July 3, 2012, - 12:54 pm
I mourn Andy Griffith, who died today, like the rest of America does. But I don’t mourn his politics. While he is known for playing the sheriff of Mayberry on “The Andy Griffith Show,” and the wise Southern defense lawyer on “Matlock,” his greatest acting achievement was his starring role in the 1957 Elia Kazan Movie, “A Face in the Crowd,” which could be the Barack Obama story or Sarah Palin biopic. It’s a movie I recommend that everyone see. But Andy Griffith’s small town “Aw Shucks” American folksiness on-screen was never matched by small town American values off-screen. He was a liberal through and through. And not quiet about it (though his political donations were small–$1,000 to John Kerry for President was the largest and most recent). Perhaps his worst politics/acting gig was his government-funded commercial for ObamaCare parading as some sort of informational video about Medicare. So, it’s interesting that he died just after the law was upheld by the Supreme Court. Now, he will never have to live under this catastrophically disastrous approach to healthcare he pimped on the rest of us.
The only way you can remember Andy Griffith fondly is to remember his acting career and forget this Razzie Award winning ObamaCare video (and one of the many great spoofs that followed). . .
I prefer this version . . .
I don’t know about you, but I would rather say, Rest In Peace, ObamaCare, than . . .
Rest In Peace, Andy Griffith.
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