I remind you....congress had to vote on that. 

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From: "Jaime Solorza" <losguyswirel...@gmail.com>
To: "Animal Farm" <af@afmug.com>
Subject: [AFMUG] OT does it really matter?
Date: Sun, Oct 16, 2016 10:50 PM

Well Bush decision to invade Iraq did affect my family.. My son who proudly 
served in Iraq came back injured physically and mentally.  He is still under 
medical care .   We should have gone after Taliban in Afghanistan and wiped 
them out along with poppie fields.   Hussein was a dictator I know but our 
reason to invade was based on weapons of mass destruction which didn't exist.   
We messed up the status quo, left and gave ISIS an opening... If you study 
history of region it has shown no outside nation has ever been able to conquer 
area for very long..  These folks have been at war since forever and we got 
caught up in it.  When you travel on plane you are affected... Large public 
events are different now because threat of terrorism exists.   So we are all 
affected some way.    The times, they are a changin

On Oct 16, 2016 9:21 PM, "Bruce Robertson" <br...@pooh.com> wrote:

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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