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April 13, 2007

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Joe Shaw

I didn't know Iacocca was one of those damn liberals.

rebecca

And let the Iacocca-bashing begin.

demmother

Wow!

I never thought I would see such a post on this site.

Scott Graves, Editor-in-Chief

"Wow! I never thought I would see such a post on this site."

... and neither did I.

Quang

Why the surprise? Because Iacocca, one of most recognized names in global business and a life-long Republican who supported GWB in 2000 then backed John Kerry 2004 is disgusted with our leaders? My post was a just a quote from the first page of his book which has been widely blogged about.

Heck, novelist Kurt Vonnegut's recent passing was posted here recently and he certainly was no conservative.

Andy Favor

Boy, I wonder if we could recruit Iacocca to the Libertarian Party.

rebecca

Oooh, careful Quang, or this person none of us has ever heard of will curtail your posting privileges!
Damn, don't you hate it when out-of-towners come in and buy up the local press?

Jubal

Lee Iacocca may have been a great car maker (although who knows if he could have saved Chrysler without the intervention of the federal government), but I never realized what an idiot he is politically. And to think people used to tout this clown for President.

Perhaps Quang's purpose in posting this excerpt was to make that obvious. This is just boilerplate liberal outrage.

Good for Lee if he doesn't want a tax cut -- does that mean nobody else gets one, King Lee?

redperegrine

Well, you don't have to be a Democrat to question the wisdom of the Iraq misadventure or the massive growth of Federal government spending and deficits created in the last 6 years.

The lesson that should be learned is to choose a candidate who not only espouses tbhe principles of the party but who practices them - at all levels of gummint.

One Who Knows

I have met Lee (His real name is Lido) Iacocca three times.

The first was on the sidewalk at lunchtime in New York in 1984 in front of the Pierre Hotel. The second was in Pasadena the early morning of January 1, 1985 when he was Grand Marshall of the Rose Parade. The last time was about five years ago at a night match at the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens.

He appeared to be very, very drunk on all three occasions.

Quang

This is not my blog; I’m just an occasional contributor. The owners have a right to question my posting and maintain or cancel my privileges although this is a first. No one has ever provided editorial guideline and I appreciated that. I have not been blogging as much and thus a bit rusty. I should have stated my take on Iacocca's blistering prologue.

Disgruntled Republicans such as Iacocca, General Tony Zinni and Senator Chuck Hagel (and ex-GOP’er Jim Webb) who disagree with our current state of affairs deserve to be heard. (Even Art Pedroza quit.) Yet Iacocca's personal attack on Bush does not register with me. I can get that crap at the Daily Kos or Huffington Post. He does question our leadership including Congress but does not offer any solution himself. I don't need him to tell me to take action. Perhaps the fine print is in his book which I don’t plan to read in its entirety anyway.

As a lifelong DTS voter searching for a party to join, I've been looking to the GOP to preserve Ronald Reagan's principles on lower taxes, less government and a strong national defense? (More on the state of our military in another post, if I can still blog here...)

Can someone help me identify such leaders who can reasonably guide us in Iraq, reconstitute our military and get rid of that humongous federal deficit? After 100 days, it surely isn’t Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid.

Art Pedroza

Quang,

Good points. Perhaps the voters will throw all the bums out at the next election.

My 14 year old son did not know that I had quit the GOP - but he found out the other day and asked me why. I told him I couldn't handle being a member of a party that is exceedingly lame both nationally and locally.

I think Americans are beginning to realize that neither of the big parties, and none of the little parties, have the answers. We need leaders, not politicos, consultants, and lobbyists. Iacocca may be wrong about a lot of things, but he is right about that.

President George Washington saw this coming. He did not like the idea of having political parties. We all need to put party labels aside, roll up our sleeves and get to work.

Locally, in my city, we have a corrupt city and a corrupt school district. We have our hands full just fighting at the local level. Because of term limits, the lame politicians that serve us locally will eventually seek our support for legislative offices. We may have to add "none of the above" when the current crop of local leaders begin to run for higher office...

The American

"Can someone help me identify such leaders who can reasonably guide us in Iraq, reconstitute our military and get rid of that humongous federal deficit? After 100 days, it surely isn’t Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid."

Try Newt Gingrich on for size. Now there's a one person think tank that is pretty disappointed with both parties at this point, and looking for the America that "works" again. He has a web site "American Solutions". Give that a shot. I'm hoping he will run for Prez, he has my vote.


The American

http://americansolutions.com/

Gene Friedrich

Has anyone seen that Bushe and his puppet pulling strings father and mothe, are and have set the Republican Party to fail in the 2008 Election? Line up the ducks for yourself!

Gene Friedrich

Has anyone seen that Bushe and his puppet pulling strings father and mothe, are and have set the Republican Party to fail in the 2008 Election? Line up the ducks for yourself!

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