BareTraps Cherilyn Double Strap Slide Sandals 980, Natural, 7.5 US,
Womens Toe Post Glamorous Glitter Elasticated Flat Summer Sandals Sz Size,Disney Mickey Mouse Pink Crocs Size M2 W4 Junior Youth Womens Purple Strap VGUCGentlemen/Ladies Clarks wedge sandals size 7 Clever and practical Make full use of materials Contrary to the same paragraph,Eaze F3105 Da Donna Nero Sintetico 2" Tacco Con Zeppa COMFORT AmmortizzatoValerie Stevens Womens POTOMAC Brown Leather Slide Sandals Size 10FOOTCANDY~GOLD LEATHER PEEP TOE SLIDES MULES WEDGE SANDALS~9.5 CG,WB ATLAS WOMEN'S BLACK SUMMER FLIP FLOPS SANDALS 8M,The North Face Womens Black Pink Fip Flops Beach Sandals ABPFB9B M15,Womens Leather Lined Mule Inblu Beach Open Toe Summer Holiday SandalsWomen's Two Pairs Sz 7.5 M Apostrophe Black & White Leather Sandal Shoe Brazil,Ariat Womens Ember Slide Sandals Brown Leather Slip On Wedge Shoes Size 8B,Betsey Johnson Womens Black Ankle Strap Sandals Size 5.5 (308196),Girls Circo Sandals In Genuine Blue Suede Upper Balance Size 1 With Rivets,Brand New in Original Box, Ladies Ipanema Lipstick Wedge, Black, size,Clarks Artisan Women's 80542 Leather Slip On Comfort Casual Sandals Size 10 M,BIRKIS Birkenstock size L6 Floral FLOWER Double Buckle Sandal Arizona,Not Rated Womens Xenia Dress Fringe Sandal Open Toe Taupe Size 6 M US,Man's/Woman's Michael Antonio Women's Lake Ankle Bootie Good world reputation Stylish and charming cheapernew w/o box womens sz 9 (9/10) TOMMY HILFIGER flip flops,Cliffs by White Mountain Women's Shoes Black Faux Leather 2.5" Heel Size 8.5M,Man's/Woman's Qupid Women's Clyde-09 Ankle Bootie flagship store International choice Full range of specifications,KANNA Metalic Taupe Leahter Open Toe Espadrille Wedge Sandals Made in Spain NWOBSam Edelman Womens Beige T-Strap Sandals Size 6.5 (322887)Havaianas Womens You Metallic Flip Flops - Black, Beige - /4, 5, 6/7, 8New Marc Fisher Womens Mfking Black Ankle Strap Sandals Size 8,Gentlemen/Ladies IKRUSH Womens Molly Cadena De Deslizadores Reliable quality Skilled manufacturing Highly appreciated and widely trusted in and outDAMES DE VENTE ANNE MICHELLE TAUPE SANDALE "L3962"Ladies Spot On Gold Toe Post Gladiator Sandals with Buckles & Zip Up Back F0172,Hurley Women's Fusion Slide Sandal Squadron Blue/White Size 5.0CCILU Women's Horizon Check Slide Sandal Passion Zero White Size 8 US
Former President Barack Obama attends a campaign event in Anaheim for Democratic congressional candidates on Sept. 8. Irfan Khan Los Angeles Times/TNS

New JustFab Orange Blue Floral 7 Strappy Platform Sandals Shoes 7 Floral 70f9e8

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

Item specifics

New without box: A brand-new, unused, and unworn item (including handmade items) that is not in original packaging or ... Read moreabout the condition
Style: Platforms & Wedges
US Shoe Size (Women's): 7 Pattern: Floral
Fastening: Buckle Brand:

Just Fab

Heel Height: High (3 in. and Up) Occasion: Party
Heel Type: Block Material: Synthetic
Theme: Floral Color:


Special to The Sacramento Bee

September 13, 2018 12:00 PM

CC35 Samiee Wedge Heel Espadrilles Sandals 180, Black, 8.5 US,LADIES FASHION BEACH CASUAL SOFT EASY WEAR SANDAL UK SIZES 4-9,Tan Color Casual T-Strap Side Buckle Faux Leather Sexy Womens Sandals Size 7.5,Womens Lucky Brand Marilyn Black Cork Wedge Slip On Sandal 7.5 M,Gentleman/Lady SANDALS WOMEN'S SIZE 9 Moderate price Modern design best sellerLadies Leather Collection Leather Twist Bow Mule Sandals,Mujer Savannah Cruzado Mini Sandalias de cuña EL ESTILO - l6635,WOMENS Volume Burgundy Red CROFT & BARROW SLIDES SANDALS HEELS SHOES SIZE 6 M,Gentleman/Lady Not Rated Frauen Flache Sandalen Every item described is available discount price Various,Cloudwalkers Red Leather Suede Shoes Criss Cross Sandals Slides 11W,Sanuk Womens Sandal Flip Flop Shoe Yoga Spree Pink Black Size 11 (27.4 cm),Easy Street Roxanne Slingback Strappy Sandals 020, Gold Metallic, 10 N US,CLARKS 6.5 Helio Mindin Sage GRAY Wedge Heels EUCGENTLE SOULS Where To Go Black Leather Flip Flop Thong Sandals Women's US 7.5Men/Women BRISOS SANDALS WOMEN'S SIZE 11 M superior Used in durability Lightweight shoes,Scarpe Basse da Donna Zeppa Espadrille Strappo Sulla Caviglia Sandali Estive,ATHENA ALEXANDER Womens Bejeweled Slide Block Sandals Shoes SZ 8 MultiSoft Style by Hush Puppies Sade Black Womens Shoes Size 10 M Sandals MSRP $59,SAM & LIBBY Multi Color Snakeskin Leather Strappy Low Wedge Sandals Size 6 MLadies Tan Gladiator Flat Shoes Women's Small Heel Studded Zip Back Sandals,Ivanka Trump Womens Brown Slides Size 8 (311233),Womens Flat Sandals Metallic Flower Ankle Strap Summer Strappy Beach Shoes Size,COVINGTON Open Toe, Slingback, Wedge Heel, Sandals shoes, CORAL, size 7, POPPYNaturalizer women's 2 strap sandals - Leopard print - 7 1/2 M,Donna Anne Michelle Open Toe SABOT ETICHETTA f10729 -D,ICON "IMPRESSIONISM" Copper Patterned Slide Sandals Women's sz 7.5* NEX2NEW,Rockport Women’s Hollywood Khaki Vintage Leather Wedge Sandals Size 7W D2026/Club Moda Sandals Red Gold Sunflower Flower Kitten Heel Summer Women's Size 6.5,Hush Puppies Royale Saddle Leather Sandals 7 1/2 med pre-0wned brownNew Women Betani Alcina-1 Leatherette Metallic Medallion Toe Ring Flat Sandal,

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.

New JustFab Orange Blue Floral 7 Strappy Platform Sandals Shoes 7 Floral 70f9e8

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.
New JustFab Orange Blue Floral 7 Strappy Platform Sandals Shoes 7 Floral 70f9e8
Want to stay in the conversation? Support this forum for voices from across the state with a digital subscription to The Sacramento Bee.

Womens Ladies Mule Clogs / White Leather Coated Slip On DEK Sizes 3 4 5 6 7 8,

New JustFab Orange Blue Floral 7 Strappy Platform Sandals Shoes 7 Floral 70f9e8

Black NuBuck Side Buckle Ankle Strap Womens Peep Toe Flats Sandals Size 6.5,