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.

Day351 Monday 08/15/11

President Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting, Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at the Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa, during his three-day economic bus tour. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
ran 3.6 miles

Halfway to 2,080 miles!

I passed 1,040 miles tonight and that sum is half of the goal I had set for myself to run. In case you are new to this blog, on August 30, 2010, I had set a goal to run the distance from my hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana to Washington D.C. and back. That distance is 2,080 miles. I am not literally running to D.C and back, but I am running that amount of miles on the streets of Lafayette.

I am obviously running against Barack Obama because I want to be involved in the process of making him a one-term president. If he were to receive a second term I would regret not doing everything in my power to stop it, regardless of how minimal or large the message may be. Check out Day1 to see where this blog started nearly a year ago.

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Today, Obama claimed that his economic program “reversed the recession” until “bad luck” hit.

"We had reversed the recession, avoided a depression, gotten the economy moving again, but over the last six months we've had a run of bad luck,” Obama said to a crowd in Decorah, Iowa today. Only the last six months? He’s blaming the Arab Spring, the tsunami in Japan, and European debt crises.

These are all heavy factors in the world economy, but then he went on to say, “The problem is that we've got the kind of partisan brinksmanship that is willing to put party ahead of country, that is more interested in seeing their political opponents lose than seeing the country win. Nowhere was that more evident than in this recent debt ceiling debacle."

The partisanship our president is talking about has its roots in the overwhelming numbers of constituents who are represented by Congress and were hired to oppose the destructive direction Obama is taking our country. While he claims parties are putting themselves ahead of the country, I would say that the Republican Congress members he is blaming are simply doing the job they campaigned on and were hired to do by the people who elected them. This isn’t selfish partisanship, it is representation of the people.

1,037.9 miles to go.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on making it to the half-way point. You've made it to Washington. Obama must have seen you coming because he hopped on a bus and got out of there just before you got there ;)