Womens Freedom Moses Silverado Silver Slide Slider Sandals Sz Size,
Not Rated Thong Flat Sandal With Multi-Color Peace Sign Size 8.5,Men/Women Sandalen American 052 Ledereinsatz 37422 feature Modern design best sellerFranco Sarto Pine Espadrille Slip On Wedge Mules, Platinum,New! Alexander Wang Dana Heathered Elastic Sandals w/Ankle Strap sz 8 Euro 38,Sarto by Franco Sarto Women's Gaia Slide Sandal,Cushion-Walk Comfort Open Toe Slingback Wedge Sandals Mule Flat Shoe Rip Tape,Mujer Fly London Yuna Mary Jane Sandalias De Cuña Cuero Completo Negro Luna,Gentlemen/Ladies Spring Step Women's Estella Consumer first Wholesale trade Very good color,Teva Classic Sport Sandal G584 Hiking Water Us 7 Women Fabric,$69 size 8 Lucca Lane Becka Black Suede Thong Slides Sandals Womens Shoes,Charles by Charles David Womens Boston Peep Toe Special Occasion Platform San...,Men's/Women's Down To Earth Ladies Sandal for you to choose Modern and stylish fashion Fashion dynamicTed Baker Eliyza Donna Navy Gold Sintetico Sandali,Casadei Italy Orange Embellished Jelly Thong Jeweled Sandal - 38 US,Mr/Ms Goldene Lederpantoffeln Many styles Settlement Price Shopping promotion,Kenneth Cole Reaction Slim Brim Womens Flat Sandals Rose Gold 5 US / 3 UK r64y,J Crew suede espadrille Sandals slides size 7 Made in Spain Black Suede leather,Womens Reef Krystal Star Black Black Wedge Toe Post Sandal Flip Flops Sz Size,Man/Woman Velvet Pumps offene Spitze 1129 Schwarz Rich design Modern and stylish fashion Superb craftsmanship,Gentleman/Lady Ladies Leather Collection Flat Mule Sandals Online Shopping King of quantity Good qualityEasy Street Womens Savvy Open Toe Casual Platform Sandals,Ladies Clarks Leather Slip On Casual Mule Sandals Leisa Grace,NEW Rockport CAZ06 Felicia Sport Sandals, Women's Brown - Choose Your SizeZee Alexis 9 M Saletto Pewter Metallic Woven Stretch Fabric Slip On SandalsL.L. Bean Women's Size 8 Black Sandals,Man/Woman naturalizer Charlotte Wedge Sandals, Alabaster Many varieties Ranked first in its class List of explosions,SCARPE DONNA ZEPPA CARMENS 41328 SANDALS WOMAN PELLE LEATHER LAMINATO PLATINO,DX688 PHIL GATIER by REPO shoes silver textile strass women sandals,AS271 EDDY DANIELE US 7 shoes light blue suede women sandalsMarc Fisher Frauen Elysone2 Split toe leger Leder Flache Sandalen Gold Groesse 6,
Former President Barack Obama attends a campaign event in Anaheim for Democratic congressional candidates on Sept. 8. Irfan Khan Los Angeles Times/TNS

Madden Girl Women's Sabel Black, Canvas Wedge Sandal, Multicolor Black, Sabel 6 US, New aca63d

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

Item specifics

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

Sabel

Material: Canvas & Synthetic Modified Item: No
Width: Medium (B, M) Style: Platforms & Wedges
MPN:

00132148

Fastening: Slip On
Features: Ankle Strap Exact Heel Height: 5.25"
Color:

Multicolor

Heel Height: Very High Heel (4 1/2 in or More)
Brand:

Madden Girl

US Shoe Size (Women's): US 6
Heel Type: Wedge UPC:

408000651107

Special to The Sacramento Bee

September 13, 2018 12:00 PM

Men's/Women's DAMEN LEDER KOLLEKTION GOLDSANDALEN F0924 Fine workmanship Bright colors Excellent function,**Rialto Ganci Sandals, Women's Size 10 M, BlackMan/Woman ANNE MICHELLE-F0957-SPARKLING FLAT PEEP TOE SHOES Charming design excellent various kinds,Gentlemen/Ladies Seychelles Go For Gold Cross-Strap Slide Crazy price, Birmingham Brand German OutletsWhite Mt Mountain Wms Black Leather Strappy Heel Sandals 10 M,Vans Classic Slip-on WMNS Slip On Black White,Luichiny Women's May Lynn Beige Snake Imi Suede Sandals,FINN COMFORT Menorca Soft Pantoletten red/Light Neuware!,**Unionbay Diane Sandals - Women's Size 6.5, Black,New Women Refresh Whisper-03 Leatherette Strappy Footbed Gladiator Sandal,Gentlemen/Ladies Aerosoles Women's Flower Wedge Sandal New Listing low cost Very good classification,Caparros Frauen Flache Sandalen Silber Groesse 9 US /40 EU,Dansko Lime Green Leather Wedge Strap Sandals Sz 36 5.5 / 6 Shoes Platform EUC,PURESOLE WINTER CLOG PICK SIZE & COLOR NWBirkenstock Arizona Eva Womens Size 5 Narrow White Slides Sandals Shoes F6-122,Wock NUBE obstruir Zapatos Blanco 4510020 ZUECOS Mulas de Sandalia Calzado,Jessica Simpson Frauen Cloe Spitzenschuhe leger Leder Sandalen mit Keilabsatz ScAE37 IOANNIS shoes brown leather strass women sandals,las señoras Eaze DETALLE CON TIRA TRASERA Corte Sandalias,Teva Original Sandal - Women's Size 10 Black,New Teva Women's Olowahu Sandal - Size 7 - Charcoal - Free Shipping,American Rag Frauen Calla Offener Zeh leger Sandalen mit Keilabsatz Braun Groess,Superdry DONNE Infradito Aop Ocean Tie Dye AOP,Spring Step Amelie Black Beige Epadrille Leather Wedge Strap Sandals 5 -10 ITALY,Sandals SAN MARINA Plateau Black Leather T 37 TOP CONDITIONLadies White Rieker Open Toe Heeled Sandals 69761,Kali Womens Wide Single Band Slip On Slide Sandals Magic (Adults 6 7 8 9 10 11)GOLD METALLIC GLITTER SHIMMER STILETTOS PEEP TOES STRAPPY SANDALS HIGH HEELS,Vince Camuto Flat Sandals w/ Orange Ankle Tie String,Sanuk Women's YOGA SLING PATRIOT BLUE STARS SWS10963 Casual Flip Flop 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.

Madden Girl Women's Sabel Black, Canvas Wedge Sandal, Multicolor Black, Sabel 6 US, New aca63d

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.

Opinion

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 ben@amgreatness.com or on Twitter@benboychuk.

STAY IN THE DEBATE

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.
Madden Girl Women's Sabel Black, Canvas Wedge Sandal, Multicolor Black, Sabel 6 US, New aca63d
Want to stay in the conversation? Support this forum for voices from across the state with a digital subscription to The Sacramento Bee.

CLARISSA BELMONTE Zapatos De Salón Abiertos Cuero Trenzado Marrón T 36,

Madden Girl Women's Sabel Black, Canvas Wedge Sandal, Multicolor Black, Sabel 6 US, New aca63d

Steve Madden Frauen Flache Sandalen Braun Groesse 6 US /37 EU,