The Week: Most Recent Democratic Party:The Coffee Party recent posts.en-usTue, 16 Mar 2010 10:45:00 -0400http://theweek.com Recent Democratic Party:The Coffee Party from THE WEEKTue, 16 Mar 2010 10:45:00 -0400The 9 lamest Coffee Party headlines<img src="" /></P><p>The emergence of the Coffee Party, a liberal answer to the Tea Party movement, has inspired the media's copy editors and bloggers to indulge in some enthusiastic wordplay. <em>The Week</em> has filtered a choice brew of the most aromatic headline puns:<br /><br />"America wakes up to the Coffee Party"<br /><em>Guardian</em>, March 15</p><p>"Coffee Party? Tea Party? Join the Brewvement!"<br /><em>Huffington Post</em>, March 11</p><p>"Coffee Party aims to give the teetotalers a jolt"<br /><em>Newark Star-Ledger</em>, February 28</p><p><span class="SS_L3"><span class="verdana"><span class="SS_L0">"Coffee or Tea party? Whatever your cup, roll up your sleeves"<br /><em>Chicago Sun Times</em>, March 8</span></span></span><br /><br />"Will the Coffee Party gain steam?"<br /><em>CBS News</em>, March 12<br /><br />"Espresso...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffTue, 16 Mar 2010 10:45:00 -0400Can the Coffee Party rival the Tea Party?<img src="" /></P><p>First came the fiscally conservative Tea Party movement. This weekend, its liberal counterpart, the pro-government Coffee Party was officially launched with dozens of quiet gatherings in coffee shops around the nation. (See an Instant Guide to the Coffee Party.) So far, Tea Partiers aren't impressed. Brendan Steinhauser of Freedomworks, a conservative nonprofit with ties to the Tea Party, said the tiny Coffee Party gatherings looked more "like a weak attempt at satire" than a serious grassroots answer to the Tea Party movement. Does the fledgling Coffee Party movement have any chance at disrupting...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffMon, 15 Mar 2010 18:30:00 -0400Coffee Party: A Tea Party for liberals?<img src="" /></P><p>As the conservative grassroots Tea Party gains influence, a new movement called the Coffee Party is emerging as an alternative for frustrated left-leaning voters. Over the weekend, the group convened more than 350 local meet-ups across the country to sip joe and discuss the state of American politics. Here, an instant guide to the Coffee Party's origins, its message, and its potential impact:<br /><br /><strong>How did the Coffee Party start?</strong><br />The self-described "100-percent grassroots" organization was born of a Facebook status update. Washington, DC-area documentary filmmaker Annabel Park, 41, wrote on Jan. 26: "Let...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffMon, 15 Mar 2010 18:05:00 -0400The latest Tweets on 'the Coffee Party'</P><div class="twitterBlock"></div> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffMon, 15 Mar 2010 10:02:00 -0400