I have been saying this for many years. I think you said it a lot more 
gracefully than I did though...I might be stealing this for a status update

And kudos to The West Wing tv show for having big block of cheese day....:)

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From: "Bruce Robertson" <br...@pooh.com>
To: <af@afmug.com>
Subject: [AFMUG] OT does it really matter?
Date: Sun, Oct 16, 2016 10:20 PM

Exactly right.  Who is president has some effect, but not game
changing.  Most people in the country are middle of the road, and
the progress of the country reflects that.  The pendulum swings back
and forth, but always reverts to the mean.

On 10/16/16 8:17 PM, Chuck McCown

Congress makes and changes law.  Supreme Court makes a
few important decisions.  Regulators are who really run the


Does it really matter who the president is?

What did Obama do?  Encouraged the ACA.  Dropped the ball
in Syria.  But  how did he affect me, my degree of wealth,
my amount of spare time?


Ditto Bush.  They affect foreign policy.  They have the
ability to really mess up other people’s lives in other
countries, but do they really have much effect on me?  


Granted, altering  the make up of the Supreme Court
changes things like can I choose to marry a dude or do I
have to sell wedding cakes to gays.  But that really does
not touch me.  My granddaughter having to cope with dudes in
the bathroom at school hits a bit closer to home, but I
trust congress will eventually settle on something a bit
more common sense.  


I guess I am trying to convince myself that a president
really doesn’t do much here at home.  Congress does.  The
court does.  Bureaucracies do.  


Now, if the president could get a whole truckload of
cheese delivered to the Whitehouse and give it out to anyone
that drops in for a visit, then we are talking about a real





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