Finished goal of running the distance of 2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C and back!!!...plus 339.1 miles


0.0 miles run this week.
Daily running average for the week is 0.00 miles per day.
Total amount run in the past 800 days is 2,419.1 miles.
Daily running average overall is 3.02 miles per day.

Day59 Wednesday 10/27/10

ran 2.6 miles
Senator Mitch McConnell, who will become the majority leader if Republicans gain control in the mid-term elections on Tuesday, made a bold statement recently that has the president and his democratic counterparts enraged at his partisan intentions.

“The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”

My interpretation of the liberal notion that republicans are blocking Barack Obama’s agenda for the mere, spiteful sake of blocking liberal ideals is that it simply is what it is. Obama does not seem to understand the rules of the political game. He seems to think that he somehow deserves to get what he wants. Our whole system of government is a brilliant design of checks and balances. Republicans are not supposed to bow down to democrats and I would hope that democrats never bow down to republicans, disheveling the governmental design our forefathers formed for us and future generations. It is not the Senate or the House who are obligated to appease any given president’s ideas. It falls upon the president to find a method and a middle ground to achieve what he desires with the consent of his Senators, his Representatives and his citizens.

Barack Obama’s most popular excuse for not being able to deliver the “Hope” and “Change” he adamantly promised is that Republicans are blocking his motives. I think he should not have promised over 300 million Americans something he could not deliver---actions he cannot deliver because of our rational system of checks and balances in this country. It is as though Barack Obama was actually na├»ve enough to believe he could be elected president and that every intention he had would somehow magically come true, because everyone has to listen to the president. He could not have been more wrong. He is not in touch with this country and what the majority of its people want. He is, however, a monumental blamer. Barack Obama blames every promise he fails to seal, like a child, on everyone but himself because he appears to think he is a king, or a despot, in more modern terms, which I think is what he is working towards, especially if he is given a second term.

Checks and balances. Checks and balances. Checks and balances. One more time, checks and balances. America’s system of checks and balances has been established since its conception and for Barack Obama to promise the “Hope” and “Change” he has, having faced so many obstacles with republicans and intuitive logic, his reasoning can only be attributed to a complete fantasy, in which American citizens are ignorant herds of sheep, or a total misconception of the reality that a president needs to lead by example before he blames everyone else for not being bipartisan.

1,922.1 miles to go.