Coffeepartyusa.com a “fraud”?
I do not make these sorts of accusations without them having some merit. Let me explain.
Today I noticed an article on the “Coffee Party”; Supposedly, these are openminded individuals who love America, believe in citizen governance, but differ from the Tea Party in that they want our politicians to “get together” and get things done. Hmm, I thought, are these people for real?
Upon checking out their website, all seemed nice and moderate. The young lady on the opening video was well spoken and attractive. I signed up, and watched a video I found very interesting called “US Army Veteren: Tea Party doesn’t represent me”. Fine, I thought, lets see what he has to say.
Soon I realized the goal: Talk reasonably about such things as the Constitution, and “fiscal Conservatism”, but then interject how badly we need Govt to do it’s job. I decided to leave a comment, and see what sort of responses I would get. Here is what I wrote:
With all due respect to Alan, especially for his service to our country, I have to wonder about his true beliefs.
At first I hear some great things, such as the fact that we need to reduce spending, preserve Constitutional liberties, ect. But as I listen further, this stance seems to soften, becoming more “Well, but we need Govt program A costing 2 trillion dollars” Or “We need to let illegals have amnesty because we can’t really send them back”. No offense, but these are not the words of a fiscal Conservative or any sort of Conservative, Sir. It might be more of a “John McCain” variety, but certainly not Reagan.
I am intrigued by the idea of the “Coffee Party” movement, being a member of the Tea Party movement myself. So far, it seems to be a “Suicide is painless” sort of outreach to a small minority of people who want to have “Mommy Govt” provide our every need. Sure, they seem to say that the American people are the boss, but then go on to say they want to command our Politicians to enact legislation that will break the US economy.
I think this is silly and reckless. Further, I assume that the Coffee Party respects the lives of our children enough to not stick them with the bill for their Liberalism. You do, right?
What confuses me is the duality of your message:
1. We are the bosses of the Govt (I agree)
2. We want the govt to enact harmful legislation when Social Security and Medicare are already going broke. (this I do not understand)
Respectfully, I ask for an explanation.
This is what came up when I clicked “Preview”:
I think that there are 2 that should be tackled in tandem. Healthcare is a done deal. It may not be what EVERYONE wants, but it does have some legs to it, and now the only direction that this issue can go is up now. In other words, the foundation of keeping the insurance companies at bay with FORCING them to pay for the coverage that they are supposed to be giving their customers in the first place; which is pathetic in itself! The 2 issues that we need to take care of now SIMULTANEOUSLY is job creation AND financial reform. We NEED jobs, so that is self explanatory; however, I feel that finance is where America needs to fix ASAP! Wall Street has their hands in EVERYTHING: Healthcare, Environment reform, Immigration(big business racing to the bottom with wages) reform, ELECTIONS, etc. Money moves EVERYTHING! We need to monitor and regulate the flow of ALL funding in our country. We need regulate campaign contributions, PAC contributions, questionable investment vehicles, money trading, etc. I feel that money is the trunk of the tree and all the other issues are the branches. Take care of the source, and the others will follow along by necessity
At first I thought I was looking at someone elses comment, but after trying several times to get my own comments to post, I realized that this might not be a mistake. I then made sure to quickly copy this to this blog entry, so as to keep a record, then hit “save”.
As of this writing (9:11 am central) my comment is still under moderation. Will the false comment shilling for big Govt be posted? Or will my original comments? Only time will tell.
Basically, I smell a rat.
Update (8:25 pm central): So far there is no post, either the one I actually posted OR the fraudulant one. Perhaps they simply deleted it, which is almost as bad. I will continue to monitor.
Update (6:54 am central): I noticed that a poster on Hotair.com has a full profile of “Coffee Party” umm founder, Annabel Park. Let’s just say that she appears “hand picked” for the project.
Proof it is astroturf:Annabel Park Annabel ParkProducer-Director 9500 Liberty
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Current•Producer/Co-director at 9500 Liberty
Past•National Coordinator at 121 Coalition
•Strategy Analyst at The New York Times
•University of Oxford
Connections 103 connections IndustryMedia Production
She is a left wing filmmaker from Wash DC (surprise, surprise!)
margretto on February 27, 2010 at 9:25 AM
I posted another comment on the site, or at least attempted to this morning. Upon hitting “preview” I simply saw a single message, “test”.
Perhaps their site is not working? For a well funded tool of the Left, one would think they would have their act together enough to post comments.