It would seem that many more progressives write to the Herald than conservatives, and while the second Iraq war is invoked frequently, 9/11, the start of the whole mess, is conveniently left out.
However, I wish to bring up the debate on presidential vacations. It is fact that President Bush took many more days than President Obama, but when you include all those days spent purely fundraising and not doing his job, then the picture becomes ridiculous.
I am sufficiently old fashioned enough to at least expect the president to be in the Oval Office in times of major crisis. It seems that every time there is a crisis, he is fundraising -- starting with Benghazi/Las Vegas up to this past week.
In fact, a TV commentator noted that of five working days, the president spent the equivalent of three days fundraising.
Admittedly, there have been so many "disasters" at home and abroad, one after the other, that had President Obama been presidential, he would not have had the time to fundraise.
While it is true that presidents do fundraise for their parties, it has never been abused so blatantly before.
I agree with Bill O'Reilly, that apart from the president's security on these forays, everything else ought be billed to the Democratic party.