AN OPEN LETTER TO OBAMA (not "my" president)
by Lou Pritchett    Tue, May 19, 2009, 08:52 AM

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 is a well-known public speaker who retired after a successful 36-year career as the VP World Sales for Proctor and Gamble.

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written by al ellis , May 19, 2009

Dear Lou,
YOU scare me because you seem to be so closed minded, negative and not very well informed. Oh well, it takes all kinds to make this country work.

written by furrpiece , May 23, 2009

Anyone who doesn't find Barack Obama and his inept cabinet of tax cheats and radical-Left-Wing ideologues "scary" isn't paying attention.

Excellent article!

written by hornsfan , May 23, 2009

Dear Al Ellis,
You scare us all because you obviously support this maniac who poses as a president, and follow his lead in castigating and sneering at people who hold a position which disagrees with yours/his.

We, on the other side, scare you because you have come to understand that you were wrong to support this "leader", but do not have the cajones to admit that he/you are making bad decisions about what is wrong with this country.

Sadly, we will have to live with your wrong decision to elect this man. However, we will further scare you by working hard to see that he becomes the first one-term (I cannot force myself to use the word "president" when referring to him) White House occupant since the second worst leader in history, Jimmah Cahtah.

In spite of him, this country will survive, although, by the end of his term, we will be a shell of a nation compared to when he took office.

written by William J. Smith , May 24, 2009

Its a shame so many were swept up in the idea of being part of electing the 1st black president. It's only now they are slowly learning that he's totally inept at running anything, let alone the USA. I hope the damage currently being done isn't permanent.

written by S. A. Wickman , May 27, 2009

There has not been enough time elapsed for there to have been results by which to gauge the man's performance (except in the minds of partisan adversaries). Partisan adversaries have an agenda which colors their opinions and the timing of their remarks.

written by Jonathan Green , May 31, 2009

I along with many African Americans express our condolscences to the Bosch family in the lost of their daughter. However, we express a concern in the aggressive prosecution of this case by Federal Authorities, many African Americans believe that if this had happened at Paul Quinn College, or Prairie View A&M Federal prosecutors would not have aggressively tried this in Federal Court. These children has issues that led them to experience drugs use, and you can bet this was not the first encounter while at SMU. Mr. Mc Daniel is being tried because rich daddies have pressured the Feds to protect the image of SMU.
The students coming forth testifying all admit to using drugs while at SMU, however, many who have followed this case believe the core of these students problems started long before they arrived at SMU, and many of their issues may have been known by their parents by neglected and drugs became their avenue of escape. Nevertheless, SMU with its prestigious alumni pressured the Feds to try Mr. Mc Daniel making him the scapegoat for their lack of accountability and SMU error of not having processes in place for students to deal with their personal issues. Would the Feds prosecute this case if this was at Paul Quinn or Prairie View? No they would not! Does these problems of drug usage occur at Paul Quinn and Prairie View? Yes, and no body of government has taken the initiative to aggressively go after the dealer. Many African Americans in my community I have spoke with have expressed ire at the Federal Government to aggressively prosecute Mr. Mc Daniel when countless of Historically Black Colleges have this problem.

written by larry prather , June 11, 2009

I am so tired of the term "African Americans" !!!
Why, you may ask? This is the United States of America not the Diversified States of America. Most "African Americans" have never been to Africa and have NO DESIRE to travel to Africa. What ever happened to the good old term AMERICAN without some stupid and irrelevant adjective ? I guess all I care about is human beings in America called Americans no matter where they come from or think they come from. It is very degrading to describe myself as a Scottish American. Scotland, a place I have never been and probably will never go. Crazy, isn't it.

written by Richard Nunez , August 10, 2009

Mr. Pritchett forgot his final reason: "You scare me because you are a black man." The letter was hysterical. It was funny, too. Ha!

written by bighornfan , August 11, 2009

Ahhhh...Richard Nunez, you finally got around to playing the race card. What took you so long.

Mr. Prichett never implied any racial issue with your president. His post could have been written about any white president, without changing a single word, and without changing the points one iota.

As with almost bigots, liberals, socialists/communists, and naysayers, you have chosen to take the low road. When weak arguments begin to fall on hard times, you folks retreat to the lowest common denominator,and in this case you have chosen race.

Rather, you could have written a well thought-out, upbeat response to Mr. Pritchett, countering his contentions with comments of your own about why he is wrong.

That you chose instead to attack with race tells us all more about you than we would otherwise want to know.

Thank me for my time.

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