A LETTER FROM A PROCTER AND GAMBLE EXECUTIVE TO THE PRESIDENT

 By Lou Pritchett,   Procter & Gamble

A LETTER FROM A PROCTER  AND GAMBLE EXECUTIVE TO  THE PRESIDENT*
 THE LAST SENTENCE IS THE  MOST CHILLING.

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.
 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
 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 eight years.

 Lou Pritchett
 *  This letter was sent to the NY Times but they never acknowledged it.
 Big  surprise.  Since it hit the internet, however, it has had over
 500,000 hits.  Keep it going.  All that is necessary for evil to succeed
 is that good men do nothing..
It’s happening right now.*
 

Morning Bell: Slouching Towards Irrelevance — Obama-Biden Anti-American

Morning Bell: Slouching Towards Irrelevance

Posted By Conn Carroll On May 25, 2010 @ 9:33 am In American Leadership, Protect America | No Comments

Earlier this month while in Brussels, Vice President Joe Biden told [1] the European Parliament that while “some American politicians and American journalists refer to Washington, DC as the ‘capital of the free world’ … it seems to me that this great city, which boasts 1,000 years of history and which serves as the capital of Belgium, the home of the European Union, and the headquarters for NATO, this city has its own legitimate claim to that title.” How revealing.

The European Union is a profoundly anti-democratic institution, created and forced on member states by internationalist leftist elites despite widespread public disapproval [2]. It should be no surprise that the same administration that can’t bring itself to enforce our laws and protect our borders [3] would give such strong support to an institution that has so undermined national sovereignty in Europe [4]. And given that the EU’s unelected and unaccountable bureaucracy [5] employs more people than the entire British Army [6] it is no wonder that NATO member nations have been unwilling/unable [7] to pull their weight [8] in the Long War.

One might hope that the Obama administration would look at the path Europe has gone down (a bloated welfare state [9] that saps economic growth [10] and bleeds military spending [11]) and decide to change course. But President Barack Obama’s speech at West Point [12] on Sunday quashed any such hopes. Speaking to graduating Cadets, President Obama laid out the increasingly identifiable pillars of the Obama Doctrine [13]: greater reliance on international institutions; substituting soft power for hard power; and a more subdued and less self-reliant America – a scheme designed more to manage American decline than to ensure its people remain safe, free and prosperous.

Last Friday Charles Krauthammer gave us a whirlwind tour [14] of what the Obama Doctrine has looked like in action: failed engagement with Iran, surrender to Russia on missile defense, appeasement of Syria, support for pro-Chavez leftists in Honduras, and a gratuitous slap at Britain over the Falkland Islands. And what has it secured? A completely fake deal between Turkey, Brazil and Iran that will do nothing to slow Iran’s nuclear weapons program but has already made new meaningful sanctions next to impossible [15].

Instead of cutting domestic spending and reining in entitlements, President Obama passed a $862 billion failed stimulus and created a brand new health care entitlement all while laying the ground work for future cuts to our nation’s defenses [16]. As Krauthammer wrote Friday: “This is retreat by design and, indeed, on principle.”

Perhaps, the worst thing [13] about the speech was that the President made it in front of the men and women who will have to live with the immediate consequences of his actions. The Obama Doctrine will put them in harm’s way without the modern equipment they will need; with allies who will increasingly doubt our resolve; and at the mercy of an international order that will value their lives for less than the power which the White House wants to put in their hands.

Quick Hits:

  • As part of out Protect America Month [17] campaign, Former NSA Director and Former CIA Director the Honorable Michael Hayden will make a special address in New York, New York, Wednesday night at 7 PM EDT.
  • According to a new study by the National Center for Policy Analysis, the structure of the tax credits in Obamacare discourages small businesses from hiring [18] new workers.
  • According to Rasmussen Reports [19], support for the repeal of Obamacare has jumped to its highest lever ever with 63% of voters now in support of repeal.
  • According to a new analysis by USA TODAY [20], during the first quarter of this year, paychecks from private business shrank to their smallest share of personal income in U.S. history while government-provided benefits — from Social Security, unemployment insurance, food stamps and other programs — rose to a record high.
  • Big labor ally Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) is introducing a $165 billion bailout [21] for troubled union pension funds.

All-Time High 63% Favor Health Care Reform Repeal

Graphic evidence of what Arizona is up against

Graphic evidence of what Arizona is up against

Ethel C. Fenig

While educators in faraway Highland Park, Illinois, residents of the White House in distant Washington DC formerly domiciled in a heavily patrolled academic middle class area of Chicago and denizens of other insulated communities huff and puff about Arizona’s newly enacted law on immigration – a law they haven’t read and don’t understand – let’s hear from an actual resident of Arizona. Let’s see what she sees that others won’t tell you.

Arizona resident Toni Sathe Perrin distributed a personal e mail asking us to “Please understand what is really happening in Arizona” thoughtfully including some vivid pictures of the Sonoran Desert with her commentary; commentary and sights missing from most recent reports. Stretching from northern Mexico, southwestern Arizona and southeastern California, the Sonoran Desert has the barrenness one associates with a wilderness along with areas of striking stark beauty. It is also one of the many routes used by illegal aliens of all backgrounds to sneak into the United States.

And yes, diversity loving profilers busy condemning the Arizona laws and its 65%+ American supporters “illegal aliens of all backgrounds.” As Perrin explains

“Illegals are not just Mexican or Hispanic. A large militant Arab population goes to South America to learn enough Spanish to “pass” as Mexicans. They colonize in Arizona, especially in the south around Tucson. Arizona has become a gateway for Al Qaida and other anti-American groups. There are parts of Arizona that resemble third world slums where English is not spoken.”

Does former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano (D) know about this? Did she in her years as governor?

Years ago Perrin was a legal alien in England for over three years. And the fair skinned Perrin was ordered by the profiling Brits ” I carried identification in the form of a government-issued booklet and produced it on demand. It took up less space than a cell phone or a long grocery list. I experienced “racial profiling” as an American. So what! It’s nothing. It’s part of life in countries all over the world. No country is as liberal about their borders as the U.S.”

Hmmmm, threatening fair skinned me, I also need some identification to board a plane, enter some government and office buildings, hospitals and other public, semi public areas.

Here is the Sonoran Desert not pictured in tourist brochures or in MSM as explained by Ms Perrin.

This is on an ‘illegal super – highway’ from Mexico to the USA ( Tucson ) used by human smugglers.

This area is located in a wash, approximately 1.5 miles long, just south of Tucson , Arizona . If a flood came, all this would be washed to the river and then onto the sea!

The trash left behind by people illegally crossing our border is another Environmental Disaster to hit the USA .

If these actions had been done in one of our Northwest Forests or Seashore National Parks areas, there would be an uprising of the American people…..but this is the Arizona-Mexican border.

You won’t see these pictures on CNN, ABC, NBC or the Arizona Republic Repugnant newspaper. Nor will they mention the disease that comes from the uncovered human waste left in our desert.

Government: Destroying Your Wealth a Trillion Dollars at a Time

Government: Destroying Your Wealth a Trillion Dollars at a Time

Posted By Thomas Del Beccaro On May 25, 2010 @ 5:39 am In Congress, Economics, Featured Story, Financial Services, Obama, Politics, Uncategorized | 20 Comments

Recent financial headlines provide a remarkable glimpse into America’s future if we stay on the same track we are now.  From Bloomberg news we learned:  “US Stocks fluctuate amid concerns European debt crisis hasn’t run course.”  Meanwhile, the IMF predicted that the “US national debt will soon reach 100% of GDP.”  Sadly, the World’s, the United States’ and California’s (16% of the US Economy and the 9th largest economy in the world) financial prospects are far worse than those headlines recognize.

The US economy is nearing $15 trillion in gross domestic product (GDP) per year.   The national debt it carries on the books is nearly that high and will certainly reach it, and far surpass it, within 2 years given the trillion dollar deficits that are predicted as far as the eye can see.  Of course, off the books, in accounting that would make Enron blush, the US government has $75 trillion or more in long term unfunded liabilities.  On a more short term basis consider this: the US Government revenues are running below $3 trillion dollars per year – yet its debt is over $13 trillion and growing.  In other words, the existing US debt is 4 to 5 times its current revenue.

Imagine if you will, if your credit card debt was 4 times your current income and the income you are likely to earn in each of the next 4 years.  There is not a bankruptcy attorney in the country that would not tell you that it is time to declare bankruptcy.  For its part, California is projected to have unfunded liabilities as high as $600 billion or 6 ½ times it current revenues.   Sadly for the US and California taxpayers, bankruptcy is simply not an option.

All of which brings us to the European debt crisis – which has anything but run its course.  Indeed, German Chancellor Merkel said this about the recent bailout of Greece: “We didn’t do more than buy time . . .” to get their collective government houses in order.  Meanwhile, USA Today, whose financial reporting is rather blunt at times, featured this headline: US “Investor fears ignite sell-off.”

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Obama Approval at 43%

Obama Approval at 43%

May 25th, 2010

Rasmussen

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 25% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-three percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18 (see trends).

Following passage of health care, enthusiasm for the president among Democrats soared. Today, however, just 49% of Democrats Strongly Approve of Obama’s performance. That’s down from a high of 65%. It remains to be seen whether this is a temporary aberration or the beginning of a lasting change.

Sixty-three percent (63%) of voters nationwide favor repeal of the health care law. That’s the highest level of support for repeal yet measured.

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Gingrich: Obama’s Socialist Agenda Threatens US

Gingrich: Obama’s Socialist Agenda Threatens US

May 25th, 2010

By: Dan Weil, Newsmax

 Newt Goes after Obama’s harmful agenda

President Obama’s socialist agenda threatens our way of life, says former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

“We have two mortal threats,” he told FT.com in a video interview. “First is radical Islam. The other is a secular socialist model of government dominating and defining life that would be fundamentally alien to historical American experience.”

In the last 10-15 years secular socialism has strengthened in universities, courts, the bureaucracy and the media, says Gingrich, author of the new book, “To Save America: Stopping Obama’s Secular Socialist Machine.”

Obama’s commitment to a combination of Chicago machine politics and radicalism presents grave danger, Gingrich says – “comparable” to Hitler and Stalin.

“Had the Nazis won, the American system would have died,” Gingrich said. “If the Soviet Union had won, the American system would have died.”

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Embarrassed by Obama and his goons

Embarrassed by Obama and his goons

May 25th, 2010

By Craig Smith, WorldNetDaily

 unbelievable

Any questions about the total crack up of the Democratic Party were put to rest Thursday as Felipe Calderon continued to promote the lie that Arizona will racially profile his fellow countrymen under our new law.

During a joint session of Congress, members of the Obama administration and his party sat on the edge of their seats and grinned with glee while the Mexican president admonished one of the 50 sovereign states of America. Calderon acted like he was scolding a group of elementary school students. The room then erupted in a 15-second Democrat applause, accompanied by a standing ovation that included our attorney general and secretary of homeland security.

So, if I have this straight, a foreign leader came to our Congress and openly rebuked a law which has the support of 72 percent of Arizonians and 60 percent of all Americans. And the Democrats applauded him?

We are seeing the disintegration of a political party right before our very eyes.

The Republicans in attendance sat horrified as they watched this spectacle, knowing any expression of objection would be noted as impolite or not fitting of protocol. One could only hope more Joe Wilsons would speak up and say, “That is a lie,” but who can survive the media onslaught that would follow.

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Obama Call for ‘International Order’ Raises Questions About U.S. Sovereignty

Obama Call for ‘International Order’ Raises Questions About U.S. Sovereignty

May 25th, 2010

FOXNews

 Obama’s New World Order raises some red flags

President Obama is facing criticism for his declaration over the weekend that he would seek a new “international order,” with some questioning how much U.S. sovereignty the administration is willing to cede in exchange for more global cooperation.

Obama, delivering the commencement speech Saturday at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, said that “stronger international standards and institutions” and stronger alliances can “resolve” challenges ranging from terrorism to nuclear proliferation to climate change to economic decline.

“Our adversaries would like to see America sap its strength by overextending our power,” Obama said. “So we have to shape an international order that can meet the challenges of our generation.”

The president added that efforts by America’s armed forces need to be “complemented” with greater diplomatic engagement “from grand capitals to dangerous outposts,” more humanitarian assistance to needy nations, better communications among intelligence agencies, first responders to act after earthquakes, storms and disease and “law enforcement that can strengthen judicial systems abroad, and protect us at home.”

“America has not succeeded by stepping outside the currents of cooperation; we have succeeded by steering those currents in the direction of liberty and justice — so nations thrive by meeting their responsibilities, and face consequences when they don’t,” he told the graduating class at the military academy.

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Dhimmicrats on the March? Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency.

Dhimmicrats on the March?

By Ken Blackwell

What’s a dhimmicrat, you say? It’s not the same thing as a Democrat. A dhimmicrat is a person who, while not Muslim himself, nonetheless clears the path for shariah law to be adopted and incorporated into otherwise free nations.

One prime example of this would be the Right Rev. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury. Normally, you would think this top Anglican cleric, who lives in a palace in London, would appreciate Britain’s history as the world’s leader in the Rule of Law. As a minister of the Gospel, Mr. Williams might see his country as a Christian country. Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, an immigrant from Pakistan, has tried heroically to awaken Britons to their peril. Bishop Nazir-Ali says English law and the Christian religion are the two things that make Britain great. And every day, dhimmicrats like Rowan Williams are trading away their birthright for a mess of pottage. Rowan Williams said Britain must accommodate herself to shariah law in large swaths of her urban neighborhoods.
Another example of dhimmicrats would be the Pentagon bureaucrats who recently banned Rev. Franklin Graham from addressing Christians who work there because Rev. Graham has been critical of Muslim terrorists. Does anyone else think it’s weird that the Pentagon — which is supposed to be leading the worldwide war on terror — jihadist terror — finds a Christian evangelist too hot to handle?
Jimmy Carter may be the leading dhimmicrat in the world. Carter, of course, won his Nobel Peace Prize not just for his work in reconciling Israelis and Egyptians in the famous Camp David Accords of 1978. If the Nobelers wanted simply to honor that achievement, they might have bestowed their once-prestigious prize on Carter in ’79 or ’80. Such a prize would probably have made a nice consolation present for Carter when Ronald Reagan beat him like a drum in the 1980 elections.
Instead, the Nobel Committee waited for two decades, during which time Carter has outdone himself in denunciations of Israel. Carter likened Israel’s security fence to South African apartheid. He has spent his post-presidency maligning the Jewish state while kowtowing to Arab “leaders.” These so-called leaders never have to face the voters. Maybe that’s why Dhimmi Carter likes them.
What is dhimmitude, anyway? It’s the status — or lack of status– that is accorded to non-believers in Muslim-dominant countries. Dhimmis get to pay special taxes for not being Muslim. They get to be excluded from many educational and professional opportunities. They get to have their churches burned and their communities attacked. If you want to know more about what life is like under dhimmitude, just ask the Copts of Egypt. But ask these hardy Christians here. Don’t ask them there.
Eric Holder is a leading dhimmicrat in government today. Our Attorney General has yet to rule out a civilian trial in Manhattan for Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks. Khalid Sheikh Muhammad boasted of how he beheaded Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl. A more loathsome human being would be hard to imagine. But Eric Holder is giving Khalid Sheikh Muhammad all the rights accorded to American citizens accused of mass murder. Why? Why, too, should Farouk Abdul Mutallab, the Christmas Day underwear bomber, be given a Miranda warning and allowed to escape trial before a military tribunal? Our A.G. has no coherent answer to these questions.
The answer is that dhimmicrats fear to offend. Fear drives them to make concession after concession. They are forever apologizing. The Crusades? Don’t even mention the word. That can set them off. Jihadists today complain about Crusaders’ cruelty in the 12th century. (That’s odd. I don’t remember riots when Saddam Hussein murdered 400,000 Muslims in his forty-year reign of terror.) In Britain, timorous town councilors even banned Winnie the Pooh because the character of Piglet might offend some residents. These councilors are dhimmicrats all. The dhimmicrats are on the march.

Ken Blackwell is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council. He serves on the board of directors of the Club for Growth, National Taxpayers Union, and National Rifle Association and is co-author of The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency.

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