As my friend and Northern Alliance Radio Network colleague Mitch Berg pointed out earlier this week, the Minneapolis Star Tribune will occasionally dole out unqualified endorsements of local Republicans, provided said GOPers
“The world is controlled by those who show up,” he acknowledged. “And my Tea Party opponent had my district and other districts targeted for their folks coming in and taking over. The ordinary Republicans stay home raising their kids, doing their jobs, coming home and having a beer and going to bed.”Wow. What stunning condescension. So is Smith implying that those who sacrifice sleep, vacations and time with their respective families to work on campaigns, stay engaged in the political process and attend BPOU meetings are somehow second class citizens? I would argue that those who "show up" are genuinely concerned about the future of this state, especially if the most left-wing Governor in Minnesota's history is given a proverbial blank check in the form of a Democrat controlled Legislature. Therefore, some time away from the family may be a small price to pay when you consider the kind of future being left to the kids if that happens.
Yes, those who "show up" are willing to do their part to ensure that future generations can sufficiently raise their own kids, do their jobs, go home, have a beer and go to bed...and actually have a peaceful night's sleep.
It all starts this Tuesday.