Over the last year or so, the mainstream media has been trumpeting the "Tea Party Movement" and giving their extremist views with racist undertones ridiculous amounts of publicity; while providing little or no coverage of the Left's views on the national debate.
So a few forward-thinking activists decided to inject some common sense and reasoning into the dialog with this new movement. And the National Coffee Party was born!
The simple mission statement (from their website) is this:
The Coffee Party Movement gives voice to Americans who want to see cooperation in government. We recognize that the federal government is not the enemy of the people, but the expression of our collective will, and that we must participate in the democratic process in order to address the challenges that we face as Americans. As voters and grassroots volunteers, we will support leaders who work toward positive solutions, and hold accountable those who obstruct them.In other words, be part of the solution, not part of the problem!
Having come up with the concept, it was a simple matter of spreading the word, and networking with like-minded individuals via Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and of course, their website CoffeePartyUSA.com.
Imagine how refreshing it will be for a group of involved citizens to meet up and calmly discuss the issues and possible solutions, without nutjob extremists screaming nonsense and making it resemble a rally from a Leni Reifenstal movie! (can you guess to whom I'm referring?)
I'm looking forward to seeing the results of the many Coffee Parties scheduled around the nation. Take a look at their map to see what's scheduled for Saturday. A brief look at their Google map of Coffee Parties around the nation only turns up one that's happening in Connecticut on Saturday, a gathering in Sandy Hook with details viewable here.
I'm thinking that if this thing catches on, there's a really great coffee shop here in Milford with free wifi and lots of yummy treats, and I'm sure they'd love to have a group of constructive and intelligent people enjoy an evening of discussion and fun there! If you think this is a good idea, email me or leave a comment and if I get a good response, I'll organize it for later this month.
PS - Notice how I got through an entire post without saying "Tea Baggers" even once? I'm so proud of myself. It makes me wonder what the wingnuts are gonna call us. I'll bet they're working overtime right now trying to think of something clever, like "Coffee beaners", or "Java garglers", or even "CappucciNuts"...
...Nah, I don't think they're that clever!