[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/09/22/art.teapaty.gi.jpg caption="Organizers of the conservative campaign-style bus tour have launched a new coast-to-coast caravan."]LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) - It's wheels up again for the Tea Party Express. The conservative movement hit the road Sunday on a nationwide tour with plans to hold rallies in 38 cities in 19 days.
"This is when we take all the passion, all the energy, all the rallies and try to turn it into constructive political action," said Mark Williams, Tea Party vice chairman. "In this case, putting Congress on warning."
The warning is not only going to Democrats. Tea Party leaders recently endorsed Conservative party candidate Doug Hoffman over Republican Dede Scozzafava in a special election for New York's 23rd congressional seat.
"It doesn't matter what party you are a part of, if you are taxing and spending and not listening to your constituency, you are in trouble in 2010," Williams said.
There were dozens of other signs dotting the tour's inaugural rally comparing President Barack Obama to Karl Marx. Some made him up to look like the Joker from the last Batman movie, and warned of a socialist takeover of the country.
"People just sense that something's wrong," said Dominic Harkay, who stood at the San Diego, California, rally holding a banner that read "Oust the Marxist Usurper, His Czars and Thugs … Honduras Did!"
Across the park from the rally, several dozen anti-Tea Party protesters milled about and listened from a distance as police kept the two groups separated.
Chandler Windham came to protest the Tea Party and show his support for a health care public option.
"For me to look at another citizen and say you don't deserve health care, that's inhuman," Windham said. "When we are talking about these big issues, you see people's true colors, who they really are."
The Tea Party Express calls for less government spending, and opposes increased government involvement in health care, corporate bailouts and deficit spending.