The Tea Party movement is about to celebrate its five year anniversary. Via Breitbart:
Radio’s Mark Levin will keynote a five-year anniversary event for the Tea Party movement hosted by Tea Party Patriots in Washington, D.C., Breitbart News has learned exclusively. “The Tea Party, which consists of millions of hard working taxpayers, is to be celebrated not condemned,” Levin told Breitbart News. “The ruling class must be trounced and its media cheerleaders must be exposed if the republic is to survive. The Tea Party is our only hope. It’s a great honor to be asked to speak to such outstanding and courageous patriots,” he added. Most observers point to CNBC’s Rick Santelli’s famous rant on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in February 2009 as the birth of the Tea Party movement. It formed in response to President Barack Obama’s push for a government takeover of healthcare combined with Americans’ dissatisfaction with Washington-generated bailouts.