Coffee Party Makes Tea Party Supporters Jittery

The Coffee Party has many conservatives upset. One of the more irrational attacks on it comes from the Legal Insurrection blog. The attack begins:

The New York Times and Washington Post are promoting a group called the “Coffee Party” organized by filmmaker Annabel Park.

The Coffee Party is a political parasite which presents itself as something it is not…

The author figured out that the Coffee Party really is a put down on the Tea Party. Wow Sherlock, next you are going to question whether Rick really went to Casablanca for the waters perhaps even figure out that there was some gambling going on? I’m afraid that, as with many conservatives, this type of satire is just going totally over his head.

The post as written is quite nonsensical but perhaps the worst irony here is to try to support the Tea Party by complaining that a critic is something it is not. There are few if any prominent groups which pretend to be something they are not than the Tea Party.

It is the Tea Party which protests against an imaginary tax increase from Obama when Obama actually cut their taxes. They protest against the deficit oblivious to the fact that the deficit is primariiy the fault of George Bush and the Republican Party while it is  Obama who is trying to restore some fiscal sanity. They are oblivious to how the right wing is ripping them off, both on the issues and financially.

Worst of all, the Tea Party pretends to be something it is not when it uses  imagery of the American Revolution. The Revolution was a classic battle between liberalism and conservatism, and in any analogy to the American Revolution the Republicans are the Tories.

Update: Digby looks at some of the Teabag Poster Boys

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