You are quite right, but ATS members are more interesting in pointing fingers than an actual discussion - as is most of the population. The reason why people put so much into executive branch politics is because its much easier to point the finger at 1 person than it is to every single person in the congress and the senate. Even though the President has little direct power over 99% of the things people whine about, they will still do it because hes (or she!) is an easy target.
The real power of the U.S. government is first in the Congress and Senate, then the Supreme Court, and lastly the President. But as you can see on
ATS, people rabidly and frantically pile on one another to gleefully bash Bush (as they will the next President), but no one bothers examining that
most of the things they bring out their Bush bashing sticks for are the fault of the Congress.
Silly me, I keep forgetting we must not let facts get in the way of bashing on ATS...
[edit on 22-7-2008 by ALightinDarkness]