The Coffee Party Movement

bobber205

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I think this is a great idea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO_5HvnFEv0

There should be a grassroots movement, like the "Tea Party", that wants COOPERATION in government and an end to this bickering.

What do you guys think? Do you think people that have reasonable positions and want cooperation in government can cause as big of a ruckus as the Tea Party?

Or is it never going to be as big because there isn't a news (lol) channel dedicated to it like the Tea Party has?

Link to facebook page.
 

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There should be a grassroots movement, like the "Tea Party", that wants COOPERATION in government and an end to this bickering.
I saw this mentioned on another blog... faux coffee baggers presumably taking their marching orders from MSNBC and the White House...

What do you guys think? Do you think people that have reasonable positions and want cooperation in government can cause as big of a ruckus as the Tea Party?
So these coffee baggers want socialism, huge deficits, expansive government, regulatory enhancement, and no private rights? Do they have a spokesman yet beyond Annabel Park of Silver Spring (Robert Gibbs?)...
 

Gelfin

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It's a crying shame when the deep pockets behind a news network partisan to the point of propaganda gin up a phony grassroots political movement pretending to be populist but instead attempting to sucker naive and credulous voters with lots of insecurity and gut feelings but no appreciation of the nuances of public policy to support dominance of one establishment political party at the expense of the other.

What? Oh, sorry, wrong thread.
 

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It's a crying shame when the deep pockets behind a news network partisan to the point of propaganda gin up a phony grassroots political movement pretending to be populist but instead attempting to sucker naive and credulous voters with lots of insecurity and gut feelings but no appreciation of the nuances of public policy to support dominance of one establishment political party at the expense of the other.
Mmm. I like a good subordinate clause.
 

bobber205

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I saw this mentioned on another blog... faux coffee baggers presumably taking their marching orders from MSNBC and the White House...



So these coffee baggers want socialism, huge deficits, expansive government, regulatory enhancement, and no private rights? Do they have a spokesman yet beyond Annabel Park of Silver Spring (Robert Gibbs?)...
That's not what they want. lol

They want COOPERATION. Just because there is something out there you are not in 100% in agreement with does not mean it's totally evil like you're implying.

Where are the voices for wanting things done in a cooperative reasonable manner, in a debate that's frames around facts and reason?
 

Thomas Veil

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Cooperation? People working together instead of standing back-to-back with their arms folded? People talking to each other instead of yelling at each other? Expecting government to be held to standards? To work for the people? What a horrible, Communist idea! ;)

I think this is great. I'd been mulling why there wasn't some movement of reasonable people to balance the wingnuts and naive tools who make up the tea party organization...and lo and behold, here it is.

I'm hopeful that reason and cooperation will be a bigger draw than the tea party's hate and divisiveness. This looks very promising. I'll be keeping my eye on this.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention, bobber.
 

Thomas Veil

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Coffee Party also referenced in The Washington Post:

Coffee Party activists say their civic brew's a tastier choice than Tea Party's

By Dan Zak
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, February 26, 2010

Furious at the tempest over the Tea Party -- the scattershot citizen uprising against big government and wild spending -- Annabel Park did what any American does when she feels her voice has been drowned out: She squeezed her anger into a Facebook status update.

let's start a coffee party . . . smoothie party. red bull party. anything but tea. geez. ooh how about cappuccino party? that would really piss 'em off bec it sounds elitist . . . let's get together and drink cappuccino and have real political dialogue with substance and compassion.

Friends replied, and more friends replied. So last month, in her Silver Spring apartment, Park started a fan page called "Join the Coffee Party Movement." Within weeks, her inbox and page wall were swamped by thousands of comments from strangers in diverse locales, such as the oil fields of west Texas and the suburbs of Chicago.

I have been searching for a place of refuge like this for a long while. . . . It is not Us against the Govt. It is democracy vs corporatocracy . . . I just can't believe that the Tea Party speaks for all patriotic Americans. . . . Just sent suggestions to 50 friends . . . I think it's time we start a chapter right here in Tucson . . .

The snowballing response made her the de facto coordinator of Coffee Party USA, with goals far loftier than its oopsy-daisy origin: promote civility and inclusiveness in political discourse, engage the government not as an enemy but as the collective will of the people, push leaders to enact the progressive change for which 52.9 percent of the country voted in 2008.
 

Thomas Veil

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This is an interesting video in which a Constitutionalist explains why the Tea Party doesn't work for him and is interested in the Coffee Party idea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi2h9IQdwDE
That guy is so right on it's scary. He definitely speaks for me.

Just to be fair, I take no offence in being called a coffee bagger.
It's ironic, isn't it, that the people who love to call us a bunch of latte-sipping elitists have spawned a movement named for coffee. :cool:
 

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Take a cue from Stephen King (Green Mile), "We are going to heal the country, like John Coffey (but not spelled the same)."
 

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It's ironic, isn't it, that the people who love to call us a bunch of latte-sipping elitists have spawned a movement named for coffee. :cool:
Right on cue, the far left New York Times - that has criticized the Tea Party movement since its inception with non-stop hatchet opinion pieces - devotes a fawning over-the-top adoration article to the 'Coffee Party' as "civic participation" and fawns with adoration about the 'Coffee Party' open borders documentary filmmaker Washington founder.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/02/us/politics/02coffee.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
 

Thomas Veil

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Right on cue, the far left New York Times - that has criticized the Tea Party movement since its inception with non-stop hatchet opinion pieces...
That's right...the tea party has done nothing to embarrass itself. It's all been "hatchet jobs" by the "far left" New York Times. :rolleyes: