Sanuk SLUMBRRR CROSS STITCH Womens Sherpa Lined Slipper Size 7 US Melon NEW,
Mens Womens Unisex Terry Cloth Moccasin Slippers shoesPantofole FlyFlot in ecopelle traforata blu sottopiede pelle antishock,SALE PILTON BRAVE MENS CLARKS RIPTAPE CASUAL SPORTY WALKING HIKING SANDALS SHOES,Man's/Woman's authentiques espadrilles sandale femme homme made in france pays basque 44 NEUF Charming design Various types and styles Suitable for color HV373,Jeffrey Campbell Cutout 'Taggart' Booties Taupe Suede Size 7.5MMan/Woman Mens Northwest Territory Sandals Sudan Special price Strong value Characteristics,Womens The North Face Thermoball Tent 4 Shiny TNF Black Slippers Mules Sz Size,Gentleman/Lady Mens Birkenstock sandals size 9 High quality and cheap Selected materials Modern mode,Gentlemen/Ladies Mens Clarks Chequered Full Slipper King Nevis Modern and elegant fashion Quality First Popular tide shoes RG1216,Cole Haan Avalon Tall Zip Up Boot Womens Black Size 7.5B,Man's/Woman's Uomo Padders MEMORY FOAM Pantofole Scialle Adequate supply and timely delivery Clearance British temperament,Spot On Donna X2R015 Pantofole da Infilare Navy Numeri (R6A) ( J&k )KEEN Waimea H2 Mens Size 9.5 Black/Bronze Mist Sport Sandals Shoes ZV-433,Ipanema Brasil Parati II 2017 Mens Flip Flops ALL SIZES AND COLOURS,Boulevard Jessica Buckle T Bar Halter Back Extra Padded Summer Sandals Blue PU,Excellent DOUBLE H Chocolate & Chestnut Brown Western Work Cowboy Boots Sz 7,ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Black Leather Patent Round Toe Stiletto Knee High Boots 7/37Prevata Brown Leather Buckle Detail Pointed Toe Knee High Boots Heels Size 7 M,Men/Women MINNETONKA Shoes 039045 Black 7 Adequate supply and timely delivery Wholesale trade leading the fashion,cesare paciotti suede ankle boot with metal trim size 7.5 black,Men's/Women's NEW TEVA MENS FOREBAY Quality queen Price reduction Explosive good goods,Nicole Diana Black Vegan Knee High Zipper Faux Fur Wedge Heels Boots Size 7 M,Clarks knee high black size 4 D GENUINE LEATHER WOMENS BLACK boots shoes zip,Men's/Women's Men's Footbed Toepost Slip On Sandals With Cork Effect The Style - A0034 Quality queen Lush design Great choice NN336,stunning ANA brown pebble leather cap toe 2 buckle cuff boots 7.5,HAUSSCHUHE HÜTTENSCHUHE Lammfell Wollhausschuhe 100% woll (02),Brand New Ladies Next Mule Grey Slippers Size M,peau de mouton chaussons - Femme Holle Pantoufles pour dames,UOMO SKECHERS con Memory Schiuma vestibilità comoda Sandali Golson 64148,Mr/Ms Scarpa DVS Aversa Grigio Scamosciato superior Modern design Authentic guarantee,
Former President Barack Obama attends a campaign event in Anaheim for Democratic congressional candidates on Sept. 8. Irfan Khan Los Angeles Times/TNS

Stuart Weitzman Heel Skyline Grey Gray Suede Black Panel Platform Heel Weitzman Boots 7.5M Mad ae5331

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

Item specifics

Condition:
Pre-owned: An item that has been used or worn previously. See the seller’s listing for full details and ... Read moreabout the condition
Model:

Skyline

Material: Suede Style: Knee High
Color:

Gray

Heel Height: High (3 in. and Up)
Brand:

Stuart Weitzman

US Shoe Size (Women's): US 7.5
Heel Type: Stiletto UPC:

Does not apply

Special to The Sacramento Bee

September 13, 2018 12:00 PM

femmes Spot On crochet et boucle pantoufles,Dearfoams Women's Memory Foam Slippers Space Dye Knit Clog Cream Size L 9-10,Rohde Women's House Shoes Clous Mules Felt Vaasa 2302 GreyNorthwest pour hommes SOUDAN cuir riptape décontracté CONFORTABLE SANDALES été,Hombre Clarks Relajado Estilo Cuero Marrón Pantuflas Ajuste GMr/Ms Scarpa Etnies Barge LS Grigio-Nero-Argento quality Order welcome Tide shoes list,Vintage BASS brown pull on leather calf high low heel boots Brazil size 7.5 MSPERRY Women's SHEARWATER Brown/Tan Leather Ankle/Duck Boot US 7.5 M,Ann Taylor Black Leather Elastic Knee High Boots Gold Trim on Heel Size 7.5 Mmujer multicolor Spot On Pantuflas Bota Multi Color Púrpura x2r035Men's/Women's Women's Kohl's Slippers Jade Size 3-4 Promotion In short supply Extreme speed logistics,Ladies Padders Mule Slippers EE Fit The Style Scarlet-W,Nike Mens 343880 Black Size 11 (298910),Gentlemen/Ladies MENS NAVY SLIP ON SLIPPERS "BROCK" Big clearance sale Bright colors renewed on time,Mr/Ms Scarpa DC Switch S Nero-Grigio Year-end special promotions special promotion Fine wild,Auth SalvatoreFerragamo Black DarkBrown Leather Nubuck Womens Boots #US 7.5 C,size 7.5 Call It Spring Lovelarwen Black Heel Ankle Boots Womens Shoes,Monika Chiang Wedge Boot Sz 38 BlackLadies Full Slippers with Flower Design and Elastic Gussets LS30Slippers Dark Gray Grey Indoor/Outdoor Charter Club Small 5-6 - Brand NewGentleman/Lady femmes Padders confortable décontracté Pantoufles Carmen Online Shopping New in stock Exquisite processing,Gentleman/Lady Grunland CI1388 ENEA CIABATTA UOMO S. Great variety Sales Italy Excellent stretching,Clarks Pantuflas para Hombre ' Rey Doble ',TEVA ARTIST SERIES SIZE / MEN WOMEN OUTDOOR BEACH GREY PINK TRIBALMen/Women Mens Padders Lewis Navy Or Grey Slippers Wide G Fitting Elegant appearance First batch of customers Personalization trend BB3462,Womens Olivia Miller Islip' Double Side Zip Trapunto Sneakers Size 7,Man's/Woman's FRYE Leather Ankle Boots 7.5 B High quality and cheap Elegant style Excellent workmanshipJyoti Ladies Dark Brown Mule Slippers Wendy W14-142-1 x8 (R9B),New Pom pom ballerina slippers UK5 EU38,Ladies Clarks Home Classic Black Suede Warm Lined Mule Slippers

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.

Stuart Weitzman Heel Skyline Grey Gray Suede Black Panel Platform Heel Weitzman Boots 7.5M Mad ae5331

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.
Stuart Weitzman Heel Skyline Grey Gray Suede Black Panel Platform Heel Weitzman Boots 7.5M Mad ae5331
Want to stay in the conversation? Support this forum for voices from across the state with a digital subscription to The Sacramento Bee.

Men's/Women's Scarpa DC Council SE Nero-Bianco-Nero New product Good market British temperament,

Stuart Weitzman Heel Skyline Grey Gray Suede Black Panel Platform Heel Weitzman Boots 7.5M Mad ae5331

Men/Women Donna Rohde Ciabatte ETICHETTA 2608-w Elegant and sturdy set meal High quality and economy Simple,