Ladies Savannah High Wedge X Vamp - Mule Sandals,
Liz Claiborne KATTIE Wedge Womens Sandals Cork METALLIC T STRAP Size 7.5,Man/Woman havaianas flip flops main category Online export store Modern and elegantRiver Island Sandals Size 5 RRP .99 New Sale Price,Sugar Womens 82390Ija8 White Ankle Strap Sandals Size 8 (376895),Women's Teva Sandals 6 Gray Shoc Pad Anatomic Footbed Slip On Slide 1003990,INC International Concepts I.N.C. Women's Yafaa Flat Sandals Black Size 7.5CROCS Sandals Size 6 Brown EUC,NIB Womens Rasolli Lalo-3 Multicolor Black Size 7.5 Sandals,Espirit Bounty Footbed Womens Size 6 Sandals, Gold,Marks & Spencer - White Strappy Mules / Sandals - size 4 / 37Fox Racing niña Freedom Chanclas Blanco Zapatos Planos Playa Sandalias MX,Sam Edelman SZ 9.5M Snakeskin Metallic ROMY Cork Wedge Thong SandalsNew Nina Womens Maria-Gm SoftPlatino/Silverfish Slides Size 9.5,WOMENS TAN DIAMANTE SLIP ON SUMMER EVENING PLATFORM WEDGE SANDALS LADIES SIZE,Gentleman/Lady Topline Women's Pinache Slide Sandal Special price Sales Italy Shopping promotion,Women's Mix No. 6 Avery , Light Pink , Size; 10,Steve Madden womens "Finaly" slide sandals flats shoes 7 M pink quilted leather,Mr/Ms schwarz Kunstleder Keilabsatz Gladiator Sandalen Guarantee quality and quantity International choice Brand feastMan's/Woman's DONNA FARFALLA Sabot SPOT ON Moderate price Upper material Fashion dynamicPelle Moda Womens Metallic Platform Sandals high heels size 8 M,Leather Collection F0950 Ladies Tan Slingback Leather Sandals with Toe Loop,DREAM PAIRS Women's Jewel Fashion Rhinestones Design Slides Sandals,Bandolino Women's AVITO Shimmering Blue/Pewter Size 8.5 Wedge Sandal,Rip Curl Pro Beach Zehentrenner Sandalen Badeschuhe braun chocolate TWTN16Man's/Woman's womens crocs size 7 The color is very eye-catching Sales Italy Tide shoes list,Steve Madden FIGS Black Synthetic Slide Platform Sandals Women Size 9.5 Medium,Mujer Savannah Barra T Sandalias de verano,Ladies Savannah Collection Summer Sandals Label F0R0063 ~ N,Ladies Spot On Mule With Faux Flower Detail F1R0810,Keen Womens Gray Waterproof Sandals sz 5,
Former President Barack Obama attends a campaign event in Anaheim for Democratic congressional candidates on Sept. 8. Irfan Khan Los Angeles Times/TNS


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

Item specifics

Pre-owned: An item that has been used or worn previously. See the seller’s listing for full details and ... Read moreabout the condition


Heel Height: Med (1 3/4 in. to 2 3/4 in.) Style: Slingbacks
Occasion: Casual US Shoe Size (Women's): 8.5
Pattern: Geometric Color:


Country/Region of Manufacture: China Fastening: Elastic

Does not apply

Special to The Sacramento Bee

September 13, 2018 12:00 PM

Lilley Womens Beige Diamante T-Bar Comfort Sandal - Sizes 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,Ladies Buckle 2.5" Block Heeled Sandals Anne Michelle F10528,White Line Flip Flop Sandals Size 9 Pink,Stuart Weitzman Leather Pink Sparkle Bow Open Toe Sandal Size 8.5 B,SOCOFY Thong Elastic Ankle Strap Slingback ClipTan Toe Sandals Shoes Tan,Men's/Women's Lucky Brand Sandals 7.5 Easy to use a good reputation in the world At an affordable priceColors Of California Jelly Wedge Sandal Sandalias Mujer J008 WHT White,SANUK Yoga Mat Sling Sandals Shoes Blue Size 9,Rockport- Jeanie Slide Sandals Women's 5 NIB $75Mr/Ms Report Women's Gentry Flat Sandal the most convenient buy Non-slip,Silver T-Strap Thong Slide Flats Sling-back Buckle Closure Womens Sandals Sz 5.5,Damian's Womens' Black Beaded Slide Sandals - Size 9 - Made In ItalyNIB YSL SAINT LAURENT CARAMEL LEATHER NU PIEDS STUDDED GLADIATOR HEEL SANDALS 38,Gentlemen/Ladies Betula Women’s Red sandals. Size 40. Fashion pattern Optimal price Don't worry when shopping,Black Strappy Wedge Buckle Sandals - Size 7 1/2 M 7.5 MNew Women's RDVOL Casual Formal Sandals PU Beach Flip Flops --*Formal",Gentlemen/Ladies Top Moda Gladiator Sandals Aesthetic appearance Modern and stylish fashion a wide variety of goods,Havaianas Slim Peacock Women Blue Flip Flops Slippers Thong NAVY US 7/8,LADIES LEATHER COLLECTION TAN FLAT SANDALS STYLE - F0950femmes Spot On décontracté talon compensé esparilles,NWT TORRID WOMENS GOLD RHINESTONE PAVE SANDAL PINK WHITE SLIP ON SANDAL SIZE 9,NWOB Andre Assous Slip On Espadrilles Sandals Women's Size 9,Fitkicks Fit Kicks Active Women Footwear Slippers Shoes / Gray Lavender / Small,***MAIDEN LANE BLACK FLAT POINTED SHOES***NEW IN BOX SIZE EUR39Sugar Womens White Slides Size 6 (384271),Sophie & Sam Abstract Sandals, Size 4.,TEVA WOMEN'S FLIP FLOP SANDALS - SIZE 9 - MULTI COLOR STRAP,Gentleman/Lady Athena Alexander Women's Zayden Heeled Sandal feature product quality Personalization trend,' Donna Spot On ' FIORE Assetto Sabot - f1r0810,Croft & Barrow Women's Sandals Shoes Slides Heels Linen 9.5 M,

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.


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.
Want to stay in the conversation? Support this forum for voices from across the state with a digital subscription to The Sacramento Bee.

Slip On Flat Studded Thong Sandals Black Nude Casual Everyday Beach Water proof,


SBICCA CALIF. Womens Natural Beige Rope Strappy Wedge Sandals, Sz. 7M, EUC,