Alinsky was a very intelligent person. This is the reason way his mythology of community organizing was so successful and is a key strategy of the democrat party today. Also, it is the main reason the current leaders of the republican cannot grow a pair and successfully address these tactics.
This is why wouldn't the Tea Party organizations use their own tactics? "Fighting fire with fire". It is common knowledge they have and will continue to use his book and why the Republican Party is so concerned about this group. They where pretty good students in 2010.