The Coffee Party Movement: More Of The Same Old, Same Old

The Coffee Party Movement: More Of The Same Old, Same Old

After studiously ignoring, demeaning, and slandering the Tea Party movement, the mainstream media has finally found a beverage based movement they can support: The Coffee Party Movement!

Read all about it in this fluff piece from the New York Times:

Fed up with government gridlock, but put off by the flavor of the Tea Party, people in cities across the country are offering an alternative: the Coffee Party.

Growing through a Facebook page, the party pledges to “support leaders who work toward positive solutions, and hold accountable those who obstruct them.”

It had nearly 40,000 members as of Monday afternoon, but the numbers were growing quickly – about 11,000 people had signed on as fans since the morning.

“I’m in shock, just the level of energy here,” said the founder, Annabel Park, a documentary filmmaker who lives outside Washington. “In the beginning, I was actively saying, ‘Get in touch with us, start a chapter.’ Now I can’t keep up. We have 300 requests to start a chapter that I have not been able to respond to.”

The slogan is “Wake Up and Stand Up.” The mission statement declares that the federal government is “not the enemy of the people, but the expression of our collective will, and that we must participate in the democratic process in order to address the challenges we face as Americans.”

Local chapters are planning meetings in cities from Washington to San Antonio to Los Angeles (where there have been four in the last month.) The party ( is planning nationwide coffee houses for March 13, where people can gather to decide which issues they want to take on and even which candidates they want to support.

This summer, Ms. Park said, the party will hold a convention in the Midwest, with a slogan along the lines of “Meet Me in the Middle.”

One thing you won’t read in that New York Times piece are these relevant bits of info that William Jacobson from Le:·gal In:·sur:·rec:·tion turned up about Coffee Party founder Annabel Park:

Park is a former Strategy Analyst [Park’s Linked In page has been taken down, here is a cached link] at the NY Times who was one of organizers and operators of the United for Obama video channel at YouTube.

You might think that the New York Times would mention something like that while they were giving Park and her group a big sloppy tongue kiss in print, but is anyone suprised that they didn’t?

Incidentally, there are articles about the “Coffee Party Movement” showing up all over the place. The NYT, the Washington Post, the Seattle Times, The Guardian — and it goes on and on and on.

Know what it reminds me of? The tidal wave of positive press Air America received from the MSM when they debuted. There were lots of successful conservative talk show hosts, but when Air America arrived on the scene, suddenly liberal reporters got interested — not in the successful, thriving conservative talk shows, but in the 3rd rate knock-off liberal version. Of course, in the end, all that great publicity didn’t save them from bankruptcy. Moreover, if Air America is 3rd rate, the Coffee Party is about 8th rate. They’ve got 40,000 fans on Facebook? Wow, that’s really impressive considering the size of some of the other groups out there. For example, the “I Dont care How Comfortable Crocs Are, You Look Like A Dumb@ss” group currently has 1,343,653 fans.

Moreover, this “let’s all work together now that Democrats are in charge” stuff has been going on since Barack Obama was elected. Just to show you what I mean, let me reprint an entire post that I wrote on November 7th, 2008:

You Guys Aren’t Going To Do To Us What We Did To You, Are Ya?

I was on a radio show a few days ago and a liberal caller was on the line. Someone on the show asked me what I planned to do over the next few years with Obama in the White House and I said, “Kneecap him at every opportunity.” Bipartisanship came up and I said something akin to, “I’m not interested in bipartisanship. I want to defeat liberalism, not cooperate with it. I want to throw sand in the gears at every opportunity and if Obama wants to work with us, he’s going to move to the right.”

The caller seemed slightly stunned at my attitude, as if he thought now that Obama won, the Right would just roll over and die.

I’ve noticed an undercurrent of that attitude on the Left since the election. It’s as if they’ve had a terrible realization: “Oh my God! They’re going to do to us what we did to them over the last eight years!”

Indeed, we are.

But, after eight years of calling Bush “Hitler,” saying all Republicans are racists, lying non-stop about the Right, supporting election fraud via ACORN, trying to undercut the war effort in Iraq, etc., etc., etc., the Left is hoping to make it all up to us with some friendly pictures!

Just so everybody knows where I stand, let me be clear: I’m not interested in allowing that moronic, corrupt, anti-white, lying, socialist Obama to methodically destroy everything that’s decent and good in the country in the name of bipartisanship, unity, or “giving him a chance.”

What I am interested in doing is engineering gridlock, thwarting his agenda at every turn, smashing the Democrats in 2010, and then beating Obama in 2012.

Since I love my country and believe unchecked liberalism is more capable of destroying it than any foreign invader, my conscience demands that I do nothing less.

Hat tip to Ace of Spades HQ for story.

Incidentally, you may have noticed that a lot of people have adopted the same attitude today that I had in that post a mere three days after Obama was elected. RWN is ahead of the curve, baby!

But getting back to the Coffee Party group, the liberal idea of “unity” is always “You have to move 90% of the way towards what we want to do and then we’ll have unity” and this will be more of the same old, same old.

If you don’t believe that, show up at a coffee party meeting — if this whole farce hasn’t completely fallen apart before you can find one — and suggest that we all “meet in the middle” by demanding that both parties oppose the wildly unpopular health care plan in the name of bipartisanship. I’m sure that would go over like a Sarah Palin fundraiser at NOW headquarters.

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