Who knew, at the end of the day, that President Obama’s strong suit would be foreign policy?
That’s right — even after 3 1/2 years of trying to make Obama a “one term president,” the GOP, that is comprised, for the most part, of angry white men, could not bring down the guy who killed Osama bin Laden.
According to recent polls, it’s looking like Romney isn’t selling well in River City — so to speak!
That does not come as a surprise to any of us who has been plugged-in to what is going on in our world. The polls suggest that voters are not going to embrace Mitt Romney, who sucked up to the far-right just to get the nomination, with the keys to the White House. That kind of strategy works great for sell-out Republicans running for statewide and legislative offices here in Arizona, but not across America.
And thank God for that!
It’s looking more and more like the GOP’s anti-Obama, anti-Latino, anti-Muslim, anti-Islam, anti-woman, anti-everything agenda will not be a winning strategy come November. And that is why my quote of the week goes to Jason Pack and Andrea Khalil from today’s WSJ’s OpEd piece: Amid Chants of ‘Free Libya, Terrorists Out,’ a Nation at a Crossroads:
In the words of Sen. John McCain, “Libya is wealthy. It does not need our money … It needs our technical expertise.”
Based on our observation, popular sentiment in Libya longs for increased international cooperation. If America abandons the country or lashes out in revenge, security and stability will deteriorate, foreign investment will dry up, and the Libyan economy will stagnate. America (read Obama) wisely played a supporting role in ending the Gadhafi dictatorship. In the struggle for post-Gadhafi Libya, the U.S. cannot be silent. Only intense engagement can help restore momentum to the political transition already under way.
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Bio: Paula Pennypacker has been a conservative and independent political activist since 1990. She is the founder and president of Scottsdale-based Just for Redheads Beauty Products.
A registered Republican, Paula is neither an ideologue nor a zealot. She is a broad-minded independent thinker with conservative economic beliefs and practical political ideas. She is interested in uniting, not dividing.
Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, Paula was a popular political radio show host and a Republican candidate for mayor before relocating her business to Arizona in 1998. She lives in Scottsdale with her husband and 12-year-old son.
Paula’s personal and political motto -- "Only those who dare!" -- epitomizes the way she lives her life and conducts herself politically. She is not afraid to stand up to established or entrenched views and interests, even in her own party.
Her signature political issues are ending the war on drugs, ending welfare as we know it, tax and immigration reform, and weeding out waste and corruption in government.
She recently finished third in the 2010 primary election for state representative in District 8.