October 19th, 2010
03:14 PM ET
4 years ago

TRAIL RUNNING: Tea Party Express tour is temporarily stopped – by roadwork

En route to Ely, Nevada (CNN) – Tea Party activists often say that the movement is virtually unstoppable. But the current bus tour for the Tea Party Express was forced to temporarily stop on Tuesday.

The reason: roadwork.

The re-paving of some eight miles of road caused a delay as the roving bus tour traveled on a two-lane highway between Wells and Ely, Nevada. Ely will be the site of the third rally on the Express' 30-city tour.

Tea Party activists, entertainers for the tour and journalists riding along all milled about on the side of the road wondering how far the car backup stretched and how long the delay would be.

It lasted roughly 30 minutes before highway traffic workers cleared the buses, and traffic, to continue on.

After the afternoon rally in Ely, the Tea Party Express will hold an evening rally in Las Vegas.


Filed under: Tea Party Express
soundoff (41 Responses)
  1. CNN watcher

    Symbolic much? The Tea Party bus is really being stopped by morons like O'Donnell, Angle, and Palin. Ha!

    October 19, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  2. Laverne

    Who on God's green earth cares about this??? CNN this is not news, it's not even relevant to anything that matters.

    October 19, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  3. Dave

    Considering that only 150 people showed up at the first stop in Nevada they may re-think the nationwide tour. Maybe they should just concentrate on the deep south (always dependable) and Alaska (gooooooooo Palin!).

    Seriously, it will be very interesting how many folks turn out for the roving fascism tour. I can't wait.

    October 19, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  4. duke

    Stimulus money stopped the tea-drinkers express!!
    That's how it will be in Nov.
    The voters will pour out all the tea.

    October 19, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    And I bet it is being built with stimulus funds - how ironic.

    October 19, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  6. Joe

    So sort of irony here– the road work was likely tied to stimulus spending.

    October 19, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  7. John B. From New Hampshire

    ironically enough, I'm sure this road projrct was funded by the stimulus!!!! :)

    October 19, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  8. diridi

    Bus full of thugs, watch out your wallets......Sarah Palin is a clown...and the biggest idiot in the nation now...

    October 19, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  9. sharon

    oh no..................they saw people that are actualy working...........................................

    October 19, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    And I'll bet you that over half of them think it is a conspiracy to stop them.

    October 19, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  11. Don

    Any chance the road work was paid for with stimilus money?

    October 19, 2010 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  12. Tom-Vermillion Ohio

    I wonder if that was Federal Stimulus money at work.

    October 19, 2010 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  13. gate

    It must have been difficult for them to see those construction workers employed by the stimulus.

    October 19, 2010 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  14. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    And I would be willing to bet that highway repaving project came from stimulus funds that they are opposed to and the resultant jobs they created!

    October 19, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  15. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    The reason: roadwork.

    -------------------------------------------------–
    Oh the irony of it all!! Imagine that! This must be a Teatards' worst nightmare: people actually working on the public roads they so love to hate but use everyday. Stimulus anyone?

    October 19, 2010 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  16. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    ...And ohmygod, that worker in the picture looks like what Sharron Angle would describe as a Caucasian-looking Latino! I certainly hope the Teatards immediately jumped off the bus and tackled her for documentation! Another one of those stimulus jobs going to the "wrong" type of people.But wait, NOBODY wants the stimulus to work even if it puts people to work...so it's okay. Phew!

    October 19, 2010 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  17. Greg Anderson

    There is only one thing I don't like about the Tea Party movement. I didn't start it.

    October 19, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  18. Irma in North Carolina

    Lets hope Thia bunch of rats get stopped permanently some where and we dont have to see them again. The US doesn't nee need this bunch of people any where near DC.

    October 19, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  19. Emanuel

    Road work probably from the stimulus package which put people to work. There they were, workers with stimulus-created jobs right in the faces of the Tea Partyers. No doubt they'll spin it as some Commie pinko plot to stop their buses.

    October 19, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  20. Gale

    WOW! Do you think that was some of Obama's stimulus money at work. 8 whole miles.

    October 19, 2010 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  21. Big_D

    Between the parts of the constitution they want to burn and the voter suppression ads in Nevada they should just bury the whole convoy and call America better for it. I don’t want Bush policies back.

    October 19, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  22. Eagle35

    Boy, now this is news!!! An election turning event!!!

    October 19, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  23. T'SAH from Virginia

    So What!!!! Dang!!! Can the Tea Party Express FART without it being reported???? Jeez!!

    I guess we have to follow this ENTIRE voyage brought to you by CNN!!!

    This is T'SAH from Virginia and most likely this will not get posted because I used the word FART!!! But Come on NOW – give us a BREAK!!!

    October 19, 2010 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  24. ODA155

    ...they'll blame it on Harry Reid, the Democrats, President Obama and the "Lame-Stream Media"...

    October 19, 2010 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  25. stufit

    Enjoy the demeaning, degrading hateful comments now lefties. They will be haunting you on November 4th. It is about Obama and his lying and corruption, ineptness and incompetence.

    October 19, 2010 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
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