lou-pritchett-procter-gambleSubject: Lou Pritchett’s Open Letter to President Obama

The author of an e-mail purporting to be from the former CEO of Procter & Gamble is actually from a former VP of Sales.  Lou Pritchett, who wrote the letter, retired 20 years ago after a  36-year career as the VP World Sales for Proctor and Gamble. And for some strange reason this old white man is very afraid of President Obama, our first black President.

This letter has been incorrectly forwarded as an e-mail from the former CEO of Procter & Gamble, but Lou was just a senior soap salesman at P&G and NOT the CEO.

Lou tried (unsuccessfully) to have the NY Times publish his letter, which was rejected, then picked up by anti-Obama types for recirculation. Now he mostly goes on Fox News to rant about why he is so scared of Obama.

Note how every sentence contains the phrase “you scare me.” Judging from the Zombie-like picture of Lou and the repetitive sentence structure, this looks more like letter from someone who needs to take their meds, badly. Here it is, with our commentary in red.


Dear President Obama:

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

(Under President Obama, we have never been attacked by the enemy, unlike President Bush, who was President when we were actually attacked by Al Queda.)

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

(Maybe you should try reading Obama’s TWO autobiographies, both published BEFORE he was President?)

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.

(This is beyond insulting. Sounds like someone saying “Get off my lawn you uppity you-know-whats.” Haven’t you ever heard of student loans? President Obama is always talking about how long it took to pay them off. And Obama’s only upscale home is called the White House.  On the other hand, Mitt Romney (and John McCain before him) have so many McMansions they cant even remember how many of them they own.)

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

(Between 1961, when he was born in Hawaii, and 1979, when he moved to Los Angeles, Barack Obama spent all but 4 years growing up in Hawaii (he lived in Jakarta, indonesia from 1967-1971, when ha was only 6-10 years old). For the other 14 years of his life before college, Obama grew up in Hawaii, which has been part uf the US since August 21, 1959. So Lou, which formative years are you talking about? Sounds like you have been hanging around with those unpatriotic birthers a bit too much.)

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

(Unlike Mitt Romney, who has run companies into the ground then laid everyone off.)

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

(As Commander in Chief, that one is a bit off base.  And Mitt Romney was the one who avoided the draift by going to France on a student deferment.)

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

(No, just blaming President Bush for the mess he left Obama to clean up.)

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.

(President Obama went to Columbia University and Harvard, graduated at the top of his class, served in both the Illinois and US Senate, before becoming President. If that resume scares you then you are the one who is pretty scary.)

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

(Obama delivers drone strikes abroad  Next.)

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

(Mitt Romney is the one wholived in France and is fluent in French, and who also has had a Swiss bank account, not Barack Obama.)

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

(Wrong again, Obamacare is actually a great big payday for the insurance companies and eliminates the free rider (freeloader ) problem which drives up health care costs. But P&G paid for all your health care, so what do you care anyway?)

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

(Lou, Lou, Lou, coal is so 18th century. In case you hadn’t noticed, in this century people prefer breathing clean air and all the oil is running out. Sounds like you are the one blowing the most hot air.)

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.

(Yes, Obama killed capitalism by baling out both Wall Street and the auto industry.  Next!)

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

(By extortion do you mean closing loopholes that they use to avoid paying US taxes like Haliburton? If that’s what you mean then you are correct. Obama is extorting corporations and billionaires by making them pay their taxes)

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

(But your GOP has blocked everything he has tried to do, so I really wouldn’t be too worried about this one.)

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

(By intelligent you certainly don’t mean John McCain, or Mitch McConnell or Sarah Palin, or Fox News, right? Right?)

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

(No, only you are both of these things. Obama is only omniscient, but he’s working really hard on developing  his superhero powers so you better watch out, he’s coming for you next!)

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

(That’s a good one.  Next!)

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

(Have you noticed how quiet Limbaughs, Hannitys, O’Relllys and Becks have been lately, because I haven’t.)

You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing.

(Not sure we follow you here. Wait, look, is that the Mother Ship coming down from the sky to get you?)

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 you really are a drama queen, now go back to the TV set and keep yelling at Rachel Maddow. And please take your meds. After all , Obamacare is helping you to pay for them.)

Lou Pritchett

Not the former CEO of Procter & Gamble, just a former soap salesman.




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