Boston Tea Party Blend…Got Some?
Enjoyed some revolutionary tea as I surfed on forums hosted at the Coffee Party website.
I found a post that seems to capture the essence of the Java people. Destroy Your Enemies..Make Them Your Friend:
Their idea of democracy is also interesting. “Democracy isn’t supposed to be about two teams fighting … it is about [a] community of people advancing common good.” Besides the fact that we’re a representative republic (with democratic processes), the notion that democracy is all about agreement certainly has the virtue of novelty. After all, if everyone agreed on how to advance the common good, you wouldn’t need democracy. This sounds very similar to Barack Obama’s continued insistence that people need to stop talking about health-care reform and just accept his proposal.
Besides, why does the Coffee Party need to “restore democracy in America”? The candidate they backed won the last election, as did the party they backed for Congress. Do the Klatschers believe that Democrats have destroyed democracy in America? Maybe they have more in common with the Tea Party than people think!
The ‘we won’ mantra is on tap at Coffee Party:
More reading on the subject can be found here:
Dan Riehl: Denver Coffee Party – 2 Tsp Of Dem Politics And A Dash Of Progressivism, Please
Donald Douglas: Coffee Party War!
Robert Stacy McCain gets it: The Coffee Party – It Is All About The Hate