Coffee Party national convention rumored to have occurred over the weekend

posted at 7:08 pm on September 27, 2010 by Allahpundit

Schadenfreudean fun on a slow Monday night thanks to P.J. Gladnick and Newsbusters, who — virtually alone among media — remembered that the left’s answer to the tea party held its big shindig yesterday. Luckily, much of the proceedings was captured on video; unluckily, some of the clips have as few as, um, 10 views. Speakers included Lawrence Lessig, Mark McKinnon, and John “Wingnuts” Avlon. (Tea Party Express Chair Amy Kremer was invited to speak as part of a panel but had to cancel due to illness.) Why, after all the ridiculous hype earlier this year about how many Facebook followers the group had, etc, has the press suddenly bailed on them? Well, remember that the buzz about CP was cooked up around the time that ObamaCare was nearing passage, back when the meme du jour about tea partiers was that they were a violent racist zombified rabble. The CP, being “moderate” and allegedly devoted above all things to civility, was held up as a study in contrasts. But the racism smear against TPers isn’t as current as it used to be, mainly because the tea party’s spent most of the past few months battling centrist Republicans instead of the sainted left. Now the chief knock on them is that they’re a highly effective puritanically conservative machine, purging moderate GOPers like Lisa Murkowski and Mike Castle and replacing them with supposed fanatics like Joe Miller and Christine O’Donnell. Suddenly, the study in contrasts doesn’t look so good for the Coffee Party. Which would you rather be part of, some sort of Facebook-driven kaffeeklatsch or a movement that’s tossing the bums out of Washington? That’s why you don’t hear about it anymore.

Anyway, two clips for you below, one from last month hyping the CP mega-meetup and the other from the convention itself that’s self-explanatory. Speaking of centrists getting organized politically, I don’t want to start any hearts fluttering but there has been talk on Twitter over the past week or so of holding the first ever … RINOcon. Imagine the roster: Frum, Brooks, Buckley, Kathleen Parker-Spitzer, Meghan McCain, and a cavalcade of moderate candy-ass bloggers. Maybe even a cameo from Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins? Dude, I think it could happen. Exit question: Should we call it … the Cocktail Party?


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Wow, lot of people of color there. Bet MSNBC was impressed. Figures that they had the black guy do some rapping.

Hummer53 on September 28, 2010 at 12:06 AM

Predictably Pathetic.

2ipa on September 28, 2010 at 12:40 AM

Don’t tell me the Tea Party can astroturf millions of people to a peaceful political rally and you can’t convince college students to show up for Obama’s verbal masturbation festival in Wisconsin.

Liberals, putting the ASS in astroturf.

ace tomato on September 28, 2010 at 1:08 AM

You can’t stop a movement! You can’t stop a movement!

Why did they cut off the video?! I want to see the part where the host comes out and tells the coffee party audience that they’ve been Punk’d!

swanzoid on September 28, 2010 at 1:14 AM

There were over a thousand attendees last April for the Tax Day Tea Party in Chowchilla, CA. If you’ve ever been to Chowchilla then you would know how pathetic the Coffee Party must be to only get 350 to attend their national convention.

AaronGuzman on September 28, 2010 at 1:33 AM

Even they can’t stand each other……

flameofjudah on September 28, 2010 at 1:38 AM

Laugh it up. It was better attended than Homocon.

Rocks on September 28, 2010 at 1:40 AM

Uuuum, that first “Coffee Party” video notes their Coffee Party in “Redman, WA”.

As a resident of Washington I can attest to the fact that there is no such place as Redman, WA. There is a Redmond, WA, home of Microsoft, Darcy Burner, and all sorts of liberal whackjobs, but it speaks to how tiny and unorganized this astroturf group is that they don’t even know where they come from.

American Elephant on September 28, 2010 at 5:40 AM

Laugh it up. It was better attended than Homocon.

Um, I hate to break it to you, but Homocon was supposed to be small since, by definition, it represents only a small subset of the conservative movement.

The pathetic “coffee party”, on the other hand, aspires to be a big, broad, inclusive movement

…which it utterly fails to do.

SO yes, we are laughing. :D

American Elephant on September 28, 2010 at 5:43 AM

Don’t tell me the Tea Party can astroturf millions of people to a peaceful political rally and you can’t convince college students to show up for Obama’s verbal masturbation festival in Wisconsin.

I predict they will offer free beer, free food and free music just like Obama did at his propagandist rally in Germany. Maybe free itunes!

American Elephant on September 28, 2010 at 5:47 AM

If a tree falls in the woods, and nobody is around to hear it . . . you know the rest.

What a bunch of irrelevant [fill in the blank].

DuctTapeMyBrain on September 28, 2010 at 7:06 AM

A rather monochromatic looking crowd at that coffee party.
You can’t stop…a bowel movement!
You can’t stop…a bowel movement!

mizflame98 on September 28, 2010 at 7:27 AM

You can actually hear the crowd’s shame as it develops. As the “rap” rambles on they become hesitant in their rhythmic clapping.

Osis on September 28, 2010 at 7:35 AM

Ice, ice, Baby.

Cindy Munford on September 28, 2010 at 7:38 AM

“Coffee Party?” Don’t liberals have any original ideas of their own?

zoyclem on September 28, 2010 at 7:38 AM

A whole lot of cream in that coffee movement

mizflame98 on September 28, 2010 at 7:42 AM

Should we call it … the Cocktail Party?

*snort*

RushBaby on September 28, 2010 at 7:44 AM

I’m ready to say it openly now:

I am glad – no, giddy! – that Barrack Hussein Obama won the presidency in 2008.

Because the sheer past and present and future entertainment value has been immeasurable. Every day gets better, sweeter, and funnier. The schadenfreude is so thick and rich and creamy that it ought to come with a warning label for diabetics.

I admit it: I’m having a blast. Sure, it’ll take a few years to fix the country once he’s gone … and yeah, there’s some minor suckage for all the FUNemployed folks out there (like, er, me at the moment).

But its gold. Comedy gold. And it keeps getting better.

I’m seriously considering voting for the shmuck in 2012 … just to keep the lulz rolling.

Hell, I’m already laughing at the idea of O’bummer having to deal with a Republican Congress.

Laughter is the best medicine. And Dr. Democrat is dispensing free meds for everybody.

Professor Blather on September 28, 2010 at 10:07 AM

Should we call it … the Cocktail Party?

oh my……….

what would bawney fwank say……..you savage brutes!!

bwahahahahaha!!!!!!

RealMc on September 28, 2010 at 6:07 PM

“You can’t stop a movement”

What a very unfortunate catch-phrase.

Candy Slice on September 28, 2010 at 8:37 PM

Just like the white rapper, why go with a pale imitation when you can go with the real thing? Why have a Coffee Party when the Tea Party is the real change, the real deal, and committed to real ideas?

Moderates are so lame. Hear the message: we don’t want to get along with the Washington establishment or ruling class or liberals or Obamanites. We don’t want to dialogue with them, understand them, feel for them, or get warm and fuzzy with them. We seek only one thing: to utterly and completely crush and defeat them at the ballot box, to take over the Republican party, to run every RINO out of town, and to move reclaim our God given liberty. Nothing else will do, and there is nothing moderate about that!

gajaw999 on September 29, 2010 at 9:03 AM

You can’t stop a bowel movement!

JayJay123 on September 29, 2010 at 9:06 AM

Hearing about the movement reminds me of a funny Reaganism. He described the federal government as a baby with an insatiable appetite at one end and no sense of responsiblity at the other. Coffee Party, your name has been called— you must leave us!

gajaw999 on September 29, 2010 at 9:10 AM

Allahpundit, as you say, slow news day. As you not less than 10 viewers when it first hit the internet. However, your comment has caused it to skyrocket.

Therefore, showing how much credibility and influence you have on U.S.

MSGTAS on September 29, 2010 at 10:03 AM

You cannot stop a movement – unless you want to be constipated, or worst. The speakers rap equates to diarrhea.

MSGTAS on September 29, 2010 at 10:21 AM

There was a Coffee Party convention here in Louisville? How did I miss that? I never heard any buzz about it. Perhaps we locals were distracted by the International Boatbuilders Exhibition & Conference, and the 26th annual (Ky.) Society for Human Resources Management Conference — either of which was probably far more interesting and important.

KyMouse on September 29, 2010 at 12:33 PM

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