It was probably inevitable, but even so one would think the progressives could have come up with a better theme for countering the grass-roots tea-party movement, especially when there is evidence “moneybags” George Soros is behind it.
Now comes something called the “coffee party.” I mean, come on.
Why not call it the “gold party”? After all, Soros is currently trying to drive up the price of gold by hedging his bet against sure-to-come massive inflation in the United States due to the reckless economic policies his puppet, President Barack Obama, has put into place.
In attempting to portray the coffee party as a grass-roots project, one has to chuckle, picturing latte-sipping liberals sitting around at a Starbucks discussing the “illegal” wiretaps against terrorists that former President George W. Bush put into place.
Of course they don’t realize it, but Obama has probably doubled the exertion in snooping on people.
They will make an effort to project this as the voice of a new “grass-roots” and “bipartisan” political coalition. The coffee party is about as grass-roots as a flock of ibis poking their bills into the ground looking for rich nuggets of nutrition — things like grubs, worms, roaches, leeches and other assorted morsels that progressives are attracted to in picking their leaders in Washington.
Does one really think the coffee party will receive a grass-roots/bipartisan mantel that has forever eluded the left? It will be hard to shake the power and influence of those “limousine liberals” running the Democratic Party, as noted by Charles Martel in his comments in RedState: “The problem with this, and any other wannabe leftist tea party equivalent, is this: The tea party began and has flourished because those involved felt — rightly — that they had no voice in our country today, that they were being ignored or outright mocked by government and the media. The tea party has given us back power and a voice.
“Any such group on the left is going to run into the very real problem that they already have a voice. The media, Hollywood, academia, basically the entire government — they’re all saying the same thing this coffee party will be saying. And the movement loses any motivation and drive right from the get-go.”
More insight came from a Newsbuster reader commenting on the Washington Post’s Coffee Party USA coverage:
“I guess the WaPo agrees that to them and this liberal Facebooker, it’s all about style over substance and looks over content. They don’t even attempt to point out why the term ‘tea party’ was chosen and what historical significance it has.
“I guess that it’s appropriate that this was in the Style section of the newspaper. I wonder if the Democrats are capable of a grass-roots organization. Every liberal cause in my lifetime has been driven by the George Soroses and MoveOn shakers that control and direct the Democrats.”
Then, there is the added problem of perception for the coffee party. Many, if not most, are registered Democrats because of abortion, but they’re totally freaking out about the dysfunctional government now in place in Washington. They, too, are voicing their concerns regarding uncontrollable spending, the road to bankruptcy through debt that can never be paid off and continual infringements upon the U.S. Constitution.
Suddenly, abortion rights don’t seem as palatable while sipping a hazelnut blend. And that is why many Democrats are content raising their voices with the “we, the people” tea-party movement. A cross-section of tea partiers shows many Democrats, independents and Republicans united in taking back our country and holding those who represent us in government accountable.
For the elitist progressive crowd that will make up the coffee party, it will be business as usual — high-brow intellectual snobs discussing how to keep their subjects under control. No wonder the truly grass-roots, and yes, bipartisan, tea partiers terrify these deeply disingenuous Nancy Pelosi astro-turfers who will make up the coffee party.
It is also important to note that partisan attacks on tea-party groups are now being centrally organized, and this complaint is likely following the spirit — or even the direction — of this national effort to kill the tea-party movement.
But, the tea-party movement will not be distracted and we will press on. I might even drink a cup of coffee now and then, without the added flavor of elitism.
Willoughby, a veteran of the U.S. Army and business, leads the Naples tea party and its self-named blog at naplesnews.com/blogs