Step one: Name a popular beverage. Step two: Add the word "party." Step three: Smile for the cameras…
The new Coffee Party movement deemed its official kickoff Saturday a "huge success," with dozens of talks held at coast-to-coast coffee shops as members came together to discuss the issues most important to them.
Billed by many as an answer to the conservative Tea Party movement, the Coffee Party was born on Facebook just six weeks ago.
Coffee Party founder Annabel Park, who worked as a volunteer for Barack Obama's presidential campaign and Democratic Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia's 2006 campaign, says the group is not "aligned" with any party and calls the two-party system out of date.
"Just like in the American Revolution, we are looking for real representation right now. We don't feel represented by our government right now, and we don't really feel represented well by the media either," Park said last week on CNN's "American Morning."
Hmmm! Where have we heard that before? Why, it's almost as if the Tea Party and the Coffee Party are using similar organizational techniques to promote different agendas and talking points.
The two-party system may be out of date, but I guess the two-party anti-two-party-system system is alive and well.
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