Feb 272010

The snowballing response made her the de facto coordinator of Coffee Party USA, with goals far loftier than its oopsy-daisy origin: 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.

Hooray! A new group which urges Americans to trust the government, the majority, and the progressive impulse. Way to fill a huge gap in the ideological market!

Wait, though. Don’t we already have a group like that? Hmm, now, let me think, what’s it called…

…oh yeah. The government.

  2 Responses to “Wasteful duplication of services”

  1. Upon the realization that “the progressive change” touted by Obama in the 2008 campaign rhetoric turned out to mean continuing the Bush administration’s wasteful federal spending and staggering debt accumulation, more federal government intrusion into Americans’ lives, and the advancement by Socialists within the administration and Congress of their I-know-better-what’s-good-for-you-than-you-do agenda, many of the 52.9% of voters who elected Obama are now part of the Tea Party movement. As you point out, we don’t need a Coffee Party. It is just another group of Obama liberals who either are ignorant of what this “progressive change” will do to Americans, or who believe in the attempt by the administration and the majority in Congress to engineer a socialist state in which the Democratic Party will always hold the majority.

    The piece in the Washington Post had it right in stating that, as to what they hold to be the middle of American politics, “The Coffee Party believes the middle is consensus. The Tea Party believes the middle is the Constitution.”

  2. Actually, I think it is the “political parties” rather than that sub-set of them (and the occasional academic and possibly even one or two people who might once have worked for a living) that form the “government of the day”.

    Still, at least your country of origin has an overt proto-minarchist tendency. All respect to Mr B-G, but LPUK has little mass and no traction, much as I would wish it otherwise.

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