March 23, 2014 8:36 pm -

Drudge headlines the Beitbart story about how, based on a “study” Obama is the “most well-traveled, expensive president in history. The “study” is done by a Koch, Scaife and Exxon-supported organization, the National Taxpayer Union Foundation. So already the results are suspect. Having a well-traveled president is a good thing. Or would they rather the president bury his head in the sand and not go anywhere. “Travel” doesn’t mean he’s going to Hawaii to pop off his shirt ala Putin and hang out on the beach, No, travel means he’s meeting with world leaders, engaging the United States as the global power conservatives want us to be.

But this president can’t even be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize without being criticized by the right, as if he nominated himself. He’s not allowed to slowly and incrementally increase pressure on Russia without being called weak and ineffective. It’s time we start ignoring these people sniping at his heals or, at least, he, hopefully, takes none of this sore-loserdom seriously.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.