Monday 10a.m. UPDATED: see below.
Something’s a – brewin’.
From a CPM Facebook early Discussion thread:
Yes We Can. Tes We Did. Yes, We Must Do It Again.
Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 12:56pm
We’re at 367 fans and growing. In less than 5 days. It’s clear, many of us are in the same boat.
We’re frustrated that the movement that we were part of last year is in a slumber and the tea baggers have invaded the political landscape. Pundits are already assuming that the 2010 midterm elections will be a massacre of the Change agenda.
It’s time to wake up, people! Stop your complaining about Sarah, Glenn and the tea baggers and get off of your butts. It’s not about attacking them. It’s about reigniting our movement that attracted people of all parties, ages and backgrounds. All the people who know that we must have change in this country. We did it last year. Yes, it was exhausting and yes, we thought that we did our job, yes, we thought we wouldn’t have to do it again until 2012. Well, we were wrong.
Change does not happen overnight. This is not a Hollywood movie where our superhero is crowned and we live happily ever after. That’s a fairytale. The reality is we have to GET BACK TO WORK!
Get back into touch with your fellow volunteers, locate the super volunteers in your district. We cannot allow the change agenda that attracted people of all parties to be thwarted. Not now.
So, wake up! Brew some coffee and get back to work for the Change we believe in & must achieve for our children and grandchildren. We did it last year. We must do it again this year.
Yes, we can. Yes, we did. Yes, we must do it again.
and so then I wondered and went to look for the date and I found this at HuffPo dated Jan 23, 2010:
David Plouffe, the man who managed President Barack Obama’s campaign, will be taking on an expanded role as an outside adviser to the White House, according to sources familiar with the plan, a move that comes just days after a stunning defeat for Democrats in a Massachusetts Senate special election.
and Plouffe’s own WaPo OpEd piece is dated Jan 24.
Theres also this at WaPo The Fix, Jan 23:
Allies of the White House cast the Plouffe move as less about the Massachusetts election and more about the fact that the election year is heating up and Plouffe has more free time following the publication of his campaign memoir late last year. Still, the timing is sure to stoke speculation that the White House is seeking to shore up its political operation.
After managing Obama’s successful primary and general election races, Plouffe chose not to go into the White House — as so many of his campaign colleagues did — but rather return to the private sector and focus on writing his memoir of the campaign called “The Audacity to Win”. The book was released on November 3, 2009.
Plouffe did stay involved with Organizing for America, the operation formed in the wake of Obama’s victory to maintain the massive grassroots email and donor base built during the campaign. While OFA officials tout it as a success story there is increasing skepticism within the party about whether it has truly fulfilled its mission of bringing a grassroots army to bear on the President’s top priorities.
Plouffe has also remained in regular touch with the President and his political team. The President talks fairly regularly with David,” said White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. “I know that it is somebody whose advice and counsel he both seeks regularly and believes David is an exceptionally smart advisor who understands the type of anger and frustration that he’s seen. “
Well there ya go.
Jan 24 = the return of Plouffe.
Jan 25: CPM hits the ground running.
Here’s a February 26th piece at Washington Post … Washington Post??? okay:
Coffee Party activists say their civic brew’s a tastier choice than Tea Party’s
Furious at the tempest over the Tea Party — the scattershot citizen uprising against big government and wild spending — Annabel Park did what any American does when she feels her voice has been drowned out: She squeezed her anger into a Facebook status update.
let’s start a coffee party . . . smoothie party. red bull party. anything but tea. geez. ooh how about cappuccino party? that would really piss ’em off bec it sounds elitist . . . let’s get together and drink cappuccino and have real political dialogue with substance and compassion.
Friends replied, and more friends replied. So last month, in her Silver Spring apartment, Park started a fan page called “Join the Coffee Party Movement.” Within weeks, her inbox and page wall were swamped by thousands of comments from strangers in diverse locales, such as the oil fields of west Texas and the suburbs of Chicago.
Okay. Call me cynical but I ain’t buyin it. My gut instincts say it’s yet another hoodwink. I’ve got Hope & Change (TM) PTSD I guess. That said, I do think there’s some potential there, it’s worth exploring further, but progressives will have to go in with eyes wiiiiiide open and very conscious of what we’re doing, how to make good use of it rather than getting used by it.
Meanwhile, the real party should be over at jeff’s place. heh.
Monday morning UPDATE: Okay. I’ll go if you go.
Switching over to “I talk in movie quotes” mode.
And the Captain’s response (kinda reminds you of Buhdydharma, no? lol):
Jack Sparrow: Cuttlefish. Eh? Let us not, dear friends, forget our dear friends the cuttlefish… flipping glorious little sausages. Pen them up together, and they will devour each other without a second thought… Human nature, in’it? Ooor… fish nature…
So yes… we could hold up here, well-provisioned and well-armed, and half of us would be dead within the month! Which seems grim to me any way you slice it!
Or… ahh… as my learned colleague so naively suggests, we can release Calypso, and we can pray that she will be merciful… I rather doubt it. Can we, in fact, pretend that she is anything other than a woman scorned, like which fury Hell hath no? We cannot.
Res ipsa loquitur, tabula in naufragio, we are left with but one option. I agree with, and I cannot believe the words are coming out of me mouth… Captain Swann. We must fight.