"Obama, You Scare Me" by Lou Pritchett-Truth!
"Obama, You No Longer Scare Me, You
Terrify Me" by Lou Pritchett-Truth!
Summary of the eRumor: A forwarded email with an open letter to
President Barack Obama from author Lou Pritchett. In it Pritchett
lists many of the unanswered questions about the President's background
which raises concerns.
Lou Pritchett is the author of this opinion
and told TruthorFiction.com that he submitted this to the New York Times
under the title of "Obama, You Scare Me" but they never published
Pritchett did say that his article managed to make
it to the world wide web where circulation went ballistic.
Pritchett is a former vice president of
Procter & Gamble and wrote "Stop Paddling and Start Rocking the Boat" as
well as numerous books and periodicals.
Sometime in April 2012, Pritchett wrote a follow up to his
opinion saying that President Obama "no longer scares me, he terrifies
Video of Lou Pritchett reading his letter found on
I was born in year two of the Great
Depression (1931) and spent the first 10 years of my life influenced by
the extreme hardships of the depression. By today’s standards my family
was about a mile below today’s so-called ‘poverty level’ but if you
never ‘had,' doing without was not so ‘bad.’ Borrowing shoes to graduate
from the 8th grade didn’t seem at all demeaning because most of the 8th
graders did the same thing.
In June 1944, my only brother, Joe, was killed in action on Utah Beach
in Normandy, France during the D-Day landings. Exactly one year later,
my father died and left me, my mother and my sister to go it alone...
and alone we went. My mother went to work at a department store, my
sister dropped out of school and joined her and I went to work shining
shoes on the streets of Memphis for a dime a shine. Government
assistance was not available, and if it were, I am confident my mother
would have refused it because she never wanted the government involved
in our lives.
I mention this bit of personal history to help you understand that
millions of Americans, including your parents and grandparents, grew up
like me during the Great Depression and never expected nor wanted the
government to offer them anything other than an opportunity. And now to
see what Obama is trying to do to our country, can make you crazy.
As some of you know, my “Scare Me" letter went viral with millions of
hits on the internet during the past three years. I have now written a
follow-up letter which I will now share with you:
In April 2009, I
sent President Obama and the New York Times a letter titled "You Scare
Me" because, as a candidate, he promised to "fundamentally transform
America." Now, after observing his performance for over three years, he
no longer scares me---he terrifies me for the following reasons:
FIRST: He has done
more to damage America's standing in the world, to lower the standard of
living in America, to impoverish future generations and to shake our
faith in the country's future than any other American president in
SECOND: With a
compliant Democrat congress, a lapdog media and a weak, almost
nonexistent Republican opposition, he has shattered the American dream
of job security, home ownership and rugged individualism for millions of
Americans and has poisoned and divided our civil society with his
politics of envy, class warfare, race warfare, and religious warfare
which he is using as fundamental building blocks for his 'socialist'
he remains totally out of touch with traditional American values. This
has absolutely nothing to do with race or where he was born, rather it
has everything to do with where, how and with whom he was raised,
schooled, educated, trained and associates with still today.
FOURTH: He has surrounded himself with naive academicians, lawyers,
politicians, bureaucrats and socialist-leaning czars who arrogantly
think and behave exactly as he does. People who offer no balanced
suggestions or devils advocate positions and think in lock-step with him
that big government is the answer to all our problems.
FIFTH: He not only encourages but aids and abets in the unionization of
all American industry, the albatross around the neck of the free market.
In turn, they provide the money and muscle to intimidate his opponents.
SIXTH: He has
increased the national debt by over 30% in just three years. If
re-elected and this rate of increase continues, America will be burdened
with an unsustainable $20 trillion dollar debt which will result in the
country's financial death. Recovery will be impossible - America will be
the Greece of 2016.
SEVENTH: Given his
fanatical adherence to the 'environmental' and 'man-caused global
warming' fringe, he has deliberately discouraged U.S. fossil fuel
exploration and production while wasting millions of taxpayer dollars on
solar, wind and algae experiments. He refuses to accept that oil, gas
and coal are not America's enemies, they are America's assets which, if
properly managed, could make us energy independent within a generation.
EIGHTH: He views
the U.S. as a power in retreat which abused its World dominance.
Therefore, he systematically apologizes round the world. Last March he
whispered to Russian President Medvedev "... this is my last election.
After my election, I have more flexibility." Just what is the secret
that Obama and Putin are concealing from the American people until after
the election? With what other leaders has he made similar secret
NINTH: And finally,
after all his missteps, bad decision making, poor management, and zero
leadership, the fact that he has the audacity to seek re-election should
terrify every American.
I predict that if
re-elected, future historians and political interpreters will look back
at the eight year period 2008-2016, and conclude "the 44th President of
the U.S. allowed the takers to overpower the payers which resulted in
the greatest economy in history vanishing from the face of the Earth."
Farewell, America. The World will really miss you!"
It is my hope and
prayer that this letter will also go viral and serve as a 'wake up' call
to Americans of all political leaning, convincing them that never before
in U.S. history has so much depended on Americans understanding that we
are facing one of the greatest crises in U.S. history. Convincing them
that this election will be won not by letters to the editor, political
speeches or radio and TV soundbites.
No!!! it will be
won by those with a conviction, with a belief and with a willingness to
pay the price in helping put the most enlightened voters in the polling
booth on November 6.
Let me end on my
favorite quote which I think is very appropriate for each of us today:
"TO EVERY MAN THERE COMES IN HIS LIFETIME THAT SPECIAL MOMENT WHEN HE IS
PHYSICALLY TAPPED ON THE SHOULDER AND OFFERED THE CHANCE TO DO A VERY
SPECIAL THING, UNIQUE TO HIM AND FITTED TO HIS TALENT; WHAT A TRAGEDY IF
THAT MOMENT FINDS HIM UNPREPARED OR UNQUALIFIED FOR THE WORK WHICH WOULD
BE HIS FINEST HOUR."
Those words, spoken by Winston Churchill over 70 years ago, are very
appropriate for the Tea Party Movement today.
For if each of us is prepared and is qualified then November 6, 2012,
just might be our and our Country's finest hour as we reclaim this
"shining city on the hill" from the ravages of Obama Socialism.
IT IS NOW OR NEVER FELLOW PATRIOTS --GOD HELP US IF WE FAIL!
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
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'Relllys 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; (www.loupritchett.com)