Spenco Fusion 2.0 Women's Soft Foam Recovery Sandals/Thongs, Castle Rock Grey,
FitFlop Womens Halo Metallic Toe Post Sandals available in 5 coloursThalia Sodi Womens Beda Open Toe Casual Silver Size 5.5 GGAoLARTISTE LIZZIE-B - LIZZIE Size: - Color:,Summer Black/Ankle Strap Sexy Sandals Size 7,SAS Sz 9 S Black Patent Croc Tripad Comfort Heels Women's Sandal,Spot on f0r895 damen-zehe-post-sandalen UK Größe 3 bis 8 (r28b) J-K1. State Women's Calen Black Suede Leather Strap Open Toe Sandal Size 8,TORY BURCH GOLD LOGO FLIP FLOP SANDALS FLAT SIZE L 9. BROWN/BEIGE,ANIMAL NEW Women's Swish AOP Flip-Flop Snorkel Blue BNWT,Mr/Ms LADIES LEATHER COLLECTION GOLD SANDALS F0924 Customer first Elegant style Seasonal hot saleTeva Women's Mush Mandalyn Wedge Ola 2 Agave Black Metallic Textile Sandals,Gentlemen/Ladies Chanclas mujer Animal Martina Paradise Rosado Ideal gift for all occasions Brand Explosive good goodsWomens Low Wedge Soft Comfy Footbed Floral Strappy Ladies Sandals Shoe Size,Birkenstock Arizona Nubukleder Female Slides Nubuck Leather Crafted Rivets Avari,SANUK IBIZA MONACO CHOCOLATE BROWN SANDALS SHOES FLIP FLOPS Size: 5Authentic Baldinini Leather Italian Designer Shoes New Collection RedMen's/Women's Propet 8 Brown Sandal Women's Packaging diversity In short supply Global sales,Women's Flag Collection Flip Flops - Brazil,Ladies F0967 Gladiator Sandals By Savannah CollectionLadies Rieker Open Toe Sling Back Slip On Jewelled Wedge Sandals 62459Gentleman/Lady Ladies Casual Lightweight Sandals Tresca Trace Not so expensive Brand Very practical,Havaianas Toe post H. Slim Logo 4119875 2719 Light Brown Sand Grey,#BORN Womens Sandals Slide Slip On Brown Size 11 Leather Shoe Excellent,Betsey Johnson Frauen duane Offener Zeh besonderer Anlass Platform Sandalen Schw,Man's/Woman's Volatile Women's Ellen Fisherman Sandal selling price Modern and stylish fashion Maintenance capability,Me Too Fenix Sand Nude Leather Strappy Wedge Sandals 9.5 NEW,Sandalen an einem roten Stift LE039 rot 43333,Ono Frauen Kia Offener Zeh leger Leder Flip Flops Gold Groesse 9 US /40 EU,Sliced Watermelon Personalized Flip Flops | Sizes 1-8Clarks Bendables Lexi Walnut Leather Sandals Adjustable White 8.5M NEW A230245,
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 Frauen Flache Sandalen Great Promotion The highest quality material Great Sandalen choice d33440

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
Marke: Qupid
Farbe: Schwarz

Special to The Sacramento Bee

September 13, 2018 12:00 PM

Ladies Eaze Casual Sandals F3105 Style ~ K,Murphy & Nye Fabie Donna Sandali Scarpe Tgl a Scelta,Man's/Woman's Qupid Frauen Flache Sandalen The color is very eye-catching Online export store Modern mode,f0r0127 LEATHER COLLECTION MUJER DE ANILLA Hebilla Tiras Sandalias fijación,Carlos by Carlos Santana Frauen Lillith Offener Zeh leger Leinen Sandalen mit Ke,Man/Woman Ladies Clarks Leisa Vine Strappy Sandals Consumer first Settlement Price Superb craftsmanshipDr Martens Women's Vegan 1461 Cambridge Brush 3-Eye Shoe Cherry Red,Stivali semplice 100727 Zoki - Importa - ScarpeMarc Fisher Black Cream Circles Geometric Paten Block Heel Sandals 8MMr/Ms Ladies Comfort Wedged Sandals Eaze Economical and practical First grade in its class Modern mode,Sanuk Yoga Gora Gora Women's Black Brown Flats Slip On Sandals Shoes US 7 B975,Gentleman/Lady Frauen Flache Sandalen Big clearance sale Online List of explosions,Gentleman/Lady Ladies Easy B Sandals Crete Moderate price Quality and quantity guaranteed Fashion dynamic,Franco Sarto Frauen Sandalen mit Absatz Braun Groesse 9.5 US /41 EU12A11 Pikolinos Cadamunt Ankle Strap Espadrilles Sandal Women Shoes Size 38 (8)Ladies Skechers Wedge Sandal Parallel Label Infrastructure ~ N,Men/Women Donna Remonte Sandali con zeppa D6737 Online Shopping Moderate cost Global sales,SAS TRIPAD COMFORT WHITE SANDALS WOMEN'S SIZE 10 N,Rider R1 Energy AD Zehentrenner Sandalen Zehensteg Badelatschen green 10719-8587Mr/Ms Abound Women's Black Wedges 10 M Special price Lush design various kinds,Womens Reef Slim Ginger Beads Black Lightweight Comfort Flip Flops Sz SizeLadies Anne Michelle Diamante Cut Out Detail Sandals Style F0957Mr/Ms Lisanne Comfort Sandali Donna Marroni Reliable quality Highly praised and appreciated by the consumer audience At an affordable price,Men's/Women's Ladies Clarks Slingback Sandal 'Arla Jacory' Outstanding features Make full use of materials Known for its beautiful quality,Arla Glison 1 Clarks da Donna Cloudsteppers Rialzate Casual Sandali InfraditoDonald J Pliner Frauen Farah Offener Zeh leger Leder Knoechel Riemen Sandalen We,Keen Vulcanized Sport Sandals Shoes Purple Gray Canvas Women Size: 6.5 SlingbackMujer Cuero Colección Oro Sandalias De Tiras f0928,Avarcas Donna pelle Sandali Sling Spagna pelle Sandali,Life Stride Wedge Sandals, Black, Size 10M, US,

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 Frauen Flache Sandalen Great Promotion The highest quality material Great Sandalen choice d33440

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.
Gentleman/Lady Frauen Flache Sandalen Great Promotion The highest quality material Great Sandalen choice d33440
Want to stay in the conversation? Support this forum for voices from across the state with a digital subscription to The Sacramento Bee.

Man/Woman Donna Spot On Sabot modello f1r0826 elegant Win highly appreciated Beautiful and charming,

Gentleman/Lady Frauen Flache Sandalen Great Promotion The highest quality material Great Sandalen choice d33440

Tory Burch Gold and Black Leather 6M Slip On Mule Slide Platform Wedge Sandals,