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Uncle Merlin

Yes, didn't Reagan say back then the Toyota Way- was the way, better built, better price. That Detroit needed to learn lessons from them? Thats what I recall.

Lance Mannion

UM, he might have. I don't remember that one. He had a habit of saying callous and cruel things when people were asking for help, although he always said them with a twinkle and a smile. When all those family farms were going under the hammer in Iowa, he said it was a good thing because it was weeding out the "inefficient.". A lot of people were saying Detroit needed to learn from the Japanese, but they weren't saying it in response to people's laments about losing their jobs. Like I said, I don't remember Reagan saying that, but I don't imagine he meant it to be helpful if he did. "Too bad for you" was a reflexive response from him.


"Too bad for you" indeed. The most egregious example was his willful ignorance (not stupidity) about the AIDS epidemic.

Steven Hart

There's nothing quite so useless as an NPR political pundit. James should be encouraged to say something creepy enough to get him ejected from the same airlock they used for Juan Williams. Give Rupert Murdoch another mouth to feed.

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