Coffee Party 2.0: Similarities Between No Labels and Previous Incarnation Includes Extreme MSM Hype

Call it Coffee Party Redux. Before quickly fizzling out the Coffee Party received extreme media hype shorty after its birth last year and now its latter incarnation, No Labels is the recipient of the same kind of treatment in the mainstream media.  The similarities don't stop there.  Nice Deb at NewsRealBlog has listed the No Labels Declaration and the Coffee Party Mission Statement side by side and as you can see they are virtually identical in their feel good vagueness:

NL: We are not labels – we are people.

CP: We maintain our independence from all political parties and labels.
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NL: We care deeply about our country.

CP: Love of country is based on shared values and ideals that define us as a people.

NL: We are frustrated and concerned about the tone of politics.

CP: Critical policy discussions are subjected to a perpetual cacophony of misinformation designed to breed cultural resentment.

NL: We are passionate about addressing America’s challenges.

CP: We believe that by talking and learning together – we can take action to solve the problems facing our nation

NL: We are Democrats, Republicans and Independents.

CP: …we are non-partisan

NL: We believe hyper-partisanship is destroying our politics and paralyzing our ability to govern.

CP: The ugliness on television, on talk radio, and on blogs and conspiracy emails is alienating to the vast majority of Americans.

NL: We may disagree on issues, but we do so with civility and mutual respect.

CP: Our message of civility and trans-partisan dialogue has allowed us to create an email list of over 65,000.

NL: We believe in the vital civil center — a place where ideas are judged on their merits.

CP: We encourage deliberation guided by reason amongst the many viewpoints held by our members.

NL: We believe that together we can make the future better and brighter — and give us what we all deserve — a government and a political system that works — one driven by shared purpose and common sense.

CP: In the coming months and years, we hope to transform our disappointment in our current political system into a force that will return our nation to a course of popular governance, of the People by the People for the People.

As it turns out, much of the public is not being fooled by No Labels despite the hype given it in the media. The latest example comes from across the pond where the Daily Mail takes note of the Coffee Party 2.0 aka No Labels. As you can see in the comments section, readers are quick to note that No Labels is nothing but rebrewed Coffee Party

Coffee party failed so here is the next scheme...backed by the same Liberals. "Forward"...as in "Progress(ive)? It's the same old scam and will fail too.

What is most laughable about the Daily Mail story is how they categorize the No Labels theme song in their headline which nice Deb has described as being very similar to the Coffee Party anthem:

No Labels movement launches in the U.S. demanding less polarisation in politics... with the help of an achingly trendy theme song penned by Akon.

"Achingly trendy?" Somehow I just can't picture young people getting too excited about that No Labels theme song. However, there is one upside to Akon's tune. It has already inspired a parody song set to the same tune by my DUmmie FUnnies co-conspirator, Charles Henrickson, called Mod-Lib'rals:

 

We may not understand this whole "government" and how it grows
I'm just a namby-pamby man tryin' to be nice and not know
See a man who's a Blue Dog
See a man who's a RINO
So how about we muddle in the middle and do it dumb
Hold our hands, singin' Kumbaya
All we ask from you is uncertainty
And moderation, give up all that you believe
I'm only one man with No Balls, a eunuch who's gotten neutered
Need a Moderate, then look at me

Sorta Moderate, sorta Liberal
Not a spine in your back, invertebral
Put your core beliefs aside, don't take a stand
'Cause we need more mushy people who are bland
I wish we all could be Mod-Lib'rals
We'd get along as Mod-Lib'rals

Jello to hold on to, lukewarm, you'll throw up too
Wouldn't you like to see us say that we're for good hospitals and good schools
Don't wind up in those juvenile hostilities
Or fighting over constitutionalities
But all this time you go beyond intentions
And you decided to ask how we'll do it, are you kiddin' me
'Cause all we ask from you is uncertainty
And moderation, give up all that you believe
I'm only one man with No Balls, a eunuch who's gotten neutered
Need a Moderate, then look at me

Sorta Moderate, sorta Liberal
Not a spine in your back, invertebral
Put your core beliefs aside, don't take a stand
'Cause we need more mushy people who are bland
I wish we all could be Mod-Lib'rals
We'd get along as Mod-Lib'rals . . .

 

 

 

And for you folks out there seeking to satisfy your inner Lucy Ricardo, if you deliver a reasonable performance of this parody song and post it to YouTube, your humble correspondent will update this blog with your video.

 

P.J. Gladnick
P.J. Gladnick
P.J. Gladnick is a freelance writer and creator of the DUmmie FUnnies blog.