Wednesday, February 17, 2010

An Open Letter to Barack Obama

This letter was written by Lou Prichett, formerly of Proctor and Gamble. Mr. Prichett changed the way America did business by creating the concept known as "partnering". Prichett rose from soap salesman to VP of Sales, and Customer Development for Proctor and Gamble over the course of a 36 year career, and rewrote corporate history in the process. He is one of corporate America's true living legends, and is an acclaimed author, teacher, and speaker.

It is not usually a practise of mine to publish the written letters of others, however when I read this work, I felt compelled to reproduce it verbatim for the daily grist of those who have pondered the present course of the American experiment. Please read it, most especially if you are an Obama fan.

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 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 your 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 you 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 of your life you have alligned 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 vast oil, coal, and shale reserves.

You scare me because you want to kill the American capitalist goose that has laid 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'Reillys, 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 not feel safe in writing a similar letter in 8 years.

Lou Prichett

Note: this letter was sent to the NY Times, but they would not print it. Big Surprise! But since I consider it to be "news fit to print" here it is. Keep it going.

The revolution must be televised!

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