Coffee Party USA

  • metta

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    Apr 12, 2010 7:51 PM GMT
    Coffee Party USA

    An organization that has been created called Coffee Party USA, which tries to discuss productive ways to make change rather than what you see with the Tea Party:

    http://www.coffeepartyusa.com/


    Mission:
    COFFEE PARTY MISSION STATEMENT: The Coffee Party Movement gives voice to Americans who want to see cooperation in government. We recognize 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 that we face as Americans. As voters and grassroots volunteers, we will support leaders who work toward positive solutions, and hold accountable those who obstruct them.

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    Apr 12, 2010 7:52 PM GMT
    I really dont have to watch the news anymore. Anything relevant I get on RJ ... icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 12, 2010 7:53 PM GMT
    I like Folgers Colombian...extra strong, plz.
    kthx. icon_biggrin.gif
  • DCEric

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    Apr 12, 2010 8:02 PM GMT
    Well, at least they smell better than the Tea Party.
  • DrewT

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    Apr 12, 2010 8:14 PM GMT
    Caslon14000 saidI really dont have to watch the news anymore. Anything relevant I get on RJ ... icon_lol.gif


    Pretty much the same here too.
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    Apr 12, 2010 8:20 PM GMT
    An interesting way to undermine these Teabagger loonies and outright dangerous psychos. But I wonder if these Coffee people will run into a similarly laughable sexual double entendre with their name like the clueless Teabaggers did. I can't think of any offhand, but I wonder... icon_question.gif
  • coolarmydude

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    Apr 12, 2010 8:24 PM GMT
    Poster child:

    how-about-a-nice-cup-of-shut-the-fuck-up
  • metta

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    Apr 12, 2010 10:20 PM GMT
    Their current poll is to help decide what issues they should focus on:


    http://coffeepartyusa.com/content/poll-what-issues-should-coffee-party-prioritize
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    Apr 13, 2010 4:39 AM GMT
    Caslon14000 saidI really dont have to watch the news anymore. Anything relevant I get on RJ ... icon_lol.gif


    Seriously. I've taken to referring to this website as my gay grapevine...for breaking news, this is pretty good website haha.
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    Apr 13, 2010 5:10 AM GMT
    metta8 saidTheir current poll is to help decide what issues they should focus on:


    http://coffeepartyusa.com/content/poll-what-issues-should-coffee-party-prioritize
    Yeah I saw that.
    Gotta love an organization that starts with no objective. icon_lol.gif
  • TexasBoeuf

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    Apr 13, 2010 5:49 AM GMT
    Studies show that 9 out of 10 tea parties held in America are organized and run by little girls.
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    Apr 13, 2010 6:32 AM GMT
    Well I just made a nice pot of lemon Myrtle tea, and I'll have a drop of honey with it; yummy.

    Funny some of the nicest guys I've met here at RJ, go to Tea Party's! Now even if they are productive, and I'm sure they are, the left is not going to acknowledge that, as it's not on their agenda. Thus what they accept is limited too.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Apr 13, 2010 6:42 AM GMT
    This whole tea party sara palin nonsense has overtaken the right wing in your country. It's comforting, to the other countries of the world that don't have nuclear weapons, that there are still sane people in the USA.
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    Apr 13, 2010 9:03 AM GMT
    Are you sure Juan Valdez will be welcome?
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    Apr 13, 2010 9:15 AM GMT
    From a UK perspective; whats the point of these tea and coffee parties?
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    Apr 13, 2010 12:27 PM GMT
    lswh saidFrom a UK perspective; whats the point of these tea and coffee parties?



    It's time for afternoon tea. Biscuit with your tea? Crumpet, perhaps?






    It's called 'dissent'. We have it in our power by the US constitution to peacefully assemble to voice our concerns about the way something our supposed 'representatives' have done in our name. Like it or not, guys in the U.S., Tea Partiers and Coffee Cuppers have a RIGHT to do this. Don't like it? Don't attend one.
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    Apr 13, 2010 12:29 PM GMT
    I seriously doubt that many can honestly sign that pledge....
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    Apr 13, 2010 12:30 PM GMT
    lswh saidFrom a UK perspective; whats the point of these tea and coffee parties?


    It's a symptom of the increasing extremism on the American right. There is no analogue in the UK. The coffee party is merely an attempt to capitalize on the annoyance the rest of us feel about the tea partiers.
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    Sep 28, 2010 4:23 PM GMT
    I figured I'd bring this up again given that the Coffee Party was in the news over the weekend finding only approximately 350 supporters at their national convention: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/09/the_coffee_party_now_embarrass.html

    Initial (and generally highly positive) press reports at the founding of the Coffee Party:
    CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/03/12/coffee.party.people/
    NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/02/us/politics/02coffee.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

    Except for a few problems on the people organizing the Coffee Party (unlike the more spontaneous movement of the Tea Party):
    http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2010/03/coffee-party-parasite.html

    Then there's this - from a few days ago:
    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/09/24/cnn-poll-obama-at-all-time-low/
    "The president's approval rating now stands at 42 percent – an all time low in CNN polling and 8 points lower than where Obama was only three weeks ago. Moreover, 56 percent of all Americans think the president has fallen short of their expectations.... In even worse news for congressional Democrats, likely voters say they are considerably more likely to vote for a candidate the president opposes than one he supports. On the other hand, 50 percent of voters said they would be more likely to vote for a Tea Party-backed candidate while a third of Americans said Tea Party support would dissuade their vote for a candidate."

    The Tea Party movement has even spread to the UK: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danielhannan/100027693/what-could-be-more-british-than-a-tea-party/

    This is all despite the attempts at labeling black Tea Partiers as "uncle tom's" and racists (a charge previously considered toxic - which may be one good legacy of the Obama Administration that "racist" is losing its currency particularly when used to slander political opponents). A generally more favorable overview of the Tea Party by the Knoxville News-Sentinel here: