I cant figure out why people argue so much about presidential topics when its common knowledge the house/senate dictate direction of our country.....a prez can get in the way and cause roadblock (carter) or they can go along for the ride and not get in the way (clinton).........

to truly judge how a 'party' is doing judge the countrys success (good economic times as example) by when what parties are in power during those times.....there is usually a 1-2 lag on policy deployment and seeing results in economy.......