An Open Letter to President Obama from Lou Pritchett

Lou Pritchett is the author of Stop Paddling & Start Rocking the Boat: Business Lessons from the School of Hard Knocks.

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Lou Pritchett rose from soap salesman to Vice-President, Sales and Customer Development for Procter and Gamble and over the course of 36 years, made corporate history as an "Agent of Change" at P&G. He stood at the vanguard of corporate futurists to challenge a hidebound corporate giant to face the future by creating the future, thus ensuring its continuing role as one of America's great corporate success stories.

About Lou Pritchett

Mr. Pritchett confirmed to Snopes.com that he was indeed the author of the "open letter to President Obama" quoted below. He also says that he sent it to the NY Times but they never acknowledged or published it.

I think that is what the problem with his and many others' approach to the threat of Obama tyranny: Why write a letter to the tyrant? Why send the letter to a newspaper or any other media outlet that is controlled by the tyrant? This letter should have been an open letter to United Citizens entitled "Why Obama Scares me".

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.

Lou Pritchett

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  1. Dear President Obama: (Pritchett)

    Dear President Obama: (Me)

    You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me.

    You are the fourth president under whom I have lived, and unlike the previous president, I am NOT ashamed that you are MY president. I am proud that you are my president, and I believe in you.

    You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you.

    I believe in you because after all this pressure and exposure, your message of hope is unscathed.

    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.

    I believe in you because you have an Ivy League education, and a life in which you have earned. It wasn’t given to you like our previous president.

    You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth growing up in America and culturally you are not an American.

    I believe in you because you have seen America from a different perspective, and you are not wrapped in ignorance and American propaganda.

    You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll.

    I believe in you because you have helped the poor, and you have given hope to people who thought hope was no more.

    You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus don’t understand it at its core.

    I believe in you because as I look to the past, our presidents with military experience were hardly ever good presidents.

    You scare me because you lack humility and ‘class’, always blaming others.

    I believe that you have shown us the definition of class. You have fought an uphill battle against skepticism, criticism, and racism and you remain valiant to the end.

    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.

    I believe in you because instead of ignoring the people and countries that hate us, you listen to why they hate us, and I believe you can make the U.S. respectable again by talking to leaders of those countries. I don’t believe the founding fathers wanted America to become an ‘elitist’ country that is too good to deal with poor or unfavorable countries.

    You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the ‘blame America’ crowd and deliver this message abroad.

    I believe in you because you were not a cheerleader for your college, you actually played a sport. Team ports build good values like dedication, faith, trust, work ethic, respect and teamwork.

    I believe in you because you dared to question your government’s choices, instead of blindly following a corrupt government. You know that sometimes intelligent criticism is much better than ignorant flag waving, even if it’s met unfavorably.

    You scare me because you want to change America to a European style country where the government sector dominates instead of the private sector.

    I believe in you because you know what is right for America, even if some people say your actions are ‘un-American.’

    You scare me because you want to replace our health care system with a government controlled one.

    I believe in you because you want to take down medical insurance companies who make ridiculous profits on people’s health. American’s party politics are making us seem foolish in this issue, as we will most certainly be one of the last first-world countries without universal healthcare. Already there are 39 countries with a higher life expectancy, including Jordan and South Korea.

    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2102.html

    You scare me because you prefer ‘wind mills’ to responsibly capitalizing on our own vast oil, coal and shale reserves.

    I believe in you because you want to move past ancient ways of gathering energy, and make America into a clean energy country.

    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.

    (By the way, Iceland and Norway have the highest living standard in the world. The US checks in at 15. Get your facts straight next time Lou.)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_Human_Development_Index#cite_note-1

    I believe in you because you want to give America a more stable economy.

    You scare me because you have begun to use ‘extortion’ tactics against certain banks and corporations.

    I believe in you because you haven’t used TORTURE tactics against ANYONE.

    You scare me because your own political party shrinks from challenging you on your wild and irresponsible spending proposals.

    I believe in you because your political party isn’t in disarray, and it hasn’t been having a blame-storming session since November. Conservatives need to admit defeat and move forward, instead of looking for ways to undercut our President’s every move.

    You scare me because you will not openly listen to or even consider opposing points of view from intelligent people.

    I believe in you because you are an intelligent person, not an idiot like George W. Bush.

    You scare me because you falsely believe that you are both omnipotent and omniscient.

    I believe in you because you are so intelligent that people of lesser intelligence think you “falsely believe you are both omnipotent and omniscient.”

    You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything you do.

    I believe in you make much fewer gaffs and goof ups than George W. Bush, who was always doing things the media could easily mock.

    You scare me because you demonize and want to silence the Limbaughs, Hannitys, O’Relllys and Becks who offer opposing, conservative points of view.

    I believe in you because you don’t listen to people like Limbaugh who offer extremely controversial opinions to the public to increase their ratings and, thus, their income.

    You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing.

    I believe in you because you LEAD the American people, you don’t deceive us; unlike our previous president who betrayed us and followed a private agenda which led to a pointless war, trillions of dollars of debt and thousands of deaths.

    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.

    Finally, I believe in you because when you are finished with your second term, I believe you will have made America into a better country.

    Lou Pritchett

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  2. Lou Pritchett is a ture America.