Coffee Party to Repackage Ineffective Leftie Lies?

Left Coast Rebel is fast becoming the go-to place for Coffee Party updates. They’ve located an article from The Korean Times that outlines Annabel Park’s strategy in redirecting and repackaging the initially ineffective 121 Coalition.

The proponents had originally argued that Japan, as a leading nation of the world, must deal with its past abuses against the peoples it had subjugated during WWII. However, such an argument was vulnerable to a counter argument that this issue was all about Japan-bashing by other Asian nations intent on taking some measure of revenge by shaming Japan. Therefore, U.S. lawmakers tended to be easily persuaded that Resolution 121 was not in the interest of the U.S., although the plight of the old comfort women was pitiful.

In response, newly created network members reframed the argument in the following way. They couched the comfort women issue firmly in the language of human trafficking and wartime rape. Mindy Kotler, director of Asia Policy Point, made the following point in her testimony at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on February 15, 2007: “The most important tool in prosecuting/stopping sexual violence in war in the future is the precedent of past recognition of sexual violence, enslavement, and exploitation.

As LCR notes, sound familiar? The Coffee Party, such as it is, will be searching around for a message that resonates with their bitter beans, something slightly more motivating than “we’re not going to take this tea crap anymore. let’s work for change!” (the delightful Annabel Park’s tweet, via Legal Insurrection).  As William Jacobson at LI notes,”It is very clear from Park’s background, and her own Tweets, that the Coffee Party simply is part of the perpetual Obama campaign, a means by which to subvert the real grassroots Tea Party movement by co-opting part of the message, but in a way which supports keeping Obama in power.”

Now all they have to do is hit on just the right nerve, find just the right spin . . . .