Tea Party Express announces 5th cross-country bus tour
June 29th, 2011
12:48 PM ET
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Tea Party Express announces 5th cross-country bus tour

Washington (CNN) – On Wednesday, the Tea Party Express announced that it will launch a national bus tour in August, the fifth of its kind since the conservative movement began in 2009.

The tour will kick off August 27 in Napa, California and wind its way through 29 rallies. As it has in past, the tour will feature musical acts, conservative speakers and political candidates, likely even Republican presidential candidates.

The tour's final destination is set for Tampa, Florida ahead of the tea party presidential debate. That September 12 debate will be hosted by CNN and co-sponsored by over 100 tea party affiliated groups from all 50 states.

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  1. ConservaFASCISTS

    What a waste of gas money.

    June 29, 2011 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  2. GI Joe

    Another "Bash Obama-thon" in Tampa - wheeeeee - a free evening to sit outside and watch the grass grow.

    June 29, 2011 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  3. Ken from San Antonio

    Who is paying for this "supposed grassroots" effort now? Is it still the billionaire Koch Brothers?

    June 29, 2011 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  4. roscoe

    It's the "I is Smart" tour.

    June 29, 2011 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |

    The Tea Party, and the GOP, have caused massive division within this country.

    June 29, 2011 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  6. billy's Mom

    Big buses burning that Arab Oil. Sounds about right for the teatards.

    June 29, 2011 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  7. WatchDawg

    The headline should have actually read Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey...but that would have been an insult to circuses worldwide.

    June 29, 2011 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  8. Obama/Biden - 2012 - Four More years of Unemployment, Debt, Deficits, Leading-from-Behind, Golf Outings, Vacations and Celebrity Events

    After this press conference, I fear The messiah has lost his very tenuous grip on reality. I fear he is starting to believe the screened and pre-arranged crowds he sees and mistakes them for reality. I fear he is too arrogant to admit his mistakes and change his approach and direction. I fear we will have another 1.5 years of failure.

    Roll on Tea Party!! Hopefuly we can hold out another 1.5 years.

    June 29, 2011 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  9. Al-NY,NY

    I wonder why this "non-partisan" group never has Democratic speakers or candidates?? Could it be thet are NOT non-partisan and merely a front for the GOP??? Perish the thought!!! The usual hand-outs at the "rallies"......moustaches that resemble a toothbrush, doctored pix of Obama, and signs w/ spelling mistakes

    June 29, 2011 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  10. Dave, Illinois

    Insert Libtard hate rants and stale lies here:

    June 29, 2011 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  11. Republicans - The "Not Intended To Be Factually Accurate" Party

    Whether it is Palin, Bachmann, or this "Tea Party Express" do they honestly think Americans believe these smoke-n-mirrors bus tours?

    Pleas, they fly on a private jet to a small airfield, hop on the bus, drive 20 miles away, emmerge and act like they are driving the route 66`s and backroads of America to reach the "common man".

    In the words of tennis player John McEnroe, "YOU CAN NOT BE SERIOUS !!".

    June 29, 2011 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  12. w l jones

    How those Tea Party Express conservative love to travel around country on tax payer Super highways and byway^er as well as entiliment parks with a broad smile on there face. They been on welfare so long untile feel like it natural not to pay their fare share of tax. Bless.

    June 29, 2011 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  13. Ed Texas

    And it will be fully supported by Faux News. The Tea Party has proven to be nothing but a cuase for angry old white, manily Republican, retired people to go after Obams. If this group is so concerned about fiscal spending why didn't they go after George Dubwa when he was in office? He wasted billons and billons on two costly and ill managed wars. I guess they only care when a Democrat is in office as President.

    June 29, 2011 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  14. steven harnack

    They should call it the Snake Oil Tour.

    June 29, 2011 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  15. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    The Tea Party Express bus is the rest of the circus on the road going to join the other Republican clowns.

    June 29, 2011 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  16. Steve, New York City

    Let me guess – this tour will not include any stops in major urban centers, north of the Mason-Dixon line. Lots of NASCAR and lots of country music.

    Maybe Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann or the "Wicked Witch" from Delaware will show up- and they'll start telling people that Paul Revere did the Lunar landing in 1969 (but even more frightening that many will probably believe them)!

    June 29, 2011 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  17. Sniffit

    "The tour's final destination is set for Tampa, Florida ahead of the tea party presidential debate."

    Where polls indicate that the entire state of FL will thank them profusely for inflicting Gov. Scott upon them. Not.

    June 29, 2011 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  18. The Other Michael in Houston

    Oh boy, here comes those 3,000 Tea people........again. Hey my fellow Americans, instead of you waiting for an advertisment or some loud mouth raidio and/or TV blow hard to feed you your thoughts, how about learning ablout what is really going on. The so called Tea Party does not have you interest in mind, their whole goal is to get the black guy out of office. I say this because President Bush, the architect of the current economy, has never been held accountable by the Tea Party nor the Rebulican Party (which are one of the same). The Tea Party act like 2000 to 2009 never existed. So let's see here, we were lied to about Iraq, and borrowed money from China to pay for the lie = bigger defecit, because of no effective regulation, Wall Street was allowed to rob the American people and when it blew up in their faces, President Bush used our future tax dollors to keep them rich and fat = bigger defecit, President Bush signed into law , the Medicare Modernization Act, which was not a bad idea but he used our future tax dollors to pay for it = bigger defecit. And President Obama, is continuing on the same path. All the GOP potential candidates want to return to business as usual, give mony to the rich so they can trickle it down to the poor, did not work under Reagan, did not work under GH Bush or GW Bush, it is not working under President Obama. President Clinton at least tried to reverse that trend of thought, although he was too busy being a slut (sorry CNN). And people like me with money, I don't mind my taxes going up, I can afford it. The average income of the Tea Party member is roughly $50,000 to $80,000 per year, what are you pissed off about, raising my taxes will lower your taxes and your overall cost of living. And what do you think will happen to you Tea Party people when your leaders finally get rid of the Middle Class which is you, and you cannot get a job becuase no one is buying from the rich because only us few hae money to spend, what re you going to do then. Do your homework and be carefiul what you ask for

    June 29, 2011 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  19. fayse

    Please God, deliver us from these radical extremists.

    June 29, 2011 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  20. Peter s

    Few clowns short of circus!! I have a message for you! the "elevator don't trend on me" got stuck on floor 2010, we figured you out when the Koch guys forgot to pay your brain bills. Can someone count those alighting the bus on medicaid?

    June 29, 2011 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  21. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Here comes the Koch soakers!

    June 29, 2011 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  22. XWngLady

    A Tea Party debate? Why? We already know that they are all about. Are they trying to see who can be the most narrow-minded and hateful?...And many couldn't tell you SQUAT about the Constitution.

    June 29, 2011 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  23. Ken, AZ

    Yes, by all means lets get a whole fleet of those Tea Party buses rolling across America. The more Americans know about the Tea Party the less they like them.

    June 29, 2011 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  24. The Douche Bags are Coming

    Just when we thought it would safe outside for the children.

    June 29, 2011 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  25. johnmenacherjr

    So do any of these Creeps actually work or do anything that helps anyone but themselves? Oh I forgot most of them are morbidally obeese and just know everything they think everyone should know.

    June 29, 2011 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
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