Some post Wisconsin recall election analysis at Reuters that reveals an ironic twist.
Activists with the conservative Tea Party movement say they owe a lot to their schooling in left-wing community organizing tactics for the historic Republican victory over the Democrats and their union allies in the Wisconsin recall election.
The conservative activists have literally taken a page out of a left-wing radical's guide to organizing - as many have read the late Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals."
"There was no manual for organizing on the right, so we adapted it to the conservative cause," said Brown, of We the People of the Republic, a Tea Party group based in Madison, Wisconsin. "The left has been good at it for 100 years, so what better place to start?"Those in the "non state and local government sector" in Wisconsin seem just as energized to organize and operate against what they view as the equivalent of "rent seeking" by state and local government entities as so-called left-wing groups.
In extracting their "rents", these local government entities enjoy the coercive authority of taxation, which is a much stronger form of coercion than any enjoyed by your typical run-of-the-mill, non-government rentier.
Much of the type of chaos that we have witnessed recently in Wisconsin is driven by a federal government, the government entity that retains monetary authority, which relinquishes responsibilities (often termed "unfunded mandates") to state and local governments that do not possess authority to create balances of a state currency needed to implement public projects.