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Must read: Former Proctor & Gamble CEO's open letter to Barak Obama

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Mike

United States

#1 Jun 9, 2009
May 17, 2009 -

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
Bill in Dville

Atlanta, GA

#2 Jun 9, 2009
Awesome letter.

Where did you find this? I would love to forward the link to others.
Mike

United States

#3 Jun 9, 2009
Do a google search on "Open letter you scare me". There are a number of sources, including snopes, which has verified the letter and the source.

Rather interesting and pretty accurate, wouldn't you say?

Since: Feb 08

Douglasville, Georgia

#4 Jun 9, 2009
Mike wrote:
Do a google search on "Open letter you scare me". There are a number of sources, including snopes, which has verified the letter and the source.
Rather interesting and pretty accurate, wouldn't you say?
Yes, Mr. "Hope and Change" scares me....very much.
FADED GLORY

Marietta, GA

#5 Jun 9, 2009
Mike wrote:
May 17, 2009 -
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
If Bush didn't scare him, because many of the things that he writes are more aptly applied to Bush, then he has nothing to fear but himself because his head is apparently stuck up someplace where he can't see.
Mike

United States

#6 Jun 9, 2009
FADED GLORY wrote:
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If Bush didn't scare him, because many of the things that he writes are more aptly applied to Bush, then he has nothing to fear but himself because his head is apparently stuck up someplace where he can't see.
Y'know FG, I read through the list of things that scared this man and, as unhappy as I was with Bush, I only found about two or three items on the list that could even remotely be considered when referring to him. Please explain, or is this a liberal complanit, meaning, there's no logical explanation for it. It's just something that made you feel good to say. Which ones did you see in Bush.(Oh by the way, Bush is not in the government any more. Just thought you might like to know.)
FADED GLORY

Marietta, GA

#7 Jun 9, 2009
Mike wrote:
<quoted text>
Y'know FG, I read through the list of things that scared this man and, as unhappy as I was with Bush, I only found about two or three items on the list that could even remotely be considered when referring to him. Please explain, or is this a liberal complanit, meaning, there's no logical explanation for it. It's just something that made you feel good to say. Which ones did you see in Bush.(Oh by the way, Bush is not in the government any more. Just thought you might like to know.)
What do you mean Bush is not in the gov....if you read that he is into what I wrote, then I understand why you found only two or three items in the letter.
Mike

Powder Springs, GA

#8 Jun 9, 2009
Another liberal argument: Avoid the real issue when you have no answer that makes any sense. I'm proud of you.
Bill in Dville

Mansfield, GA

#9 Jun 9, 2009
Mike wrote:
Another liberal argument: Avoid the real issue when you have no answer that makes any sense. I'm proud of you.
+1

Typical liberal response when faced with the facts.
FADED GLORY

Marietta, GA

#10 Jun 9, 2009
Mike wrote:
Another liberal argument: Avoid the real issue when you have no answer that makes any sense. I'm proud of you.
And I of you. the similarities are already written, no need to re post them. Individuals can seek (read)them for themselves. If they find none, then so be it. As you found only two or there, I found a bit more. Has nothing to do with liberal or any other label. It has to do with attempting to read analytically with comprehension, perception and without having initially made up my mind about what has been said before I make a concerted effort to decide that something is a standard barometer by which someone or something is measured.
Leaning Left

Irvine, CA

#11 Jun 9, 2009
Mike wrote:
Do a google search on "Open letter you scare me". There are a number of sources, including snopes, which has verified the letter and the source.
According to snopes.com ( http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/yousca... ) the letter is indeed genuine, but the source is not the CEO of Procter and Gamble. Mr. Pritchett is a former VP who retired from P & G 20 years ago. In other words, his words carry about as much weight as any other old, white guy with a computer and access to the internet.

"Lou Pritchett is a former Vice President of Procter & Gamble whose career at the company spanned 36 years before his retirement in 1989"

Since: Oct 08

Lawrenceville, GA

#12 Jun 9, 2009
Leaning Left wrote:
<quoted text>
According to snopes.com ( http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/yousca... ) the letter is indeed genuine, but the source is not the CEO of Procter and Gamble. Mr. Pritchett is a former VP who retired from P & G 20 years ago. In other words, his words carry about as much weight as any other old, white guy with a computer and access to the internet.
"Lou Pritchett is a former Vice President of Procter & Gamble whose career at the company spanned 36 years before his retirement in 1989"
OH! Those evil old, white guys. What should we do with them? Should never let them have an opinion or maybe even write our constitution. NO NEVER!
SO TRUE

Marietta, GA

#13 Jun 9, 2009
ANON ME wrote:
<quoted text>
OH! Those evil old, white guys. What should we do with them? Should never let them have an opinion or maybe even write our constitution. NO NEVER!
Average age of Constitution writers..would not be considered old, but at any rate, all old white men are not equal, some are more equal than others.

“Barack Obama”

Since: Mar 08

Mr. Unpopular

#14 Jun 9, 2009
Leaning Left wrote:
<quoted text>
According to snopes.com ( http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/yousca... ) the letter is indeed genuine, but the source is not the CEO of Procter and Gamble. Mr. Pritchett is a former VP who retired from P & G 20 years ago. In other words, his words carry about as much weight as any other old, white guy with a computer and access to the internet.
"Lou Pritchett is a former Vice President of Procter & Gamble whose career at the company spanned 36 years before his retirement in 1989"
Perhaps an old white guy as you put it has more insight into the dangers of the policies Obama has put forth. I'll be generous and call you naive rather than just to stupid to know just how much weight his words do carry. You need to open your eyes to see and listen more than you speak.
Mike

United States

#15 Jun 9, 2009
Lets see, someone presides over a large corporation for a few decades and it remains a viable and large conglomerate, and remains so to this day. But now, because he retired, he somehow became a stupid old white guy. He must be stupid because he disagrees with you, or because you disagree with him.

Age and experience typically provide wisdom, and the writing above indicates that wisdom. Tell me where he was wrong? Or is this another one of those things where there is no good answer from a liberal, because it would require common sense and logic instead of feelings?
wayne

Douglasville, GA

#16 Jun 9, 2009
Mike wrote:
May 17, 2009 -
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
I do not know who wrote this that scares me

How do I know that he does not eat people

How do I know that he is not mean to children

How do I know that he does not kick the dog off the porch

Maybe I need to read and research a little about him
Mike

United States

#17 Jun 9, 2009
How do we know you don't.

If you wish to research this, I think you should. It's all over the internet. I don't need to because I agree with almost every bit of it. He just stated it in a very succinct manner so I don't have to, not to mention I recognize his age as experience. I accept what he says and I frankly don't care who he is. Could've been me.

Any disagreements with the letter? I'd love to hear them. But so far, all anyone has done is shoot the messenger. That tells me the message is on target and the opponents simply don't like to hear it.
Synergy

AOL

#18 Jun 9, 2009
FADED GLORY wrote:
<quoted text>
If Bush didn't scare him, because many of the things that he writes are more aptly applied to Bush, then he has nothing to fear but himself because his head is apparently stuck up someplace where he can't see.
Typical liberal response: Bush. Blah, blah, blah. That's all you liberals have. You have no defense, so you reach waaaaay back(because Bush is gone) and throw down that worn out response. Give it up. That's old and ineffective. You know you have no defense. So sorry.
Leaning Left

Irvine, CA

#19 Jun 9, 2009
Mike wrote:
Lets see, someone presides over a large corporation for a few decades and it remains a viable and large conglomerate, and remains so to this day.
He didn't preside over P&G and hasn't worked there since 1989. You have labeled him as the CEO/leader of P&G, which he is not currently nor has ever been. My point is that what he wrote is only his personal opinion and shouldn't be afforded any additional weight or credibility that might be given to the current head of a major US corporation. A more accurate title to this post would be "old, retired, white guy writes cranky letter about Obama and posts it on the internet."
Leaning Left

Irvine, CA

#20 Jun 9, 2009
Blogzilla wrote:
<quoted text>I'll be generous and call you naive rather than just to stupid to know just how much weight his words do carry. You need to open your eyes to see and listen more than you speak.
I am neither naive nor stupid but still don't understand why his words should carry any weight at all. He is simply a retired guy posting his opinion on the internet, but you are ready to treat his letter as a lost book of the Bible.

As far as listening more than I speak, I assure you that I travel and talk with a more diverse cross-section of America and the world than most of the people posting on this board. I certainly learn a lot more than people who only want to live in an echo chamber where they only hear their own opinions over and over again. I can assure you that Douglas County is not the epicenter of the country.

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