Maybe it is we that should be afraid.

Recently, I was sent this email.

Letter from Procter & Gamble Exec to Obama

Please read, even if you are an Obama fan.  
It is legitimate,  written by respected, Lou Prichett, formerly of Proctor and Gamble.   Lou Pritchett is one of corporate America's true living legends- an acclaimed author, dynamic teacher and one of the world's highest rated speakers. Successful corporate executives everywhere recognize him as the foremost leader in change management. Lou changed the way America does business by creating an audacious concept that came to be known as partnering. "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.
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'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 probably not feel safe in writing a similar letter in 8 years.

Lou Pritchett
Procter & Gamble Exec

This is my reply.

Interesting, isn't it. These two-faced S.O.B.s were not scared when the government was reading all our email, tapping all our phone conversations, offering no-bid contracts to Halliburton to the tune of billions of dollars, and then allowing them to set up their corporate headquarters in Dubai, where all those earnings of tax payer contributions can't themselves be taxed.

They weren't scared when the Bush Administration was pressuring the U.S. Office of Homeland Security to raise the terror alert whenever it was politically beneficial to them.

They weren't scared when Bush "bailed out" the airplane industry and the insurance industry to the tune of 8.5 billion dollars for loosing four planes (1.8 billion of which went to the compensation packages of their CEO's) weeks after 9/11, which by the way, he failed see coming.

They weren't scared when Bush and Company took us into a full-blown war in Iraq with only the pathetic evidence Colin Powell was forced to present to the United Nations that Iraq was a threat and that cost of  billions of dollars and thousands of American and Iraqi lives.  

They weren't scared when the Bush Administration gave tax cuts to the rich, spent money on a war that was not necessary and paid Blackwater billions of dollars for mercenary soldiers that have carried on a holy war in the Middle East making us the most hated nation among the Arab nations and making the Clinton surplus into the Bush deficit.  

They weren't scared when the Bush Administration almost got away with selling our homeland ports to Dubai, a catastrophic threat to our own security.

They weren't scared when Bush set the climate for the runaway greedy capitalism that caused the financial industries to fail all over the world, leaving the new president with mountains of debt and the possibility of a depression that could have wiped out the world economy and putting us back to an economic stone age.  

They weren't scared when in the Bush eight years, we violated every environmental and humanitarian treaty we had with other countries and ran secret torture camps in violation of our own laws.

They weren't scared through all of this, but an highly intelligent, empathetic young African American president and family man is elected, not as Bush was the two times he was barely elected, but by the vast majority of the American people and an overwhelming number of electoral votes in an election that did not have to go to the Supreme Court for validation, seems to scare them to death.  

So much does he scare them that they have begun rumors that he isn't a citizen, that he will bankrupt us and our children and grandchildren, that he is organizing FEMA reeducation camps, death panels to euthanize our elderly and kill our infants.  They have organized "tea bag" meetings (as if they are again fighting off the British), and compared him to Hitler, Stalin and Pol Pot.  And all in this president's first 6 months of office.

They are showing up at town meeting run by senators, congressmen and the president himself, armed with knives, guns and rifles, when, a few years ago, a couple was arrested by the local police at a Bush rally for wearing anti-Bush tee shirts.  

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, militias and white supremacy groups are on the rise.  They are stirring up an atmosphere of hate and violence.  It is not the American Revolution that they are inciting, but the American Civil War.

It is their hate, greed, selfishness, and redneck ignorance that is scaring me.  When do all the noise they are making and the climate it creates qualify as shouting "Fire!" in a crowded movie theatre?

They cry that they "want their country back." Well, this is their country.  It is all our country.  Our democracy has stood for over two hundred years because we have grown and expanded not only our economy but our minds and hearts in order to include many ideas once alien to us.  We have grown through civil debate and agreeing to disagree.  We have always strived to be inclusive, not exclusive, taking in the poor, needy and the "huddled masses yearning to breath free" from all over the world.  That is "our country." 

Our country is not represented by the lynch mob of ignorant rednecks that seem to be the most visible and the most vocal at the present time. Oddly enough, these people are scared and have every right to be.  They have been ginned up by the lies of very cool and calculated right wing politicians that have always seen this country as their own private preserve.  The irony of it all is that these mobs are of no interest to these "cool, cool considerate men" unless they can bring down the present and return us all to the past where, for them, "children were working in coal mines, and life was a beautiful thing." These right wing men of money and power are the real danger, and they always have been.

These right wing rabble rousers are calling the president and his party "socialists" in order to scare the ignorant and protect their exclusive way of life.  There is nothing wrong with capitalism, but these particular capitalists and their overarching greed have almost destroyed our whole economy and there is something very wrong with that.  The irony of it is that in this present climate of high unemployment, these particular capitalists have escaped with billions in compensation packages, leaving the working men and women to fend for themselves. And it is the tax money of these hard-working unemployed people that are bailing their out the corporations of these very particular capitalists.

It is these capitalists, like Lou Pritchett, who are using their lies and guile to yell "Fire!" in a crowded theater; a theatre filled with people who are frightened by the economic crisis, the layoffs, and the unemployment and who don't know who to believe. If this President is trying to silence the clowns at Fox and Boss Limbaugh, he is doing a very poor job.

Lou Pritchett shouldn't been afraid.  He has already raped the system and is living under his golden parachute.  A parachute, I might add, that is so exclusive that it doesn't offer protection for any of the very people he and his cronies are inciting.

For the discord that they are sowing in our country, all for their own selfish reasons without regard for the consequences, maybe it is we that should be afraid.

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14 Comments

Re: Maybe it is we that should be afraid.

Ah, I love the smell of fear in the afternoons....

by TxDem08 2009-08-26 11:55AM | 0 recs
Re: Here's another one. Pretty good, too.

AN OPEN LETTER TO LOU PRITCHETT

You are the umpteenth conservative I've had to listen to over my life and just like Nixon you truly scare me.

You scare me because no one knows you and yet many will believe your propaganda letter. Our President wrote two books about himself if you want to know him.

You scare me because you didn't read his books, which is what gave him royalties to pay off his and Michelle's student loans. That upscale lifestyle you speak was their annual income of $430,000 in which 62% of it was Michelle's (265,000). The remainder was his senate salary. This is public knowledge by the way.

You scare me to think that Hawaii is not culturally American, which is where he spent his life from birth to the age of six, in which his mother made the decision to move to Indonesia until returning years later. He came back to Hawaii for high school. Please don't refer to him as not being culturally American because his mother chooses to leave and come back while he was six.

You scare me Lou because you believe that running a company and payroll will help us in mess brought on by the CEO's from corporate America who are really gifted when it comes to payroll and CEO salaries.

You scare me to think that a man must have military experience to lead the military, I would like to tell you about the greatness of both the Adams and Jefferson and what they have done for this country with no military background, but let's look at two modern ones- Wilson and FDR, hmmmm, I think those two might have helped us win a couple WORLD WARS!!!! With no Military background I wonder how they did that? You also scare me because you don't realize Barrack's grandfather joined the U.S. troops when we were attacked at Pearl Harbor when FDR called on him, who by the way helped raise him in Hawaii, I think his grandfather would have installed some American culture by this example alone.

You scare me to think that our President lacks humility and class while blaming others. Let's see a direct quote "I screwed up" - President Barrack Obama in regards to his Daschle appointment. Well that seems pretty humble to me.

You scare me to think that there's a correlation between a man who bombed buildings when Barrack was eight years old and decades later when they serve on the same educational board. Now he has ties to domestic terrorism! Really! I mean really? Come on; do better than that correlation to that old hippie Bill Ayers. Let's see what the President said on YOUR Bill O'Reily show on 9-9-08 SEN. OBAMA: "This guy is not part of my campaign. He's not some adviser of mine. He is somebody who worked on education issues in Chicago that I know. The problem that your viewers, your guys, your folks, the folks you champion, the problem you're going through, the problems they're going through with trying to pay their bills, trying to keep their job, trying to move up in this world, their problem isn't Bill Ayers. It was Bill Ayers 40 years ago when he was blowing stuff up." Do you know Lou how many men served along side Timothy Mcveigh in the U.S. Military, hundreds of thousands and all those troops are now terrorist associates right. Sounds a little far fetched.

You scare me to think that America's never wrong and that admitting to doing wrong is in some sort of way unpatriotic, read some of Thomas Jefferson's writings if you want to see how an intelligent man views a hypocritical country he's trying to run when he himself is of moral integrity. We have made mistakes and it is ok to say sorry. The Nazi's and Soviets thought they too were always right and I think history has proved them wrong when it comes to such arrogance. Such arrogance will never be respected let alone trusted.

You scare me to think that our President actually had a choice when it came to bailing out these fortune 500 companies that had failed miserable at the hands of the Bush administration economic policies that ran amuck along with the housing market. No one wants socialism, but you can't let corporate mistakes ruin the whole country or even the world economy for that matter.

You scare me to think that you think the Health care system doesn't need a complete overhaul. Everyone knows that, even the Republicans are trying their own health care reform bill. What actually scares me is that you probably don't know anyone who has never had health insurance let alone watching your mother die while worrying about her own bills. Again President Obama- "For my mother to die of cancer at the age of 53 and have to spend the last months of her life in the hospital room arguing with insurance companies because they're saying that this may be a pre-existing condition and they don't have to pay her treatment, there's something fundamentally wrong about that". It scares me to think that you have no empathy for such people nor will you ever understand. Someone has to get involved or some of us will parish under the current system. Do you know that government health care has already been successful throughout Europe and our sister country Canada, why do we have to be behind the times with our medical care?

You scare me tremendously when you say that oil and other old sources of fuel that is untapped in this country and cause global warming are in preference of windmills. Okay? Based on what? Profits? Well then yes, anything else is destroying our planet. Again the world's most renowned scientists all agree on this consistently already.

You scare me to think that President Obama is killing the golden goose, Bush administration has already been there, done that. AIG, Fannie Mae, and Freddy Mac have already inflated and killed the American Dream for the millions of Americans who now can't pay their mortgage.

You scare me when you think the banks are being extorted. Read anything regarding the corruptness of the Federal Reserve and then talk to me about extortion and banks, they have extorted us throughout history and always will.

You scare me to think that the democrats don't worry about how much it is going to cost us to clean up the Bush mess, billions is nothing when we start talking trillions. We all suffer now from your fear.

You scare me when you think that he doesn't listen to intelligent opposition, yet he has appointed many republicans alongside of himself including John Mccue, the veteran congressman from upstate New York who joins his former colleague from Illinois, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood , and Utah Gov. Jon Hunstman , the ambassador-designate to China, are among the ranks of Republicans in the Obama administration, a list that nearly included New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg as Commerce Secretary. He even kept one of Bush's cabinet memebers with Robert Gates as Secatary of Defense.

You scare the crap out of me when you think that President Obama believes he all-powerful and infinitely wise. When did he declare himself the second coming? Just because Oprah thinks he is the "ONE" doesn't mean he does. Please stop twisting and believing everything Rush tells you. Again does the all-knowing ever say, "I screwed up".

You scare me to think that the press gives him a free pass on everything. The media in itself is just one thing that has been wrong with this country for decades and now you blame our President today. The media is a puppet and some people have always known that and the first President to acknowledge that and use it to their advantage was a great republican I'm sure you idolize by the name of Ronald Reagan. In On Bended Knee, a book about the press and Reagan based on interviews with scores of journalists, news executives and Administration officials; there are numerous cases of self-censorship. The management of CBS News, allegedly the most liberal of America's TV networks, ordered its Washington bureau-in particular White House correspondent Lesley Stahl-to tone down criticism of Reagan because ordinary Americans supposedly didn't want to hear it. At the New York Times, correspondent Raymond Bonner was pulled off the Central America beat after his expose of a civilian massacre by US-trained forces in El Salvador angered Administration officials and their right-wing allies at the Wall Street Journal editorial page. A camera crew for ABC News filmed troops on their way to Grenada and got confirmation of the impending invasion from US officials in the region, but their executive producer in New York trusted an off-the-record denial by the Pentagon more than his own reporters and killed the story. He had the nickname Teflon Ron in this regard, what about the man who invented this game Lou?

You scare me to think that Limbaugh and O'Reily are not already looked upon as demons and propagandist among the majority of people in this country. They only sell seeds of hate and mistrust that leads ignorance to become rampant among the religious right. If Obama thinks that then why did he go on Bill's show? They will have you believe that they are the ones being ousted and the mainstream media is on par with that " Elite Black guy". We know this already by them blaming then nominee Obama for the stock market crash in November before the election even started! Some intelligent people realize that President Obama did not have anything to do with the collapse of the U.S. economy and voted for him. Some don't, and then again some people blame all Jews for the death of Jesus. When you go to Rush Limbaugh who was fired for racist comment regarding a black quarterback (Donovan Mcnabb) for your information, then expect to think like bigot if you listen to one.

You scare me because you prefer hate instead of common sense. When will you realize that your bipartisan right wing conservatism hate is a thing of the past? The people already know and have spoken. We DON'T believe you. We don't believe in your fear that has already crippled the whole country since 9/11. We don't believe in your fear of our first black president because he's our first black president. Do you honestly think that we believe him to be an unknown, elite, un-American, financially inept, classless, terrorist sympathizer, who hates America but loves Europe and is also a corporate killing, socialist, extorter, who doesn't listen to intelligent people like Rush Limbaugh because he thinks that he is Jesus Christ. Get a grip Lou! We don't and never will believe in your fear, FDR has already warned us of your hate mongers and even stopped one by the name of Adolph while warning of another by the name of Joseph. When will we learn our lessons of fear mongering that you use are the same as Hitler used in scaring the German people that the Jews were out to get them? The same fear that drove Stalin to kill millions of innocent people. You either do not know history or you do and if you do my dear sir it is truly scary.

Finally, you scare me because some people will actually never read my letter and only yours. When do we have a world in which fear does not reign over freedom? When will all men and women be created equally in your eyes and those that believe your letter? When will the hate stop? When will the lies cease to exist? When will your children and mine be able to base people on there merits and not the words of others. When will we as one nation under God be just that? When? Hopefully soon because you are truly SCARING THE HELL OUT OF ME!

P.S. I know my letter is a little longer, but that happens when you include some facts in trying to tell someone that they no longer have to be afraid of the "Elite Black Devil", he just might be good person after all. By the way the ones who should be really scared are the republicans. Letters like his is what killed your party and made it into a Southern Political Machine with no sign of any hope. Did I say HOPE? Cause now I finally have some! Oh yeah this letter doesn't have to be initially anonymous either!

Timothy Carroll

http://ironicsurrealism.blogivists.com/2 009/06/11/lou-pritchett-an-open-letter-t o-president-obama/#comment-492

by QTG 2009-08-26 12:26PM | 0 recs
Re: Here's another one. Pretty good, too.

Great response!  Maybe if enough of us turn the lights on on these people, the fear will go away.

Chris Bogart
Astyanax

by Astyanax 2009-08-26 02:23PM | 0 recs
Re: Maybe it is we that should be afraid.

shorter Lou Pritchett letter

Dear President Obama,

You scare me because you are black.

xxx

by RickD 2009-08-26 12:34PM | 0 recs
Re: Maybe it is we that should be afraid.

Any evidence to back up the accusation that Lou Pritchett is a racist or are you just assuming that because of what he wrote?

by tpeichel 2009-08-26 01:40PM | 0 recs
Re: Maybe it is we that should be afraid.

You're kidding, right?

by Nag 2009-08-27 11:52AM | 0 recs
Re: Maybe it is we that should be afraid.

Good catch.  The codewords and trigger ideas are all through his letter.  He's almost certainly a bigot.  

"...I don't know you..."
"...lavish lifestyle...no visible means of support..."

etc.

by mtnspirit 2009-08-26 02:17PM | 0 recs
Re: Maybe it is we that should be afraid.

Not culturally American...

by Jess81 2009-08-26 05:39PM | 0 recs
Two Americas

Wow, what a day. Between this steaming pile of shit and all the hoopla the right has made about Sen. Kennedy's passing, I'm in throw my hands up in the air mode.

Remind me again why it is we care what these people think, eat, breath? I'm beginning to wonder if we need to get ahead of this thing and start figuring out how to implement a "Two State Solution" within our own borders someday soon.

If I thought there was anyone on that side of the spectrum willing to negotiate or compromise or come to the table with real ideas, compassion and willingness to make this a country for ALL of us I would see hope for our future as a nation. Rather, I see a whole hate-filled segment of the population with a genuine thirst for blood just waiting for the slightest provocation real or imagined in order to gin up a new Civil War.

Forgive me if I'm losing perspective and this very well may be the last gasps of a dying idiot class, but frankly these people scare the bejeebus out of me.

by JerryColorado23 2009-08-26 03:24PM | 0 recs
Re: Maybe it is we that should be afraid.

My take.

after months of exposure, I know nothing about you
Huh? Obama has TWO autobiographies and countless write ups in papers around the world. His "paperwork" has been scrutinized more than Paris Hilton's nose. So what this should say is, "I don't know you because you are not a white guy either of privilege or from the street I grew up on"

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
This should be easily researched and if anything out of the ordinary was present I would imagine every red blogger in America would be all over it and subsequently verified by MSM.

you did not spend the formative years of youth growing up in America and culturally you are not an American
This goes beyond calling our President a nigger. This is offensive on so many levels that it is actually making my monitor smell bad. Really, the only response here is, the fuck you talking about asshole? A person of meager beginnings, mixed heritage and a broken home works his ass off to make something of himself, builds a rock solid family and by all accounts a seemingly generous and present father and one day he gets elected by a wide majority of Americans to be our President? You call that culturally not American? Kiss my ass motherfucker.

you have never run a company or met a payroll
And how is this a bad thing? The government is not corporate America. It is the government. Next scardy-cat statement please.

you have never had military experience, thus don't understand it at its core
I thought we were past this with Clinton and W and all that. I really do think this is generational. This guy is an old-timer so I give him a pass on this one.

you lack humility and 'class', always blaming others
Look, I am happy Mr. Prichett woke up from his eight year coma the other day. I wish him the best, but until he reviews the tapes on the Bush years I kindly request he shut his cakehole rather than comment on classiness or humility in the White House.

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
Man, that must have been one nasty madrassa he Obama attended when he was a kid. What? Oh the OTHER half of his life. Well, we spent a year having those allegations debunked. Refer to the 2008 election results for America's answer to your concerns.

you are a cheerleader for the 'blame America' crowd and deliver this message abroad
I had to look up Blame America Crowd online. Apparently it is a bad thing. Hmpf. So much for his pleas for humility in the White House. Oh, and it was the last guy in there that was a cheerleader. Again, get cracking on the history there, sleepyhead.

you want to change America to a European style country where the government sector dominates instead of the private sector
It is becoming abundantly clear now that this guy is just making shit up by this point in the letter. Not sure how saving the ass of just about every bank, investor and car manufacturer is so European. Did I miss a beret on Obama's head? In theory I agree with him to a degree. If this was a real free market then those fat fucks would be flat broke. But the reality is if those bastards went down the economy would have imploded and trickle down economics would finally work for realsies and my kids and I would be starving right now. So go sing your song walking.

you want to replace our health care system with a government controlled one
Ohhhh if only that were true!

you prefer 'wind mills' to responsibly capitalizing on our own vast oil, coal and shale reserves.
Just because no modern American president (D) or (R) has let the energy industry go off half-cocked to blow the tops off every mountain, drill on every shore and pump the ground dry in every wildlife reserve doesn't give you the right to bust Obama's chops. He campaigned on a platform of creating a new energy infrastructure to lead our country in to new job creation and new technologies that will far outlast the need for oil, coal and shale. And he won.

you want to kill the American capitalist goose that lays the golden egg which provides the highest standard of living in the world
This is padding. If I was his editor this would have been redlined. "Vague. less jazz hands," would have been my margin notes.

you have begun to use 'extortion' tactics against certain banks and corporations
At this point the letter has really run out of steam. Unless your naming names and got some fact to back this up.... moving on.

your own political party shrinks from challenging you on your wild and irresponsible spending proposals
This one kills me. After 6 years of an unnecessary war in Iraq that was never paid for, SUDDENLY we're all budget conscious. Look, our way of life was right at the brink of being gone. I've seen film from the 1930s. I'm not interested. And they were saying for a while there that this financial crisis had the potential to eclipse the GREAT depression. I don't like deficits and out of control spending, but it seems like it was necessary this time around. Not like that fucking unfunded war in Iraq.

you will not openly listen to or even consider opposing points of view from intelligent people
Are you fricking kidding me? Somebody send this man a link to MyDD and DailyKos. These sites are filled with thousands upon thousands of posts berating Obama's bi-partisan fetish. Just because you don't agree with Obama or he didn't ask you how to run the country doesn't mean he doesn't listen to opposing viewpoints. He just gives them the appropriate amount of attention.

you falsely believe that you are both omnipotent and omniscient
He wouldn't believe these things... he would KNOW this to be true! Seriously, President SmirkMonkey was the one on a mission from God. Obama is just trying to sweep out the crazy he left behind.

the media gives you a free pass on everything you do
Yeah, those bastards at Fox News, the most watched cable news network in America, totally take it in the ass for Obama.

you demonize and want to silence the Limbaughs, Hannitys, O'Reillys and Becks who offer opposing, conservative points of view
It would be a much nicer world if these fuckholes were suddenly stricken mute. But I doubt that this is any official policy of the White House.

because you prefer controlling over governing
In all seriousness, this statement is the most telling of them all. This one lays bare all the things these people are feeling. They are finally internalizing that they are no longer in control. Obama doesn't use the same coded language they do about knowing someone's heart and he doesn't call on Jesus every 5 fucking seconds. He doesn't have a backstory they like. To use language that might resonate with these people, in their eyes the servant is now the master.

if you serve a second term I will probably not feel safe in writing a similar letter in 8 years
I actually feel for this guy here because I felt the same way during the Bush years, especially after 9/11.

If this letter is an honest declaration of this man's perception of America under Obama, I actually feel sad for the guy. I remember having similar feelings of helplessness under Bush. I spent a great deal of virtual real estate here with snarky comebacks, but really, I'd prefer people like him and people like me were able to come to a place in which we both could live without demonizing each other. The problem is that there is no perceivable bridge between us right now. Where can our two sides find common ground? What are the consequences if we never do?

by JerryColorado23 2009-08-26 05:03PM | 0 recs
Re: Maybe it is we that should be afraid.

I suggest you write the sender a message to the effect of:

"I have never heard of Lou Pritchet in my life.  I know nothing about this man.  You tell me that he he was a soap salesman and now through mysterious means he becomes one of the most powerful people on earth?  Who backed him?  Foreign powers?  I looked at his website and there's nothing about how he fueled his current lavish lifestyle.  Also, he talks about the "Gospel of Change" like it's a religion.

The whole thing smells fishy to me.  Just who is this man and what is he hiding?"

by Jess81 2009-08-26 05:51PM | 0 recs
Re: Maybe it is we that should be afraid.

I would write back and say to my friend:

Isn't "partnering" a euphemism for union-busting?

So the yellow scab of a union buster drinks the wingnut kool-aid and doesn't like Obama? I think I'll file that one away under "grass is green, sky blue."

by Sadie Baker 2009-08-27 07:49AM | 0 recs
Re: Maybe it is we that should be afraid.

I got a copy of this back in June from the husband of my wife's best friend. This is what I wrote in reply...

...about Lou Pritchett's gobbledegook:

"You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you." Lou might want to read one of BHO's books, like the one about his life. Or read one of the many things online about how he grew up with his grandparents in Kansas. This is willful ignorance. Lou should have written "I don't want to know about you and that way I can be scared because I don't know about you." I hope that sounds as lame to you as it does to me.

"...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."  More willful ignorance. Look, I'm no Obama expert at all, but even I know that he taught law, his wife had a good job, and they worked hard for what they got. And I got an Ivy League education with loans and grants. Loans and scholarships. It happens every day.

"...you did not spend the formative years of youth growing up in America and culturally you are not an American." This is a lie. LIE. Unless Kansas is not part of America any more. And Hawaii, too.

"...you have never had military experience, thus don't understand it at its core." Lou should be sure to tell FDR that. And John Adams. And the other ten presidents who never served. Thomas Jefferson, for instance. This is just silly.

"...you lack humility and 'class', always blaming others." Sounds like projection. In any case, Obama has a lot more class than most. I wonder what example Lou had in mind. Maybe it's puking at a state dinner (oops, wrong guy).

"...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." Another lie. Knowing someone doesn't mean you align with them.

"...you are a cheerleader for the 'blame America' crowd and deliver this message abroad." Um, no. Lou is hearing voices in his head. Obama's foreign policy doesn't blame America. There is nothing to support this at all. Totally untrue.

"...you want to change America to a European style country where the government sector dominates instead of the private sector." No. Not supported by any facts. Not supported by any proposals of Obama's. Just silly. No facts to support this at all. None.

"...you want to replace our health care system with a government controlled one." Wrong. Just wrong. Be sure not to read Obama's proposals because then you'd have facts. It's much easier to be scared with no facts.

"...you prefer 'wind mills' to responsibly capitalizing on our own vast oil, coal and shale reserves." You should prefer windmills too, Lou. Our reserves are a strategic advantage to America. The more reserves we have, the better. Using them reduces our advantage. That's bad. We want more advantages in energy. Using up our reserves reduces them. More is better. Read famous conservative T. Boone Pickens. All energy sources are good. Renewables are the best.

"...you want to kill the American capitalist goose that lays the golden egg which provides the highest standard of living in the world." No. First, we don't have the highest standard of living and haven't for a while. Lou may need to time travel back a few decades. Second, there is nothing about Obama's stated goals, vision, or proposals which even remotely suggest killing capitalism.

I gotta stop. Lou is just blithering stuff that has no basis in reality. Here on planet earth, reality has to trump distortion and unfounded screeching.

Have a nice day,

by KB 2009-08-27 09:50AM | 0 recs
is this letter even real

this reminds me of those stupid chain emails that are like "Robin Williams said this on the tonight show and it's so true"

Then has a list of neo-con talking points and people feel its ok because they think robin williams actually said it.

by sepulvedaj3 2009-08-27 11:57AM | 0 recs

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