shoes women sandals heels "Elite" Size 8,
Gentleman/Lady Missguided Heels 4 Elegant and sturdy set meal King of quantity Excellent stretching,Authentic STONEFLY Black Perforated Leather KELLY LOAFERS Mocassins Shoes 37,Grenson Archie 2 Tone Leather Brogue 8G Black/Brown Super Rare,NEW ROCCO P women’s RED Woven leather Slip on Sneakers Moccasins Size 38 8 8.5,Gentlemen/Ladies Black Loafer Size 5 1/2 Clearance price a wide range of products Known for its excellent quality,PRE-OWNED Ladies Confort Soft Black Print Shoes Size 38 EK293,Mens Leather YACHTSMAN Smart Boat Loafers Formal Moccasin Sailing Deck ShoesKAREN SCOTT Soft Step RILEY Slip On Leather upper Bootie Heel 8.5 M DARK BROWNLADIES VERY NICE BALLET SHOES SIZE,MENS HUSH PUPPIES NOEL MEN’S BLACK / BROWN LEATHER WORK EVERYDAY SLIP ON SHOES,hommes LOAKE RICHELIEU habillé raccord F BRAEMAR,Man's/Woman's MENS FAUX LEATHER SHOES SMART WEDDING ITALIAN FORMAL OFFICE DRESS WORK SHOE SIZE High quality and low overhead King of quantity Extreme speed logistics WH225Girls Shoes size 3 Ballet Flats. Gold Sparkles NWOT Party. Wedding AnythingUomo Ikon con lacci, camoscio scarpe in pelle Benjamin,Gentleman/Lady Hombre CLARKS FORMAL Active Air Zapatos Con Cordones Gablete Épica Durable service Online TRUE NV2488,Woman Raven Tall Winter Boots Black Suede Size 7 1/2,Donna Spot On Basse Toeloop Cuore Gioielli Sandali,Womens Flats Size 7 Hot Pink Velvet Look,Mr/Ms Next pumps Consumer first Online cheap price,Naturalizer Shoe Womens Size 10M Black Peep Toe Pumps Heels,COLE HAAN Men's VTG Burgundy Leather Strap Buckle Kiltie Loafer Shoes Italy 9.5,Hombre Clarks Zapatos de Vestir sin Cordones - Glement Costura,Mens Maverick Casual Shoes Style - A2079,Ladies "Shoemint" Snake Skin Court Shoes (Size 3),Goor 6827-1 Derby Negocios salameh Chatain Nuez 172153,Old Navy size 3 grey fringe Slip-on BOOTShommes CLARKS habillé CHAUSSURES EN CUIR A ENFILER - 'glement couture',Cole Haan men's dress shoes, brown slip-ons, size 10, C11307,LADIES FLAT GREEN JELLY GEEK T-BAR STRAPPY SANDALS SHOES JELLIE PUMPS SHOES 3-8,SEYCHELLES - Women's Tan/Brown Suede Kitten Heel Shoes - SIZE 8,
Former President Barack Obama attends a campaign event in Anaheim for Democratic congressional candidates on Sept. 8. Irfan Khan Los Angeles Times/TNS

Loake Seam 5 Stitched Premium Men's Shoes 5 Seam Eye Webster Black 80db4d

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

Special to The Sacramento Bee

September 13, 2018 12:00 PM

Skechers Bikers Toffee Brown Leather Casual Sporty Mary Jane Shoes Size 7.5 EW,Designer Salvatore Ferragamo brown suede shoes Size 6Hot Kiss Women Brown Madelyn Shoes Medium Heals *Size 8Med* Used Conditions,Anne Klein Black & White Patent Leather Slingback Peep Toe Heels Pumps Bow Sz 8M,New Fashion Zipper Round Toe Stiletto High Heel Ankle High Booties Size 6 - 10,Gentleman/Lady haut camelot online sale product quality Popular tide shoes,Gentlemen/Ladies Mens Anatomic Slip On Shoes Bernardo Louis, elaborate Modern design Fashion versatile shoes,Men/Women Mens Brogues Shoes Office Casual Wedding Formal Smart Dress Shoes New Size New product The highest quality material Superb craftsmanship GA411Clarks Active Air Women's Brown Leather Mary Jane Casual Shoes Size 7.5 M,‘RUBI’ SNAKESKIN STILETTO SHOES - SIZE 37 - NWT,Naturalizer 'JANNA' Size 8 Brown Leather Slip-On 2" Heel Work Pumps,Clarks Black Peep Toe Shoes, Size 3,DOROTHY PERKINS GILLY BLACK PATENT RIBBON TIE STILETTO COURT SHOE SIZE UK5,Lucini Mens Leather Smart Outdoor Formal Evening Office Shoes,Antonio Cerrelli Triple Monk Buckle Cap Toe Fancy Gold Cognac Shoes Size 9,Uomo Clarks Robuste Stile con Lacci Scarpe di Cuoio Formali Coling LimitateMan/Woman Sandals Size 3 High-quality Price reduction Preferred boutique,New Women Gladiator Sandals Shoes Thong Flip Flops Flat T Strap Size Strappy ToeJessica Simpson Womens "Josette" Patent Leather HEELS PUMPS Beige Size 7 M #G8Anne Klein Felder Brown Leather Loafers Pumps Slip On Heels Shoe Size 6 @cLOSeT,marks and spencer Footglove Black Leather Wedge Shoes Size 7,Mens Clarks Slip On Black Leather Shoes - Handle Tough,Florsheim Como Strap Leather Mocc Loafers Shoe, Black Cherry 9E slightly used FS,Men's/Women's Hombre CLARKS Tilden Gorra Zapatos Oxford Wear resistant Elegant style Fine wildCharles & Keith Black Flat Slingbacks Size 36,Womens Cotton On Rubi Slides Size 39,Liz Claiborne Classic Pumps Shoe Heels Gray Wool & Leather Womens Size 9M,Womens Circa Joan & David ADRINE Black Brown Leather Pumps Med High Heels Sz 8 M,MARKS & SPENCER LTD COLLECTION 4.5" WEDGE HEEL LIGHT BROWN SANDALS,Hombre Cuero Completo Zapatos con cordones, Black, a2085,

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.

Loake Seam 5 Stitched Premium Men's Shoes 5 Seam Eye Webster Black 80db4d

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.
Loake Seam 5 Stitched Premium Men's Shoes 5 Seam Eye Webster Black 80db4d
Want to stay in the conversation? Support this forum for voices from across the state with a digital subscription to The Sacramento Bee.

Women's Rocketdog black elastic wedge heels size 7M Retails .95,

Loake Seam 5 Stitched Premium Men's Shoes 5 Seam Eye Webster Black 80db4d

Men's/Women's new look ladies shoes size 4 Many styles Let our products go to the world Beautiful and charming,