Posted by: conservativecritic | October 23, 2012


One of the most famous business people in the world, Iacocca was a

passionate advocate of U.S. business exports during the 1980s.  I worked for him when I was at a division of the Ford Motor Company in the 1970’s.  He took no prisoners…

He served as President and CEO of Chrysler from 1978 and additionally as

chairman from 1979, until his retirement at the end of 1992. )

Lee Iacocca Says:

‘Am I the only guy in this country who’s fed up with what’s happening? Where

the hell is our outrage with this so called president? We should be

screaming bloody murder! We’ve got a gang of tax cheating clueless leftists

trying to steer our ship of state right over a cliff, we’ve got corporate

gangsters stealing us blind, and we can’t even run a ridiculous

cash-for-clunkers program without losing $26 billion of the taxpayers’

money, much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone

sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, ‘trust me the

economy is getting better…’

Better? You’ve got to be kidding. This is America , not the damned,

‘Titanic’. I’ll give you a sound bite: ‘Throw all the Democrats out along

with Obama!’

You might think I’m getting senile, that I’ve gone off my rocker, and maybe

I have. But someone has to speak up. I hardly recognize this country


The most famous business leaders are not the innovators but the guys in

handcuffs… While we’re fiddling in Afghanistan , Iran is completing their

nuclear bombs and missiles and nobody seems to know what to do. And the

liberal press is waving ‘pom-poms’ instead of asking hard questions. That’s

not the promise of the ‘ America ‘ my parents and yours traveled across the

ocean for… I’ve had enough. How about you?

I’ll go a step further. You can’t call yourself a patriot if you’re not

outraged. This is a fight I’m ready and willing to have. The Biggest ‘C’ is

Crisis! (Iacocca elaborates on nine C’s of leadership, with crisis being the


Leaders are made, not born. Leadership is forged in times of crisis. It’s

easy to sit there with thumb up your butt and talk theory. Or send someone

else’s kids off to war when you’ve never seen a battlefield yourself. It’s

another thing to lead when your world comes tumbling down.

On September 11, 2001, we needed a strong leader more than any other time in

our history. We needed a steady hand to guide us out of the ashes. A hell of

a mess, so here’s where we stand.

We’re immersed in a bloody war now with no plan for winning and no plan for

leaving. But our soldiers are dying daily.

We’re running the biggest deficit in the history of the world, and it’s

getting worse every day!

We’ve lost the manufacturing edge to Asia , while our once-great companies

are getting slaughtered by health care costs.

Gas prices are going to skyrocket again, and nobody in power has a lucid

plan to open drilling to solve the problem. This country has the largest oil

reserves in the WORLD, and we cannot drill for it because the politicians

have been bought by the flea-hugging environmentalists.

Our schools are in a complete disaster because of the teachers union.

Our borders are like sieves and they want to give all illegals amnesty and

free healthcare.

The middle class is being squeezed to death every day.

These are times that cry out for leadership.

But when you look around, you’ve got to ask: ‘Where have all the leaders

gone?’ Where are the curious, creative communicators? Where are the people

of character, courage, conviction, omnipotence, and common sense? I may be a

sucker for alliteration, but I think you get the point.

Name me a leader who has a better idea for homeland security than making us

take off our shoes in airports and throw away our shampoo?

We’ve spent billions of dollars building a huge new bureaucracy, and all we

know how to do is react to things that have already happened.

Everyone’s hunkering down, fingers crossed, hoping the government will make

it better for them. Now, that’s just crazy… Deal with life. Name me an

industry leader who is thinking creatively about how we can restore our

competitive edge in manufacturing. Who would have believed that there could

ever be a time when ‘The Big Three’ referred to Japanese car companies? How

did this happen, and more important, look what Obama did about it! Name me a

government leader who can articulate a plan for paying down the debit, or

solving the energy crisis, or managing the health care problem. The silence

is deafening. But these are the crises that are eating away at our country

and milking the middle class dry.

I have news for the Chicago gangsters in Congress. We didn’t elect you to

turn this country into a losing European Socialist state. What is everybody

so afraid of? That some bonehead on NBC or CNN news will call them a name?

Give me a break. Why don’t you guys show some spine for a change?

Had Enough? Hey, I’m not trying to be the voice of gloom and doom here. I’m

trying to light a fire. I’m speaking out because I have hope – I believe in

America. In my lifetime, I’ve had the privilege of living through some of

America ‘s greatest moments. I’ve also experienced some of our worst crises:

The ‘Great Depression,’ ‘World War II,’ the ‘Korean War,’ the ‘Kennedy

Assassination,’ the ‘Vietnam War,’ the 1970’s oil crisis, and the struggles

of recent years since 9/11.

Make your own contribution by sending this to everyone you know and care

about. It’s our country, folks, and it’s our future. Our future is at

stake!! ***********************************


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