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Old March 10th, 2010, 07:10 AM   #1
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Remember what I said before...

... In the "What does the Tea Party moment mean to you?" thread? How I said that while I opposed them politicly I supported their existence as it opened up political dialogue and would result in a leftist reaction? I love it when I'm right!

I give you the Coffee Party!
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Old March 10th, 2010, 09:30 AM   #2
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... In the "What does the Tea Party moment mean to you?" thread? How I said that while I opposed them politicly I supported their existence as it opened up political dialogue and would result in a leftist reaction? I love it when I'm right!

I give you the Coffee Party!
I thought that was Starbucks! Not sure that I like the Coffee Party. What is there point exactly, perhaps just an anti-dote for the Tea Party?
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Old March 10th, 2010, 09:38 AM   #3
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I thought that was Starbucks! Not sure that I like the Coffee Party. What is there point exactly, perhaps just an anti-dote for the Tea Party?
Consensus seeking rather then obstructionist. Anti-nonfictional gov't rather then anti-gov't. Oh and a place for the Revolutionary Left to counter the Revolutionary Right represented by the Tea Party, hence the name.

In other words, yes.
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Old March 10th, 2010, 09:45 AM   #4
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Consensus seeking rather then obstructionist. Anti-nonfictional gov't rather then anti-gov't. Oh and a place for the Revolutionary Left to counter the Revolutionary Right represented by the Tea Party, hence the name.

In other words, yes.
I think I prefer the Tea Party. But the civilized version where they discuss taxes and protest mismanagement of Government finances.
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Old March 10th, 2010, 09:57 AM   #5
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I think I prefer the Tea Party. But the civilized version where they discuss taxes and protest mismanagement of Government finances.
Well you're a Rightist.

Same cause, different approach. Quite a few Tea Partiers (more polite and so much cooler then teabagger imo) are active on their forums even.
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Old March 10th, 2010, 03:15 PM   #6
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I thought the Coffee Party were centrists, dedicated to ensuring fair taxes, and their productive utilisation?
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Old March 10th, 2010, 08:12 PM   #7
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I thought the Coffee Party were centrists, dedicated to ensuring fair taxes, and their productive utilisation?
Officially, yes but consider a few things. 1. the gov't supporters have the Dems/Repubs and a bunch of minor 3rd parties. The Revolutionary Centralists, which is to say the middle of the road independents that think the gov't is messed up, have the LP. The Revolutionary Right have the TP. The only voter segment that needed a platform was the Revolutionary Left. Thus the CP really only has 1 major pool of recruits. It'll likely moderate as TP members not happy with the rhetoric realize both groups have the same grievances and defect. As of now however, it's a bunch of angry but cool-headed liberals/social democrats/socialists/communists.
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Old March 11th, 2010, 05:50 AM   #8
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Officially, yes but consider a few things. 1. the gov't supporters have the Dems/Repubs and a bunch of minor 3rd parties. The Revolutionary Centralists, which is to say the middle of the road independents that think the gov't is messed up, have the LP. The Revolutionary Right have the TP. The only voter segment that needed a platform was the Revolutionary Left. Thus the CP really only has 1 major pool of recruits. It'll likely moderate as TP members not happy with the rhetoric realize both groups have the same grievances and defect. As of now however, it's a bunch of angry but cool-headed liberals/social democrats/socialists/communists.
Could it be that the Coffee Party is just an anti Tea Party?
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Could it be that the Coffee Party is just an anti Tea Party?
Well, so far as i'm aware, it was originally dreamed up as a response, wasn't it?
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Old March 12th, 2010, 02:31 AM   #10
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Well, so far as i'm aware, it was originally dreamed up as a response, wasn't it?
Indirectly perhaps. To be truthful, I'm not sure what the Coffee Party really wants to do with themselves and wonder whether they know either. Its name does not sound very serious.
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Indirectly perhaps. To be truthful, I'm not sure what the Coffee Party really wants to do with themselves and wonder whether they know either. Its name does not sound very serious.
I presumed it was mocking the name of the Tea Party.
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I presumed it was mocking the name of the Tea Party.
It's reference to the Tea Tax, same as the Tea Party.
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[FONT=Trebuchet MS]Interesting and unsure if I will join it or tea party as well. As for me I consider myself an independent more then anything else.
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[FONT=Trebuchet MS]I consider myself an independent more then anything else.
Stay that way, please.
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Old March 12th, 2010, 03:22 PM   #15
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Stay that way, please.
[FONT=Trebuchet MS]Don't worry I'm going to do.
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Old March 12th, 2010, 04:45 PM   #16
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We demand a government that responds to the needs of the majority of its citizens as expressed by our votes and by our voices; NOT corporate interests as expressed by misleading advertisements and campaign contributions


OMG commies...?

(that was 100% satire, for anyone misunderstanding)

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[FONT=Trebuchet MS]Don't worry I'm going to do.
It's more fun as an independent, isn't it? You can laugh at/rant at politicians from all sides, eh?
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Old March 12th, 2010, 06:46 PM   #17
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OMG commies...?

(that was 100% satire, for anyone misunderstanding)



It's more fun as an independent, isn't it? You can laugh at/rant at politicians from all sides, eh?
Best part is you can have an opinion and still be independent so long as you're not an ideologue. Hell last time I voted (last midterms) I voted for a Republican and I'm a socialist.
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Old March 13th, 2010, 04:58 PM   #18
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Best part is you can have an opinion and still be independent so long as you're not an ideologue. Hell last time I voted (last midterms) I voted for a Republican and I'm a socialist.
Did you vote Republican because you thought the person standing as Republican was effective, or as a protest vote?
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Old March 13th, 2010, 09:26 PM   #19
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Did you vote Republican because you thought the person standing as Republican was effective, or as a protest vote?
He was the better candidate. Voted for a Dem for governor, glad I did too as Christ is a total failure.
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