Dana Loesch Departs St. Louis Tea Party

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Dana Loesch riles up the crowd during one of the Tea Party's first rallies in February 2009 under the Gateway Arch.
The co-founder of the St. Louis Tea Party has officially left the organization. 

In a tweet this morning Dana Loesch writes: "Yes, I am finished with the St. Louis Tea Party. Not keen on grassroots organizing under a candidate, even unofficially. Never will be."

The St. Louis Tea Party this morning issued its own press release this morning, confirming the split. "The St. Louis Tea Party certainly benefited from Dana's rising stardom and talent," wrote St. Louis Tea Party board president, Bill Hennessy, who founded the organization along with Loesch in 2009. "And we can't help but think our energetic and effective grass roots have propelled Dana's career."

Since helping to found the Tea Party, Loesch has had a meteoric rise on the political landscape, getting a job as a CNN pundit and editor of the right-wing website Big Journalism.

Daily RFT has messages out with Hennessy and Loesch for comment. At this point it's unclear exactly why Loesch left the organization, but Hennessy suggests in today's press release that the two leaders had different opinions on conservative candidates.

"[A]s a local Tea Party organization, we need to focus on the grass roots going into 2012. At some point, though, one party must cleanly break the tension. In this case, the board has moved in the interest of the movement."

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Tea'd Off: The organization logo is no more, following Loesch's removal.
Progressive blogger Adam Shriver, who often chronicles the goings-on the Tea Party, reported yesterday that Loesch and Hennessy disagreed on which Republican to support in Missouri's Second Congressional District, with Loesch backing the establishment candidate of Ann Wagner and Hennessy favoring Ed Martin. 

Shriver also reported yesterday that Loesch's husband, Chris Loesch, demanded that the St. Louis Tea Party quit using the logo that he designed. That logo (right) no longer appears on the Tea Party site. 

"We were asked to stop using our trademark logo by its creators," Hennessy told Tea Partiers this morning. "We decided to comply."


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Hc
Hc

You idiots somehow have t his article positioned in search engines to conveniently overshadow the hierarchy of other links to the tea party.Well. IT IS OLD NEWS, and there is plenty of evidence she is still fighting with us.So hang it up baby.A good thing NEVR dies.You will see.

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gregzotta
gregzotta

Dana Loesch supported and campaigned for the rapistBill Clinton. She says she converted from a liberal to a Conservative after havingan epiphany on 9/11.

Bass fishing in America
Bass fishing in America

The St. Louis Tea Party is the Ed Martin Tea Party. Ask them who funded their HQ last election. Sure, they were under the guise of "passing out constitutions" but the real goal was to set up a phone bank for Martin while other REAL groups like I Heard The People Say were out there promoting Prop C, the Ed Martin Tea Party was going door to door for him and running out everyone who wouldn't endorse. Ask them what they spent their 501 c 4 cash on. A herd of people left that sham of a GOP front group because they were tired of being used as shills for Ed Martin. How many Martin links are on the Tea Party site, yet Loesch and the others are the problem? Get real. 

Chris
Chris

I guess I will be supporting Martin. Dana used tea party. Now that she is on CNN and conservative blogs Tea party is trash. Will NEVER listen to her radio show again. Opportunist to the Max!!!!!!

superman314
superman314

Who cares.  It's the fact that your liberal paper even gives a cover, much less year later followup story to her at all, that is a travesty.  But hey, you make your bed...you lay in it.

Chris Loesch
Chris Loesch

THIS SUCKS SHE PROBABLY RAN OFF WITH EMAIL AND OTHER CONTACT DATA. SHE IS A CU*T.

loesch family
loesch family

ALWAYS SUSPECTED SHE WAS USING THE TEA PARTY FOR HER SUB PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISM. SHE IS  A USER AND SHE LOOKS LIKE AN IDIOT ON ABC THIS WEEK, NO BODY AKNOWLEDGES HER ON THE PANEL. SHE IS A DOUBLE CROSSING TROLL......DO NOT TRUST HER ANYMORE THAN YOU WOULD TRUST THE OTHER SPLIT TAIL JOYCE MEYER. NO MORE 97.1 FOR ME. THE LOESCH'S ARE OPPURTUNIST........CREEPS

Shelley Powers
Shelley Powers

I don't like Dana Loesch--haven't even before she was well known, when she attempted to write at Blogher--but some of the comments here really are ugly and racist. 

Riverfront, I really think you need to set at least minimum standards for your comments. 

JamesSaw
JamesSaw

Actually from all public writings it appears loesch is holding to tea party principles and not endorsing a candidate, but rather allowing the candidates to endorse the platform. This story is full of inaccuracy, assumption and innuendo... Oh wait, it's Shrivled and Garnishon, that explains it.

billstreeter
billstreeter

The logo issue definately reeks of a "take my toys and go home" kind of immaturity. So they disagree on a candidate, aren't they still pretty much on the same side ultimately? I guess they take the scorched earth approach to politics which doesn't seem very productive.

Bass fishing in America
Bass fishing in America

Why the hell is this news? Oh here's something for those anti government loving conservatives, if they're so conservative, why is one of the guys on their St. Louis tea party board working the campaign for a health care freedom act lobbyist over in Illinois? I guess it's good to be antigovernment unless there's a job in it. 

IsraeHell_Not_At_All
IsraeHell_Not_At_All

There is more and more !!RAGE!! expressed all over the internet for these types of neo-con warmongering Israeli supporters like Loesch and it's great to see! I'm very much hoping that all of this is going to come to a head and erupt in to mass violence!! You don't get anywhere with these "peaceful color revolutions" like Occupy. It's necessary to wade in to these leftwing and rightwing groups with bats swinging away, smashing in to skulls, turning over cars, smashing smashing smashing your way to victory! The Federal Government is a violent, out of control, terrorist organization and does not respect its citizens. These nutcases like Loesch think we're supposed to have scrap metal and tire collection drives like in WWII so we can beat "The Iranian Nazis" that want to wipe Israel off the map. For my money it's Israel that wants to wipe America, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Egypt, Libya off the map (not including all the nations like Germany that it already subjugated with its holohoax nonsense).

Thomas
Thomas

I knew all along that Dana was a NWO Oliver North BOOT LICKER. Whats REX 84 DANA? What is GMO CROPS DANA? What are CHEMTRAILS DANA? How about operation NORTHWOODS, GLADIO, IRAN-CONTRA? GULF OF TONKIN, FEMA FUSION CENTERS. How about building 7, and false flags DANA? THE REAL TEA PARTY IS RON PAUL, DANA IS A PROPAGANDIST EQUAL TO GLENN BECK IN GIVING 80% FACT WITH A 20% SPIN. Glad to rid the tea party of that HACK. Take your stupid logo, your left right paradigm, and go rub elbows with that other propagandist HACK, JAMIE ALLMOST A MAN.  

Bill Hannegan
Bill Hannegan

Taking back the logo? That sort of stinks.What my grandmother would have called "small potatoes".

JGibsonDem
JGibsonDem

Just like I suspected: Dana Loesch is a corrupt lying loon.

Efrauia
Efrauia

please god, make the rft stop talking about the fucking tea party

take that shit to one of the west county papers plz

Wolfman
Wolfman

So that's what the hateful zionist bitch looks like. When she's not spouting Israel First Shit you can well imagine a group of heebs circle jerking on her face.

Bass Master
Bass Master

"Bass Fishing", you seem to know a lot.  Then you certainly know that Dana was all over the Ed Martin campaign when he was using that campaign cash to hire tag along Chris Loeschs recording studio.  Did you miss that?  Thought so.

So this election cycle, Ann Wagner has all of the cash and Loesch is with Wagner.  What is confusing about that? 

The bullshit on Loesch is that she is so dishonest in all of this. 

Loesch says, "Yes, I am finished with the St. Louis Tea Party. Not keen on grassroots organizing under a candidate, even unofficially. Never will be."

Right.  Wait for the pictures of her attending events as guests of the Wagners or at the fundraiser for Wagner hosted by Dana's station boss John Beck.

There is one thing very complicated for her and that is that Ann Wagner is the textbook definition of establishment, so publicly supporting her blows her credibility as a Tea Party independent voice.  So she does what any low character ilk would do.  She lies.

Efrauia
Efrauia

yes, absolutely.  just last week they ran an article making fun of the post for its hateful comments, but they never seem to get rid of the racist, mysoginist, hateful shit that gets posted on their own stories.  wonder why that is??

Missy Fit
Missy Fit

That's B.S.  Dana was all up in Ed Martin's ass just last year.  Her whole notion that she doesn't cater to a candidate is just another one of her ridiculous lies.  The whole issue is that the Tea Party Coalition wants to endorse Ed Martin and she wants to endore Ann Wagner.  Instead of acting like rationale, reasonable people, Loesch and her followers are attacking and name calling those who disagree with her, even though they are in the same "party".  This entire issue is about Dana.  I hope that some who follow her will see through this the kind of person she really is.  She is immature and childish and completely incapable of ever admitting she is wrong.  Ever.  There wouldn't be an issue if Bill Hennessy and the others would just admit that she is right.  That is how Dana operates.  If you do not agree with her 100%, she will attack you and use many of the lovely tactics Jen Ennenbock posted on her blog.

This is all about Dana, and her failures.  It again speaks to her character that she will abandon the organization she helped to create the minute things don't go her way.  She is like a spoiled five year old.

The main question here remains:  Dana was a major supporter and advocate for Ed Martin in 2010 and is a cofounder of the STL Tea Party.  What reason would she have to turn against Ed Martin and abandon her own organization?  It's simple.  She's sticking to her "principles".  And we all know what principles those are.  The principles of conservative greed and going where the most money is to be had.  Pure and simple.

For anyone to ever paint Dana in a light other than that of an immature, childish, uneducated, money hungry pundit is complete ridiculousness.  Keep following her "career", and I'm sure you'll see her continue to go wherever the money is.

Rcgak47
Rcgak47

Well you just better hope you do not need cancer treatment or an organ transplant in your future, because that will be your death sentence... A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have ~ Thomas Jefferson

ramv36
ramv36

healthcare freedom act, ie. freedom from government control of healthcare, is the law here in Mo and also in WI. The St Louis Tea Party was instrumental in helping said legislation (Prop C) pass here, so how are you surprised they're using their proven methods to help the citizens of the "ill"-side? It's bad enough that 1/10 of the Bill of Rights is currently unavailable to the citizens of that state (very limited 2nd Amendment rights compared to the other 49 states). Firearm rights are civil rights no different than voting or gender equality. Don't Illinoians deserve their civil rights?Just like the OWS, they're fighting for YOUR rights too!

God_Bless_Israel
God_Bless_Israel

You're a sissy boy. What's the matter sissy boy too afraid to fight? You want to burn some Jews up in ovens? Is that it you are a little nazi sissy boy. I'd fight to my last drop of blood to support Israel. Israel and America are the only democracies in the whole world. Who cares about a bunch of savages in Pal-O-Stink! God gave Israel to the Jews! And Americans are proud to fight and die if they have to, to support Israel no matter what! Jews don't need to fight. It's not their job, it's Americans job to fight and support Israel. Jews are sacred and their blood should not be spilled only gentiles who are inferior to Jews should fight. God will sort out those in the end and will know who served Israel and the Jews.

Rcgak47
Rcgak47

First of all with all do respect.... Your an uneducated IDIOT ! Calling for mass violence ? Your no better than the Israeli goverment you TWIT !

ramv36
ramv36

I stand with Palestine....well, at least I will when they stop detonating themselves in civilian markets and firing thousands of rockets into civilian population centers. You know, terrorism. Stop the hate, Palestine!

john62232
john62232

Why are all Ron Paul supporters nuts??? He must be like a crazy magnet or crack for the unstable. YOU are the reason he is not a viable candidate. 

George Baikal
George Baikal

its not even like it was a good logo - that guy has no talent - riding his wife;s hate tails

ramv36
ramv36

they're desperate for readers, what do you expect?

Scolex
Scolex

Don't you have anything constructive to do like fucking a camel?

john62232
john62232

She is hateful??? You dont sound much like a man. A scared little boy living in mommies basement maybe... 

Gbstlou
Gbstlou

Your comment is hate speech.

Bass fishing in America
Bass fishing in America

Hey Missy Fit, had a drug test lately? They don't like social workers doing drugs, you know

Chris
Chris

Agree. I once tweeted her in a reply and she went off like I was a stupid idiot. I had not mad up my mind but re 2012 congressional race but she sealed the deal for me. Voting for Martin. Loesch has her CAREER to think of w/ CNN. Establishment RINO with favors to repay are not for me.

factchecker
factchecker

I hate to break it to you, Rcgak47, but that quote is NOT from Jefferson. Instead, you are quoting that titan of a president, Gerald Ford. Go look it up, and tell your friends once you see I am right, so we can stop attributing this quote to Jefferson. I know you want this quote to be from a "founding father", so it gives more credence to your viewpoint, but it is not.

ihatesuburbs
ihatesuburbs

Just an FYI, I don't think this is a camel jockey spouting this 'anti-joo' shit here lately, more likely it's a wannabe American history x skinhead fuckstick wannabe with too many zits and 'born to lose' tattooed on his knuckles. After dialogue with what I believe is probably one stupid fuck individual here under multiple names that this racist loser did some time in prison and got butt fucked by a 'too beaucoupe' soul brother and he is still pissed off at himself because he enjoyed it and wants more big black dick up his ass, so naturally he blames the Jews.

Chris
Chris

Ron Paul is libertarian why is he even on GOP ticket. Not conservative and will never win. Be true Paul run on your own ticket not Republican ticket.

Thomas
Thomas

Yeah, you just keep those Talking Points coming...you thunk that all by yourself, did you? Got the big boy pants on today? Go back to the rams and blues, you Jamie wanna-be.

Bill Hannegan
Bill Hannegan

I didn't mean that Chris L. is normally "small potatoes". Rather it is so typical for voluntary collaborations like this to last just a couple years before people clash and turn pissy on each other.

Thomas
Thomas

Good sheep, gooood sheeeep, baaaa, baa, hate speech, I see you have the talking points embedded in your skull also. Good little minion you are.

Wolfman
Wolfman

Yeah not like her jewdified hate speech - burn the Palestinians to death with white phosphorous, Whites are evil for standing up to jews/blacks/queers....., Americans owe Israel BIG TIME, the Holyhoax is sacred but feel free to shit all over Jesus Christ and Christianity.......

Zionism has got a major target on its' back! It's going down and going down hard you zionist jew worshipping lap dogs!

JJ
JJ

Why would any sane person vote for a Rethugligan Party anyway??GOP= Grover's Own Possy

Johndoe2405
Johndoe2405

fuck the jews they dont care about us soon Americans will consider any politician that PLEDGES loyalty to Israel as TRAITORS imagine a president pledging and mentioning for ever loyalty to France Britain or Germany... how weird would that be. Jews you went too far the time to end what the Germans started is coming every 100 years or so you do something that show your true colors and you get wiped out. the time is coming again

Hlwjr
Hlwjr

You could not be more right. America is sick and tired of Israel playing the victimas they disobey every UN Resolution and the public sentiment all the while taking billions of dollars in American tax payer dollars.As Ted Turner once said if Palestine had the weapons instead of rocks to fight back with Israel would behave itself and not mistreat innocent palestine citizens who just want to work, go to school and not be treated like prisoners of war. If the average evangelist America actually knew the evils of Israel they would quickly give thier support to Palestine until Israel behaves.

Johndoe2405
Johndoe2405

you are right wolfman the jews are....well jews we all know what they do  then we forget and let them get comfortable and they always show us how much they hate all the goys (non jews) and then we take care of them. well the take care of time is coming enjoy the end of your american century jews the end is near your usual appointement with the christians long knife is coming cant wait to drag all of you down the street ps i am black so you can skip the nazi comments and go straight to the dumb nigger usual stuff. believe me we will all unite to destroy the lying deceiving morrally bankrupt chosen people. and then we will sort out our differences

Alvin691
Alvin691

And here you go, a true democrat

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