Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Coffee Party vs Tea Party in USA

Vi have all read, heard or seen news about the famouse Tea Party movement in USA. Now a new party in USA called “The Coffee Party” have been formed in USA. Which seems very clearly to be a opposition to the “The Tea Party. Read more here>


Quote from the The Coffee Party statement:

COFFEE PARTY MISSION STATEMENT
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.”

To any of the American readers of this blog: I am a Swede living and voting in Sweden (Europe). All though I do admit Tea Party movement feels a bit odd to me as a Swede and probably most europeans. The whole Glen Beck thing is clearly strange. Despite a few people in Sweden probably believe in Tea Party movement ideas, they still would be a very tiny minority. To me the Coffee Party seems more sane. Its probably not wrong to say that Tea Party is a very loud and kind of aggressive in their approach, in contrast to the the more conversational tone in the Coffee Party. Especially if comparing how Sarah Palin and Glen Beck sounds in contrast to the youtube clip I have attached in this post. See below Col. Morris Davis speach at CP meeting.

In case you like to know more about the Swedish govenment, then click here, its the english language version.

For those who dont know so much about the Tea and Coffee party movements, here are a few articles I found about Coffee party vs Tea Party in USA for a bit more in debth reading. Its inresting reading.

USA media
CNN
CBSNEWS
The AtlanticWire
Huffington Post

European Media
Guardian
Telegraph


I have to admit I liked what Col. Morris Davis said in his speach. Its a good speach.


Stefan Lindblad
Illustratör & artist

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