Coffee Party Founder Explains Lack of Pre-Defined Platform

From the video, below:

A lot of you have written to us and asked us why we haven’t put forth a very clear platform of issues that the Coffee Party stands for. It’s not that we don’t have opinions. It would have been very easy for Annabel and I and the other early members of the Coffee Party to decide what our opinions were on the issues, and put that on the website and say tat “This is Coffee Party – take it or leave it.” But if we’d done that, we would have missed the opportunity to bring so many new people into the process. and so many diverse voices – we really, really benefited from the wisdom, the expertise, the creativity, we’re experimenting with how we can use new technology to empower the maximum number of Americans to communicate how they feel about the issues. We want you to complete your Coffee Party sphere. This is in the left column of our website, and it’s a very sophisticated tool that’ll helps you create a visual representation of how your see yourself, your future, how you see America’s future, and how you see the issues.


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    • dkmich on March 29, 2010 at 11:21 am
  1. I am a CP member so….

    What I noticed were noticeable slanted questions when it came to unions and teachers( anti-union) and women’s reproductive choice ( slanted towards diminishing women’s choice).

    It was an interesting exercise, for some one who considers themselves media and politicaliy savvy, like myself the stamp and subtle promotion of DLC type positions was noticeable.

    I do not trust the leadership/guides, whatever you want to call them, of the Coffee Party.

  2. …. bowl of tapioca down the road to electoral victory during a depression.

    Ever since the OFA goon squad was attacking people last summer for actually daring to show how bought off certain Dem congressmen and senators were, plus suggesting to call the Senate on this health care issue was totally ineffectual – so don’t bother –  until they actually wanted people to call Massachusetts to get Coakley’s sorry Pandercrat, anti universal coverage a$$ in Teddy’s seat, they and this Coffee Party deserve to be called out for what they are – nothing more than a device to collect voter data and email addresses for money for the DNC, plus data for polling later on, so they can quote the polls as supporting certain things they are doing.  It would be interesting to see if they were, in turn, selling the data to private enterprises.  

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