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Happy Birthday Tea Party!

Five years ago yesterday, Rick Santelli of CNBC went the rant that would give birth to the Tea Party. Rick was right then – and the Tea Party has gone on to change the trajectory of the Republican Party.

Some would say for the better, others would say for the worse. Whatever side you fall on though, you can’t deny the pivotal role the Tea Party has played over the last five years.

Happy Birthday, Tea Party – may you enjoy many more productive years.

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing. He's also the managing editor at, and the managing partner at You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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