Coffee Party Brew: Decaf filtered through Astroturf

We knew it had to happen. The angst of the future former president's loyal minions over the tea party movement has been brewing for a year now. First the Obamazombies tried a grassroots letter writing campaign, but the unmasking of Ellie Light became the real story and the letters to the gullible editors were little more than comic relief. Strike one. Next came a planned grassroots campaign to jam the conservative talk radio waves with pro-Obamacare callers which was pure comic relief. Strike two. Now Annabel Park has launched the "coffee party movement".

I think we are going to have some fun with the coffee partiers. The official website (not to be confused with CPUSA ) lists their mission statement.

MISSION: The Coffee Party Movement gives voice to Americans who want to see cooperation in government. We recognize that the federal government is not the enemy of the people, but the expression of our collective will, and that we must participate in the democratic process in order to address the challenges that we face as Americans. As voters and grassroots volunteers, we will support leaders who work toward positive solutions, and hold accountable those who obstruct them.

Don't we all feel better just knowing that the federal government is the expression of our collective will and the fountain from which all blessings flow? But, those obstructionists who defy the collective, they will be held accountable! At least the coffee party movement really is authentically grassroots...oh no, not again! Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion gives us a little history on coffee party organizer Annabel Park.

A Korean-American filmmaker is in charge of creating video clips that are playing a role in increasing support for Senator Barack Obama, the frontrunner for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.

"I found that people have little understanding of the change that Senator Barack Obama is advocating. I thought from my experience in using videos for civil movements that videos would be the best way to promote the need for change and for Obama. That's why I decided to work for the Obama campaign," Annabel Park said.

Now that most of the country has a better understanding of the change that President Obama has in mind, the recruitment of foot soldiers for his war on prosperity has become a real challenge. Still, regardless of their repeated failures, the wheels of the permanent Obama campaign keep rolling over the faded green fields of Astroturf in search of some new momentum. Strike three!

Phil Boehmke