Remember the Coffee Party? Yeah, me neither . . . .
Back in May, I participated in a debate that was sponsored by the Sun-Sentinel newspaper’s editorial staff entitled “Coffee or Tea?”, comparing and contrasting these “new players” on the political scene. Those of you who drove down to Nova Southeastern University’s campus in my support remember how confusing every statement that came out of the Coffee Party’s representative was — they really weren’t sure what they stood for, aside from civil discourse. He was sure they would put together a platform in the next few weeks following the debate, and immediately begin “reframing the debate” with local and national government leaders. Well, a quick look at the “Palm Beach County chapter’s” Facebook page shows no activity since a few weeks after that debate, except for a post on the “wall” promoting a National Coffee Party Convention this weekend in Louisville, Kentucky. I stole the title of my blog post here from the opening line of a funny article on the topic on Breitbart’s “Big Government” web-site here. The hotel where the National Convention is being held is expecting “about 300 people”.
From the empty Facebook page, there are links to the national web-site as well, and an events page allows you to type in your zip code and be directed to Coffee Party events in your local area. When I typed in my own, there was nothing scheduled within 100 miles for the balance of the year. The page let me widen the parameters of the search, so I searched for events within 200 miles of my hometown; still nothing. When I widened the radius to 400 miles, it registered a hit; a meet up at a Panera Bread in Tallahassee next month. On the agenda; “reviewing our tabling at the 10/10 event, and plan next steps.”