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.

Day188 Saturday 03/05/11

ran 2.6 miles
In an interview on MSNBC, hosted by Cenk Uygur, Washington Democrat Representative Jim McDermott supported a theory from Uygur that the GOP-lead House is determined to sabotage the American economy in an effort to defeat Barack Obama in 2012 by refusing to budge on cutting government spending.

“Well, Cenk, you’ve pulled the curtain away from what their hidden agenda is. You have to remember one thing, if you just remember this for the next twenty-four months you will understand what’s going on. They want to defeat Barack Obama in 2012. Everything they do is directed at that and what’s happening right now is their worst nightmare. Here we’ve got more jobs, and they say the only thing we should be doing is cutting spending. And everybody says, ‘No, no that is the wrong thing. You’ll lose 700,000 jobs.’ Goldman Sachs is saying it’s a bad idea. They simply only have one note and that note is beat Barack Obama in 2012. If it costs the economy, if it costs the taxpayers, if it costs the workers---we don’t care, as long as we beat him in 2012.”

The people who pump money into the economy, the taxpayers and the workers, are the people who put these Republicans in the House and they are doing exactly what they campaigned on. There is no hidden agenda. Do many Republicans want Obama out? Yes. Would many Democrats do anything in their power to block a conservative agenda if the tables were turned? Yes. In fact, Wisconsin is a perfect example of how spineless certain politicians can be. Many of the liberal Senators fled their state to avoid the constitutional process of lawmaking. But the current actions of U.S. Republican House members possess no hidden agenda. They are simply representing the constituents who put them in office on November 2, 2011.

McDermott describes the Republican House as a plotting, secretive panel of lawmakers harboring conspiracies that are detrimental to the American people. There is no plot and there is no conspiracy. Look at the polls. Look at what happened on November 2, 2010. Look at the majority of states who are fighting to avoid Obama’s health care. Look at our deficit. Look at the ramifications of what will happen to America if we lose the position of world currency holder. Look who the most influential man in the world is; it’s not Obama, it’s Chinese president Hu Jintao. There is no plot or conspiracy. Conservatives are simply representing the ideas and desires of the people who voted for them and put them in office.

1,552.0 miles to go.

1 comment:

  1. I tried to run 1000 miles in 1 year as a new years resolution and failed. I hope to see you reach your goal.