The Coffee Party is a political parasite which presents itself as something it is not. As reported in the NY Times, Park presents herself as not hostile to the Tea Party movement, and in fact, hopes to bring some Tea Partiers into her group:
“We’re not the opposite of the Tea Party,” Ms. Park, 41, said. “We’re a different model of civic participation, but in the end we may want some of the same things.” ….
Ms. Park and chapter organizers said they would invite Tea Party members to join their Coffee counterparts in discussions. “We need to roll up our sleeves, put our heads together and work it out,” she said. “That’s, to me, an American way of doing this.”
In fact, a simple internet search (which the NY Times apparently is not capable of doing) reveals that Park organized the Coffee Party for the specific purpose of undermining the Tea Party movement.
Park is a former Strategy Analyst at the NY Times who was one of organizers and operators of the United for Obama video channel at YouTube:A Korean-American filmmaker is in charge of creating video clips that are playing a role in increasing support for Senator Barack Obama, the frontrunner for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.
See Legal Insurrection for the full story.
Yes, Nice Deb could have done a simple Google search, too, while I was writing my Coffee Party post, yesterday, but honestly, I just found them so tedious, and lame, hopefully you can forgive my lack of curiosity. I was more interested writing about the disgusting media double standard in covering these tedious astroturfers.
Note to all new Coffee Partiers: You guys do realize that you’re dupes, right? This isn’t a ground-up movement, but a top-down one.
As long as they’re okay with that…
Annabel Park was also part of a pro-illegal immigration YouTube project in 2008:
Filmmakers Eric Byler, Annabel Park, and Jeff Man run “9500Liberty”, a pro-illegal immigration online documentary project discussing issues in northern Virginia (youtube.com/user/9500Liberty). In the past they’ve resorted to re-re-re-repurposing supposedly controversial comments from an older white gentleman in an attempt to racially demagogue the issue, but now they’re back with a new video called “IMMIGRATION Crackdown HURTS Our Economy”
The website for 9500Liberty is here.
Don’t look now, but:
There’s another new party in town, called The Cocoa Party!
Tired of the Coffee Party and the Tea Party? We’re the newest game in town!
I woke up this morning and realized I didn’t want tea or coffee. I wanted hot cocoa!
So I turned on my computer and in a few minutes founded a new political movement — The Cocoa Party!
Yes, it was that simple.
Then I got one of my friends at the newspaper where I used to work to violate all professional journalistic ethics by writing a puff-piece about me without revealing that I used to work there. Thanks!
Also, thanks for not mentioning that I used to really really really like Kool-Aid.
Now, in between fielding 100 emails an hour from new members wanting to start chapters from Wasilla to Waco, Twittering 17 witty tweets per minute, fielding calls from TV producers and journalists, and weeping with joy and sincerity about our wonderful country, I barely have time to consider that I’ve just revolutionized politics — all before lunch!
But enough about me. This is about The Cocoa Party!
I may hafta join Zombie on this one…it sounds like the next big thing!
Well, lookie here:
The Cocoa Party now has a Facebook page, go sign up if it floats your boat.
Thanks to Little Miss Attila