Tequila Fitness Club
The Tequila Fitness Club (or TFC) is a political party in Japan. It is based on the idea that real life political views dont work in a game, and in which the members just want to work together to make eJapan better. The party name is unorthodox in comparison with those in real life because of the idea on which the party is based. It had 52 members at the time in which it became The Sumo Fitness Club.
The Beginning of a Party
When a Japanese citizen named Grief took over a inactive party, he wasn't planning on actually starting a new political movement. However, two of his friends King Waseem and Origineel.NL joined the inactive party aswell. The three started talking and then decided to create the TFC. All three came from different parties with different views, but they knew that they would able to work together, as they had done before while being in different parties. Just a month after the creation of the Tequila Fitness party, and still being the smallest(but highly active) party in Japan, the TFC managed to get their candidate Origineel.NL elected as President of Japan. After that the party slowly grew to become one of the most respected parties in Japan.
The Fall of a Party
Shortly before the August 2009 Congressional Elections, the party lost it's standing as one of the 5 largest parties due to key party members leaving the party, despite having had 10 members elected to congress in the last election. Due this sudden change, party members scrambled to one of the five largest parties in order to be an eligible candidate for congress. Nevertheless, a half dozen former members appeared in the elections. The party ended up with one affiliated member, former party president Lauri Mursu, elected to Congress. Unfortunately, this also led to a gradual exodus of elected members to other parties, most notably to the United Lolies of Japan, before being resurrected following the election of the next party president, no1kevlin.
After no1kevlin took over leadership, a major recruitment drive enabled TFC to get back into the top five parties prior to the October elections for Congress. The recruitment push coincided with renewed activity on the web forum and news media, and various initiatives such as a weekly lottery, the TFC Militia, and TFC Bakery project. In October, TFC surprised most political pundits by electing seven members to Congress. When they increased that number to nine members in November, the party cemented its status as Japan's "third party". The revitalization took less than two months, and led some members to question whether TFC had strayed from its original philosophy of free-thinking, and become more of a "bulldog" party.
After a controversial decision by the Japanese government to retreat Kyushu, No1kevlin started a all out attack on those, who he believed were responsible. After about a week and few more scandals/attacks later, No1kevlin, left the party with a scare and went to the Imperial Sun Party.
The Resurrection of a Party
Origineel.NL took over as Party President and is currently trying to restore the parties image .
The party's manifesto can be found here.