Sounds like Sintax got to you.
But I do agree to a degree of what you said.
Won't a change of parties see a change in the people allowed in the White house? Therefore we will have different 'puppet masters'.
So even if one person is in charge or not, if we try democrat than things will change, unless of course you are Sintax and believe a third party controls the White house.
I never thought the President was in full totalitarian like control. I have heard of the power of the lobbies in the States.
I thought your last paragraph was in response to me asking for a democrat President. Which I think is a leftist party? Or an Elephant and the republics are the donkey?
Than there is also a red and a blue. Its all confusing.