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Who is The Sun kidding with its commentary on the tea party?

ElectionsBarack ObamaTea Party MovementJames C. Rosapepe

Imagine my surprise when I turned to the commentary page of the paper and discovered to my delight that The Sun has embraced political satire. Sen. Jim Rosapepe's facetious caricature of tea partyers as economically illiterate political extremists was hilarious and only exceeded in whimsy by his riotous description of the "two paths out of this blind alley" ("We have a deal, but the damage is already done," Oct. 17).

Can anybody deny that the sentence "One is for Democrats to win the 2014 elections overwhelmingly, taking back the U.S. House and working with President Obama and responsible Republicans and Democrats in the Senate to keep reducing the federal deficit while investing in our economic future" is pure comedic gold?

I mean, that's a good one. I had tears in my eyes I was laughing so hard. It's almost as good as the recent article in The Onion that stated the owner of Washington's football team had seen the error of his ways and was going to change the offensive, racist name of the Washington Redskins to the "D.C. Redskins."

Bravo, well done. I'm eagerly anticipating future spoofs, especially from the good Senator Rosapepe.

Robert Gellert, Glen Burnie

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