When I heard of the indimidating behavior of the teacher's unions ans their bussed-in hired crowds in Madison Wisconson this week, I wondered whether the Tea Party would ride to the rescue. Looks like they're on the way. It has disadvantages in this dispute, of course. Tea Party members don't abandon their responsibilities to their employers (as, in the case of the teachers, the people of the State of Wisconsin) by calling in "'sick" so that they can ('for the children' of course) barge, mob-like into the halls of a democratically elected government to intimidate those freely elected by the people from doing their jobs.
It can't require the employers of the members of the Tea Party to to withhold some of their salary and turn it over to Tea Party leaders, like the public employees unions can and do. And Tea party members can't blatantly disrespect The National Anthem without attracting media attention, like some people can:
But I think they can win anyway.