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.

Day500 Wednesday 01/11/12

ran 3.6 miles
Today ends 500 days of running against Obama. After 500 days of campaigning against him, this is what I have come to realize.

I have never taken on an endeavor of this size in my entire life. I have set out far less time and energy-consuming goals, which I came nowhere close to following through on, but this man and his ideas compel me to make a stand with a determination I have never before experienced.

This president had two years to do anything he wanted with Democratic majorities in the House and Senate. Ever since his “shellacking” on November 2, 2010, his fire of the first two years was put out and since then he has been blowing on the embers to get it started again. Frustrated by Republicans throwing sand on every flame he painstakingly sparked, he has been backed into a corner, due to his own actions and America’s disapproval of them, and there is little left for him to do but simply get out of the way or blame Congress for all of our woes. He has chosen the latter.

America was on the cliff’s edge of a recession, possibly another Great Depression, in 2009, and Barack Obama came along and signed sweeping health care legislation in tandem with a colossal stimulus package that amounted to nothing. Almost immediately he executed these actions with no regard for the dire circumstances our nation was in.

For decades Washington D.C. has been kicking the can down the road and prolonging the inevitable moment for this wasteful bubble to pop, just like the housing bubble and the banks, waiting and waiting, packing as much air into that balloon until it would explode. Well, it popped Mr. President. And your solution was to enact some of the most immediately costly health care legislation in America’s domestic history and to stimulate the economy with monopoly money, giving China and other nations even more ownership of America, which was spent to no avail. What we needed in 2008 was a hero with a different sort of hope and change. We needed a boot to kick this country in its rear-end and to step on the greedy fingers of what we have come to know as the typical politician. Barack Obama was the exact opposite of that.

Two nights ago I had posted about Barack Obama’s newly appointed chief of staff, Jack Lew, who will take the place of Bill Daley. This guy was the chief operating officer of Citibank’s alternative investment division in 2009. He received a bonus exceeding $900,000 that year after billions of American tax dollars bailed Citibank out for the housing crisis they played a part in. His outrageous bonus was paid for by taxpayers.

Digging even deeper in the rabbit hole, Bill Daley, the current chief of staff who is stepping down, is the brother of the former mayor of Chicago. Bill Daley’s father was the mayor of Chicago before his brother. And Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s first chief of staff, is currently the mayor of Chicago, who took the place of Bill Daley’s brother.

Maybe you don’t feel it but this gets under my skin. It makes me feel helpless as I grasp for logical reasons why America has gotten to the point it is at. 2012 welcomed in a national debt that actually exceeds GDP. Our president is weeks away from requesting a trillion-plus dollar debt-ceiling hike. None of this makes any sense and I have no answer for why our federal government continues in the direction it does. It is a helpless and chaotic feeling to be a part of something you cannot understand.

This is why I run.

557.6 miles to go.

Here is what happened one year ago on Day135.

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