By now, everyone knows about the Coffee Party. There were meet-ups all over the United States last Saturday. People got together to discuss the direction they wanted their local, state and national governments to go.
A reporter with the Gainesville Times, Dan Roem, covered the meet-up out in Haymarket last Saturday. He reported that our BOCS chairman had the following to say about his constituents who gathered to discuss a more productive government:
Despite its call for civility in political discourse, not everyone is buying into the movement, particularly Stewart.
“The Coffee Partiers are a bunch of fruitcakes,” Stewart told the Times on Sunday. “Yeah, they’re a bunch of nuts. If they’re going to be a coffee party, they’ll be a hazelnut party.”
Stewart elaborated, saying the Coffee Party is “just a phase; it’ll disappear.”
He derided Byler, whose 2007 films portrayed Stewart as being a right-wing ideologue, asking at one point, “Does (Byler) have a job?”
Byler said he does not have a full-time job but has earned income from college speaking engagements during the last couple years after striking it rich in Los Angeles making romantic dramas from 2002 to 2006.
Stewart described the Tea Partiers as patriots “concerned about the direction of the country and about the vast amount of spending that happening.” He called the Tea Party a “legitimate movement” while saying the Coffee Party is “just a load of crap.”
When asked to respond to the inevitable accusation that his comments are the type of discourse Coffee Party participants are fighting against, Stewart replied, “It’s more important to be honest than polite.”
Corey must be looking for this year’s scare tactic so he can get elected. More ‘honest than polite?’ Not really. Some people would say or do anything to get elected, or re-elected.
Nothing else needs to be said. Corey has said it all. Is he speaking for the entire BOCS?