Coffee Party Groups Seek Change Without the Hate

March 15, 2010

(ChattahBox)—- The specter of the vitriolic hate-filled tea party protests, painting President Obama as Hitler and worse and contributing nonsensical falsehoods to the public discourse, such as death panels, has led to the formation of a counter group, dubbed the coffee party. The group, the brainchild of Annabel Park, a 42-year-old documentary filmmaker, was started on a whim one day by creating a coffee party Facebook page. And the idea of more civility and inclusiveness took off, with a coffee party kick-off on March 13 at coffee shops nationwide.

Park was surprised when 150,000 members joined the original Facebook page and now the group has a separate Web site with a blog and a forum for members to engage with one another, and have civil and enlightened conversations. There are no hate-filled rants demonizing President Obama as a Socialist, or a Nazi, or images depicting him as an African witch doctor, while questioning his place of birth. And no bizarre conspiracy theories that Obama wants to take away your guns or place people in detention camps.

The coffee party is described, as an “American grassroots movement aiming to reinvigorate the democratic process with civility, inclusiveness, and civic engagement.” And the group is next organizing a National Coffee Summit, Coffee with Congress on March 27.

Coffee party USA spokesperson, Alan Alborn is “inviting Americans across all political spectrums to speak up and be part of the Coffee Summit.”

“Coffee Party USA is encouraging communities to meet again at coffee houses, homes and other venues to have civil conversations about the issues that matter to them. This time though, the communities will be planning as well. They’ll be planning coffee with Congress. Coffee with Congress will take place during the upcoming Congressional recess, March 29th through April 9th, when elected officials return to their districts. Local chapter members will schedule meetings with their Senators and Representatives, and present for the first time their consensus on the issues. Coffee will be served, of course.”

After a year of angry teapartiers shouting down lawmakers at town hall meetings and brandishing signs depicting hate and racial animus, the coffee party is a refreshing change.


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2 Responses to “Coffee Party Groups Seek Change Without the Hate”

  1. akw on March 15th, 2010 7:44 pm

    The so-called “grassroots” Coffee Party Movement, isn’t so “grassroots”.

    The coffee party is partnered with democracyinaction, a 501(c)(3) organization, (meaning contributions to the latter are tax-deductible) whose motto is “wiring the progressive movement” for “social justice”.

    Democracyinaction gets its funding from the Open Society Institute (funded by GEORGE SOROS!). Democracyinaction is also linked to wiredforchange whose clients include the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the DEMOCRATIC Congressional Campaign Committee.

    http://salsalabs.com/democracyinaction

    And, here is Annabel, herself, urging Coffee Partiers to go to this website ………

    http://swampbubbles.com/person/annabel-park

    The bottom line is that Annabel Park is a seasoned political activist who got frustrated with the fact that the Tea Parties were getting their message heard, and the liberals who support Obama were not.

    So, she co-opted the Tea Party’s format and told everyone that the intention is to promote “civility in discourse”. The fact is, her intention was to amass enough people to get attention in order to promote Obama and his agenda, and get him reelected. She didn’t care about civility when she was trashing the Tea Parties, though, and she originally said that her intention was to render the Tea Party obsolete.

    If people want the same things Annabel Park wants, that’s great – but, everyone who doesn’t want to promote and support Obama and his reelection should know that they’re being used.

  2. Joe on March 18th, 2010 9:42 pm

    I don’t really care if Americans join the Tea Party or the Coffee Party as long as they are willing to help keep Ameria strong. By holding the government accountable for their actions we won’t lose what our fore fathers strived so hard to ensure for future generations. I am a combat veteran and I am very proud to be an American. I just hope we aren’t too late to salvage what we have been able to enjoy for so long. God help us!

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