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Lee Iacocca is mad as hell
Previous | Next by rich 12 April, 2007 - 4:41 AM

Had Enough? Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening? Where the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder. We've got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can't even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, "Stay the course." Stay the course? You've got to be kidding. This is America, not the damned Titanic. I'll give you a sound bite: Throw the bums out! 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 President of the United States is given a free pass to ignore the Constitution, tap our phones, and lead us to war on a pack of lies.Congress responds to record deficits by passing a huge tax cut for the wealthy (thanks, but I don't need it). The most famous business leaders are not the innovators but the guys in handcuffs. While we're fiddling in Iraq, the Middle East is burning and nobody seems to know what to do. And the press is waving pom-poms instead of asking hard questions. That's not the promise of America my parents and yours traveled across the ocean for.

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4/12/2007 >> muhgcee

I think this guy totally misses the point.

The majority of the country is outraged. Bush's approval rating is between 30 and 37%. Unfortunately, the public hasn't come around on Iraq as much as they need to, but support is still slipping for Iraq.

We shouldn't expect that the mainstream press will ask the tough questions. The interests of the mainstream press align nicely with the elites, because they are the elites.

We don't need hybrid cars, we need mass transit.

I am not convinced that Bush was voted for either time, certainly not the first time.

Last but not least, "these guys" don't work for us, they work for the people that pay them.

Wake up, America? It is Lee Iacocca that needs to wake up. He is living in a fantasy land.

4/12/2007 >> ben

While I agree that politically (and in many other ways) Americans are by and large pretty apathetic, a presidential approval rating of around 33%, and a congressional job rating of about the same (for the past several years)... i would say that people aren't exactly nodding their heads and saying "stay the course"... they're saying "meh".

Also, while I agree that we should be doing something about it, rousing a hundred million people from their own cares and worries and making them believe that something bigger than them is more important is... well, pretty hard to do... the one that comes up with that gets my vote, for sure.

4/12/2007 >> rich

However Iacocca is about as elite as they get. And he is going to bring up cars, and hybrids, because he is a car industry guy.

He is a retired member of "the club" and he is disappointed with how that club now works. I say cheers to him for pointing it out and speaking up.

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And I disagree... the country is not outraged. When people are outraged, things change. When people simply don't like something, but are not outraged, nothing happens.
We simply don't like things.

4/13/2007 >> muhgcee

Surely more people should be more outraged. But let's ask a question here...

Who here is outraged? If you are outraged, what are you doing personally to make things change?

I am certainly outraged. But I also know that I am not doing nearly enough to make things change. I would love to do more and hopefully I will soon.

But also I think the elite-serving media leads to the fact that enough people aren't outraged, or people aren't outraged enough.

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