"Coffee Party" had a national convention. Really.

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    Coffee party urges voters to get involved at Louisville convention | courier-journal.com | The Courier-Journal

    It's "first national convention" or it's last? :tongue:

    Hat tip to Newsbusters...

    Decaffeinated Coffee Party Convention Fizzles Out to Almost No Media Acclaim | NewsBusters.org

    Video available at second link. :lol:

    Is the Coffee Party a movement or a series of High School reunions?

    Keep up the good work folks, however... keep in mind, "your" revolution will not be televised.
     
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    Well, here's the problem that I have with this...

    When did the "liberal" mainstream media "promote" the "coffee party"?

    I remember hearing about it once, and then never again.
     
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    Did they hold it at a Starbucks?

    If I'd known, I'd have definitely gone. I like coffee.
     
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    It was in Newsweek per the the second link in the OP.

    Also CNN, NYT, CBS, WaPo (a glowing article plus OpEd space for founder Ms. Park.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/02/us/politics/02coffee.html?_r=1

    Meet the people who are percolating in the Coffee Party - CNN.com

    Is the "Coffee Party" the Next Big Thing? - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

    Coffee Party activists say their civic brew's a tastier choice than Tea Party's - washingtonpost.com

    Coffee Party movement: Alternative to tea - washingtonpost.com
     
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    Should I even attempt to compare it to the coverage that the Tea Parties have gotten?
     
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    Are they calling the coffee potheads racists? Bigots? Dangerous terrorists? Stupid? Any criticism whatsoever?
     
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    I haven't seen the "Mainstream Media" call the Tea Partiers racists or bigots. I've only heard that from left-wing pundits and race-baiters.

    But that's not the point I'm trying to make. I hold no alligence to the "Coffee Party" (apparently, no one does). I'm just trying to figure out why the right feels the need to attack them and ridicule them so much.
     
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    "you can't stop a movement, a movement, a movement"

    (especially after several cups of coffee) :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    So many white people. What's up wit dat? :eusa_hand:
     
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    If you can find as much positive reporting by the MSM at the same time that the Tea Party was getting off the ground then power to ya. However I was only posting the above in answer to your question about the MSM coverage. And I did not even include the obvious tour of MSNBC shows that the Coffee Party was praised at or Ms. Park was interviewed on.

    The two are comparable in some ways but not others, a context ought to be provided. For example, my beloved Seattle Seahawks are the "coffee party" of the NFL (sans the glowing coverage) in that most have heard of them but they are mostly an ignored small market team. Verses the farking "America's Team" Dallas freakin' Cowboys who get all the attention, national games as well as the scrutiny.
     

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