What is Washboard Express?

Washboard Express is a way for me to express my own opinions, to be a provocative gadfly, by writing a "letter a day" to the President. I may miss a day here and there, because sometimes my family with be my first priority, but my goal is to write a total of 365 letters, representing one full year. To say I have opinions about most things would be to understate the obvious. Those of you that know me, know this is true, those who don't know me, will learn that it's true. The Washboard is a reference to going back to basics and "keeping it clean," so if you would like me to post your comments or opinions on this blog, I only ask that you be respectful. So go ahead, express yourself, and I look forward to an exchange of ideas and opinions.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Letter #128... Dear Mr. President... While Cain Circles the Drain... Who's Next?

Dear Mr. President:

How often have we heard the words… he/she needs to take ‘personal responsibility’? Over and over again, from the right and from the left, people need to take personal responsibility for their own actions.

The GOP's Family Values Candidates
As we bare witness to Herman Cain circling the drain, we see blame being assigned to everyone but Herman Cain. It’s a media smear campaign… it’s these women just wanting to make a buck and have their own 15 minutes of fame… all, unfounded allegations… but not one word about his own actions.

Sadly, he’s not the first, and probably the last… but only the latest to be caught. A partial list that includes Gary Hart, Bill Clinton, John Edwards, Rudolf Giuliani, John McCain, Newt Gingrich, and now Herman Cain. Cain reported to have “…suspended his campaign for the Republican nomination on Saturday in a defiant, unapologetic blaze of glory.” Interesting that being unfaithful to ones wife with multiple women, with one lasting over 13 years, is considered a feat of ‘glory’.

What is even more appalling is the fact that he is suspending his campaign that effectively lets him continue to raise cash to pay for his failed faux candidacy. Because anyone who is delusional enough to think that his campaign was anything other than a book tour, need to have their heads examined.

Look who's laughing Now
Here is the really sad and pathetic part of this whole mess… The genuine “Family Values” guy, Mitt Romney, is being thrown under the bus by his own party. Like him or not, flip-flopping aside, he’s a decent man that hasn’t cheated on his wife and has managed to raise a very nice family.

And whom are they throwing him under the bus for… Newt Gingrich, cheater extraordinaire… affair, divorce, affair, divorce, 3rd marriage to the woman he cheated with. He’s the Republican “Family Values” Party’s new ‘shiny star’…

Then in 1999 while spearheading the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton, Gingrich was caught having an affair with a 33-year old congressional aide. And for all those people with short memories, the coup de grace … back in 1978 when Gingrich was running for Congress his campaign slogan was… “Let Our Family Represent Your Family.”

I have to ask Mr. President… who will take responsibility for the next GOP loss, the Party or the person? Because if these are the best candidates the GOP has to offer in the way of family values, they will surely lose. Lose because they are more morally bankrupt than even I imagined.

Most Respectfully,

Marcia Reimers
Your Gadfly Granny

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