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St. Louis Tea Party Turnout Rocks!

Thanks to the 1,000+ patriots who stood in the snow at the Arch, Dana “The Energizer” Loesch, Doug Saur, the speakers, Michelle Moore and Jeff who managed the fairgrounds, Desiree’ the Poster Party Lady, and the true leaders at #TCOT who held my hand after I stumbled into this event.  

St.Louis 1000 Conservatives in 4 daysToday at the Arch in St. Louis was simple patriotic magic.  I have to do some wrapping up of the event, but I’ll say this:

America’s future is not in the White House; it was on the steps of the Gateway Arch and dozens of other Tea Party locations today.

This was not an event; it was step in a march that ends with Repealing Pork by Retiring socialists.

The scene was simply unbelievable.  Dana Loesch electified the crowd, and Hall of Famer Jackie Smith had them roaring.  In between, American Issues Project President Ed Martin, conservative blogger Shamed Dogan, responsible mother and former candidate for State Senate Gina Loudon, and State Senator Lemke (sp?)  sent a clear message that the 1,000+ adored. 

The Republic will be in great hands. . . soon.  

Thank you all.

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Keep this movement growing; going isn’t enough.  Tell your friends to watch the news feeds, read the blogs, monitor #tcot.  Don’t stop.  This wave won’t crest until we have a conservative Congress, President, and SCOTUS.

Author: William Hennessy

Co-founder of St. Louis Tea Party Coalition and Nationwide Chicago Tea Party Persuasive design expertLatest book: Turning On Trump: An Evolution (2016)Author of The Conservative Manifest (1993), Zen Conservatism (2009), Weaving the Roots (2011), and Fight to Evolve (2016)I believe every person deserves the dignity of meaningful work as the only path to human flourishing.

14 Comments on “St. Louis Tea Party Turnout Rocks!


  2. Can anyone tell me when and where will the next Tea Party be held? We did not know about the one Feb. and my husband and I want to attend. Thanks! See you all there.

  3. My conservative friend in Sacramento wants to go to something like this out there. Do you know how she would hear of any rallies out there? I recently was out there at a wedding, and I think met all the conservatives in California!
    Thanks again! Am looking forward to St. Louis’ next rally.

  4. Shirley, you and me both. That’s my fault. I figured 50 people would success, 100 would be magnificent. When Dana told me she’d bring a megaphone, I appreciated it, but wondered if we even needed that!

    One remarkable outgrowth of this event, which I will blog about later, is the closet conservatives who are telling me, “Next, call me.” Some of these folks have direct access to the stuff we need for 1,500 strong events.

    The signs were awesome. I especially enjoyed the little girl with the “Obama: I need more toys–NOW!” and my buddy Bill Lux’s Tax and Spend diagram.

  5. Would like a louder bull horn next time. Couldn’t really hear the speakers.
    And I agree with the comment above. I don’t have a facebook account and would like to be able to readily find out about other events without signing up for one.
    Thanks for your efforts today. And thanks to the musician.
    And to the people who came with signs: Great signs. Great imaginations. Great Americans.
    I was proud today to be part of this event.

  6. Bill,

    My family and I had a blast! Thank you for all your hard work in getting this organized.

    BTW – Channel 4 or 5 lied and said there was only about 400 people there (I wasn’t watching the television, my Libtard neighbor called me up to rub the inaccurately reported low number in my face). That 400 number is an outright lie because I was counting and compared my numbers with two other people who were also taking count. I had around 1500. The other two had a few more than that. The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported over 1000.

    It probably depended on when exactly the count was taken.

    Obviously, the television stations are trying to downplay it by reporting obviously wrong numbers. And, it seems to have worked on my Libtard neighbor… So, what else is new, eh?


  7. Brad,

    First, thanks for coming down today even though you obviously didn’t understand what we were saying. I know these economics are difficult for some people to comprehend the first time they try.

    Second, I am not that Bill Hennessy. And I don’t spell my name that way.


  8. I would hope that you would know that the Boston Tea Party was a protest against taxation without representation. What you did today made no sense at all. It was a huge waste of good tea. May god help the city O’Fallon, because if Hennessey is running the show it will be in trouble.

  9. Bill, First time I ever attended anything like this, definatly won’t be the last. Great turn out and great people. Now that the ball is rolling lets keep it going!
    BTW I’m the guy that shook your hand on the hill around 10:30 and thanked you for having the @3(($ to put this on! I will be at the next one with more folks in tow.

  10. Bill & Crew, thanks so much for organizing the first steps here in St. Louis. I was glad to attend (“Party Like it’s 1773” gal) and see there were so many others like me fired up and ready to make our voices heard.

    However, not all of us have Facebook accounts. If you could post the Photobucket/Flickr links here on your blog for those of us not in the FB loop, it would be much appreciated.

    And keep us posted on future events. I’d love to help organize. Tax Day protest, maybe?

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