Now the hard part

After what seemed like an endless campaign that tired even the most diehard politicos, the reality of the challenges faced by the next president have never been more apparent and the spin has already begun from pundits and mainstream media warning that President-elect Barack Hussein Obama might not meet expectations.

Only days before a lower-than-expected turnout propelled Obama to the highest office in the land, focus on how an inexperienced politican with questionable ties to everyone from admitted domestic terrorists to community organizations that perpetuated mass voter fraud like Acorn was nonexistent. Even less focus was placed on actually trying to understand how Obama intended to solve serious issues facing our nation.

The masses that fell into league with Obama were too busy extolling his virtues of smooth talk and pandering platforms to try and tackle the serious issues.

Not one media outlet called him on his sliding scale for “tax cuts” that started several months ago at for everyone making under $300,000 and ended just days before the campaign at tax cuts for those making less than $120,000.

No one questioned Obama about his rolling views on Iran after he stated in 2007 at a meeting with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee that Iran posed the greatest threat to the United States and Israel and then in 2008 said that Iran was a “tiny country” that did not pose a serious threat.

No one took Obama to task on his shifting energy policies. In Dec. 2007 Obama said he was not a proponent of nuclear energy. Several months later he decided that nuclear energy might be a good thing.

No one asked the Illinois senator about his flip-flops on forgoing private financing during his campaign as he flagrantly flaunted his war chest that far surpassed the pocketbook of any candidate in history. The interesting tidbit is that after raising $700 million in funds and when it appeared that he had secured the nomination on Nov. 4, Obama sent out an email to his campaign and donors asking them to continue to contribute. Hmm…at that point, contribute to what, exactly?

No one dared ask Obama about his admitted choice to seek out Marxist professors as friends during his college years. He said so in his book. Why would anyone question that? Perfectly normal for a man aspiring to be president of the most successful democracy in history.

No one asked Obama about his changing point of view on gay marriage after he said in May that he supported the rights of states to make their own decisions on gay marriage and then in June condemned the state for allowing Proposition 8, which called for a ban on gay marriage, to be on the ballot in November.

And the list goes on.

Now the spinmeisters are already backpedaling with inane commentary like, “We don’t really know who Obama is,” and “He is facing a lot of tough challenges and he might not meet expectations.” It is an attempt not only to cover themselves for their lack of vetting of our next president, but also an attempt to brace the American people for the hard fact that they have no clue how Obama will implement his costly programs while protecting the country. They are already lining up their excuses for failure because failure is the unfortunate result of liberalism.


19 Responses to “Now the hard part”

  1. 1 Carly
    November 7, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    Glad to see someone with good sense has a blog! It’s unfortunate that it took this long, but I guess when your opinion differs from the majority of those in your workplace, that is bound to happen.

    THANK YOU for pointing out that infamous depleting $300,000 figure. Let me further point out (before someone tries to discredit you) that Mr. Obama HIMSELF had an ad running the DAY BEFORE the election talking about that number…and not surprising to me, it had dropped from the $250,000, that he stuck with for a good month or so, to $200,000!! OUT OF HIS OWN MOUTH in an AD! Not just in talking to the people (because you know that liberals will have an excuse of, “oh, he was just talking and was caught up in conversation and said a figure close to what he actually meant”), but IN AN AD, PROMOTING HIMSELF, THE DAY BEFORE THE ELECTION!!!!

    My guess is no one asked Obama any hard questions because, even though they won’t admit it, they were afraid of the answers they would receive!

    Maybe some liberal can answer me this…I have a friend who is a liberal who said to me, “yeah, but I’ll probably vote for that devil,” referring to Obama, and then continues to say, “he just scares me.” But on November 4th…she cast her vote for Obama. SO here’s my question: Are liberals that stubborn and that brainwashed that they would vote for a man that they feared, to run the country? And she’s not the only liberal I know who said things like that. I mean, WOW, really!!! OR…is it that these liberals just want to look good for voting in the First Black President and don’t care about the well-being of our Country?

    I would love it if you would blog about the fact that America has voted for Greed rather than the protection of our Country. Personal Gain. Even JFK is probably rolling over in his grave…cause now, we are demanding our country (our government) take care of us…do things for us with the election of Obama.

    But, don’t worry, once Obama becomes president, gas and mortgages will be FREE!! yea!!!

    sorry this has been a LONG comment, I guess the excitement of seeing the other side, for once, when dealing with the Herald Standard just got the best of me!!!

  2. November 7, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    I have to remain optimistic. I want to believe that he will do what is in the best interest of our country. I guess only time will tell.

  3. 3 No Palin
    November 7, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Well I guess that over half of the country are idiots according to you. The ones who I think are really dumb were supporting Palin!!

    No matter who won the election, the job will be tough. Time will tell if he is a good President or not. I stand behind my vote for him. I think he will be great!

    No Palin – No Way – not even in 2012!

  4. 4 Rich
    November 7, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    It’s good to see Rove-ism alive and well! We really have nothing positive to say about ourselves so let’s just bash the opponent! This is the exact reason McCain never stood a chance. People are sick and tired of all this name calling and placing the blame.

    How can you rant and rave about Obama stretching the truth a little here an there? You have supported and I imagine praised the administartion of the past 8 years. An administration built on not only stretching truths but outright lying. Granted they have covered these lies with the now famous ” I do not recall.” Let’s face it though, from “Mission accomplished” five years ago to Abu Garab to Attorney General Gonzales, this “right sided” administration has lied to get what they want. So now, 8 years later, this great country is in the worse situation it a sbeen in maybe ever.

    So, can Obama change all that? I don’t know to be HONEST. I am confident however that he gives us our best chance at home and abroad. You call him “socialist”, “pal of terrorists” and “inexperienced”. These are all untrue or unproven accusations. His oppenent, who I assume you would have hoped to win, said only a week before the Wall Street collapse that our economy was “strong”. So instead of calling Obama names like we’re in the schoolyard, explain to us why you support a man so out of touch with the economy he could make that statement.

    But know I’m falling to the same level of the name calling “right”(I won’t eben go in to Sarah Palin!).

    It all comes down to this, let’s stop ALL the name calling. Right? Left? Now is not the time. Now is the time for Americans to come together adn fix this mess. Is O bama the man to do that? I think he is and so did the majority of America. So let’s stop trying to tear him down adn help him bring this great country back together and to the top.

  5. 5 John Levy
    November 8, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    We Won afterall.
    That would be the Herald-Standard readers.
    Interesting that the Herald-Standard waited until after the election to allow a counterpoint from within the paper. But still, sometimes progress is slow. Or maybe it’s a reaction to the fact the it has become apparent (and proven by the election) that the average HS reader is not buying the paper’s one sided bias anymore.
    In either case -smart move on management’s part! Josh, just keep it up and don’t disappear 6 months before the next election.

  6. 6 The 'Right' Stuff
    November 8, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    I am anxious to see what the UMWA and other union members who blindly follow their truth-challenged leaders will say when guns & ammo are unaffordable and they are invited to their first gay wedding. I’m fairly certain that most have no idea what they have voted for. I’m sure a big portion of Fayette Co is celebrating knowing that for probably the next 8 years, they will be rewarded even more for not working or contributing anything of value to society.

  7. 7 mart4140
    November 8, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Josh…You are right on point and I have to say voices like yours are what is going to bring the Conservative movement back from the brink. Keep up the good work. I look forward to hearing more from you. Terry

  8. 8 Jack Herman
    November 8, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Excellent synopsis of the real situation. We are called upon by God (I Tim. 2:1, 2)to pray for our leaders and we will have to pray really hard for the upcoming four years. We can pray and hope for the best, as Holly says, but we also need to be made aware that the most liberal senator in America, as revealed by his record in the National Review, a centrist magazine, is now our president-elect. I hope you will keep giving “the right side” of things to balance out so much of what we hear from the left in the media. I’ll look forward to reading more of your blogs.

  9. 9 Terri
    November 9, 2008 at 12:22 am

    Is this…could this finally be…an opportunity for conservatives to speak out ? Interesting timing-3 days AFTER the election. No doubt fair and balanced journalism on the part of the Herald Standard???? Thank you for the blog. You would think that in a country filled with enlightened voters and conscientious media we would have looked into our new president’s background BEFORE we voted for him not after.Fantastic quote by Ronald Reagan for times such as these. What a frightening truth!

  10. 10 Charlie
    November 9, 2008 at 1:42 am

    I am glad that the Herald Standard has finally got some balance. I too am just amazed at how far the liberal media has gone to shield the truth from the public. They have already started their campaign to relieve themselves from any backlash that the future may hold.
    Where are all the stories about the problems with race in our country? Many “non-black” voters apparently supported Obama, but only a mere 3% of black, or what they refer to as African-American voters, supported someone other than Obama. Where does the racism exist?
    Only time will tell. We can only hope and pray that history repeats itself and this liberal administration will follow the footsteps of the worst administration in our time, yes I mean Carter, and give way to another Reagan conservative administration in 2012.
    Again, I commend the Herald and yourself for taking a stand against the machine. There are many of us out here who will support you. Keep up the good fight!

  11. November 9, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Churn this out, man…every day if you can. Post them on FR, Libertypost, Digg, send them to Quinn, etc., etc. Get the word out.

    Also, check out this post: http://feedyouradhd.blogspot.com/2008/11/your-friendly-neighborhood-govt.html

    And don’t think I’m “advocating” doing away with the tax system. Like Ronnie, I believe in a fair tax system.

  12. 12 Ralph
    November 10, 2008 at 3:05 am

    The right stuff? You are faking being a conservative cause you think the cops will think you are cool if they think you are a republican. Ha, ha. They are laughing at you. You are their whipping boy.

  13. 13 Carly
    November 10, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    Wow, Ralph is real intelligent! Yes, Josh, I’m sure you’ve gone this far just so cops would like you. Sounds like Ralph is just disappointed that he’s not their whipping boy.

    Way to stick to the point, Ralph and show how intelligent some voters are out there!!!

  14. 14 No Palin
    November 10, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    To The “Right Stuff” – your post of Nov 8 shows me that you are just as out of touch as the candidate you supported.

  15. 15 joshkrysak
    November 10, 2008 at 7:01 pm


    Why get personal and make accusations that are baseless and sad? Whipping boy, have you met me?

  16. 16 Rich
    November 10, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    I’ve met Josh and I doubt he’s anyone’s “whipping boy”. Totally disagree with his political outlook but still as i said in my first post, name calling gets us NOWHRE.

  17. 17 Ted Mickens
    November 13, 2008 at 6:38 am

    “The ones who I think are really dumb were supporting Palin!!” Only dumb people supported Palin? How sad it it to think that such a brilliant liberal such as No Palin goes against the grain of the fairness oriented Democratic party and says such hateful things. Obama is looking to unite all of us and there still is one bitter liberal out there name-calling.
    Even her silly (I don’t mean that meanly, I mean like silly-goose silly) name implies hate at this point. The election is over and she still claims that silly-goose silly nom de plume.
    No Palin; that’s like calling yourself No Obama at this point. How hateful!
    I really mean this. What if I legally changed my name to NoObama? How many people would take offense when I introduced myself as NoObama. I imagine they would first ask me, “NoObama? Is that really your name?” I would explain that I legally changed my name to that. Then they would ask me why. Well, I couldn’t say that I changed it to NoObama because I admired Obama, so I would give the real reason. At this point about half of the people I introduced myself to would be taking great offense. See what I mean? No Palin is just another form of hate-speech and should be stopped.

  18. 18 NoObama
    November 14, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    To No Palin, you go girl!

  19. 19 LordKnows
    November 15, 2008 at 12:26 am

    I find your points…well, pointless. The job of President is supposed to be difficult, if it was not, any Joe the Plumber could do it…even you.
    The Right side has fallen down, been stomped on, and left to the curb side. Instead of lashing out , try cleaning out and up the GOP and old school extreme conservative ignorance. This is the United States and those who hate diversity so greatly…should really have no say in her directions.

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