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

Day177 Tuesday 02/22/11

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ran 5.9 miles
Following the tragic Arizona shootings Barack Obama spoke to the nation about carrying on out of necessity and working to create jobs, improving the economy, shoring up the budget and bringing down the deficit.

“These are challenges I believe we can meet. And I believe we can do it a way worthy of those who sent us here to serve. So as business resumes, I look forward to working together in that same spirit of common cause with members of Congress from both parties---because before we are Democrats or Republicans, we are Americans.”

Barack Obama spoke of unity and working to move this country forward. He painted an ideal picture filled with a lot of realistic thoughts and goals that sounded momentous for our nation. However, after the past week of protests in Wisconsin his actions speak for themselves, making his words disingenuous and purely intended to appease a vulnerable nation mourning.

Taking into consideration the message he conveyed in Arizona, he is now actively encouraging the protestors in Wisconsin to “Get in the face” of those who oppose them. Wisconsin's governor has been compared to Hitler and posters hover above the heads of protestors with crosshairs on the governor's face. The DNC is instrumental in organizing the protests and the democratic senators of Wisconsin have fled the state indefinitely. Is this sort of behavior that Barack Obama was talking about when he said we have a common cause and that before any political labels we are Americans?

If Tea party members were trying to pull this shallow, unconstitutional and illegal charade, and George Bush was encouraging it, this volatile scenario that is playing out would have been lambasted with every negative and hateful adjective in the dictionary.

The senators who have fled the state (forgot to mention, Indiana’s democratic senators have also fled their state) took an oath to support and defend the Constitution and they have fled. Who does that? Do they not have any dignity? The law is what it is. Without respect for our laws we bare no resemblance to what America is intended to be. Who do they think they are to bend the laws and our Constitution to suit their needs?

I have been immensely discontent with Barack Obama being the president of this great nation for the past two years, but I accept him as my president because he won the election. It was an outcome I nor anyone else had any right or power to disrupt, which is exactly what these fleeing senators are doing. They are blatantly disrupting the legal process of law as conducted in the United States of America according to our Constitution.

1,588.2 miles to go.

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