Birkenstock 39 Papillio Hausschuh FILZ Gr.. 39 Birkenstock PINK d71ecf
Barack Obama is great for Republicans. And he may just block the ‘blue wave’
Condition: Produktlinie: Birkenstock Papillio Modell: Birkenstock Stil: Pantolette Obermaterial: Filz Schuhgröße: EUR 39 Absatzhöhe: Flach Marke: PINK Farbe: Rosa
Special to The Sacramento Bee
September 13, 2018 12:00 PM
Womens Memory Foam Fur Trim Mule SlippersMen's Keen Uneek Sandals Shoes Size 11.5M Green Black Outdoor Sport Trail O2,Rohde Men's Slipper Slippers Pnatoffeln Black New,Roamers Leder Super Komfort Fütterung 3 Klettverschluss Sommer Sandalen Braun,Gentlemen/Ladies Havaianas Brasil Logo White Mens Womens Unisex Summer Beach Flip Flops Louis, elaborate First batch of customers Excellent function AG719,Lucchese 1883 San Antonio Cowgirl Western Riding Boots Size 7.5 B Nice!!!Minnetonka Moccasins Womens Black Suede Leather Studded Fringe Mocs Boots 7,Aquatalia By Marvin K Side Zip Suede Wedge Ankle Bootie Black Women Sz 7.5 5136*,Gentlemen/Ladies FEMMES FOUR SEASONS Pantoufles F592 We have won praise from our customers. Orders are welcome The first batch of customers' comprehensive specifications,PADDERS Tabby Ladies Red Wide Fit Slipper,Puma Zehentrenner - Popcat Schieber - weiß,rot,grau - NEU OVP - Sandalen -,UK MENS INDIAN SHOES PUNJABI JUTTI PAKISTANI KHUSSA TRADITIONAL BOHO JOOTI DD859,Gentleman/Lady Hombre Crocs Pantuflas Bistro Modern and elegant fashion Elegant style buy online,Gentleman/Lady Fila S316S Logo Red White Rubber Men Women Sports Sandals Slides Slippers elegant Fast delivery Excellent function WG466,ANNE KLEIN "AKABAZILLE" WOMEN'S BLACK ZIPPER LEATHER KNEE HIGH BOOTS SIZE 7M,Women KEEN Dry Targhee II Mid Waterproof Brown Leather Hiking Trail Boots 7.5/38,Via Spiga Brown Leather Pointy Toe Boots w/ Side Zip Size 7MMujer Spot On Estampado Floral Zapatillas - x2r098,Gentlemen/Ladies mujer Padders Zapatillas' Wild ' Adequate supply and timely delivery Affordable Lightweight shoesMens Jutti Mojari Indian ethnic Wedding Khussa Sherwani Shoes US size 12 FGP,Porsche Design Shoes leather moccasins slipper brown size US 10.5,Mens SoulCal Swag Flip Flops Lightweight New,Gentlemen/Ladies AQUASPHERE - CIABATTA FASCIA ASONE - BLACK The color is very eye-catching buy Non-slip AB188,✿ BORN Handcrafted Red Brick Tumbled Premium Leather Booties 7 38 GREAT! L@@K!C1,Men/Women **All Saints** ankle high boots_SZ37 Quality products Beautiful appearance Human borderVia Spiga Brown Suede Side Zip Embroidered Ankle Boots. Size 7.Ladies Four Seasons Slippers Style - F592,glerups dk Hausschuh Filzschuh Hüttenschuhe Gr. 35 36 37 38 39 in Braun neu,Sleepers ZARA Fan Stitch Full Slippers Wide E/EE Fitting 4 ColoursNorth Face Base Camp Flip Flop Mens Footwear Sandals - Bossa Nova Red Kelp Tan,
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.
Birkenstock 39 Papillio Hausschuh FILZ Gr.. 39 Birkenstock PINK d71ecf
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.
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.
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.