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.

Day642 Friday 06/01/12

ran 4.3 miles
Speaking at a fundraiser today in Minneapolis, President Obama described his Republican opposition as a stubborn "fever" that would break once he was reelected. He claimed once there was no chance of him being reelected a third time then Republicans, like a "fever", would break and he would be able to move forward with his agenda. 

In my opinion, what he is actually saying is he thinks this election is about contempt for him and that it has nothing to do with his decisions or policies. He actually believes that if his reelection is secured then Republicans will simply say "ahh, shucks" and roll over on their backs. He seems to suggest that it is not his leadership or decisions that so many people have problems with, but him personally. And if we could only accept that he is going to be our leader for a second term then we will just swallow our pride and let him have his way.  That's just not the case. This president wants to fundamentally change what America was intended to be and no one who believes in our Constitution will back down from him regardless of whether he gets a second term, a third term, or even becomes king.

"I believe that If we're successful in this election, when we're successful in this election, that the fever may break, because there's a tradition in the Republican Party of more common sense than that. My hope, my expectation, is that after the election, now that it turns out that the goal of beating Obama doesn't make much sense because I'm not running again, that we can start getting some cooperation again."

Our president lost "cooperation" in November of 2010 when America cleaned out the House, nearly cleaned out the Senate---and all to send a message to Barack Obama and Democrats that we have voted as many new leaders as we could to essentially stop cooperating with his agenda and to even reverse it. Little has changed since then and this 112th Congress being called the most "do-nothing" Congress in American history is something I view as a huge success under a president like Barack Obama. They achieved what they campaigned on...not allowing Barack Obama to continue the path he was blazing.

91.6 miles to go.

Here is what happened one year ago on Day277.

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