H&M Leather Black White Crackled Leather Stiletto Pointed Toe Heels Size 7,
Mens Clarks Formal Shoes Style - Kalden CapSALE. Lovely Black Patent Slingback Loafer Flats. Size 3 (36),Womens Talbots Darcy Made In Italy Basketweave Leather Slip On Shoes Brown 6 1/2,Gentleman/Lady Mens Anatomic Smart Formal Slip On Shoes Sergipe 2 Clever and practical Preferred material Lightweight shoes VA2582,Samuel Windsor mens shoes Size 7 Brand New,MENS MANCINI BLACK SLUP ON SHOES (A1034),Hombre CLARKS Elegante Sin Estructura Punta De Ala Zapatos ONU aldric Wing,Man/Woman Boden Flats/Pumps 8/42 Practical and economical Quality and quantity guaranteed retail price,WOMENS LADIES KHAKI BEIGE FORMAL PARTY HIGH HEELS WEDGES PUMPS COURT SHOES SIZE,Man's/Woman's Mens Clarks Formal Slip On Shoes Forbes Step Fine processing Order welcome Amoy VH1211,Giorgio Scarpe 1395 Derby Budapest leather shoe leather sole black / Dark Brown,Hillard Hanson Dessa Brown Leather Espadrille Slide Sandals Shoes Size 8 @cLOSeT,CARLO PIGNATELLI men shoes sz 7.5 Europe 40 black leather S7267 Made in Italy,Red Tape Sutton Tan Leather Mens Monk Shoes RRP !,Man/Woman Mens Clarks Formal Shoes, Label Bezel Beat Good world reputation Orders are welcome Valuable boutique AG1550,STERLING HUNT -WIDE- Burgundy Leather Men's shoes -size /Simply Vera Vera Wang Women's Platform Heels SZ 9M Black Peep ToeWALNUT Melbourne 37 Ballet Flats Beige/Brown TexturedBNWOT Next Flat Women's Shoes Pinky Cream Colour UK6.5 EU40,Minnetonka Handmade Beaded Moccasins Women’s Size 8Clarks LAIR Watch Scarpe in pelle neraNINE WEST Shoes VERO CUOIO Size 7 Brown Color Made In ITALY.Man's/Woman's Nine West Blue Sueded Wedges Elegant and sturdy set meal First quality Brand feast,Uomo Clarks AXTEN Tonalità Nero Pelle SCARPA SLIP ONMan's/Woman's Venturini, Lederslipper, Halbschuh, Beigefarben, Gr.39 bzw.6 Good world reputation King of quantity Direct business,Samuel Windsor Mens Burgundy Classic Oxford Shoes LG06 27,Union Bay Women 7.5 7 1/2 Black Triumph Shoes,LIZ CLAIBORNE LEATHER SHOES FLEX CORRIE HEELS SZ 6M BROWN CAREER DRESS,Uomo Clarks Scarpe Eleganti - Tilden PasseggiataNine West Heels 6 M HONEY Black Suede Leather Kiltie Open Toe Women's
Former President Barack Obama attends a campaign event in Anaheim for Democratic congressional candidates on Sept. 8. Irfan Khan Los Angeles Times/TNS

Men's/Women's MENS SMART WEDDING SHOES ITALIAN FORMAL BOYS OFFICE CASUAL PARTY DRESS BOYS FORMAL SHOE SIZE High security Latest styles As of the latest model AV363 e28bcd

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

Flexisole Women's Shoes Brown Faux Leather Slides 2.5" Heel Size 9W Wide,Ladies Gold Espadrilles Cork Wedges Gladiator Sandals Size 3/36 Stud,GORGEOUS BERTIE BLACK LEATHER PLEATED STRAP SHOES SIZE 6/39Mokassiner DODONI Made in Italy Alle Schwarzes Lackleder T 41 SEHT GUTER ZUSTAND,G.H. Bass & Co. Mens Walter Slip-on Loafer, Black, 13 M USClarks Mens Aston top black leather Slip On Shoe UK6 H fit (R38B),Gentlemen/Ladies Mens Mark Nason Memory Foam Lux Smart Brogues Eventide 68902 Charming design At a lower price Known for its excellent quality BR2501,Gentlemen/Ladies Peacocks shoes Size Packaging diversity Fast delivery Very good color,Womens Ladies Ankle Cowboy Zip Stud Heel Mid Work Faux Suede Boots Shoes Size,Sofft Brown Leather Heels Strapy Brown Size 6.5M 2" Kitten Heel Open Toe Buckle,Next Ladies Silver/Gold Peeptoe Platform Heels Wedding Party Shoes Court,AP272 U.S. POLO ASSN. schuhe blau textil herren mokassins,Men's Bostonian Black Leather Dress Shoes Cap Toe Derby Made in Italy 9 M,Man's/Woman's Mens Grenson Moccasin Shoes Cardiff durability Price reduction Authentic guarantee,accessorize ballet pumps size 6 excellent condition,Gentlemen/Ladies cheeta print flats size 8 service Let our goods go to the world CharacteristicsBakers Women 38 US 7 Brown Platform Thong Sandal heel Shoe,Expression Footwear Loafers Gray Suede 2" Heels Shoes Women's SZ 6.5 Silver Buck,Missguided Grey Barely There Sandals 5 - Worn OnceHombre Lambretta Zapatos Con Cordones Estilo Formal 20303Nunn Bush Men 8 And A Half Medium,MENS CLARKS BLACK LEATHER SLIP ON SMART FORMAL WORK SHOES SIZE GLEMENT SEAM,Men's/Women's jones bootmaker New Listing a wide range of products Acknowledgement feedbackLucky Brand Women's Floral Emmie Ballet Flats Shoes Size 7 1/2M Slip On D4,Liz Claiborne women's shoes. Beautiful and classy brown formal shoes SZ 7.5MMan/Woman Franco sarto 7.5 new Reasonable price a wide range of products Lightweight shoes,LEIViITY 5 in ' Green Leather/canvas Wedges- Buckle at ankle, Size 8.5 M USLucini Mens Real Leather Black & Tan Oxford Shoes,New Uncut Bartell Black Mens Shoes Dress Shoes Flat,hommes CLARKS habillé brogues chaussures style - beckfield LIMITE,

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.

Men's/Women's MENS SMART WEDDING SHOES ITALIAN FORMAL BOYS OFFICE CASUAL PARTY DRESS BOYS FORMAL SHOE SIZE High security Latest styles As of the latest model AV363 e28bcd

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.
Men's/Women's MENS SMART WEDDING SHOES ITALIAN FORMAL BOYS OFFICE CASUAL PARTY DRESS BOYS FORMAL SHOE SIZE High security Latest styles As of the latest model AV363 e28bcd
Want to stay in the conversation? Support this forum for voices from across the state with a digital subscription to The Sacramento Bee.

Wedge Peep Toe butterfly by matthew williamson shoes size 5,

Men's/Women's MENS SMART WEDDING SHOES ITALIAN FORMAL BOYS OFFICE CASUAL PARTY DRESS BOYS FORMAL SHOE SIZE High security Latest styles As of the latest model AV363 e28bcd

Womens Brown East 5th Shoes Heels Pumps Peep Toe Open Size 8M 8 M,