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Clueless AFP Portrays Coffee Party as a Major Political Force
NewsBusters ^ | October 26, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 10/26/2010 7:45:34 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

Somebody should send a message to the absolutely clueless AFP (Agence France-Presse) news agency: the Coffee Party today is about as signficant a political force as the Prohibition Party. However, in this AFP story by Edouard Guihaire the Coffee Party,  which pretty much died almost at birth, is portrayed as a major political force on a par with the Tea Party. Perhaps Guihaire is new to America and has not woken up to the sad reality of the moribund Coffee Party which even our own liberal mainstream media has given up covering after an initial flurry of hype at the beginning of the year. So here is AFP laughably trying to convince its readers about the incredible political significance of the Whig... I mean Coffee...Party:

WOODBRIDGE, Virginia — A progressive infusion in US politics, the Coffee Party is brewing a strong counter-movement to the ultra-conservative Tea Party, just a week ahead of the US legislative elections.

Born in January in reaction to the bashing President Barack Obama's proposed health care reform was getting in Congress and the media, the Coffee Party first took shape on Facebook.

"It started on my personal Facebook page," said party founder Annabel Park, a small, soft spoken woman with a strong character.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: afp; coffeeparty; teaparty
Clueless French guy who has no understanding of American political reality. Bad reporting but it makes for a FUnnie story.
1 posted on 10/26/2010 7:45:43 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix
We don't report the news.

We MANUFACTURE the news.

2 posted on 10/26/2010 7:47:22 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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When someone says, "The coffee party" and everyone answers, "WHO? are NOT a "major political force"'re not even a political "force"...FARCE, maybe, but not a "force".

The "coffee PARTY" is just another example of the left not having the slightest clue what the TEA party movement is all about...they STILL think it's a political party.
3 posted on 10/26/2010 7:52:38 AM PDT by FrankR (November 2nd is NOT an election - it's a RESTRAINING ORDER.....VOTE!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

just lock them all in Cartmans basement with a few dozen joints and a guitar. That should keep them quiet.

4 posted on 10/26/2010 7:53:20 AM PDT by utherdoul
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To: PJ-Comix

Let’s see. Boston Tea Party, 1773.

Boston Coffee Party? Alburquerque coffee party?

Somehow, I don’t think libs have much sense of history. The fact that important things happened before the founding of Starbucks has never entered their pointy little heads.

5 posted on 10/26/2010 7:55:49 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Cicero; FrankR

The Coffee Party are half baked beans.

6 posted on 10/26/2010 8:06:47 AM PDT by This Just In
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To: PJ-Comix
With powerful orators like this, they will inevitably take over the country in no time!
7 posted on 10/26/2010 8:15:03 AM PDT by cartan
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To: cartan

That is a riot!

8 posted on 10/26/2010 8:20:15 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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9 posted on 10/26/2010 8:22:11 AM PDT by Bean Counter (ue)
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More “we said it therefore it’s true” from the lefties.

10 posted on 10/26/2010 8:29:16 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: PJ-Comix

This is a picture of the REAL America Coffee Party and I dare the Frenchie to ask them what they think of 'Zero' and the 'DemonRATS' Leftist/PC agenda.
11 posted on 10/26/2010 8:43:23 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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The reality is that the Coffee Party is decaffeinated and inconsequential.

12 posted on 10/26/2010 8:50:49 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Palin/Christie 2012)
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Ah come on. Cut AFP a break. First, they're furiners. And, second they're French furiners. Do you really expect me to expect that French furiners have any intelligent knowledge about the US of A and/or any intelligent comments to make about the US of A?

An expat American, now a French citizen, I know wrote this to me the other day:

Birthright citizenship is so anchored in America's vision of itself as a haven for all peoples -- everyone, regardless of origin can become an American -- that messing with it opens up a massive can of worms. Bear in mind as well that the legal bedrock of birthright citizen, the 14th amendment, was one result of the bloodiest war in US history. I just don't see any movement to change it making any significant headway either legally or politically.

In the end I suspect that the current US controversy has more to do with the election as president of a man born in Hawaii of a Kenyan father than any serious consideration of the meaning of US citizenship.

As for France, the government and public opinion are grappling with the very nature of French identity. ... blah blah blah ...

I almost wrote back:

Let me see if I understand you correctly. Is this what you are trying to say?

"In America, this issue of national citizenship is a simple matter of racism because ya'll have a black President who you don't like for any known reason except that he is black, but in France, it's more complex (because we're France) and involves our national identify as a race, which of course isn't racism because it is, after all, France."

Did I sum that up correctly, or am I missing something here? It's always so enlightening to hear citizens of other countries that are so knowledgeable about our affairs, isn't it? Especially the French!

But suddenly, I remembered my rule of never wasting time arguing with idiots, and my hand became very heavy all of a sudden and I just couldn't muster the energy to hit the Send button.

13 posted on 10/26/2010 10:19:41 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff!)
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