Moyer

Pueblo