Sunday, April 18, 2010

An Alternative to the Tea Party

My brother has made me aware of a new political movement in the US that is rising up to oppose the Tea Party.

The new party is the Coffee Party.

This phenomenon is sweeping the United States as anybody who follows the news is well aware. Americans just celebrated National Coffee Party Day was Saturday, March 13 and it was such a rousing success it garnered all the headlines.

The party is growing leaps and bounds, and as Wikipedia reports: "The Coffee Party had surpassed 9,200 fans on its Facebook page in the first few weeks." Yep... that'll put a scare into those Tea Party types!

OK, enough joking. I wish them a best. If you live in the land of the "free" and "brave", go take a look at party headquartes: Report in for duty, arm yourself with a cup and spoon and hit the streets to give a voice to the average Joe's in America who are not recycled Bush fanatics dressed up as Tea Party fanatics.

I wish the Coffee Party success!

From the NY Times:
Coffee Party, With a Taste for Civic Participation, Is Added to the Political Menu

Published: March 1, 2010

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.


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.”

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