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.

Day317 Tuesday 07/12/11

ran 5.1 miles
"After years of discussions and months of negotiations, I have little question that as long as this president is in the Oval Office, a real solution is unattainable."

Mitch McConnell

America is in for something big soon. I’m not sure what it will be but the two sides making decisions are firmly rooted in their sparring stances. My opinion, which is obviously biased, given the name of this blog, is that Barack Obama is intent to not help this country but to get reelected and that Republicans are bent on making Obama a one-term president through any means possible.

Barack Obama is under far more pressure to concede his liberal principles than the Republican Party as a whole is. If I may validate this point with one simple and crystal clear observation, on November 6, 2012, American voters made a monumental statement concerning how they felt about Barack Obama and the direction this country was heading under liberal policies.

What has gotten better?

Not enough time to make a difference yet, you might ask? Need more time? History and the patience of American voters rarely side with such poor odds in a president and his unsuccessful decisions. For this reason it his back that is pressed more tightly against the wall with less maneuverability. He is offering impressive concessions that will infuriate his congressional cohorts and voters, but Republicans refuse to budge about raising taxes, at least for now.

And why should they? They were the replacements of an overwhelming amount of liberal politicians in 2010 that were elected for important campaign promises such as not raising taxes and adhering to their conservative principles. Their backs are only brushing the wall of pressure right now.

President Obama said himself that raising taxes, or ending the Bush tax cuts, was a bad idea in an economy like this back in December of 2010, so again, what has gotten better? What has changed? If it wasn’t a good idea then it is certainly not a good idea now!

Again, this is my biased perception. Obama is posturing and attempting to appease his voter base to get reelected with sweeping tax increases at the cost of America’s future. And Republicans are trying to preserve what is left of America until Someone Else takes office in 2012 by doing what seems to make the most sense of all---stop wasteful spending!!! There is so much waste in Washington, D.C. that is not even being addressed.

Obama needs to look like a middle-of-the-aisle hero in this scenario, which he is only doing as a result of circumstance for the bad decisions he has made. It is certainly not because he desires to be moderate. He has proven that. And Republicans need to look as hard-nosed, staunch and unwavering as possible because that is what they were elected to do in 2010.

1,136.6 miles to go.

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