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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 05:16 AM
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My friend sends me the 'Obama scares me' email, what a bunch of whiny, paranoid cowards
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
Limbaugh's, 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
*
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 05:30 AM
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1. Are you sure that's your "Friend"?
With friends like that who needs delete? You do.
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 05:32 AM
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2. Google is your friend Lou Pritchett Rebuttal
Who is Lou Pritchett? He's a former Proctor & Gamble executive, and apparently a very, very scared man.

Dear President Obama:

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

I'm going to take the high road here, and not assume it has anything to do with President Obama's skin color that scares Mr. Pritchett. It's also worth pointing out that, as a man in his sixties, you really shouldn't be so easily frightened.

You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you.
The guy has written TWO auto-biographies, his background is well documented, he talks about his background all the timeI read his first biography years before he even ran for office, and since then I've learned a great deal more. The fact that you know "nothing" about him signifies only one thing - you clearly dont WANT to know anything about him.

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.
Mr. Pritchett, have you not heard of scholarships? Or of the fact that Mrs. Obama was a successful lawyer, and Mr. Obama a published author and member of Congress. This is the kind of sleazy, baseless allegation that Mr. Pritchett is quite fond of, however ... stay tuned.

You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth growing up in America and culturally you are not an American.
Congratulations, sir you are officially a xenophobe! This is also untrue (unless Hawaii no longer counts as America), but even if it were, its nice to have someone in a position of leadership who understands the global community. It's also worth pointing out that "culturally," Americans from Florida (where Mr. Pritchett now resides), Manhattan, Wasilla and San Francisco are all pretty different...but they're still all Americans. Way to go, Lou, this one is genuinely offensive.

You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll.
This means that every President aside from George W. Bush scared you, too, Lou. It's also worth pointing out that that guy bankrupted the companies he ran. But apparently that isn't cause for wetting the bed.

You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus don't understand it at its core..
This eliminates most candidates for office. Also, Bush barely served in the Air Guard, and Cheney had five deferments, doing everything possible NOT to serve. How did they understand the military? (It's also worth pointing out that nothing on Mr. Pritchett's biography suggests that heserved in the military, which sounds about right.)

You scare me because you lack humility and 'class', always blaming others.
Of course, this grand overstatement doesn't cite a single example ... but I'm assuming this goes back to President Obama actually mentioning that he was left with a gigantic mess by the former administration. Apparently, in order to be "classy," he should just grin and bear it and take slings and arrows from dipshits like Lou ... without pointing out the simple facts of how we got here. Heaven forbid the country should learn a lesson from the catastrophic administration from 2000-2008.

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.
Also totally untrue. Im assuming hes talking about William Ayres (who he knew in the Chicago crowd and did not spend half a year with, much less half his life and his former priest Jeremiah Wright who he has publicly denounced and severed ties with.) Interestingly, I dont remember Republican outrage for associating with people like Pat Buchanan, James Dobson and others who on a daily basis say horrible, vicious and hateful things.

You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the 'blame America' crowd and deliver this message abroad.
Really? I dont even know what this means, but it doesnt make sense. People who blame America dont want to spend years trying to fix it. I assume this is a reaction to not being a cowboy saying bring it on, and occasionally admitting that our country has made a mistake and has room to improve. President Bush was awful for many things, but failing to admit a mistake was high on the list. This is a welcome improvement.

You scare me because you want to change America to a European style country where the government sector dominates instead of the private sector.
Sigh. Regulation, and trying to fix broken systems doesnt mean this. It's worth pointing out that TARP was launched under the prior administration (oops, there I go being classless and blaming others) and that the only other instance of this saved the automobile industry (and about 4,000,000 US jobs in the process). It's also worth acknowledging that the government loans are either paid back already or well on their way ... but why let facts get in the way of a good ghost story? Obama is scary!

You scare me because you want to replace our health care system with a government controlled one.
Well fine, have this one even though the American system prevented this from happening. So sleep easy, pansy boy.

You scare me because you prefer 'wind mills' to responsibly capitalizing on our own vast oil, coal and shale reserves.
Our "vast" oil reserves are a finite resource, and drilling elsewhere - even aside from the current tragedy in the Gulf - isn't going to change that in any real way. Only a complete idiot would think that it is silly to look at alternate sources of energy, as that leaves us vulnerable to countries where the oil is still plentiful. (Memo to Lou: These are those places in the Middle East, where there are actually genuine things to be afraid of, though not most of the citizens. We'll discuss this later.) This is a national security concern as much as anything else, and being scared about it not only makes you weak on national security, it makes you an idiot.

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.
Nono he doesnt. He wants to return to the tax rates of the 1990s, perhaps the biggest explosion in capitalism, free enterprise and economic development this country has seen since the post-WWII era. This is the claim of someone upset that he might personally pay a higher tax rate, because he got a disproportionately large tax CUT from former President Bush. Most personal income rates are now lower for 95% of the citizens than they have been in years. But again, why let facts get in the way of a good hissy fit?

You scare me because you have begun to use 'extortion' tactics against certain banks and corporations.
Um, those would be the banks and corporations that would have dissolved without governmental help, and President Obama is forcing them to act like corporations that owe something to their shareholders, of which sadly the US government was forced to be one. Guess what? These almost all worked out well for both the corporation and the government. I guess a world that wouldnt scare you would have the government bailout the banks and auto corporations but doesnt hold them accountable for what they do with the money.

You scare me because your own political party shrinks from challenging you on your wild and irresponsible spending proposals.
Or, perhaps, your world has one where you let all these companies fail and bring down the US economy even further than President Bush could do. (Im sure, quite sure, that you would then actually be scared that Obama let that happen. MORON.)

You scare me because you will not openly listen to or even consider opposing points of view from intelligent people.
This might be the dumbest thing on the list! President Obama might do this more than any other president in history. The GOP Congress barely offers up any proposals besides Do what Bush did! which DOES NOT WORK. But regardless, how does this compare to the former administration who intentionally disregarded opposing viewpoints? President Obama has three Republicans in his cabinet, routinely talks to those who disagree with him and well, if you dont know that already, its because you dont want to.

You scare me because you falsely believe that you are both omnipotent and omniscient.
Oh, just FUCK OFF.

You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything you do.
No, no they do not. Of course, if you mean that the media treats President Obama differently than Fox News does, well ... I'll grant you that point.

You scare me because you demonize and want to silence the Limbaughs, Hannitys, O'Relllys and Becks who offer opposing, conservative points of view.
How, exactly, does he want to do this? By pointing out when they say hateful and wrong things? How does he want to silence them? Way to create a scare tactic with no basis in fact, Lou.

You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing.
Moron.

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

In conclusion, sir, are a big fat fraidy cat. It saddens me that people can read this tripe and actually think it has merit. It literally has none.
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lillypaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 06:40 AM
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8. EXCELLENT response!
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RockaFowler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 05:33 AM
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3. I hate shit like this
These cowards - so scared. I ask this all the time when I see these things - Where were you people when over 3000 people were killed on September 11th?? Where were you people when you were stripped of your rights under the Patriot Act?? Where were you when Cheney was having secret energy meetings?? Where were you when people were drowning and dying in New Orleans??

No, all those things wee OK in your book. But a Black Man running your country scares you. I'm sorry I see so much racism in this piece - it is so transparent.

We had a President who never left this country until he became President. And they want to get upset that President Obama's mother gave him an opportunity to see the world as a child. It is just amazing.
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Waiting For Everyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 05:37 AM
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4. This person is obviously mentally challenged. AND a liar.
If Nixon and Reagan and Bush and Bush didn't scare this nitwit, then Obama wouldn't be nearly enough to qualify as "scarey".

What utter drivel!
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 05:54 AM
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5. Such a crock...
Look, I'm the first one to speak up with I see Obama doing things like upholding Bush-era policies etcetra. This kind of passive aggressive BS, fully of racism and ignorance and genuine intellectual dishonesty irritates the crap out of me. I've seen stuff like this circulated plenty, and it's ridiculous, in my opinion.
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 05:57 AM
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6. I got one of those last week and replied
... Scare Tactics......
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jdadd Donating Member (950 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 06:12 AM
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7. I don't put up with people that send shit like this......
I usually add their name to my spam filter, and bounce all correspondence back to em. My in box is a lot less cluttered....
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LeftinOH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 06:56 AM
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9. Fear Factor: Conservatives have nothing else; they don't *need* anything else.
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Bosso 63 Donating Member (759 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 06:58 AM
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10. The Right stays organized and motivated by fear.
Fueled with emotion, they don't need facts or rational thought.
Fear truly is the mind killer.
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 06:59 AM
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11. How you respond to an email like that ...
Edited on Thu Aug-05-10 07:02 AM by JoePhilly
Step 1) Make a tin foil hat. Its very easy to do.

Step 2) This is optional. Tape some tea bags so they dangle from the tin foil hat.

Step 3) Put the hat in a box and cover it with gift paper.

Step 4) Put a note on top of the gift paper that says ... "Defense against Obama".

Step 5) Mail it to your friend.

Given the last line in your friend's email, you might also include an expiration date on the hat, something like "January 2017".

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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 07:22 AM
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12. Lou, personally, I am glad that you and those like you are scared.
Your kind are ignorant and potentially violent and anti-American in your beliefs. At best, you have no understanding of how America works or what America is supposed to be. At worst, you plan to overthrow the valid government elected by the American people. The people who "scare" you are in the majority in both houses of congress, as well as in the mainstream of the US.

YOU are the threat to America, not our President or our government.
Your kind are the ones threatening to go to the "bullet box" because you lost overwhelmingly at the ballot box.
YOU are the unknown quantity - what are you so angry about? Why do you hate America? What are your plans when the Democrats win in November and even more in 2012...and we have plans to win again in 2016, too!

Lou, YOU are the un-American here, YOU are the stranger and WE are th true patriots.
Ifg you hate it so much, goo live somewhere else - you don't belong here.

Sincerely,
Old Mark
US Army veteran, gun owner, retired Union Steward, lifelong Democratic voter
-------------

OP, copy this and email it to that sheepfucker. Trash like Lou Pritchett don't deserve to live in the USA.

mark
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HelenWheels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 07:33 AM
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13. Lou wouldn't remain my friend. nt
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 07:38 AM
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14. Hey Lou, many of your questions are easily answered... if only you had the brain to find answers
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 07:42 AM
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15. This guy has to be scared of lettuce.
"Lettuce, you scare me because you have leaves and yet you are not a tree."

I could go on....
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 07:46 AM
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16. Lou's a former Proctor & Gamble CEO
This has been on the net and spread around since January 09
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scheming daemons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 08:07 AM
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17. could've shortened it to "you scare me because you're black"
and been more honest
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 08:39 AM
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18. I responded to a (very) similar right-wing based e-mail I received from a friend
that was allegedly written by Lee Iaccoca. My friend (who is not right-wing - except perhaps on immigration issues) forwards them to me so that we can have a good laugh about them. I may eventually post this letter supposedly written by Iaccoca and my own point-by-point "refudiation" of it at some point but I wouldn't be surprised if there were some crazy right-wingers writing (dreaming) up these horrible screeds and then trying to attach prominent people's names simply to lend them a shred of *credibility*. The way they talk, President Obama must be REALLY malevolent- so much so as to be able to reduce these powerful and wealthy leaders of Fortune 500 companies and American conservatives to quivering puddles of jello- begging the inevitable question (at least for me) of why we would EVER want them in charge of our government (again). :eyes: :shrug:
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 08:44 AM
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19. My brother in law sent me a couple of these type of emails
I said in an email back.... while I don't give Obama the high marks I would like to....I find it frustrating that people who send emails like this and people who write them are very childest. If they would spend 1/10th of the time trying to help this country instead of writing such stupid emails this country would be a hell of a lot better off. I haven't seen any since.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 08:46 AM
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20. These folks should move to the "Land of the free, and the Home of the Brave"
Edited on Thu Aug-05-10 08:47 AM by SpiralHawk
Because the Republicon Homeland they are living in is totally polluted with made up, imagined fear. I guess they must like it that way...

Why do republicons HATE reality and the soul quality of courage?
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