The apparent answer to the Tea Parties is something called the “coffee party”. Today, it launched itself. In West Palm Beach. At a Panera Bread franchise.
Venting about the conservative tea party movement and talking — at times heatedly — about the need for civility in public discourse marked the debut meeting of a local “coffee party” group today.
About 40 people showed up for the meeting at a Panera Bread restaurant, where organizer George Papison had booked a small room in expectation of a dozen or fewer.
Vintage propaganda – how to make “40″ look bigger. Say you expected a dozen or fewer. You have to wonder what the SEIU was doing today.
Here’s the money quote though:
“To me, government is the answer. I’m really sort of perplexed,” said a man named Joe who said he had been a teacher for 44 years.
Yeah, that’ll resonate, Joe. Somehow with that belief, I’d bet you’ve been perplexed most of your life.
Oh, and this too:
“We have to stop the mantra of no taxes, no taxes, no taxes,” said Marcia Halpern of Palm Beach Gardens.
Yessiree, get out there and sell that Marcia – it’s sure to have them packing the next meeting. And, of course, the charge that the Tea Parties are all about “racism” was also made, natch.
Is anyone sure these aren’t really agents of the Tea Party movement doing a little political theater here? Admittedly it is the theater of the absurd but still.
Can’t wait to see the first protests signs: “More New Taxes” ought to be a big hit.