Coffee Party arises to challenge the Tea Party. Which beverage party suits you?
Coffee Party’ Joins the Political Fray
The Washington Post reports there’s a new civil society group named after a caffeinated beverage, and they’re quickly gaining supporters across the country. The Post reports that the Maryland based Coffee Party is the brainchild of Anabel Park, a 41-year-old documentary filmmaker. The idea took off when she jokingly posted on Facebook, “let’s start a coffee party… smoothie party. red bull party. anything but tea. geez. ooh how about cappuccino party? that would really piss ‘em off bec it sounds elitist…”
Her idea is to “promote civility and inclusiveness in political discourse, engage the government not as an enemy but as the collective will of the people” and has gained more than 37,000 Facebook fans following it in a matter of days. Chapters have sprung up in more than 30 states, and Coffee Partiers held their first meet-ups in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles over the weekend.
What’s your take on this? Ready to join a beverage party? Coffee, tea, milk or Red Bull and vodka? Or would you rather just stick to the two-party system we have?