Friday, June 12, 2009

The Sum of All Fears

I came across this on another blog today. I would paraphrase but frankly there is so much meat in this post that it's important to view it completely.



By Lou Pritchett

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 cheerleade
r 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 responsibl
y 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 challengin
g 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 intelligen
t 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 controllin
g 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

Note: 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.

Mr. Pritchett confirmed that he was indeed the author of the much-circu
lated "open letter." “I did write the 'you scare me' letter. I sent it to the NY Times but they never acknowledged or published it. However, it hit the internet and according to the ‘experts’ has had over 500,000 hits.

1 comment:

Darren said...

Must be a racist. How can anyone *not* like The One unless the reason is racism?