Lee is back….

Are we so asleep that it takes a 94 yr. old to hit us on the  heads?

      Would you believe that Lee Iacocca is 94 years old and is  still KICKIN’ butt? Check out his latest rant. Just as true today as  it was when his book first came out. He was, and still is, a  brilliant businessman! Often we need to be reminded of Iacocca’s  words, Remember Lee Iacocca, the man who rescued Chrysler  Corporation from its death  throes? He’s now 94 years old and  has a new book, ‘Where Have All The Leaders Gone?’. 
      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 anymore. 
      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. 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 first.)
      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. 
      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 sky  rock 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 tree-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 debt, 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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About J. D. Groover

I truely believe that what should matter most in life is how you see yourself, not how someone else tries to convince you to see yourself. *****Life is not about "finding yourself"*****its about creating yourself.!!!!! I write and post things here because I like to think I am contributing some things of value to my world. Some times a little humor, some times things with a more serious tone, but hopefully always in good taste. If what I post occasionally bites a politician in the ass, all the better :>)
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