CNN thoughtfully writes glowing press release for Coffee Party launch tomorrow
posted at 7:01 pm on March 12, 2010 by Allahpundit
Tomorrow’s the day they start taking back America, one Sanka at a time. Think I’m kidding about the press release? See for yourself and tell me how, in any material respect, it differs from something the CP organizers would have written themselves. Obligatory obfuscation of the group’s partisan leanings? Check.
They’re professionals, musicians and housewives. They’re frustrated liberal activists, disheartened conservatives and political newborns. They’re young and old, rich and poor, black, white and all shades of other…
This new group calls for civility, objects to obstructionism and demands that politicians be held accountable to the people who put them in office.
Flattering comparison to the tea party movement? Check.
The self-described libertarian and fiscal conservative was, and in some ways still is, a supporter of the Tea Party. He initially backed Sen. John McCain for president in 2008 and isn’t, himself, comfortable with the idea of a public option in the health-care system. But the direction Oxford has seen the Tea Party take recently has him concerned.
He can’t help but think it’s being hijacked by social conservatives and the far right, he said, and as a gay man who’s committed to gay rights, it may not be his cup of political tea.
Moronic touting of the number of fans their Facebook page has? Check.
Born on Facebook just six weeks ago, the group boasts more than 110,000 fans, as of Friday morning. The Coffee Party is billed by many as an answer to the Tea Party (more than 1,000 fewer fans), a year-old protest movement that’s steeped in fiscal conservatism and boiling-hot, anti-tax rhetoric.
To put that in perspective, there are 1.2 million fans for Baby Megatron. But as I say, follow the link and see for yourself how eager the media is to boost this Democratic kaffeeklatsch as a full-blown rival to tea partiers. Oh, and be sure to check out the videos embedded on the page too. The “artistic expression” one is spun gold.