The video is from Big Journalism.
Here's another from St. Louis where 2300 people showed up for a Tea Party protest...
...30 people showed up for the "Coffee Party" event across town:
Here's a bit about the "Coffee Party" kick off today in Chicago.
Today I received this email alerting me to a “coffee party” kick-off event being held in Chicago where a local Chicagoan that stumbled upon the thing even admits openly that it isn’t being run by anyone local. In his personal email meant to drum up local support for this astroturf effort, the emailer (whose name I will not release) says, “Clearly, this organization is not led by someone from Chicago.” Why? Because the first event was planned to be held during the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade one of city’s biggest local party days. As the emailer scoffs, “Otherwise they would know that we’d all be at a huge parade on this day and instead of drinking coffee we’d be drinking green beer.”UPDATE: But in Chicago, at their "national kickoff", Baxter Swilley claims that he's never been invovled in politics before...yeah right. He was the state Political Director for the John Edwards campaign. After that he was the spokesman for Illinois Lt. Gov, Scott Lee Cohen. Cohen had threatened his girl friend with a knife...which ended his political career. Then, he was one of the leaders of the Chicago Olypmic bid. Now, do you think that he's not in some way associated, with Barack Obama? Both are members in good standing in the Chicago political machine...I'm just sayin' is all...of course there can't be some kind of connection. After all, those top reporters from CNN and MSNBC, ABC, CBS and NBC would have found it if there was one right?
Roger's Park Bench has an even more in depth breakdown of who this guy is...the "coffee party" is no more a grass roots organization than Moveon.org is...
HT Dan Reihl