Listening to a Dana Loesch podcast last night (free on iTunes), I heard her mention the “Coffee Party”, Rush had something on it today too. Now Allahpundit has a post on Hot Air and Legal Insurrection does as well. I spent about 20 seconds looking at their Facebook site – reading the one sentence on their profile page. If there ever was a case of astroturf this looks like a prime example. The founder is Annabel Park, a former Obama staffer that worked in United For Obama; that gives this coffee a fishy smell right of the bat. Someone already is parodying them with Cocoa Party, calling the coffees the Java Jivers. I am waiting for the Kegger Party myself – or possibly the Tupperware Party.
A more serious effort may be at Get Out Of Our House ! Dennis Miller had the founder Tim Cox on today, and surprise, he isn’t a nut, articulates his thoughts well, is fairly personable, and didn’t sound the least bit militant. Here is their mission page as well. Below is an excerpt:
GOOOH is NOT a political party. It is a system that will allow you and your neighbors to choose, among yourselves, the person who can best represent your district. Members will identify a true citizen representative, an Independent candidate, to represent their district. How we get access to the ballot will be dependent on when we reach our membership goal. It is possible we could form a party in a few states as the method for getting on the ballot, but we are not a party in the classic sense: we have no platform and are a bottom-up organization.
GOOOH is an evolving system and your input is requested. The questions are changing based on the feedback of members just like you. Participate in the forums, take the survey, and send us your thoughts. This is YOUR system. We will perfect it with your input.
The problem is third parties are causing wins for the bad guys. There are no third party liberals out there.