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The Coffee Party Heats Up [Should Tea Partiers Worry?]
Newsweek ^ | April 24th 2010 | Steve Tuttle

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 Party—and 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 full—word 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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: astroturfing; coffee; coffeeparty; newsweak; teaparty
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1 posted on 04/24/2010 1:15:26 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

More Newsweek garbage


2 posted on 04/24/2010 1:15:51 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Obamunism: You have two cows. The regime redistributes them and shoots you dead)
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To: Steelfish

What a joke. Where is the negative coverage of these clowns?

This woman is an Obama Zombie, btw.


3 posted on 04/24/2010 1:16:34 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: Steelfish

B/S.


4 posted on 04/24/2010 1:16:41 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Steelfish

Where did they get the number 200k? Probably from thin air.


5 posted on 04/24/2010 1:16:45 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: Steelfish

Their first rally drew a total of 8 people. And at least one of those was a journalist.


6 posted on 04/24/2010 1:16:47 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Steelfish

A top-down grassroots movement from an Obama activist


7 posted on 04/24/2010 1:17:17 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
The only roots I can see are the ones at Newsweek.


8 posted on 04/24/2010 1:17:46 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Steelfish
The Coffee Party Heats Up [Should Tea Partiers Worry?]

No.

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.

9 posted on 04/24/2010 1:18:13 PM PDT by umgud (Obama is a failed experiment.)
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To: Steelfish

If these people are angrier than the tea party maybe the
SPLC ought to be investigating THEM.
Looks like a threat to me.


10 posted on 04/24/2010 1:19:37 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Steelfish

Coffee Party? Never heard of it. Are they libertarians or something?


11 posted on 04/24/2010 1:20:38 PM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: circlecity

There was one in Santa Barbara, CA. Six people showed up, Tea Party 150.


12 posted on 04/24/2010 1:21:01 PM PDT by roylene (Don't believe everything you think!)
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To: Steelfish
Reminds me of the Aerosmith Classic “Dream On”


13 posted on 04/24/2010 1:22:03 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Steelfish
No, but be ready for more hyped numbers...

"Coffee Party activists held rally in DC and over 50 million attended."

14 posted on 04/24/2010 1:23:16 PM PDT by moovova (More coffee please...make it a double.)
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To: Steelfish

Rewarmed in the microwave instant decaf.

Yum.

That will sell well.


15 posted on 04/24/2010 1:23:29 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Is it sedition to defy usurpation?)
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To: Steelfish

Ah, Newsweak. The same rag that brought us the fake “Haditha Incident” that almost railroaded our Marines.


16 posted on 04/24/2010 1:23:46 PM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: Steelfish
200,000 coffee beaners? ROTFL!!!

Somebody is doing drugs.

17 posted on 04/24/2010 1:25:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution!)
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To: Steelfish

The coffee party is a joke. It’s not even astroturf. Wholly funded by labor union $$$.


18 posted on 04/24/2010 1:26:51 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: Steelfish
and 200,000 people showed up.

Where have I missed this? This simple cannot be true. It one of the rallies had 200,000 people it would be front page news on every liberal rag in the country. It would be the headline story on all the Networks as well as CNN and MSNBC. What a bunch of garbage.

Newsweak is pathetic and irrevelant.
19 posted on 04/24/2010 1:27:19 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: Kenny; All

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.


20 posted on 04/24/2010 1:27:32 PM PDT by CyberAnt (HEALTHCARE IS NOT A "RIGHT"!!)
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To: GeronL
Where is the negative coverage of these clowns?

We'll have to invent some like they do with Tea Partiers.

Okay, so I was walking through a coffeebagger party, when they spat on me and called me a Ni**er, chanted it 15 times over. And all those racist signs! And I never once saw a single minority in their rally! And their spokesperson was advocating violence and hate!

Something like that.

21 posted on 04/24/2010 1:27:52 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: moovova

“Coffee Party activists held rally in DC and over 50 million attended.”

Counting headlice, scabies infestations and STD spirochetes.


22 posted on 04/24/2010 1:28:16 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Is it sedition to defy usurpation?)
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To: Steelfish

let’s see, we defend the Constitution
They defend the Congress
Our party is growing
their approval rating 8

yeah were worried


23 posted on 04/24/2010 1:30:08 PM PDT by Doogle (IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN....PLEASE donate, because it's the RIGHT thing to do)
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To: Steelfish
extremist meeting gets CSPAN coverage...and oh the HATE for tea parties.

We're really getting to them, we must stay vigilant.

24 posted on 04/24/2010 1:30:09 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: Steelfish
"...Americans of all political persuasions joining in a spirit of equanimity to discuss the nation's problems...

And as long as you think Marxism could be made to work, they'll welcome you.

And the name of that "cafe," cripes, I can't put my finger on it, but something's wrong there.

25 posted on 04/24/2010 1:30:17 PM PDT by Felis_irritable (Fool me once, I'll punch you in the...er, something or other...)
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To: Steelfish

Worry? Not in the least. Lefties are convinced that their best hope lies in manufacturing a pale imitation of an actual grass-roots movement that they can’t control and can’t suppress. I guess we should be flattered.


26 posted on 04/24/2010 1:30:43 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/1980)
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To: lowbridge

lol. Very good.


27 posted on 04/24/2010 1:31:39 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: GeronL

newsweek trying to get their protest going as it is not taking off

idiots are gong to stand there and say please tax me more are they?

well if they like that then they can give their tax refunds back to the Govt.

WHAT they won’t do that, never mind hypocrisy from the dopes again and they wonder why people think the far left are thick


28 posted on 04/24/2010 1:32:42 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Steelfish

“I like the civility idea, but I hate the Tea Party people,” said attendee Karen Anderson.”

If this wasn’t LibSpeak, I’d swear it was hate speech. When they say it, of course, it’s not hate.


29 posted on 04/24/2010 1:33:28 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Steelfish

Yeah, Newsweek. You WISH!


30 posted on 04/24/2010 1:33:44 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Steelfish

I think this is their keynote speaker!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJZsVbCu4Hk


31 posted on 04/24/2010 1:34:38 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: Steelfish

Hey Newsweak...are these the same leftists who couldn’t keep even ONE radio network/program on the air???


32 posted on 04/24/2010 1:34:52 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Steelfish
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2010/03/03/cnn-omits-coffee-party-founders-past-obama-volunteer John Roberts and Kiran Chetry omitted mentioning that Annabel Park, the founder of the so-called Coffee Party, worked as a volunteer for President Barack Obama's presidential campaign, during an interview on Wednesday's American Morning. The anchors also didn't mention Park's past work for the liberal New York Times. Roberts and Chetry interviewed the Coffee Party USA founder at the bottom of the 8 am Eastern hour. After an initial question about the origin of the name, the two asked about the principles of the nascent movement and if health care "reform" was going to be a major issue for it. In her last question to Park, Chetry did ask if the Coffee Party had any ties to a political party: "[T]he tea party movement really, in some ways, has been a challenge to Republicans to move more toward fiscal conservative ideals. Are you aligned with a party? I mean, as we know, passing health care reform has been a huge goal of liberal Democrats for decades. Are you aligned with the Democrats, trying to get them more to move to the left when it comes to health care?" Story Continues Below Ad ↓ The founder denied that her movement was aligned to any party, and actually criticized the longstanding two-party system in the United States as being "incredibly outdated." In reality, as William A. Jacobson of Legal Insurrection blog exposed, Park worked for one of the two parties, as an organizer and operator of the United for Obama video channel on YouTube (NewsBuster P. J. Gladnick blogged about Jacobson's expose on Tuesday evening). As the United for Obama page admits, "We are a network of Obama volunteers from all across the country and from all backgrounds working together to support Obama's message of unity and change....Some of us are filmmakers and we created this page to amplify Obama's message on YouTube...The filmmakers include...Annabel Park..." Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2010/03/03/cnn-omits-coffee-party-founders-past-obama-volunteer#ixzz0m3HcDIni
33 posted on 04/24/2010 1:35:01 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: Steelfish
Please...

34 posted on 04/24/2010 1:35:19 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: BradtotheBone

Only communists have “Coffee Parties”. That’s where Lenin would bring the gang.


35 posted on 04/24/2010 1:36:11 PM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: Steelfish

Klatchers?


36 posted on 04/24/2010 1:36:55 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: Steelfish
Coffee Party, Code Pink, Move On, SEIU, ACORN, the names change, but the face is the same.

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 Party, and the Republican Party. They wanted to get even.

37 posted on 04/24/2010 1:37:46 PM PDT by OCC
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To: Steelfish

Annabel Park talks about Clinton vs Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n67togOSLWQ

sides with Obama


38 posted on 04/24/2010 1:38:05 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: Steelfish

Coffee Party. See... Air America. Fizzle.


39 posted on 04/24/2010 1:38:18 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Bye bye Miss American Freedom. When did we vote for Communism?)
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To: Steelfish
So, the liberals hate our guts.

What else is new...???

40 posted on 04/24/2010 1:39:37 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Steelfish

Worried about a Dem operative from the NY Slimes? No. But we SHOULD out her whenever possible.


41 posted on 04/24/2010 1:40:07 PM PDT by cake_crumb (President Reagan on ObieCare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRdLpem-AAs&feature=player_embedded#)
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To: circlecity
Their first rally drew a total of 8 people. And at least one of those was a journalist.

Three of them, actually.

But it's growing. Just saw a photo of a Coffee Party in Tucson. I counted eighteen...

42 posted on 04/24/2010 1:40:59 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Kenny

It appears that it’s people who signed up on FaceBook as friends. Probably has connections to someone like MoveOn.org etc and put the message out that way and their rabid members signed up. No real effort. My guess is that they had something sent out to an email list of FaceBook members making it really easy to join just click link.


43 posted on 04/24/2010 1:41:13 PM PDT by airedale
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To: Steelfish

Lot of white people in this ‘’Coffee’’ crowd, eh?


44 posted on 04/24/2010 1:41:25 PM PDT by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: GeronL
John Roberts and Kiran Chetry omitted mentioning that Annabel Park, the founder of the so-called Coffee Party, worked as a volunteer for President Barack Obama's presidential campaign, during an interview on Wednesday's American Morning

Yep, and Newsweek omits it too:

"All of a sudden Park was a political leader—of what, she didn't quite know—and the target of right-wing fury. Conservative bloggers unearthed—scandal!—that she had once briefly worked for The New York Times and supported Sen. Jim Webb, a moderate Democrat from Virginia."

45 posted on 04/24/2010 1:41:30 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Steelfish
Lies, lies and more lies by NewsWEAK.
Posted yesterday: The Coffee Party Heats Up (Newsweak:*200,000* 'showed up' LIE!!)
46 posted on 04/24/2010 1:42:58 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue" ><>)
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47 posted on 04/24/2010 1:43:14 PM PDT by magslinger (Cry MALAISE! and let slip the dogs of incompetence.)
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To: BradtotheBone; Steelfish
Coffee Party? Never heard of it. Are they libertarians or something?

No
At the Tea Party I attended some people were handing out Ayn Rand samplers (a book of extracts of her writings.) It seems to me that libertarians go to Tea Parties, not the so called coffee parties.

48 posted on 04/24/2010 1:44:35 PM PDT by NathanR (,)
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To: Kenny
They got that number from the Coffee Party FACEBOOK PAGE!
49 posted on 04/24/2010 1:45:58 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue" ><>)
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To: Steelfish
The mere fact that some dolt named this "me too" party the "coffee" party shows that they don't have a freakin' clue as what the TEA party movement is all about.

It's obviously very hard getting through to them that TEA is an acronym for "Taxed Enough Already". What does "coffee" stand for? Oh wait, how about "Coalition Of Freaky F**kers Envying Everything"?

Whatever.

But you can count on one thing in their childish existence; they will FOR everything the TPM is AGAINST, and AGAINST everything the TPM is FOR.

Like any picture, the will be the "negative", and their goals will be as well.

I can't imagine that a "party" of people who are FOR taxes and FOR big government, and AGAINST the Constitution are going to get very far with the American people.

It's a fringe brain fart intended to try and try - in an adolescent convoluted way - to discredit the TPM. The best thing to do is to ignore them...don't get into a pissing match with them, as that is what they (and the media) wants.

They would like to have us arguing about which group had the most people, etc. That is silly, childish stuff...and we should not participate. The press ALWAYS tries to get two entities "fighting", as that makes more news for them.

Let them go and have their COFFEE partys, and like all things liberal, it will degenerate into nothing more than a frat "party"...unless they can wrangle some federal funds to support something bigger.

They will end up like that big threat of the TPM "crashers" we had a couple of weeks ago...fizzled like a 10-cent bottle rocket.

Liberals are knee-jerk activist; they want to come on strong, following Bush's "shock and awe" technique I guess, but they have no follow-thru and are about as organized as the Post Office.

Like I said, a fart in a hurricaine....
50 posted on 04/24/2010 1:47:21 PM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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