Re: [Chrysler300] LEE IACOCCA IS BACK! yes yes yes
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Re: [Chrysler300] LEE IACOCCA IS BACK! yes yes yes

I guess I need to say something
before this continues.
Politics is always a dangerous territory even
among the best of friends, so let's not test the
waters any further.
Bob Merritt
------ Original Message ------
From: "Bill Leahy bleahy@xxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]" <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "PJ Ehmann" <>
Cc: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: 7/18/2016 12:22:12 PM
Subject: [Chrysler300] LEE IACOCCA IS BACK! yes yes yes

good god, run that old man for president / he is the only one of us that is not on cloud nine.

this may not be 300 related, but it is damn necessary to hear before it is too late / billl  leahy in kennewick, washington

On Jul 18, 2016, at 6:24 AM, 'PJ Ehmann' [Chrysler300] wrote:





Could 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?? What the Hell ! 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 your 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.

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.
For, it is your country, folks, and it's your future and your progeny.

Our future is at stake!!!!


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