Iacocca’s words apply to Obama too!


Seems Iococca wrote this about Bush but it’s perfect  for this administration as well .  I would add that these thoughts include every Democrat and Republican now sitting in those seats in DC. They have all been complicit in this mess. They must all go. Vote em out – vote em all out via Voter Imposed Term Limits! There are 435 Congressional seats and about 36 Senate seats we can and must replace this November – TMU is looking for 470 good women and men to run! America needs you! 

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 Iococca’s words.    Remember Lee Iacocca, the man who rescued Chrysler Corporation from its death throes?  He’s now 82 years old and asked in his book, ‘Where Have All The Leaders Gone?’.

Lee Iacocca’s words have been updated to fit Obama: ( see notes at end) 

“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 out all the politicians along with the president!’

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. 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 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. 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 skyrock 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.

Iacocca’ wrote words above have been altered to fit Obama’s administration as outlined below.

Andrea Wolf Stalnecker

I have the book in question. It’s from the first page of the first chapter (entitled “Had enough?”) of the book “Where Have All the Leaders Gone”. Other than the fact that he IS a liberal and bashes all things conservative (I do not identify with either party so I do not like one president over another), the book is pretty good.

The problem is the statement attributed to Iacoca should be in quotes because it’s not all his words. In the book, the word “bozos” appears where here it was replaced with “leftists” and “cash for clunkers” is referenced where Iacocca singled out Katrina. In two places where the rewrite includes a reference that the economy is getting better..’” the actual phrasing is “stay the course”.

Unfortunately, there are other areas where parts are cut out that need to be removed in order to suggest Iacocca could be speaking of Obama. … See More

I know I’m going to offend people who don’t want the truth, but to advance an agenda on lies or rewrites suggests the agenda does not have much basis. I’m NOT a fan of Obama, but I’d rather point out REAL problems, not support the spread of misinformation.

Please, be gentle, folks. I believe this country needs serious change and it has for a LONG time. Let’s just do it right! 🙂

Thank you Andrea- I agree!

9 Responses

  1. http://www.amazon.com/Where-Have-All-Leaders-Gone/dp/1416532471#noop
    This web site has the original book written by Iacocca and he is not talking about Obama and the democrats. He is talking about Bush and his administration. It seems like his words could apply to Obama (I am a conservative and don’t like what has been going on in our country – I think it is treason to say the least) but honesty is a good thing and to attribute Iacocca’s words to mean something they do not and use his reputation to promote our cause is not honest. Easy to check this on the web. Just for your information. Peace.

  2. Thanks Donna, I was gonna give Betty Jean the heads up about the Iacocca article.

    • Revised – hope you approve! I had the caveat in there that I was not sure who wrote it but as it turns out the writer was correct not the character he was nailing but since it fits – I hope this works !

  3. I sgree- Lee Iacocca may not have realized it at the time but he definately was talking about both paries. That is clearly the case .

  4. You morons. Iacocca was speaking about the BUSH administration. This version changes the very words he wrote to make it sounds like he is talking about Obama. How unethical to rewrite history to fool the uneducated that Republicans were not the creators of this huge deficit, endless war, and economic mess!

    • Hey anus- oops I mean Kanas

      Did you read the headline at all? ” Iacocca’s words apply to Obama too!” Do y know what the term TOO means? – It means also and then I make sure even an anus gets it right in the first sentence- what part of the first line didn’t you read? “Seems Iococca wrote this about Bush but it’s perfect for this administration as well ”

      And we are MORONs? Oh brother! Crawl back under Obam and hide will you – your intellect is showing and outshined only by your lack of ability to read and comprehend what you read.

      The name calling however, is familiar!
      Look out everybody ACORN is Baccccccck!

  5. Here is what he REALLY said. Note the date, April 2008. You disillusion morons.


    • Keep showing your brilliance- you remind us what we were missing the last few weeks. Obamanuts scouring the net calling childish names. Come back again and I will ban you . We cannot be bothered with name calling here – we try to demonstrate thoughts not na na ne na na!
      But since you are here – would you like some tea ? naw youre obviously still drinking Kool-Aide?

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