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If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The Coffee Party, Movement or Astroturf?

The "Coffee Party was started by Annabel Park, of Silver Spring, Maryland. The article by the WaPo is a wonderful airbrush of her life. It just leaves out that she has spent nearly all of her life in one political PAC or another,excepting only when she work for the NY Times.

She formed the "grassroots" movement "Real Virginians for Webb" and "Real Viginians for Obama." Here's her Linkedln bio page...before it disappeared, any way:

Annabel Park
Producer-Director 9500 Liberty
Washington D.C. Metro Area
• Contact Annabel Park
Add Annabel Park to your network
Current
• Producer/Co-director at 9500 Liberty
Past
• National Coordinator at 121 Coalition
• Strategy Coordinator at The New York Times
Education
• Boston University
• Unversity of Oxford
Connections
Something tells me that this isn't someone who is a "grassroots" organizer. Who does she actually work for? Where's the money coming from? All of the "grass roots" organizations that she's formed in the past were rubber stamps for the Democratic Party.

Most of the Tea Party people I know have never before been involved in politics, beyond voting that is. Many of them are angry that the candidate they voted for, for president last year, has morphed into something vastly different than what he ran on during the campaign. A faux movement paid for by sources within the Democratic establishment won't do well nationally, just look at Air America, the very liberal radio network. It had good ratings for about a month, then everything began to fall...now it's in receivership...

I doubt seriously, the coffee party will last any more than Air America did. Nor do I think in the long run will the Tea Party movement. But I do think the Tea Party movement will affect this election cycle, especially if the Democrats are successful in ramming through their health care seizure. That will cause losses by the Dem's at the polls this fall to rival those of the Federalist Party in the 1816-20 election cycles.

The majority of the voting public supports the idea of reforming health care reform, but not during a time of economic distress. While the individual items within the bill poll well, when they are thrown together is when the popularity of the bills in question falls precipitously.

The coffee party is nothing more than an Astroturf organization that parrots talking points of the Obama administration and the Democratic party, while the Tea Party movement is a genuinely populist, grass roots movement made up of people from widely diverging backgrounds. That's why the coffeee party is merely a distraction thrown up by the Democratic Party and it will be built up by their enablers in Major Media (just like the WaPo, who wrote a puff piece on it) in an attempt to change the narrative that a large portion of the electorate is pissed and had enough of the massive spending that this Congress, under the leadership of the far left (Harry Reid & Nancy Pelosi) and this president who ran as a moderate, but who is attempting to govern as a far left ideologue.

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