Separated at Birth: No Labels and Coffee Party

The anti-label crusaders from David Frum’s mushy-middle, (and pointless) No Labels project, and  the mushy middle pretenders of the Coffee Party are on the march, and dang if they don’t sound like they could be the same group. David Frum didn’t need to waste his time with No Labels. He should have just joined the Coffee Party.

No Labels Declaration and Coffee Party Mission Statement, side by side:

NL: We are not labels – we are people.

CP: We maintain our independence from all political parties and labels.
NL: We care deeply about our country.

CP: Love of country is based on shared values and ideals that define us as a people.

NL: We are frustrated and concerned about the tone of politics.

CP: Critical policy discussions are subjected to a perpetual cacophony of misinformation designed to breed cultural resentment.

NL: We are passionate about addressing America’s challenges.

CP: We believe that by talking and learning together – we can take action to solve the problems facing our nation

NL: We are Democrats, Republicans and Independents.

CP: …we are non-partisan

NL: We believe hyper-partisanship is destroying our politics and paralyzing our ability to govern.

CP: The ugliness on television, on talk radio, and on blogs and conspiracy emails is alienating to the vast majority of Americans.

NL: We may disagree on issues, but we do so with civility and mutual respect.

CP: Our message of civility and trans-partisan dialogue has allowed us to create an email list of over 65,000.

NL: We believe in the vital civil center — a place where ideas are judged on their merits.

CP: We encourage deliberation guided by reason amongst the many viewpoints held by our members.

NL: We believe that together we can make the future better and brighter —    and give us what we all deserve — a government and a political system that works — one driven by shared purpose and common sense.

CP:   In the coming months and years, we hope to transform our disappointment  in our current political system into a force that will return our nation to a course of popular governance, of the People by the People for the People.

And so on…

They both even have their own theme songs:
Coffee Party anthem:

No Labels anthem:

Cool beans, huh?
See also:

The purpose of No Labels, of course, is to give the most irredeemably stupid “independent” voters an excuse to keep voting for Democrats. The mere fact that “No Labels” gets an 808-word free advertisement on the op-ed page of the Washington Post should tell you all you need to know about this alleged movement: It’s a ginned-up Establishment scam with no real activist constituency.

It is a group of snobs, elitists, true believers, and other left-of-center Democrats and Republicans who share nothing in common except being rich, pretty white, repudiated by the American political system, and convinced that if they are good enough and, doggoneit, serious enough, they can bring Aaron Sorkin’s West Wing to reality. Oh, and they are very serious. Just ask them.

Labels are okay when it’s the No-labels crowd using them:

The year 2010 may have been defined by Tea Party fervor and success, but some reporters and politicos are trying hard not to notice. Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker painted as significant a new group calling itself “No Labels,” founded by among others, a Bush strategist who adored Barack Obama too much to make ads against him in 2008 and CNN analyst John Avlon, who wrote a book with a label for a title: “Wingnuts.”

Lefty “moderates” like to use  the “extremist” label, for people who disagree with them, too.
Cross posted at NewsReal


23 thoughts on “Separated at Birth: No Labels and Coffee Party

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  3. I ran into these guys on twitter for the first time this weekend and sparred with them.

    What a joke that “Top Down” pretends to be Bottom Up in order to turn the Inside Out.

    Socialists, the party of many faces… pick one! hahahaha


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  6. If it too hot, get out of the kitchen. I just feeeel their ‘frustration’ …and have the perfect solution for them – JUST GET OUT OF THE WAY. (formerly the JGOOTW party)


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  9. No Labels is a total lie. It’s another Liberal front group designed to trick us into agreeing with the Left. Now that the Left has lost (thanks largely in part to the efforts of Sarah Palin and the horrendous policies of Barack Obama) they suddenly need people to get along. Remember how much they worked with the Right? Let me remind you – they didn’t work AT ALL with the Right. So to hell with No Labels and their stupid smokescreen for Progressive Liberalism.


  10. They do stand for something – big government. And they want conservatives to compromise with them, and stop calling them Socialists, because our outdated ideas about limited government are “extreme”, and unworkable.


  11. They do stand for something – big government.

    Deb, you know this and I know this, but they are hoping that their would-be members don’t catch on. That’s why they keep talking about being moderate, and appealing to the middle rather than the extremes.

    I started a post on this yesterday, but felt myself falling into a sugar coma when reading some of the “No Labels” blogs.


  12. It is, Deb. but then… they are desperate. We have them this time and their sorcery will not work. We are wide awake. They sent Obama… the biggest mistake of their lives.

    We sent the Tea Party in answer. And now? they quiver… as well they should. We will not stop… ever.


  13. They got theme songs? The Tea Party should come up with some theme songs. What’s a song that has “stop, you greedy bunch of thieves” as its central message?

    There’s always “Cry Freedom” by Tea Partier extraordinaire Andrew Ian Dodge.


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  17. I would like to suggest a simple way to expose the true brand of the “No Labels” movement….1) Please do the graphic of putting the Obama logo INSIDE the letter O of the “NO” Labels…and use it at any conservative blog when talking about this group. 2) Also, talk about this in terms of the “No Labels Fable” as the true story behind their message…..Can anyone think of better brand correcting slogans?…please do so….!


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