I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: if Bush is going to be stopped from making a bigger mess (he has proved amply that he will make a bigger mess) … then he will have to be stopped by Republicans, not Democrats. Here’s what Lee Iaccoca, former Chrysler CEO, Bush supporter in 2000, and long-time Republican has to say in his new book:
Am I the only guy in this country whoâ€™s fed up with whatâ€™s happening? Where the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder. Weâ€™ve got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, weâ€™ve got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we canâ€™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, â€œStay the course.â€
Stay the course? Youâ€™ve got to be kidding. This is America, not the damned Titanic. Iâ€™ll give you a sound bite: Throw the bums out!
You might think Iâ€™m getting senile, that Iâ€™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 donâ€™t need it). The most famous business leaders are not the innovators but the guys in handcuffs. While weâ€™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. Thatâ€™s not the promise of America my parents and yours traveled across the ocean for. Iâ€™ve had enough. How about you?
Iâ€™ll go a step further. You canâ€™t call yourself a patriot if youâ€™re not outragedâ€¦. Why are we in this mess? How did we end up with this crowd in Washington? Well, we voted for them â€” or at least some of us did. But Iâ€™ll tell you what we didnâ€™t do. We didnâ€™t agree to suspend the Constitution. We didnâ€™t agree to stop asking questions or demanding answers. Some of us are sick and tired of people who call free speech treason. Where I come from thatâ€™s a dictatorship, not a democracy.