Tea Party Invades Reid’s Hometown

"Don't Retreat, Instead - RELOAD!" was the message to supporters from Sarah Palin’s Twitter page this week following the Republicans’ defeat on the health-care bill. And now Palin, along with thousands of tea party activists, have descended on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s tiny hometown of Searchlight, Nevada today to garner support for opponents of the Democrats who supported President Obama’s health-care measure. Already being called a conservative Woodstock, the rally is anticipated to bring together 10,000 people and will begin a 42-city Tea Party bus tour that ends in Washington on April 15. "Everyone is waiting to see if the tea party movement is reinvigorated or if we've resigned ourselves to defeat," Joe Wierzbicki, a spokesman for event sponsor Tea Party Express, told the Associated Press.