4/14/12, "Dead it’s not -the tea party lives on in grassroots activists determined to see change," AP via Washington Post
"Twice a month at the Jim’s Restaurant not far from his home, Baillio unloads tea party T-shirts and baseball caps, sets an American flag on a Formica table and leads his neighborhood tea party group — one of 23 in the San Antonio area — in a discussion. They talk about the Obama administration’s policies regarding insurance for birth control, about how to become a delegate to the conventions that help determine the Texas GOP’s leaders and platform.
- He does this every first and third Tuesday of the month,
“Are we dead?” Baillio asked several of his members on a recent Tuesday. About 15 had gathered on this night, including retired military men, grandmothers, a few real estate brokers, a city utility worker, a high school Spanish teacher and a photographer.
Their responses were steeped in the kind of confidence that comes with clout, and the San Antonio Tea Party has gained some of that."...via Lucianne