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Fri Apr 17, 2015, 01:05 PM

10. "Iím not convinced that the Oval Office actually offers that ability any more." Good point. I have

wondered about this for a few years now. Who actually is in control of this country? And can ANY President, no matter how great a choice s/he may be, actually do what they think is right for the country IF it conflicts with those in power who do not always see.

'The Powers Behind the Throne'! Have they gained so much influence that even a President, no matter how popular, can over rule them on important issues?

Which is why, since I don't really know the answer to that question, I believe we should not be distracted by the Presidential race.

I may be wrong, but I think since the people have practially zero power over the WH after the election, it is imperative to focus strongly on the Congressional and Senate races.

Just seeing what they are passing today alone, makes this all the more urgent imo.

We should have a list of Elected officials who have clearly not worked for those who elected them, and target them for replacement.

Bottom line, IF we get a great president who really wants to do good for the people, s/he cannot do much if Congress isn't willing to back them up.

Contrarily if we get a bad president Congress can stop them from implementing bad policies, see Bush eg.

So I think I'm going to be spending more time on where the people can still exercise some power rather than all the time on the WH race.

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