Disaffected lefties launch … “Coffee Party” movement

posted at 5:52 pm on February 26, 2010 by Allahpundit

I’ve read the WaPo profile, looked at their website, watched the two videos below, and I still don’t quite get it. They’re claiming, essentially, to be nonpartisan and less interested in pushing particular policies than in “dialogue” and “cooperation” for their own sake. Which, given the realities in the Senate, is a very thinly veiled way of calling for fewer filibusters and more Democratic — sorry, I mean bipartisan — legislation. Here’s their statement of principles, for what it’s worth; assuming they stick around, it’ll be fun to watch how this changes once the GOP has a majority in both chambers again.

We want the political process broken down into three steps:
1) open and respectful dialogue
2) thoughtful and informed deliberation
3) competent and decisive execution.

The process is so broken, we can’t get past step 1 right now. We demand cooperation, productivity and accountability in government in the same way we would demand it of an employee we might hire for a job.

We want local chapters to have the autonomy to figure out their own legislative and electoral priorities. At the national level, we’ll make recommendations for direct action on legislation. But they will only be suggestions. We value and celebrate diverse opinions just as we value and celebrate diverse backgrounds. All that is required to be part of this movement is a sincere commitment to participating in, and protecting the democratic process.

A friendly reminder from George Will: The American democratic process, especially in the Senate, includes the right to obstruct. Right, Mr. President? Exit quotation from the WaPo piece: “I don’t really understand what they’re about other than ‘we don’t like the Tea Party’ and ‘we’re for a better process.’”


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These people are reactionaries…….

PhasedArrays on February 26, 2010 at 5:53 PM

lame.

Jussi on February 26, 2010 at 5:53 PM

http://www.pirate-party.us/platform

ernesto on February 26, 2010 at 5:54 PM

The Asian chick is hooooooot. More hot Asian chicks and I might just take up coffee. But their politics? What IS it exactly?

Warner Todd Huston on February 26, 2010 at 5:55 PM

More Liberal BS. Nary a mention of the Constitution. Epic fail!

BetseyRoss on February 26, 2010 at 5:55 PM

Great, a new movement for recent liberal arts college degree earners who “mean well” and prove their worth by micro-managing everyone’s lives to the point of neuroses.

emerson7 on February 26, 2010 at 5:55 PM

Astroturf??? Wonder if there is anyone behind this new “movement”??

kringeesmom on February 26, 2010 at 5:55 PM

Warner Todd Huston on February 26, 2010 at 5:55 PM

Pub, their politics are ground… and slightyly burnt. With a dash of cinnamon and topped with whip.

upinak on February 26, 2010 at 5:56 PM

Would she call taking the car keys away from a drunk friend as being an “obstructionist?”

Star20 on February 26, 2010 at 5:56 PM

Oh, god; These retards don’t need any more stimulants!
How about “Milk and Cookies Party”?

Cybergeezer on February 26, 2010 at 5:56 PM

This should be encouraged.

Maybe they will star thier own hyper-progressive party, and sap democratic votes.

Thune on February 26, 2010 at 5:57 PM

We value and celebrate diverse opinions just as we value and celebrate diverse backgrounds.

Self parody.

rrpjr on February 26, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Astroturf??? Wonder if there is anyone behind this new “movement”??

kringeesmom on February 26, 2010 at 5:55 PM

Naaa this isn’t astro turf. This is ground on the carpet, trying to take the smell out and then being sucked up in a Hoover windtunnel.

upinak on February 26, 2010 at 5:58 PM

Is this just the reincarnation of the Puma’s with a taste for coffee?

fourdeucer on February 26, 2010 at 5:58 PM

She used the ‘C’ word. Collective. That says everything we need to know. Another Soros front group. This will be as big as the WH seminar callers to Rush et al. Rush didn’t get any today, if you missed his show.

JimP on February 26, 2010 at 5:58 PM

They’re jealous! BWAAHAAA!!

katy on February 26, 2010 at 5:59 PM

Asstroturf.

LibTired on February 26, 2010 at 5:59 PM

Ummmm…. i just feel like… ummm well its just not representative….and obstructing…

Yeah, sign me up.

BTW. TEA Party event last night. Standing room only–

Movements.

ted c on February 26, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Can’t we all just play nice and share our AK-47s?

ElRonaldo on February 26, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Decaf.

BHO Jonestown on February 26, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Y’know.. I’d be more inclined to believe them except for… oh… EIGHT YEARS OF BUSHNAZI!

Suddenly they all want togetherness and coexistence…

Skywise on February 26, 2010 at 6:00 PM

I thought this was going to be one of those fake news videos. Onion or whatever. This is strange.

Narutoboy on February 26, 2010 at 6:00 PM

They should just call themselves a Junta

El_Terrible on February 26, 2010 at 6:00 PM

The process is so broken

Hahahahaha Morons.

Translation: We can’t get crap done because it’s so radical so we want to make up shyt hoping you’ll feel guilty and buy it.

darwin on February 26, 2010 at 6:00 PM

She used the ‘C’ word. Collective. That says everything we need to know. Another Soros front group. This will be as big as the WH seminar callers to Rush et al. Rush didn’t get any today, if you missed his show.

JimP on February 26, 2010 at 5:58 PM

I was thinking about another ‘C’ word when I saw this, but I refrained.
It’s early yet.

HornetSting on February 26, 2010 at 6:01 PM

I guess they figured calling everyone Nazi’s, terrorists and whatever didn’t work so they’ll try another route.

Too stupidly obvious

darwin on February 26, 2010 at 6:02 PM

We value and celebrate diverse opinions just as we value and celebrate diverse backgrounds.

This group won’t last two weeks. If they have to tout their “diversity”……then they don’t and won’t tolerate any deviation from “their” agenda.

GarandFan on February 26, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Listen.

Unity is overrated, okay? There is a reason that the Italian Fascists were all about unity, “making the system work” and (this is classic), demanding cooperation. There is a reason that the National Socialists of Germany were all about unity, bringing the nation together, and demanding cooperation.

The reason is because without unity you cannot have totalitarianism.

And wow … the mindset that believes cooperation can be demanded – and not just one of them! Enough of them to all agree to that statement!

Everyone agreed that they should DEMAND cooperation! And not one of them grasped that cooperation could not be demanded by definition.

It’s amazing.

apollyonbob on February 26, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Remember when these were the same guys in 2004 running a web page of “I’m sorry the US voted for Bush?”

Unity. Pheh.

Skywise on February 26, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Video 2: I heard the word “progress” 3 times and terminated the connection.

JCred on February 26, 2010 at 6:03 PM

What if you threw a party and nobody came? You get the a Coffee Party.

ThePrez on February 26, 2010 at 6:03 PM

They should be the ‘carpet party’. Then we could call them what they really are: carpet baggers.

starboardhelm on February 26, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Two things:

“Coffee”? RAAACIST!!!

What the heck is a “Coffee Party”? I love coffee, and hate tea, but there is no such thing as a “coffee party”.

These people are beyond pathetic. Lucky for them, it’s only astroturf thought up by a few imbeciles.

neurosculptor on February 26, 2010 at 6:03 PM

What if you threw a party and nobody came? You get the a Coffee Party.

ThePrez on February 26, 2010 at 6:03 PM

ThePrez on February 26, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Useful idiots, at best. They’re either incredibly stupid (if they believe what they’re shoveling), or they’re nothing more than lying, leftist political partisan hacks that want their way. They’re ripping off the tea party ‘format’ because they’ve not a creative brain tissue in their heads, and are thoroughly demonizing the Tea Party through their professed campaign of lies and disinformation. The people in the videos may’ve just been arrogant, and couldn’t comprehend how unwashed masses could really exist that don’t toe their party line. Their party independence is a lie, their facade is a lie, their planks are fraudulent.

Virus-X on February 26, 2010 at 6:04 PM

Laura Ingraham did a pretty good job of dissection and
exposing this idiocy today. Nuff said really.

TheBigOldDog on February 26, 2010 at 6:04 PM

Chavez is a charter member.
At 17 seconds in, he’s delivered a cup of coffee; At 35 seconds in he drinks it.

Cybergeezer on February 26, 2010 at 6:04 PM

The only requirement for membership is that you have to be ugly.

Cicero43 on February 26, 2010 at 6:04 PM

Shouldn’t they call themselves the Patchouli Party?

clghitis on February 26, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Did you notice how EVERYTHING around that dreadfully boring Asian chick was…(are you ready…) WHITE?

My collie says:

RACIST!

CyberCipher on February 26, 2010 at 6:05 PM

They’re as elitist as Obama and this is their way of looking down at the tea party “rubes”.

Frappuccino!

Let’s hope they last as long as Air America, and that they do as well.

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2010 at 6:06 PM

I hope that coffee rage is ‘fair-trade’.
Dumbasses.

HornetSting on February 26, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Coffee Party, eh?

I guess they didn’t get the word about Starbucks inviting ‘open carry’ people in for a brew.

This could get really interesting.

CPT. Charles on February 26, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Maybe we can get them to start running leftist candidates and syphon off a few votes from the Dems this November.

BadgerHawk on February 26, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Maybe they’d like to join my EGG NOG PARTY. They are giving coffee a bad name. These people are actually with the secret APPLESAUCE PARTY, which they have between their ears.

AmericanDad on February 26, 2010 at 6:07 PM

LAME!

Back to your regular programing…..

Rightwingguy on February 26, 2010 at 6:07 PM

Leftists would be more accurate calling themselves “The Coke Party”.

Now, THAT, everyone would understand. And it would be a friendly nod to their Precedent.

neurosculptor on February 26, 2010 at 6:07 PM

At 17 seconds in, he’s delivered a cup of coffee; At 35 seconds in he drinks it.

Cybergeezer on February 26, 2010 at 6:04 PM

At 37 seconds the electricity goes out and he finds himself in his (socialistic) darkness.

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2010 at 6:08 PM

But their politics? What IS it exactly?

Warner Todd Huston on February 26, 2010 at 5:55 PM

Yield to the will of Obama.

Buddahpundit on February 26, 2010 at 6:08 PM

They really need to hold a Whine ‘n Cheese party.

kingsjester on February 26, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Did you notice how EVERYTHING around that dreadfully boring Asian chick was…(are you ready…) WHITE?

My collie says:

RACIST!
CyberCipher on February 26, 2010 at 6:05 PM

My domestic shorthair feline says:

After the gold medal win in ice skating last night, collie is trading high on the Korean Market. Cipher, wanna make some money?

HornetSting on February 26, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Awww that’s so sweet.

Chavez has his Milicias Bolivarianas (Bolivarian Militas), Castro his Comites por la Defensa de la Revolucion (CDRs), and Obama now has his “coffee party” (maybe if we’re lucky he can parlay and codify their movement into that vaunted “National Security Force” he wants).

At least we’ll be able to sort out the die hard Obamunists from the proles.

hey wait, isn’t coffee brown too? awwwww that’s so sweet. Racists.

elduende on February 26, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Leftists would be more accurate calling themselves “The Coke Party”…

neurosculptor on February 26, 2010 at 6:07 PM

White powder, huh?

My collie says:

Did you say ‘white power’? RACIST!

CyberCipher on February 26, 2010 at 6:10 PM

I’m still working my way through the second vid, so far, hilarious.

Why wouldn’t you/they want quality health care that you don’t even have to pay for

El_Terrible on February 26, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Watched the video for thirty seconds, and decided this girl had problems with complex ideas of any sort. I’d add a background track of Frank Zappa singing “Valley Girls” and it would be very convincing.

Still considering that Milk and Cookies Party.

manwithblackhat on February 26, 2010 at 6:11 PM

You know they are liberals with the whiny voices and the misleading anecdotes. What was extreme about the Tea Parties? Anytime a group of conservatives get together it’s an extreme event of extreme extremist!

saltydogg14 on February 26, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Well, if they’ll drink Kopi Luwak coffee and then kindly pass away, it would fulfill my fondest wish for them.

trubble on February 26, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Group Hug!!! Now shut up.

Cindy Munford on February 26, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Shocker. AsianChick’s Facebook friends all agree with her that the Tea Party movement is bad.

Cicero43 on February 26, 2010 at 6:11 PM

hey wait, isn’t coffee brown too? awwwww that’s so sweet. Racists.

elduende on February 26, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Black too.
Do you think obama could get us a cup, elduende?

HornetSting on February 26, 2010 at 6:12 PM

From what I had heard on Laura Ingraham today, this movement won’t last. These hippies will be too busy taking their yoga classes and hugging trees.

madmonkphotog on February 26, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Frappuccino!

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2010 at 6:06 PM

I hear that goes well with arugula.

SittingDeadRed on February 26, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Still considering that Milk and Cookies Party.

manwithblackhat on February 26, 2010 at 6:11 PM

You know Meghan Mccain is down, blackhat.

HornetSting on February 26, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Coffee Talk with Linda Richman

Kini on February 26, 2010 at 6:13 PM

“we need to…like…stop the obstructionism…”

*enter guy with red jacket blocking the camera*

“and…uh…”

*enter lady in black coat blocking the camera*

oh, the irony :-)

yokumo on February 26, 2010 at 6:13 PM

I think this movement is brilliant, so I am setting up a few winners to make tons of money and be relevant.

Poogle: The best search engine around.

Hike: Lets face it, Greek gods have nothing over the great outdoors and proper footwear.

Hater: Pronounced like its rival “water” or as Mass. folks would say “Hawter”- but the H denotes “healthy water…” get it?

Roca Rola: Not a cola – but a darn good time drinking it.*

*may need to rethink due to American Chinese Relations Organization threats.

Odie1941 on February 26, 2010 at 6:14 PM

These hippies will be too busy taking their yoga classes and hugging trees.

madmonkphotog on February 26, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Hey~I PRACTICE yoga and my husband LOVES ME for it.
But, I don’t hug trees.

HornetSting on February 26, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Starbucks Socialists?
Latte Liberals ?

Juan Valdez (and his burro) approves.

/.

CaveatEmpty on February 26, 2010 at 6:14 PM

“We came into power, and so quickly everything is falling apart.”

SCORE!!!!

Cicero43 on February 26, 2010 at 6:15 PM

We want the political process broken down into three steps:
1) open and respectful dialogue
2) thoughtful and informed deliberation
3) competent and decisive execution.”

Are they joking? After what they put Bush, Cheney, Rice, Palin and other Republican leaders?

It will be interesting if this is still in place after November!

Star20 on February 26, 2010 at 6:15 PM

Why was the lady in the first video standing out in all that global warming? Her coffee is going to get cold.

Cindy Munford on February 26, 2010 at 6:15 PM

After the gold medal win in ice skating last night, collie is trading high on the Korean Market. Cipher, wanna make some money?

HornetSting on February 26, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Collie is busy organizing the local Filipino Tea Partiers so that they are sure to attend tomorrow’s meeting here in Seattle.

My collie says:

I plan on filming them.

We hope to send our video clips to Keith Olbermann — so that we can ask him how many WHITE people that he sees.

My collie says:

Zo should sue the b*st*rd for copyright infringement. (I see white people.)

CyberCipher on February 26, 2010 at 6:16 PM

I loved watching these two videos. Two things are clear from watching them.

One, these people are absurdly uninformed… aka Obama voters.

Two, they are heart broken. “like, one year ago, we were like, inspired, and happy, and now, its like all gone.” Lib tears are yummy for the soul.

El_Terrible on February 26, 2010 at 6:16 PM

Too late. Coffee house liberals already had their “movement”. It was called Obamamania in 2008. It died after he was elected.

keep the change on February 26, 2010 at 6:17 PM

“We came into power, and so quickly everything is falling apart.”

SCORE!!!!

Cicero43 on February 26, 2010 at 6:15 PM

+1000

El_Terrible on February 26, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Black too.
Do you think obama could get us a cup, elduende?

HornetSting on February 26, 2010 at 6:12 PM

lol. by the time we are done with Obama his holiness is going to rue the day his momma first spread her legs for that African commie.

I think I’ll start the Coffee Cake Party.

Our platform is simple, we want our government cake and we want to eat it too. In other words, we want the government to provide for all our life expenses while staying completely out of our life.

elduende on February 26, 2010 at 6:17 PM

What’s next, the Sticky Bun Party? Hmmm.

mrpeabody on February 26, 2010 at 6:18 PM

manwithblackhat on February 26, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Yeah! They’ve been eating “Yellow Snow” with their coffee.

Cybergeezer on February 26, 2010 at 6:18 PM

CyberCipher on February 26, 2010 at 6:16 PM

My domestic shorthair feline LOVES our filipino friend.
She also LOVES her cooking, that does not include feline dishes.
Keith Olbermann~you mean, grand cyclops of MSNBC?

HornetSting on February 26, 2010 at 6:19 PM

linky

OmahaConservative on February 26, 2010 at 6:20 PM

With all this crap being shoved down our throats, we’re going to need a “Colon Cleanse Party”.

Cybergeezer on February 26, 2010 at 6:21 PM

She should try it again when she is sober.

bill30097 on February 26, 2010 at 6:22 PM

One major difference here to pay attention to, is when the Coffee Party fails to really take off and starts running into “funding” problmes, they will apply for and recieve government grants to stay in operation.

Koa on February 26, 2010 at 6:23 PM

It should be called the stupid douche bag Starbucks party. Hit it, sure, call back, not likely.

ray on February 26, 2010 at 6:23 PM

This administration has ED! But, the people are gettin’ screwed, just the same.

Cybergeezer on February 26, 2010 at 6:23 PM

All that is required to be part of this movement is a sincere commitment to participating in, and protecting the democratic process party.

FIFY

chunderroad on February 26, 2010 at 6:23 PM

Geeze, maybe they need to go decaf. LOL

How absurd is this? It’s their right, but wow. I don’t think they want cooperation, or civility. Those are just code words for roll over, and just vote for what we want, and stop picking on poor wittle Obama.

Is this the commie party in disguise?

capejasmine on February 26, 2010 at 6:23 PM

Coffee ?

C razies
o rganizing
F anatical
F reinds
E very
E quinox ?

William Amos on February 26, 2010 at 6:24 PM

Bee Ess.

hillbillyjim on February 26, 2010 at 6:24 PM

I think Bill Maher should start the Cocaine Party!

carbon_footprint on February 26, 2010 at 6:24 PM

Tea partiers should have chose that name. Then, all the media would have to call them is beane….yeah…doesn’t quite work.

Narutoboy on February 26, 2010 at 6:24 PM

They’ve lost their mojo…before they even had any.

dont taze me bro on February 26, 2010 at 6:25 PM

These poor girls should really try the Tea; Their coffee seems to be watered down.

Cybergeezer on February 26, 2010 at 6:25 PM

“The Coffee Party has suddenly become an advocate for all things gay…”

Seven Percent Solution on February 26, 2010 at 6:25 PM

No passion. No Coffee Party.

BottomLine5 on February 26, 2010 at 6:26 PM

We demand cooperation

Huh? Talk about starting with stupid.

pugwriter on February 26, 2010 at 6:26 PM

It should be called the stupid douche bag Starbucks party. Hit it, sure, call back, not likely.

ray on February 26, 2010 at 6:23 PM

And from the headlines….liberals and athiests have higher IQ’s? I call FOUL!!!!

capejasmine on February 26, 2010 at 6:26 PM

My G-d! No one has said it yet? Okay, I’ll take the low-hanging fruit that has been passed by:

The Kool-Aid Party

neurosculptor on February 26, 2010 at 6:27 PM

That’s not coffee; it’s bongwater.

alliebobbitt on February 26, 2010 at 6:27 PM

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