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Andy Griffith's Popularity Nose Dives Over Support for Health Care Reform
Associated Content ^ | September 9th, 2010 | Mark R. Whittington

Posted on 09/10/2010 4:19:48 AM PDT by Marcus

The acrimony surrounding health care reform, stoked up to white hotness as the 2010 midterm elections draw nigh, seems to have claimed another victim, albeit an odd one: Andy Griffith, the long-living television and film star.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2010election; andygrffith; auntbea; barneyfife; donknotts; healthcarereform; mayberry; mountpilot

1 posted on 09/10/2010 4:19:51 AM PDT by Marcus
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To: Marcus

Andy who?


2 posted on 09/10/2010 4:20:28 AM PDT by A. Morgan
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To: Marcus

He was probably well-paid and does not care about his popularity anymore. He might be laughing all the way to the bank.


3 posted on 09/10/2010 4:24:52 AM PDT by CitizenM ("Do you miss me yet?" Yes, George, we do.)
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To: Marcus

That's right, Aunt Bee, I'm a dumbass!"


4 posted on 09/10/2010 4:24:52 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: CitizenM
"He might be laughing all the way to the bank."

And walking over the bones of the seniors he duped on the way there.

5 posted on 09/10/2010 4:28:03 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Marcus

Well it does show what a great actor he is as for many years he played a decent honorable person that loved America. Something he has never been personally.

Being from NC originally I always loved the man, now I hope he rots in h*ll forever.


6 posted on 09/10/2010 4:28:57 AM PDT by fuzzybutt (Democrat Lawyers are the root of all evil.)
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To: Marcus

If there was ever any doubt about his political ideology, just look at how his boy Opie turned out;)


7 posted on 09/10/2010 4:31:44 AM PDT by FlyingFish
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To: Marcus

Baaaaaad cracker!


8 posted on 09/10/2010 4:31:50 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. -- written by Robert Towne)
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To: Marcus
What the left doesn't understand is that conservatives have values at the core of our being. That means we put principles over personalities and don't let ourselves be swayed by a slick-talking hustlers.

A bad idea is a bad idea no matter who says it.

9 posted on 09/10/2010 4:32:06 AM PDT by Jemian (If guns kill people, then spoons make Michael Moore fat.)
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To: Marcus

Yeah, I hear he was up for the lead in the new Spider Man, and was first choice for Brad Pitt’s next role. Now it’s as if he’s just an old guy who hasn’t been in anything notable in years.


10 posted on 09/10/2010 4:33:44 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. -- written by Robert Towne)
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To: Marcus

Lonesome Rhodes.


11 posted on 09/10/2010 4:39:17 AM PDT by VR-21
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To: Marcus

Were there any conservatives in Mayberry? Andy? Nope. Barney? Probably not. Howard? Wasn’t he a Gov bureaucrat? So nope. Andy’s girlfriend Helen? School teacher - not a chance she’s conservative. Don’t ask don’t tell Floyd? No way. Gomer? He at least joined the Marines so probably met conservatives like Sargent Carter. ;-) Goober? He did run his own business and didn’t work for the Gov like Andy, Barney and Howard so maybe he’s a conservative. So surprise, surprise... all those liberals in Mayberry and they were almost all white. But of course only a liberal would place people in groups and count them. Maybe that’s what Howard’s job was. ;-)


12 posted on 09/10/2010 4:46:03 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Marcus

What a dumbass.Liberals just cant help doing stupid sh!t.


13 posted on 09/10/2010 4:48:15 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: rhombus

“Goober? He did run his own business and didn’t work for the Gov like Andy, Barney and Howard so maybe he’s a conservative.”

I always wondered why the Goober’s gas station was way out of the city. Now I know. The liberal’s in Mayberry didn’t want that Eeeeeeevvviiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiill OIL Magnate (Goober) to destroy their Utopian dream city! It all makes sense NOW!


14 posted on 09/10/2010 4:51:20 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (Hey Congress: Go Conservative or Go home!)
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To: ExTxMarine

Poor bitter Goober, out in “flyover land” clinging to his guns and religion. All the elites of Mayberry mocked him while they kept raising his taxes. ;-)


15 posted on 09/10/2010 4:55:32 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: ExTxMarine

HAHAHHAHAH!


16 posted on 09/10/2010 4:55:59 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: rhombus

Earnest T Bass. Southern conservative. LOL


17 posted on 09/10/2010 5:01:12 AM PDT by dforest
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To: rhombus

What about Gomer?


18 posted on 09/10/2010 5:02:14 AM PDT by eaglescout1998
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To: Marcus

I used to love his show. Till I found out he was a flaming lib assclown.


19 posted on 09/10/2010 5:03:45 AM PDT by GUNGAGALUNGA (Democratus Suckus Teatus is the Latin root for Democrat and it means to tax)
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To: Marcus
Please "lock" this thread so no one will go to the link and notice the "high speed rail poll" and alert a certain FReeper.

In an ironic twist, one of the polls confirms that a majority of voters feel passenger rail travel was faster in the 1940's than it is today.

20 posted on 09/10/2010 5:05:14 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't skipper a boat, Can't drive, Can't ski, Can't fly. But they KNOW what's best.)
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To: Marcus
"Goood Healthcare!"


21 posted on 09/10/2010 5:09:17 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: eaglescout1998
What about Gomer?

As I wrote, he at least joined the Marines.

22 posted on 09/10/2010 5:11:10 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: rhombus

He was gay.


23 posted on 09/10/2010 5:19:23 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: rhombus

Now that you mention it, Otis was probably a conservative. In a town full of liberals - probably why he drank so much. :)


24 posted on 09/10/2010 5:23:16 AM PDT by drierice (Fact: Last year's 'stimulus' cost more than six years of the Iraq war.)
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To: Melchior

I didn’t ask and he didn’t tell. ;-)


25 posted on 09/10/2010 5:23:21 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Marcus

I will never be able to watch the Andy Griffith Show ever again. I feel like a part of my childhood just died. Andy - you are such a jerk!


26 posted on 09/10/2010 5:24:34 AM PDT by cblue55 ( BO stinks!)
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To: drierice

Andy was a big drug warrior. All he did was shut down stills.


27 posted on 09/10/2010 5:25:22 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Marcus

I guess Andy is a big a nut case as Opie.


28 posted on 09/10/2010 5:26:24 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: Marcus

andy griffith only played Andy Taylor on tv, he has never had half the brains that were written in the script.


29 posted on 09/10/2010 5:31:59 AM PDT by weezel
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To: Melchior

Yep, “Surprise, surprise!” The rumor was he and Rock Hudson were an item. It’s almost like finding out that Alice Cooper is a conservative and devout Christian.


30 posted on 09/10/2010 5:43:43 AM PDT by katana (No pity, no mercy, no quarter for traitors)
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To: eaglescout1998

Log Cabin Republican.


31 posted on 09/10/2010 5:50:58 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: rhombus

The only true conservatives were Otis and Ernest T.


32 posted on 09/10/2010 5:59:19 AM PDT by JohnLongIsland (www.wilsonfornewyork.com)
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To: Marcus

There’s no fool like an old fool.


33 posted on 09/10/2010 6:00:31 AM PDT by CASchack
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To: rhombus
What about Gomer?

As I wrote, he at least joined the Marines.

Log Cabin Republican

34 posted on 09/10/2010 6:02:33 AM PDT by JohnLongIsland (www.wilsonfornewyork.com)
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To: Marcus

Good. He’s always—ALWAYS—been a raging Lib political activist. Now more people are seeing it.

He hid behind folksy characters whose beliefs he probably despised. Now more people know what was behind the mask.


35 posted on 09/10/2010 6:05:28 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Marcus

Good.

Let’s hope the same is true for Henry “The Fonz” Winkler and little Ronnie “Baseball Hat to hide the Dome” Howard.

They put together a little ad in 2008 that was oh-so-cute and heart-warming and helped to put America’s first half-black communist in the White House.


36 posted on 09/10/2010 6:11:07 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Darkwolf377

LMAO!!


37 posted on 09/10/2010 6:11:51 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I’m just glad Edgar Buchanan didn’t live to see this. (Uncle Joe on Petticoat Junction...)


38 posted on 09/10/2010 6:14:08 AM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: Marcus

He is probably influenced by Ron Howard, a know Lib.


39 posted on 09/10/2010 6:41:20 AM PDT by RobertoinAL
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To: rhombus
Were there any conservatives in Mayberry?

Briscoe Darling and family. Those boys were Capitalists who regularly turned corn, sugar and molasses into a more valuable commodity. Heck, they even sang about it.

40 posted on 09/10/2010 6:44:15 AM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: Marcus

Let me get this straight. We're going to be "gifted" with a health care plan we are forced to purchase and fined if we don't, written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn't read it but exempts themselves from it, to be signed by a president who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that's broke;

What the hell could possibly go wrong?

41 posted on 09/10/2010 6:46:35 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: Melchior
He was gay.

I don't know about Gomer, but I wonder about Andy.

There was one episode in which Opie has one of his young friends there for a sleepover and as they are getting ready for bed, Andy comes in and convinces the boy to sleep with him instead of Opie. Strange.

42 posted on 09/10/2010 7:02:05 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (King: "I have a dream"...Sharpton: "I want a check")
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To: katana

Gomer was the featured act at the county fair where I lived about 20 yrs. ago. People did not have much of an issue with him, but the whole town was about ready to kill his obnoxious significant other.


43 posted on 09/10/2010 7:06:03 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Charles Martel

...But don’t sing “Let me be your salty dog” because it makes the baby, or me, cry. LOVED Denver Pyle on the jug.


44 posted on 09/10/2010 8:07:26 AM PDT by tal hajus (too disgusted to care...much)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Never heard anyone say a bad word about Jim Nabors and I just looked up his biography. Supposedly the Rock Hudson rumor stemmed from a joke with the punch line: then Hudson's name would be "Rock Pyle". But if the "significant other" you refer to was male I guess, like half of everybody else in Hollywood, he walks the wild side.

These days I have at least some respect for anyone in that business who keeps their personal politics (and preference of bedroom company) to themselves. He's now retired to Hawaii and owns a macadamia nut farm. Certainly not anyone who should be chased down for a "citizen's arrest!". Andy Griffith, on the other hand ....

45 posted on 09/10/2010 9:36:37 AM PDT by katana (No pity, no mercy, no quarter for traitors)
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To: Marcus

Rumor has it that he is one unfriendly, nasty, guy. You know how it goes with elitist liberals like Andy,
Iv’e got mine. Now gimme yours.


46 posted on 09/10/2010 10:45:35 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: GailA

That is totally funny and true......


47 posted on 09/10/2010 7:24:52 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny

My cousin sent me that one, couldn’t resist, it is so perfect for o’nazicare threads.


48 posted on 09/10/2010 7:30:23 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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