Welcome to the Coffee Party:
If you haven’t heard, there’s a movement growing online meant to be the answer to the Tea Party Movement. Welcome to the Coffee Party—yes, I’m being serious. So how did this coffee party begin? Facebook of course. Annabel Park boiled down her frustrations with the government and tea party activism into a status update, which turned into a fan page with upwards of 38,000 Facebook fans (as of 12:15pm 3/1). The Washington Post says, “The ideas aren't exactly fresh -- Tea Party chapters view themselves as civil, inclusive and fueled by collective will -- but the Coffee Party is percolating in at least 30 states.” The Atlantic says the group is touting a pro-federal government, anti-obstructionist platform and “The Coffee Party doesn't just think Tea Partiers are unhelpful. The party thinks they're a threat to the democratic process.” Let the beverage war begin.