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What is the Coffee Party movement and how is it different from the Tea party movement???

Should I put my diet coke down and get a hot beverage? Seriously, what is it all about?


Asked by Anonymous at 12:48 AM on Mar. 24, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Coffee Party USA aims to reinvigorate the public sphere, drawing from diverse backgrounds and diverse perspectives, with the goal of expanding the influence of the People in America's political arena. We do not require nor adhere to any preexisting ideology. We encourage deliberation guided by reason amongst the many viewpoints held by our members. We see our diversity as a strength, not a weakness, because we believe that faithful deliberation from multiple vantage points is the best way to achieve the common good. It is in the responsible and reasonable practice of deliberation that we hope to contribute to society.

    Coffee Party USA is made up of people acting independently of political parties, of corporations, and of political lobbying networks. To this point, all products created and hours logged for Coffee Party have been carried out in the spirit of volunteerism.

    Answer by DusterMommy at 10:05 AM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • They CLAIM to be the "peaceful alternative" to the TEA Party but the TEA Party participants are not violent. People are taking a few crazies and blaiming the whole TEA Party for them. It's rediculous. Libs just want to slam the TEA Party anyway they can.

    Truth be told Libs will always tell you who they are afriad of...they'll go after the person or group they are afraid of everytime.

    I listen to the women who started the "coffee party" on the TV the other night. It just sound like a liberal version of the TEA party. TEA means TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY! Who the hell knows what "coffee party" means.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:58 AM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • Coffee party started by Annabel Park, a staunch Obama supporter. She and a few friends held a coffee party national kick-off. They anticipated 1000's, and got a few hundred attendees. It's a cheap knock-off of the Tea Party. They won't get too far, because they still don't get what drives the Tea Partiers.... Here are some links

    lots and lots of articles that can explain it.

    Answer by 29again at 1:25 AM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • Liberals that think that Obama is getting a bad rap.....forming a group to support him.

    Answer by pvtjokerus at 8:54 AM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • In the coming months and years, we hope to transform our disappointment in our current political system into a force that will return our nation to a course of popular governance, of the People by the People for the People.

    We are diverse — ethnically, geographically, politically, in age and in experience.

    We are 100% grassroots. No lobbyists here. No pundits. 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 civic engagement that is solution-oriented, not blame-oriented.

    We demand a government that responds to the needs of the majority of its citizens as expressed by our votes and by our voices; NOT corporate interests as expressed by misleading advertisements and campaign contributions.

    (The "About Us" statement from their website)

    Answer by DusterMommy at 10:05 AM on Mar. 24, 2010