I was over visiting fellow blogger injaynesworld last week when I stumbled across her article about the Coffee Party. At first I thought it was a joke. You know something Jon Stewart or David Letterman would come up with. But no, turns out this is a real political alternative to the Tea Party.
The Tea Party, in case you've been eating your cocoa beans before you grind and brew them, according to it's website calls it's membership "patriots" and says it's core values are: fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free markets.
High profile patriots include Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck. Uh-huh.
Meanwhile, over at the Coffee Party website "democracy is sacrosanct". And there are... "No lobbyists here. No pundits. And no hyper-partisan strategists calling the shots..."
Now, what you may not have known is a few other alternatives have sprung up. Oh, yeah. And as a public service, I'm going to share them with you. You're welcome.
First there's the Tupperware Party. Uh-huh. They're quite secretive. They advocate a tight seal around what their party does. But their members, while somewhat flexible, are fakes. That's right,
Not your mother's tupperware party!
Then there's the Keg Party. Yep. Their members are on the young side, for the most part. They participate in silly antics. Unlike other groups they don't give the government a sober thought. And their platform is haphazard. You got it...it's simply thrown up with little planning.
Wants to be Keg Party leader. Draft him.
There's the Pool Party. They've floated a few ideas but thus far have only shown themselves to be out of their depth.
Pool Party. They're all wet.
And finally there's the AVON Party. They've been around a while. They have a good foundation. They're on the rouge side of the political spectrum. Two problems with this group, though: their lips stick when they talk and the media accuse their spokespeople of not answering questions directly. You betchya. They make up their answers.
AVON Party...already have own badges!
And that's where the American political spectrum of 2010 is headed. Kind of makes you want to move to Canada, doesn't it?
This post originally appeared on Sound Off To America.