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    Re: Coffee Party activists say their civic brew's a tastier choice than Tea Party's

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
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    Interesting. Should see how this goes. I personally could see this getting a lot of momentum. It's been a long time since there's been significant populist activity on the left, and this looks like it could lead to that.
    I doubt she even understands the history behind the name they chose.
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    Re: Coffee Party activists say their civic brew's a tastier choice than Tea Party's

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Reagan populism destroyed American conservatism. If it enters liberalism it will kill again.
    How did Reagan populism destroy American conservatism?

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    Re: Coffee Party activists say their civic brew's a tastier choice than Tea Party's

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It will be interesting to watch the Coffee Party and the Democrat party split a voting block that makes up 20% of the country...
    Except this Coffee Party is nothing but a bunch of liberals and Democrats. At election time they will vote Democrat.

    This is another example of the 'Cargo' phenomenon. They think by putting up a facade of what appear to be alternative ideas, they can actually launch a new movement that accomplishes something original.

    This sort of liberal is simply a joke.

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    Re: Coffee Party activists say their civic brew's a tastier choice than Tea Party's

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
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    Interesting. Should see how this goes. I personally could see this getting a lot of momentum. It's been a long time since there's been significant populist activity on the left, and this looks like it could lead to that.
    So now, in addition to extremists on the right, we have extremists on the left. Nothing new here. LOL.
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    Re: Coffee Party activists say their civic brew's a tastier choice than Tea Party's

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    So now, in addition to extremists on the right, we have extremists on the left. Nothing new here. LOL.
    I don't really see the Coffee Party as extremists on the left.

    cpwill has said that liberals are 20% of the people. What he neglects to mention is that 40% identify themselves as conservatives, while the other 40% identify themselves as moderates.

    I think the Coffee Party are made up of those moderates, or those who are center-left. Unlike the Tea Party, who are making demands on the government, the Coffee Party is trying to make a well-spoken consensus on the issues. Such a thing is hardly what extremists do.

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    Re: Coffee Party activists say their civic brew's a tastier choice than Tea Party's

    I don't want to be part of either the Tea Party or the Coffee Party. I want to join the Cocoa Party.

    MISSION
    The Cocoa Party Movement gives voice to Americans who want to see chocolate in government. We recognize that the federal government is not the enemy of chocolate, but the expression of our collective will to drink hot cocoa, and that we must participate in the democratic process in order to address the challenges that we face as cocoa-drinkers. As voters and caffeinated volunteers, we will support leaders who work toward the addition of those little marshmallows, and hold accountable those who want to ban hot beverages altogether.

    We’re so grassroots, we’re weedroots.

    About Us

    We are diverse — whipped cream, cinnamon, mint-flavored, soy, or straight-up old-fashioned.

    We are 100% weedroots. No astroturf Obama-campaigning former New York Times employees in the Cocoa Movement, no sirree! No grassroots racist fascist redneck Neanderthal Teabaggers either! And no hyper-partisan strategists calling the shots in this movement. We are a spontaneous and collective expression of our desire to forge a culture of ludicrous propaganda that is entirely blame-oriented.

    We demand a government that responds to the needs of the majority of its hot beverage drinkers as expressed by our choice of mugs or cups; NOT corporate interests as expressed by misleading coffee advertisements posing as legitimate journalism!

    We want a society in which hot cocoa is treated as sacrosanct and ordinary citizens drink it out of a sense of civic duty, civic pride, and a desire to taste something delicious. The Cocoa Party is a call to action. Our Founding Fathers and Mothers gave us an enduring gift — chocolate — and we must drink it to meet the challenges that we face as a nation.
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    Re: Coffee Party activists say their civic brew's a tastier choice than Tea Party's

    promote civility and inclusiveness in political discourse, engage the government not as an enemy but as the collective will of the people, push leaders to enact the progressive change for which 52.9 percent of the country voted in 2008.
    Wait a minute -- according to the Tea Party, the government has to do exactly what we want at moment's notice, even though we change our minds based on misinformation by TV pundits and/or don't really understand the complexity of the issue... I want my country back. Why do we have to wait 2 years for a national election-- can we have one every week??

    I thought we lived in a direct democracy... Since when is this a Republic???

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    Re: Coffee Party activists say their civic brew's a tastier choice than Tea Party's

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Liberal is not a political party. The democratic party of the US is a political party, and the largest party in the world with 72 million registered voters.

    Democratic Party (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Really?

    WikiAnswers - How many people are members of the Republican party


    Historically, the last ten presidential elections have favored the Republican party with an average of 50% voting Republican, 46% voting Democrat and 4% voting for a third party or independent candidate.

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    Re: Coffee Party activists say their civic brew's a tastier choice than Tea Party's

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Really?

    WikiAnswers - How many people are members of the Republican party


    Historically, the last ten presidential elections have favored the Republican party with an average of 50% voting Republican, 46% voting Democrat and 4% voting for a third party or independent candidate.
    Most presidential elections favor the Republican party because of their national defense stance. That doesn't mean 50% of voters are Republicans. I'd also like to see the history and percentage of voting in congressional elections. That would provide more accurate numbers.

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    Re: Coffee Party activists say their civic brew's a tastier choice than Tea Party's

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Wait a minute -- according to the Tea Party, the government has to do exactly what we want at moment's notice, even though we change our minds based on misinformation by TV pundits and/or don't really understand the complexity of the issue... I want my country back. Why do we have to wait 2 years for a national election-- can we have one every week??

    I thought we lived in a direct democracy... Since when is this a Republic???
    Since our Forefathers created it as a Republic, close to 234 years ago.
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