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Left-Winger’s ‘Coffee Party’ Huge Success in Belleville, Illinois

April 12, 2010 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Illinois, Liberals, Media, Newspapers, State Government, Taxes, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | 4 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Well, you really could knock me over with a feather… and a red colored one at that. This coffee party thingie was much more successful than I imagined.

You may have heard of this coffee party idea that an Obama operative in Virginia tried to start? It’s called Coffee Party CCCP… sorry, I always get that wrong, it’s Coffee Party USA and it was started by one Ann Park, an Obama operative and employee of the New York Times.

The diminutive Mz Park has deep ties to the Obama campaign and her coffee party effort is classic astroturf and that is why I assumed it would fail miserably. After all, the only reason the tea party movement is so wildly successful is because there is real passion behind it, passion that the left currently does not have behind it.

Still, I was shocked to see a report on the Belleville News-Democrat website detailing the great success of the coffee party event held in West Belleville, Illinois. (Belleville is near St. Louis)

The newspaper took care to send a reporter to this wonderful event to interview the throngs that came out to support the Obama astroturf event and to chronicle for all time this fantastic outpouring of civic interest. I was taken aback at the great crowd that showed up at the Oregon Trail Roasting Company, a coffee house/restaurant in West Belleville.

They were there because they were “frustrated” with politics today, you see. We have “lost the vision in America” they said. They were adamant that the U.S. shouldn’t “recklessly” go looking for oil and natural gas on our own soil in order to stop our dependence on foreign oil. And they wanted everyone to know that the Republican Party should “grow up.”

But the numbers that showed up in Belleville boggled my mind. Remembering that there have been hundreds of tea party protests over the last year where hundreds of thousands if not millions of concerned American citizens have turned out to peacefully but sternly protest the anti-American activities of Obama and his gang in Congress, I wondered if the coffee party movement could come anywhere near the passion and participation that the tea party folks have seen.

Well, the wildly successful event in Belleville answered my question very firmly. Coffee party host Jenny Moon must be proud of her efforts, indeed.

After the reporter that showed up to write about this grand event is taken out from the throng that attended, I can report that the shockingly large number of left-wingers that turned out for the Belleville coffee party was…

Seven.

It’s leaps to eight if you add the reporter.

I know. What a success, eh?

I really was shocked that so many turned out.

So congrats to little Jenny Moon for her great success. I can use the word “her,” can’t I? That isn’t too sexist of me is it?

Will you have one lump or two, Jenny?
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, TheRealityCheck.org, Human Events Magazine, AmericanDailyReview.com, and the New Media Journal, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events and is currently the co-host of “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Conservatism” heard on BlogTalkRadio. Warner is also the editor of the Cook County Page for RedCounty.com.

He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book “Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture” which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston

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