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.

Day482 Saturday 12/24/11

ran 3.5 miles
Merry Christmas Eve!!!

It was on this day in 2009, yes, on Christmas Eve, that the Senate passed the controversial health care reform bill, which is Barack Obama’s top domestic achievement (or failure, depending upon whose side you’re on).

While America was trying to embrace and celebrate Christmas and rightfully paying little attention to politics, the Senate slipped this thing through at the most opportune time of the year excluding Christmas day itself.

The vote was 60 to 39. Every single Democrat voted for it and every single Republican opposed it (Republican Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky, who opposed the bill, was the only Senator to skip the vote).

Less than a year later the mid-term elections were held and what used to be 60 Democratic seats is now only 51.

The House had passed the bill a month earlier 220-215. Representative Joseph Cao of Louisiana was the only House Republican to vote for the measure.

One year later the mid-term elections were held and there are currently 242 Republicans and 192 Democrats in the House.

Looks like a case of voter’s remorse. Things certainly haven’t gotten much better, but take a look at the possibilities of where we would be today had Barack Obama walked out of the mid-terms unscathed, or unshellacked, continuing with a significant Democratic majority in the Senate and control of the House for another two years.

What has changed to prevent another mass exit for liberals in 2012? The liberal trend lately is for them to detach themselves from Barack Obama and his legislation in order to get elected or reelected. Republicans have not changed a whole lot of America’s immediate direction but they have certainly succeeded in linking their arms together to create an obstacle for Barack Obama and his endless spending. That is enough for me until we get a new president in 2012.

Someone Else is his or her name at this point and anyone of the candidates we have to choose from will be better than the spending administration we have now.

616.8 miles to go.

Here is what happened one year ago on Day117.

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