SKECHERS Dark Black Wedge Platform Memory Foam Strappy Sandals-Size 7.5,
Ladies Savannah Stylish Summertime Dotted Sandals The Style - F00012Summer Men's Women's Sport Beach Sandals Flip Flops Slippers Casual Shoes,Skechers BOBS From Women's 2nd Take-Plush Animal Slide SandalITALIAN SHOEMAKERS Womens Size 11 Criss Cross Straps Slip On Wedge Toe Sandals,"Unlisted" Black sandals with 2 1/2" heel, Man made material. Size 9 M,NEW! Ladies Women Gold Metallic Strappy Sandal Size 5Dolcis Womens Joni Open Toe Sandals Black (Black) 5 UK,JOWL! City Classified Women's Woven Ankle Strap Flat Sandals in Tan Leatherette,TEVA Forebay Fisherman Waterproof Sandals Women's Size 8 Beige Style,Metaphor Asia Wedge Sandals Brown Heels Womens Sz M 5.5 Nice!,NEW LOOK KHAKI SANDALS STRAPPY SIZE 7,New Womens Ladies Giant Gold Studded Faux Leather Slides Summer Sandals SlidersBRAND NEW WOMENS ANDIAMO NATURAL COLOR BRUSHED LINEN PAULA SANDALS SHOE SIZE 8.5,Crocs Francis Mary Janes Wedge Heels Mules Slides Brown 9,Marc Fisher Womens Rayz Suede Almond Toe Casual Strappy Sandals,Jeweled sandals Pink Wedges Size US 6.5,Lilley Womens Black Ruffle Low Wedge Sandal - Sizes 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,BOC Womens Sandals Black Strappy Back Zip Low Wedge Gladiator Worn Once 9M,Minnetonka Denim Sandals Womens 10 Blue Slides Boho Hippie Buckles 799896 BLT,Clarks women's size 8 M leather sandals slides dark brown med heelATINA-2! Women's RCK Bella T Strap Gold Metallic Jade Decor Flat Sandal Black,REPORT WOMENS WHITE WEDGE SIZE 7 SHOES -New,Duck Head Women Cork Wedge Thong Sandal Size 7.5 M Rhinestone Strap CasualHokus Pokus Cloggs Leather Mule Slides Size 7M,Teva Women's Hurricane Sandal 6576, Blue Floral, Size 6, Adjustable Sport Shoes,Lauren Ralph Lauren New ladies Wedges 4" heel Kidskin Paisley Color, Golden soleWomen's Black Skechers Wedge Flip=Flops Sz 10,Men's/Women's IKRUSH Womens Farah Embellished Sliders Special price Sales Italy leading the fashionax169 SUGAR shoes black patent leather women sandals,Womes Glitter BATA Flip Flops Adult Summer Sandals Pink Glitter New uk size 5
Former President Barack Obama attends a campaign event in Anaheim for Democratic congressional candidates on Sept. 8. Irfan Khan Los Angeles Times/TNS

Gentleman/Lady Qupid Elegant Women's Regent-31X Mule Crazy price, Birmingham Elegant Qupid style Fashion dynamic 424797

Barack Obama is great for Republicans. And he may just block the ‘blue wave’

Item specifics

New with box: A brand-new, unused, and unworn item (including handmade items) in the original packaging (such as ... Read moreabout the condition




Style: Loafers & Moccasins
Pattern: Solid Width: Medium (B, M)

Special to The Sacramento Bee

September 13, 2018 12:00 PM

LOT OF 2! TOMMY HILFIGER 'Martina"Women's Heels Sandals Size BLK/BRN SLIP ON,NEW American Eagle Wedge Women's Sandals Multi Color Size 5.5US 38.5EU,RARE,Not Rated Frauen Platform Sandalen mehrfarbig Groesse 8.5 US /39.5 EUMaterial Girl Frauen Swirlz Offener Zeh besonderer Anlass Flache Sandalen,La Scarpa Italy Größe 38 - 5 Leder (W- To.- G 3) Neu,Womens Girls Rocket Dog Onella Journey Braided Summer Beach Sandal Black Tan NewDiba Womens Zig Zag Flat Gladiator Sandal Orange Suede Size 6 M,KEEN FLIP FLOPS(WOMENS PURPLE TEXTILE UPPER THONG SANDALS SZ10M,NEW! Life Stride Women's Velocity Memory Foam Sandal White/Gold 177N zEaze F3113 Mujer Negro Sintético 5.1cm de Tacón Cuña Acolchado Cómodo Sandalias,Blazin Roxx Womens Liz Flip Flops Black with Blue & Clear CrystalWomens Carlos by Carlos Santana Tathy Black Sandals 9 M..35,ANN TAYLOR LOFT Womens Sandals, Size 7M, Brown, Leather Upper/Rubber OutsoleRoberto Durville Italy Größe 38 Leder 24,5 cm (W-IT.4) NEUZealand 9 Sandals Flip Flops Black Cool Summer Comfort Thong ShoesNEW VOLCOM WOMENS ROCKING 2 SOLID SANDALSsize 7.5 Style & Co Paycee Pink Latte Heel Ankle Strap Sandals Womens Shoes,Havaianas Wedge Flip Flops in Pink Orchid Rose RRP .99 UK SellerSpot On f00108 MUJER NEGRO MARIPOSA Calce Sandalias Pantuflas,Women Shoes BCBG Black Strappy Leather Sandals CUTE Sz 8 #F,Womens New Attitude NIB Mckenna Black Sandals 9.5 M..74Style & Co. Frauen janinaa Offener Zeh leger Leder Riemchensandalen Schwarz Groe,Women's Crocs Shoes/ Sandals Size 8 Brown/Slip OnMila Paoli Women's Black Leather Thong Slip On Ruby Heel Sandals US Size 6.5,Vero Moda Celia Donna Nero, Slip-On a Ciabatta Croce Cinturino Sandali di Cuoio,mens womens beach garden kitchen chefs clogs cloggies mules jelly light weightNEW LADY Womens Summer Beach Retro Slip On Bow Flat Jellies Jelly Sandal Size 5New Soft Style Hush Puppies thong sandals sz 9.5M orange flip flop sandals heels,Mens Womens Crocs Baya Navy Roomy Fit Sandals,

Barack Obama is the best president Republicans have ever had.

In his eight years in office, the 44th president helped deliver to the GOP (in no particular order) the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House, nine governorships and roughly 900 seats in state legislatures.

The Republican National Committee should give the man a medal.

And now the ex-president is back for an encore, reminding Americans not only why Donald Trump rather than Hillary Clinton sits in the Oval Office today but also why Democrats’ hopes for a “blue wave” in November might be overblown.

Gentleman/Lady Qupid Elegant Women's Regent-31X Mule Crazy price, Birmingham Elegant Qupid style Fashion dynamic 424797

No one covers what is happening in our community better than we do. And with a digital subscription, you'll never miss a local story.

Obama is great for voter turnout all right – Republican turnout.


Democrats may not see it that way, which is just fine. When the former president popped up at the University of Illinois on Sept. 7 to accept an ethics in government prize, fans cheered his snide denunciation of the Trump administration and its policies – many of which involve dismantling most of Obama’s signature accomplishments.

And he was greeted by an adoring crowd when he stumped in Orange County on Saturday for seven Democrats trying to flip Republican-held congressional seats in California that may be pivotal to who controls the House after Nov. 6.

Ben Boychuk

Now it’s true, Obama remains a popular man even as his policies –often implemented with a stroke of a pen and without congressional approval – are being repudiated one by one. As Conrad Black pointed out at American Greatness, Obama would likely prevail in a head-to-head fight with Trump on the ballot.

But Trump’s name isn’t on the ballot on Nov. 6. Neither is Obama’s. And if the election is about Trump’s record so far, Democrats might want to think twice before comparing it to that of the immediate past president.

Remember when Obama asked “what magic wand” Trump would use to bring trading partners to the negotiating table? Remember when 2 percent to 3percent economic growth was “the new normal?” Remember “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor?”

Well, two out of three ain’t bad. Trump fumbled the Obamacare repeal, but he’s made strides on trade, renegotiating NAFTA with Mexico and using tariffs to bring other trading partners in line, even as the economy has been growing at a robust 4 percent.

Obama would like to claim credit for the boom. “When you hear how great the economy is doing right now, let’s just remember when this recovery started,” he said.

Yes, let’s. Kevin Hassett, chairman of Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers, showed reporters on Monday a series of charts and graphs illustrating how several economic trends, including small business optimism and durable goods purchases, all took off after the 2016 election.

“You have to look at the moment that President Trump was elected in both equity markets and incentive surveys,” Hassett told the White House press corps. “People started to ratchet up their expectations for the economy.”Tax cuts helped, too.

Obama may be a better politician than Clinton, but he cannot help but take passive-aggressive potshots at the millions of “deplorables” who rallied for Trump in 2016.

“Appealing to tribe, appealing to fear, pitting one group against another, telling people that order and security will be restored if it weren’t for those who don’t look like us or don’t sound like us or don’t pray like we do, that’s an old playbook,” he told the Illinois audience. “It’s as old as time.”

Obama would know. He set the tone for his administration during the 2008 campaign, when he told Philadelphia Democrats, “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.”

He cemented it on the second day of his presidency, when he dismissed Republican objections to his proposed economic stimulus plan with two words: “I won.”

He redoubled his rhetoric in 2010, when he urged Latino voters to“punish our enemies” and “reward our friends.” Voters responded by delivering the GOP decisive majorities in the House and Senate.

In his Illinois speech, the former president also attacked Trump’s rhetoric on the press – and once again inadvertently drew attention to his own lousy record. “I complained plenty about Fox News,” Obama said, “but you never heard me threaten to shut them down, or call them ‘enemies of the people.’ ”

No, he was far subtler than that. Obama merely instructed his attorney general to spy on reporters from the Associated Press and Fox News and prosecute every leaker he could find.

The 44th president earned a reputation, perhaps undeservedly, for“no drama.” Nobody would lend such an appellation to the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

And yet through the chaos – as even the anonymous “senior administration official” who wrote the notorious New York Times op-ed had to concede – the policy victories have been undeniable. The country is doing well. People are actually feeling upbeat.

Now if you’re ready to blame this president for the worst(including all of the things editorial writers and pundits for nearly two years have warned would come to pass any day now), then you’d better prepare to give credit where it’s due.

But if Obama and the Democrats want to fight about who or what is dividing the country the most, don’t be surprised when voters turn that blue wave into a blue trickle.

Ben Boychuk is managing editor of American Greatness. He can be contacted at or on Twitter@benboychuk.


The Sacramento Bee editorial board tackles the day’s biggest issues seven days a week, 365 days a year to keep you informed about California policy and politics.
Gentleman/Lady Qupid Elegant Women's Regent-31X Mule Crazy price, Birmingham Elegant Qupid style Fashion dynamic 424797
Want to stay in the conversation? Support this forum for voices from across the state with a digital subscription to The Sacramento Bee.


Gentleman/Lady Qupid Elegant Women's Regent-31X Mule Crazy price, Birmingham Elegant Qupid style Fashion dynamic 424797

IPANEMA FLIP PRINT FEM shoes womens FLIP flops platform sandals slippers clogs,