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According to polls, tea party’s demise is obvious

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This is a response to John Lage’s article, “Writer seeks explanation about tea party comment” in May 7 edition of The Lancaster News.

The tea party stands for six simple principles: no more bailouts, reduce the size and intrusiveness of government, stop raising our taxes, repeal Obamacare, cease out-of-control spending and bring back American prosperity.

This can be found online under “Tea Party Express-Mission Statement.” These principles obviously don’t match what you wrote in your article.

Tom Adams, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Rep. of South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District seat, made a statement about “representing the entire district” refers to a poll taken by a Winthrop University. One question asked, among other things, “Would you consider yourself a member of the tea party movement?” The answer was 90.5 percent said no, 90.7 percent were registered voters.

Thus, U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, voting with the tea party delegation in the House, does not represent the 5th District.

Voters are turned off by their inflexible and uncompromising positions.

In a Charlotte Observer article, “Losses add up for Tea Party,” facts clearly show the dismal results in the recent primary for tea party candidates in Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina.

For the record, Mr. Lage, stick to the facts, you are in the minority.

Michael Jedson

Indian Land