Lou Pritchett is a former vice president of Procter & Gamble whose career at that company spanned 36 years before his retirement in 1989, and he is the author of the 1995 business book, Stop Paddling & Start Rocking the Boat.
The following open letter, written by Mr. Pritchett, was submitted to the New York Times in 2009, but was never published. As there are many an open letter circulating the internet, we verified the accuracy of this one at Snopes.com, which has indeed confirmed Mr. Pritchett is the author.
That last sentence is a doozy.
AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA
Dear President Obama:
You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me.
You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you.
You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy League education and your upscale lifestyle and housing with no visible signs of support.
You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth growing up in America and culturally you are not an American.
You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll.
You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus don’t understand it at its core.
You scare me because you lack humility and ‘class’, always blaming others.
You scare me because for over half your life you have aligned yourself with radical extremists who hate America and you refuse to publicly denounce these radicals who wish to see America fail.
You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the ‘blame America’ crowd and deliver this message abroad.
You scare me because you want to change America to a European style country where the government sector dominates instead of the private sector.
You scare me because you want to replace our health care system with a government controlled one.
You scare me because you prefer ‘wind mills’ to responsibly capitalizing on our own vast oil, coal and shale reserves.
You scare me because you want to kill the American capitalist goose that lays the golden egg which provides the highest standard of living in the world.
You scare me because you have begun to use ‘extortion’ tactics against certain banks and corporations.
You scare me because your own political party shrinks from challenging you on your wild and irresponsible spending proposals.
You scare me because you will not openly listen to or even consider opposing points of view from intelligent people.
You scare me because you falsely believe that you are both omnipotent and omniscient.
You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything you do.
You scare me because you demonize and want to silence the Limbaughs, Hannitys, O’Relllys and Becks who offer opposing, conservative points of view.
You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing.
Finally, you scare me because if you serve a second term I will probably not feel safe in writing a similar letter in 8 years.
He forgot a fewâ€¦.
You scare me because you want to spy on American citizens without a warrant
You scare me because you want to detain American citizens indefinitely with out due process
You scare me because you want to assassinate American citizens without due process
Mac, almost every line of this is bullshit. Â If you want to convict obama, then go ahead and do it, but at least let it be for something he actually did. Â We have no “vast oil reserves” we have a bit less than 3 % of the worlds total (we USE 25%). Â Obama and his wife are both lawyers, and therefore HAVE “visible means of support”. Â Culturally “not American”? what does he mean, not white? Â obama has never acted “omnipotent or omniscient”. Â Using “extortion tactics against banks and corporations”?, you mean the same banks and corporations who gleefully ripped off millions of hard-working Americans with no fear of being held accountable? Â Those banks and corporations? Â A free pass from the media? Â Obama gets ripped up the ass every friday night on Bill Mahre’s show, and it’s a “free pass”…..
It’s no wonder this letter didn’t get published.
YOU scare me
Mac, thanks for posting.Â Well find out in November how many Americans feel the same way.
Well said.Â Scary indeed.
Jeez, Obama can’t be all that scary.Â Unless I’m mistaken, Rudy Guliani has accused Ron and Rand Paul of being part of the ‘blame America’ crowd, too.
JG , you meant to say George Bush I think?
You have lost me, your total incoherent rantings against Obama that are irrational. Talk about the economy but to blame Obama does not make any sense. Bush spent about $9 Trillion bailing out his buddies. Why did you not call him a Marxist, socialist communist, nazi???? I suspect you hate him because he is black and you know what that makes you? I enjoy your posts about the economy but your stupid “glenn beck” posts make me sick. Everybody that thinks that they are smart and are pushing this towards violence better reconsider what America is about. Apparently you feel bad about the outcome of the election, then work within the norms to change it, that is your right. But the revolution talk will take us to a place that is against the very constitution you claim to love. DON”T HATE! VOTE
The V man cannot be as delusional as his posts make him seem….”Obama gets ripped up the ass every friday night on Bill Mahreâ€™s show”Â Doublethink me thinks.
Everything you say is closer to bullshit than anything in this article.
Are you David Axelrod…??????
Wow, you are one sly,Â stealthyÂ guy V man, I mean Johnymustardseed, or should it be 007, or maybe Robert Gibbs?
The Constitution was a direct result of revolution.Â There are “right” revolutions and wrong revolutions, most readers here don’t need to be told that but apparently you do.
Good comments all…
Quick note: I did not write the above open letter. Just re-printing because I found it to be interesting.
JG: all good points.
Johnnymustardseed: I’m not a racist — could care less that Mr. Obama is black or that George Bush is white – though obviously race is still an issue in America and thus, I post articles related to this topic from time to time. I did not vote in 2008, because I did not have a viable option. (actually, I haven’t voted since 2000, and that was for local elections)…The election of President Obama was nothing short of a monumental shift in America in terms of race relations in my view, and I really applaud the American people for looking past color in this regard. It’s really too bad, however, that we didn’t elect someone like Larry Elder or Thomas Sowell, though.
The Patriot Act, when pushed by Mr. Bush, really scared the crap out of me and solidified all the conspiracy stuff I had been reading since I was in high school, so no, it is not just President Obama and this Congress. I have been complaining about pretty much ALL parties and politicians since I was still a kid.
My arguments, at least I think so, are based on the content of the man’s character and ideas, and not the color of his skin. In my defense, I have repeatedly referred to Mr. Obama as a Marxist and Communist! 🙂
I’ll note that tomorrow I will probably be ripping John McCain’s butt, because I believe that the only difference with a McCain presidency would have been that we would not have a sweeping health care bill (maybe), otherwise, nothing would really have been different, IMO.
The only revolution I want to see in this country is one of the mind and enlightenment. The last thing I want to see is a civil war or armed revolution, something I hinted at being a distinct possibility if we stay on this course in anÂ article I put up earlier today: Tenthers Aim to Nullify Unjust Federal Laws.
Johnny V – quick note: I think the cultural reference in this article was not a reference to President Obama’s skin color, but rather, his growing up in Indonesia, and having received what is reportedly a Muslim-based education, which incidentally, would have required Indonesian citizenship (but that’s another story). Culturally, this is a completely different upbringing than what we experienced here in the US, so I don’t believe that this was a shot at Mr. Obama’s skin color in any way. In regards to extortion and such… Yes, the banks ripped people off, and I personally do not want to politicize this argument, as it seems Mr. Hannity and Rush have been doing lately. But I think it is ok to blame this president, the last one, as well as the banks, all at the same time. No one acted alone here. And regarding the media pass — c’mon, you have to admit he got an easy ride from the mainstream during campaign season. SNL even did a skit about it!
Obama’sÂ character causes doubt in most anyone who can recognizeÂ the difference in a man of the truth………. and a man who lives his life as a continuous lie.Â Â Â If your gut feeling tells youÂ Obama is a man with dubious motives, then go with your gut feeling.Â Â Â Once convinced then have the courage to call him what he really is, a liar and a fraud.
Mac, you got me on the cheap shot. Â The other points remain valid however. Â His free ride with the press ran out a while back. Â You should check out Bill Maher’s show once in a while. Â No holds barred for sure.
Johnny Rotten, I am not Johnny Mustardseed, or 007, or anyone else. Â I enjoy ripping BOTH sides, not just one. Â Both sides are imminently deserving of it, and both should be removed from power.
Yes, Bush too, however, has did Obama sign three provisions of the PATRIOT ACT back into law? Yes. Â Has he decided to continue Bush’s policies? Yes. And Obama is the first president to state thats its legal to assassinate American citizens. Â So Obama is just as scary as Bush is not more so for the reason I listed.
Comments….I feel sorry for people who refuse to see what is happening to ourÂ country.Â I pray eyes will be opened to how Obama is destroying the fabric of our great America!!.
Thomas Sowell for President?Â Hell yeah, in a heartbeat!! GreatÂ man!!Â and yes he is black.
gfoshee, why pray?Â Religion is a lie.Â Praying only shows me you know nothing.
Comments…..Race has no part in my opinion of good and bad.Â However there will always be a race problem in america as long as there are Al Sharptons and Jessie Jacksons wearing the Reverand titles and preachingÂ hate.Â They get their importance from being a part of the problem and not the solution. I am Native American and do not want to continue relive the past, only learn from it.Â Wrong is wrong no matter the skin color.Â God made us all and I do not believe He cares more for one race over the other except the Jews and He has made it quite clear how He feels about them.Â I like the article and have the sameÂ as the auther. I pay more attention to actions than words and so should some of those making comments.Â Stop the black and white xxxxxx!
Co mments…..Ken…..How do you know religion is a lie?Â Have you tried it?Â I have and It is no lie..Â Â think about itÂ …If I am wrong I have nothing to loose.Â If you are wrong you have everything to loose.Â Â Â why are you loged into a religious program if you do not believe there is something to it.Â Even the DevilÂ knows Â there is a God.Â and if there is then we need to talk to Him and that is why we pray.Â You serve either one or the other even you act like you don’t. Anyhow try calling it a relationship and not a religion.
Yep… the kkklan way of life Is DONE, … ameriKKKa Is DONE… DONE.. DONE Son!