Look, I love to hate Obama as much as anybody…

But sometimes nothing is the right thing to do. In Obama’s case, I wish he’d do it more.

In an editorial published Wednesday, The Advocate newspaper in Baton Rouge called on Obama to visit “the most anguished state in the union.” The newspaper noted that Obama interrupted his two-week vacation on Martha’s Vineyard earlier this week to attend a fundraiser for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on the Massachusetts island.

The newspaper said Obama can and should visit now that the once-raging floodwaters are receding.

And do what? Screw up an airport when it’s needed for relief flights? Tie up traffic with his inevitable motorcade? To what purpose? I have never understood the argument that the prez needs to go wherever hell’s breaking loose to ‘show support.’ The most helpful thing I can imagine him doing is staying the hell away.

And as for conservatives ragging on him for all the golf: Would these people rather he were back in Mordor-by-the-Potomac fiddling with more executive orders? I say, Play more golf, Barack! Kick back! Tee up! Have a beer.

They bother me, these rare occasions when I find myself agreeing with Obama. But I try to put myself in his position, think what the best thing to do would be, and all I come up with is … shut up and play another round.

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