Tea Or Coffee?

The Tea Party is one of the most modern organisations in terms of using the latest technology. Its members comunicate with each other through networking sites such as Twitter, My Space and Facebook. Similarly, Annabel Park, a documentary film-maker, using facebook group established another group, which soon emerged as an organised party. On her facebook wall as an oposition to to conservative Tea Party she wrote:

“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 . . . let’s get together and drink cappuccino and have real political dialogue with substance and compassion.”

The Coffee Party, as it begun to be known as, uses the slogan “wake up and stand up.”  This movement is not as radical as the Tea Party. Many of its members were involved in the presidential campaign of Barrack Obama. What is more, in contrast to the Tea Party, the Coffee Party does not reject Obama’s reforms because, according to them, the federal government is not an enemy but it should meet the needs of all citizens. Thus, they encourage people to greater awareness of the situation in the country as well as involvement in politics. Thus, the Coffee Party, in comparison to the Tea Party, wants to have an impact on all politicians, not only on the Democrats.

Source: cnn.com, nytimes.com, coffeepartyusa.com, teapartypatriots.org

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Published in: on June 28, 2010 at 10:37 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. Networking becomes more and more necessary and convenient. I like the slogan “wake up and stand up”. It encourages people to take part in substantial political dialogues. We all should make use of the facilities we are offered and get involved in politics.

  2. I never heard of a tea or coffee party before, so this blog was really interesting for me. Especially, I like the motto of the Coffee Party “wake up and stand up”, becuase I think it’s a very well-fitting motto. I hope to learn a lot more about these parties in your further blogpost 😉

  3. Very nice blog project!
    I like your project very much, because it is something I have never heard of before. It is great that young people use networks like facebook and twitter to encourage others to become active and that build up a group discussing political issues and then building a party out of that. I also think the names are very funny and I’m looking forward ti get to know more about them and get to know whether the most people think they are hust funny or if there are people who are convinced of those parties.
    Go on like that and it will become a very nice blog project!!


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