They're Going Galt! A Day Without Conservatives

It's hard to keep up with all the conservative nonsense but there's a movement afoot among the Tea Party set to declare a Going Galt day. On July 30th, conservatives are 'going Galt,' named after Ayn Rand's famous character John Galt from her novel Atlas Shrugged. On that day conservatives plan to 'call in conservative.' Here's their call to inaction:

On July 30th, Conservatives are "Going Galt".

On that date, we are asking Conservatives all across the nation to "Call in Conservative". On July 30th, Conservatives will not work, we will not buy. Instead, we will spend time with our families and friends. We will show President Obama and Congress who REALLY drives this economy. For more information on "A Day Without Conservatives, contact Judson Phillips.

Mr. Phillips lives in South Carolina. Writing in the Columbia Conservative Examiner, Anthony Martin supports the call to 'going Galt' stating that:

Conservatives will show the nation what it would be like if we simply did not work or spend our money.  This means that on that day we will not buy groceries, gasoline, snacks, patronize restaurants, or head out to Walmart or Target or any other retailer.

If this means businesses lose billions of dollars on that day, fine.  If this means that travel will be disrupted, good.  If this means communication systems are crippled, so be it.

Can you imagine the number of conservatives that work in various sectors of the economy who simply will not work on July 30?  Can you imagine that not a single conservative will spend their money at restaurants, gasoline stations, or retailers on that day?  The potential for this protest is enormous.

But government has pushed the citizens to this point.  For now, this is a peaceful but firm protest to show Washington and 'progressives' that they can no longer expect us to simply roll over and play dead as they ram a socialist agenda down our throats.  There are more of us than there are of them.  We can shut this country down if we so choose.

Or they might prove their own irrelevance.

Tags: conservativism, Going Galt, Tea Parties (all tags)

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Thank you

for bringing this to our attention.  I am sure I will notice the rapid decline in our GDP brought about by this event.  

Further, I am in the market for a house, so I will wait until July 1...when the prices are sure to decline following this earth shattering event.

by Ravi Verma 2009-06-30 05:34PM | 0 recs
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July 31... They are doing this JULY 30, not June 30th which is today.

by 30000Fine 2009-06-30 06:06PM | 0 recs
Well, being good conservatives

I am sure they won't mind if their big corporate bosses lock them out of work and  line up gaggles of unemployed liberal and moderate scabs to take their jobs.

by activatedbybush 2009-06-30 05:47PM | 0 recs
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Conservatives will show the nation what it would be like if we simply did not work or spend our money.  This means that on that day we will not buy groceries, gasoline, snacks, patronize restaurants, or head out to Walmart or Target or any other retailer.

Yeah, big deal... Conservative and Orthodox Jews do this every Saturday...

Maybe these Galters will realize that vacation time and quality of life is a little more important than greed... if that's the lesson they get out of this, we will be all better off...

by LordMike 2009-06-30 05:49PM | 0 recs
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Of course if they quit working altogether then they WILL have no money for food or shelter and will have to depend on those nasty "Luhbral" social programs.

by 30000Fine 2009-06-30 06:05PM | 0 recs
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Reminds me of the "Not One Damn Dime Day" a few of our compatriots came up with to protest Bush's reelection.

Nobody with any sense took part in that, just like nobody with any sense will take part in this one.  Part of what makes this country great is that anyone can earn a living no matter how mainstream or outlandish his or her beliefs may be.  Most people have an intuitive recognition of that.

Either that, or it's greed.

by SuperCameron 2009-06-30 06:37PM | 0 recs
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You mean that I can go out shopping on that day without having to trip over any right-wingers? Great! I'm going shopping!

by Zeno 2009-06-30 09:03PM | 0 recs
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This reminds me of the "movement" by some whackos to start stiffing restaurant servers on their tips, leaving a note that said sorry, Obama has redistributed your wealth, or something like that.  Apparently the concept was that the server would get pissed at Obama rather than the customer who stiffed them, but I have my doubts that it worked that way in practice.

"We will show President Obama and Congress who REALLY drives this economy."  You know who really drives this economy??  People who can't afford to take a day off work to participate in a stupid protest, that's who drives the economy!

by Steve M 2009-07-01 02:00AM | 0 recs
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I can think of few things as progressive as deciding not to consume anything for a day. In fact, I hope it becomes a regular habit. Maybe they'll altogether lose their taste for consumerism, ambition, and greed!

If the conservative movement is as powerful as they imagine, the planet will be thankful for the reprieve in greenhouse gas emissions.

by WVaBlue 2009-07-01 05:07AM | 0 recs
If a bloward falls in the militia camp...

and no one else is there, does anyone hear it?

by Bob Fenster 2009-07-01 06:11AM | 0 recs
NT: That's blowhard... damn keyboard

by Bob Fenster 2009-07-01 06:11AM | 0 recs
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Great better parking and less traffic jams. Hope Rush and the Faux News people take the day off.

by meddembob 2009-07-01 08:28AM | 0 recs
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But what about the days after?

by captain dan 2009-07-01 11:29AM | 0 recs
"for now"??
slightly veiled threat?
"For now, this is a peaceful but firm protest..."
What comes next, blood in the streets?
by chiefscribe 2009-07-01 12:43PM | 0 recs

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