Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Coffee and/or Tea?

Two Sundays ago, we informed you B-Daddy was contemplating attending San Diego’s inaugural Coffee Party event at Lestat’s in (ab)Normal Heights. He went and his excellent account of the proceedings can be found here.

Not really sure what it is they’re after or attempting to accomplish. They’re big on emphasizing civility which is cool but that overarching theme is an obvious attempt to differentiate themselves from the state-controlled media-driven template of the Tea Party as the angry mob without (yet) having to stand for anything.

We know what they will eventually stand for so we will save you all the suspense: They are disaffected liberal-lefties who are disappointed Obama’s statist policies haven’t moved along swiftly enough. Fancy that.

But is there any common ground that can be found between the two groups? That depends on them. We’ve been beating the drum on this for quite some time but a good and honest liberal who railed at the “corporatism” of the Bush years should be equally if not more outraged by the corporatism of the Obama administration. What else would one call the hand-in-glove partnership of the government and two of the three U.S. auto manufacturers without any apparent exit strategy than corporatism or as we like to refer to it, crony capitalism and economic fascism.

We wait to be surprised but we have a sneaking suspicion that the Obama administration’s governing penchant for picking winners and losers in the private sector won’t be a pressing concern of the Coffee Party movement.

Wow us, guys.


B-Daddy said...

Thanks for the link and the dedication to limited government regardless of who controls the White House or the Congress. If Republicans had been similarly dedicated, we wouldn't be in this mess. They would have lost far fewer seats in 2006 and 2008 and so would have had the votes to prevent Obamacare from getting this far. Heck they might have even kept the Presidency. Obama has yet to make me regret my vote against him.

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Harrison said...

Coffee party... what a stupid, contrived name. Talk about astroturfing at its finest.

SarahB said...

As I peruse the OBRag and chat with their progressive readership, I can't help but get the feeling that a good number of them are embarrassed by the whole Coffee Party concept...especially the lameness of it's name and copycat imagery. The disaffected don't really want to have to pretend to be civil...they would much rather continue to scream "racist" at regular intervals.