Skip to comments.The Coffee Party Heats Up (Newsweak:*200,000* 'showed up' LIE!!)
Posted on 04/23/2010 10:47:31 AM PDT by pillut48
When Annabel Park imagined what it would be like to head a new national political movement, here is what she had in mind: a coming together of engaged, intelligent citizens who had tired of the angry rhetoric and accusations of the Tea Partiers; Americans of all political persuasions joining in a spirit of equanimity to discuss the nation's problems, and maybe even share a laugh. It was this beautiful vision that danced in Park's head on a recent Saturday as she made her way to Busboys and Poets, a cafe in Washington, D.C., for one of nearly 500 Coffee Party meetings taking place nationwide that day. She knew the house would be fullword had spread quickly on the group's swelling Facebook page. Park, a documentary filmmaker, was especially pleased that C-Span had arranged to broadcast the meeting.
...But then, Park didn't set out to create a political movement in the first place. She was just exhausted by all-Tea-Party-all-the-time on the news. One night in January, she signed on to her Facebook page and ranted about "the false narrative that the tea party is the real America." Her friends picked up on the post and it led to the creation of the Coffee Party. Within days, thousands of people signed up on Facebook.
...All of a sudden Park was a political leaderof what, she didn't quite knowand the target of right-wing fury. Conservative bloggers unearthedscandal!that she had once briefly worked for The New York Times and supported Sen. Jim Webb, a moderate Democrat from Virginia. One online commenter accused her of being a "Chinese agent." The notoriety didn't really hurt: the group now has more than 200,000 members, and every status update Park posts gets about a million views.
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It’s funny-the libscum hate us for the Tea Parties-and one solution they have is to imitate them
You mean the Coffee party is really decaf?
“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”—LOL. Just like the “TEA Party Crashers” EPIC FAIL, this one is doomed too!
Irony anyone? How can someone write this with a straight face? To the writer, the Tea Partiers have "angry rhetoric", but their heroine is allowed to "rant".
"Free speech for me, but not for you!", says the liberal socialist-fascist.
And the kicker is, these people, who have no civility, have the nerve to lecture us-they hate it when we exercise the same free speech rights that they have used and abused for many years-when we want to properly exercise OUR rights that’s VERBOTEN!
We need to stop trying to figure it all out and just put the smack down on these fools. No more Mr. Nice Guy.....
Newsweek lies like a rug.
I wonder if they also inflate the number of subscribers they sell to their advertisers.
My fingers move way too fast sometimes. Sorry!
Nah, they’re more like the Caramel Macchiato with Soy Milk and Sugar-Free Syrup Party.
Classic, and embarrassing. Stand by for a few of those “Momentum Is Building” stories that are usually sort of like Taps for a political movement.
More like Astroturf.
If they use “Obama’s Rules for Fuzzy Math & Economics”, I’m sure their subscriber base is in the hundreds of millions, if not billions, LOL.
It’ll be double the fun, double the pleasure when these weinnies start running and screaming like babies, when we come after them with the pot of tar and bag of feathers.
Yep. I've become convinced we need to stop worrying about being considerate and noble and start treating theses 2 year olds clothed in adult bodies the way they need to be....swatted on their butts and stood in a corner.
I say let them get together and discuss the issues. Obviously this movement is being ramrodded by big-name libs, but the fact that some of these people actually want to discuss issues rather than forever suck on the bong might be encouraging. One of the biggest reasons liberals are liberals is because they’re basically ignorant about the constitution and reality in general. As Cincy talk-show host Mike McConnell has surmised, most liberals are liberals because they don’t pay attention. They’re mostly brain-dead and act reflexively. If someone can make them pay attention, many of them might actually think about the issues and switch allegiances.
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