Tea Party planning national strike

As President Barack Obama’s first year in office draws to a close, Tea Party groups are planning to mark the occasion with a national strike – something local leaders say could demonstrate the conservative groups’ burgeoning strength.

The strike, planned for Jan. 20, the first anniversary of Obama’s inauguration, is being promoted online through Facebook and Web sites run by various national Tea Party groups.

“What’s proposed is a nationwide strike by all Tea Party members, no matter where they are,” said Lloyd Rekstad, an organizer of the Yucaipa Tea Party. “The idea is to strike where we are, in our communities, at our employment, to make an impact that will be diverse and spread out.”

That would mean, Rekstad said, not going to work, not buying groceries, not going to restaurants or movie theaters.

“You just stay home,” he said, “so that the person participating would become, for that one day, a nonentity – that they would give no support to the economy.”

Not all Tea Party members are on board.

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2 Responses to Tea Party planning national strike

  1. warren says:

    Let the teabaggers go nuts on the 20th.

  2. dan says:

    Keep your damn government hands off of my sick leave!

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