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.

Day329 Sunday 07/24/11

ran 2.3 miles
Today ends week forty-seven of running against Obama. I ran 23.4 miles this week, averaging 3.34 miles per day.

“As I read the Constitution, the Congress writes the laws and you get to decide what you want to sign.”

These were John Boehner’s words and they were bold ones. This guy is committed. Our House is committed. I thought this thing would have played out in typical fashion, a lot of bark for a few weeks and no bite, but Boehner and the Republicans in the House of Representatives are committed to a point that if they turn back now they will lose all credibility. Had they eased their pressure on Obama and the Democratic Senate concerning the debt ceiling then their credibility would have only been mildly compromised. But they did not ease and our president is now in the pressure cooker.

Everyone has a different stance on this impending debt ceiling issue, but I think it is worth pointing out and that it speaks volumes to mention that the Republican "Cut, cap, and balance" approach, which passed in the House, only fell short in the Senate by five votes. President Obama swore to veto this legislation even if it had passed the Senate. During the mid-term elections in 2010 America put into office who they wanted to represent their ideas. It was an overwhelming amount of Republicans in both the House and Senate, and the only thing stopping "Cut, cap, and balance" is our president and three Senate seats that voted against it. That is a big statement when you contrast what the people of America want and what our president wants. They are two very different ends. And the votes of our elected officials, which represent the demands of their constituencies, obviously deliver a more accurate poll than any numbers Barack Obama has falsely defended himself with in the past few weeks.

Just think about this: Our House passed a solution, our Senate was mere votes away from passing the same solution, and our president says he will veto the solution to our debt ceiling problem if it makes its way to his desk. Who is he representing?

1,101.1 miles to go.

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