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St. Louis Tea Party


A week after the conservative losses at the polls, about 20 tea partiers gathered at a restaurant in North St. Louis County to listen to a few lecturers talk about a few ideas for the future: the flat tax and the fair tax. And yes, to commiserate about the recent past.

“If we can’t even elect a Republican president with Barack Obama as his opponent, how in God's name do we propose to eliminate the tax code?” Bill Hennessy, who helped found the St. Louis Tea Party, asked. He was visibly frustrated.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 3, 2012 - The St. Louis Tea Party is taking on a new direction, and some of its early activists -- including radio host/TV commentator Dana Loesch -- have formed a new group called the Gateway Grassroots Initiative.

St. Louis Tea Party founder Bill Hennessy said the split reflects the decision of the original group's advisory board to focus more on organizing and educating people and less on big rallies.