Meeting of the Lakewood Coffee Party

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Politics. I really like covering politics. Ever since the excitement of the last presidential race, I have had a soft spot for it. I think it is probably the emotion that it brings out in people that I like more than anything. Last Saturday, a new party was taking shape in a Coffee shop in Belmar. It was a meeting of the Coffee Party. As one member described it, the party is the antidote to the Tea Party. From what I interpreted, they party prides themselves on being non-partisan and open to constructive reform through more positive means. It is pretty much the direct opposite of the raucous tactics of the Tea Party.

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