Open letter to Obama…

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.


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

And if you think this a fake, here is the link to Snopes…

I’m still on the road, now in Hawaii. Got in yesterday afternoon, woke up at 0430, and that was it…

Meetings early and all day, just got back to the hotel and lemme tell ya, I thought the spandex was bad at the airport; well I didn’t realize Omar the tentmaker worked in Spandex… I saw ‘things’ walking through the parking lot that make we want to get a brain scrub… sigh…

It’s also interesting to sit on the balcony and just people watch…

Newly married- hanging on to each other for dear life, never more than three feet from each other…

Married vacationers- walking together, kinda sorta…

Families with young kids- Mom’s trying to control the kids who are running in opposite directions, Dad is draggin the bags…

Families with teens- Mom is screaming at the kids, who are ignoring Mom and acting like they are by themselves; Dad is draggin the bags…

Retirees- I have to caveat this that Hilton DOES take good care of military retirees with good rates; a number of older couples, he is usually wearing a gimme hat from a ship, squadron, submarine, Army unit, Marine unit. They are moving slowly, but obviously enjoying themselves. Some of them have Grand kids, the kids are surprisingly well behaved, they may wander off, but always come back to the Grandparents.

Japanese tourists- EVERYWHERE… stand out mainly because they run in groups of 4-40, all of them have cameras, and take pictures of everything (including others in the group taking pictures of something else). Japanese wedding party just walked by in full dress Kimonos (that’s gotta be hot) it’s 94 and a little bit of breeze…

Now comes the struggle to stay up long enough to eat dinner, and hopefully NOT go face down in the plate, crash for a few hours, and get up and do it again… sigh…


Open letter to Obama… — 15 Comments

  1. I’m scared too. Just over 6 months in office and I’ve heard Democratic friends starting to waiver. What have we done.

  2. I used to stay at the BOQ at Barber’s Point because it was out of the way, quiet and I liked the NAS. The beach cabanas were also nice and you could get a killer view of Honolulu and Diamond Head. That’s all gone now.

    On to the Open letter to Obama – he’s a dangerous man with a dangerous agenda and he has momentum.

    And people wonder why there is no ammunition on store shelves.

  3. PD- Made a serious mistake…

    Snigs- the grass skirt and grass underwear are in PERMANENT retirement!!! 🙂

    LL- Yeah, Barbers is a mess now… The Q is over-run, he whole base looks like crap, with the exception of the HI ANG which is in the hangar across from the BEQ/baseball diamond. Having said that, the USCG is still flying out of there and still have their little club open. Agree on the rest too!

  4. you’re really sounding tired Jim … hope you get a good sleep, after a good feed and feel more chipper tomorrow …

  5. Jim, I could not keep your schedule… not without slipping a cog and talking to the plants. I marvel at your energy and ability.

    As to that letter…. I’ve read it before, and agree with it more each time I do so.

  6. Jim,

    That letter I believe sums up a majority of Americans thoughts on our president. Even the ones who drank the Kool-Aid during the election. Now they are finding out exactly what they reaped.

    On Hawaiian fashion, I have to say that Omar works wonders. I believe Spandex is new to him though.

  7. My Mother-in-Law went to Hawaii a couple of decades ago with a senior group and loved the trip. On the other hand, my wife and I have no desire to go. If we want to be hot ‘n sweaty, we just go outside. There are still parts of the US I haven’t seen yet.

    I know, business travel is much different. I’ve done my share of it and I’m glad it seems that part of my life is past. I admit to being spoiled working out of the dungeon here at home.

    Have a safe trip. Hope you have an opportunity to go where you’d like to go for a change.

    On the open letter. You know my views. I said similar as well.

  8. My wife and I made much the same observations when we were there a couple of weeks ago. Neither of us could understand bring kids, especially teens, on a trip like that. The teens looked bored and seemed to detest having to be with their parents.

    We enjoyed it immensely, especially Pearl Harbor, the USS Missouri, and the Punch Bowl. Solemn, sacred places, all.

    I don’t know if we’ll ever be able to go back, but I sure do hope so.

  9. Julie- you looking over my shoulder or what??? I’m draggin, but typical for this type of trip. 3-4 hours a night is good… 🙁

    Carteach0- Sometimes the plants make more sense than the rest of the meetings!!! 🙂

    Top- Agreed!

    Crucis- If I didn’t have to, I wouldn’t! Trust me!

    TOTW- yep, agreed! We were over at Ford Island today for meetings, but no time to stop. I’ve been to all of the ones you mention, and yes, it IS solemn…

    Fuzzy- Feel free!

  10. I’m pretty sure I passed the scared bit a couple months back. I’m moving more toward mind numbing horror. 42 months to go. Maybe I’ll start digging that hole now. Someone come get me when it’s over.

  11. EL- Please don’t retreat! We need all hands on deck to make sure the congresscritters GET THE WORD!!!