"Coffee Party" Actually Much Mellower Than "Tea Party"
Tea partyers tend to berate the federal government as a whole (or most of it). Coffee partyers seem to be more in favor of government involvement – as in envisioning a greater role for government in the future of healthcare – but denounce the "corporatocracy" that holds sway in Washington. While asserting to be independent, coffee party activists tend to back President Obama and want "obstructionists" in Congress and the media to get out of his way.Whatever your opinion about these movements and their specific ideas, they do seem to represent a revived spirit of civic engagement, and that's good.They also seem to share a dissatisfaction with the narrow range of views expressed in Washington. Tea Partiers want more people like Palin and Paul, and Coffee Partiers probably want more politicians like Kucinich who won't bend on issues like the public option. Maybe we just need more political parties, and some kind of proportional representation system to make them viable.
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