Skip to comments.The Coffee Party Heats Up [Should Tea Partiers Worry?]
Posted on 04/24/2010 1:15:26 PM PDT by Steelfish
The Coffee Party Heats Up Tired of all the Tea Party talk, Annabel Park decided to throw a Coffee Partyand 200,000 people showed up.
By Steve Tuttle | NEWSWEEK Apr 22, 2010
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 from the moment folks in the crowd stood up to speak their minds, Park knew these people had not come to sip cappuccinos and set an example of civility for an overheated nation. They were angry. They hated the Tea
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More Newsweek garbage
What a joke. Where is the negative coverage of these clowns?
This woman is an Obama Zombie, btw.
Where did they get the number 200k? Probably from thin air.
Their first rally drew a total of 8 people. And at least one of those was a journalist.
A top-down grassroots movement from an Obama activist
They are contrived and not spontaneous or grass roots. They are created in the dem backrooms and trust me, they will have to be bussed in to big events.
If these people are angrier than the tea party maybe the
SPLC ought to be investigating THEM.
Looks like a threat to me.
Coffee Party? Never heard of it. Are they libertarians or something?
There was one in Santa Barbara, CA. Six people showed up, Tea Party 150.
"Coffee Party activists held rally in DC and over 50 million attended."
Rewarmed in the microwave instant decaf.
That will sell well.
Ah, Newsweak. The same rag that brought us the fake “Haditha Incident” that almost railroaded our Marines.
Somebody is doing drugs.
The coffee party is a joke. It’s not even astroturf. Wholly funded by labor union $$$.
Well .. if there actually were 500 other “Coffee Parties”, then at least 400 people had to show up for EACH COFFEE PARTY - in order to get 200,000.
Hmmmm ..?? 400 is a lot of people. Since they were probably meeting at the local Starbucks, most probably the groups were 25-30 .. not 400 .. making the true total gatherings around a max of 12,500 for the 500 meeting groups.
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