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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:58 PM

Archie Bunker on Democrats

Republican opinions haven't changed much since the 70's, I see....

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:13 PM

1. Edith voted for Carter

Archie voted for Nixon in 1960, but then skipped the next three elections. He loved "Richard E. Nixon" but never voted for him in 1968 and 1972.

In 1976 he didn't like Ford so he wrote in "Ronny Reegan".

Archie said his old man voted for FDR the first two times, but "that was only for two terms; we didn't know he was going to stay around forever like the Pope!"

I remember all this from various All in the Family episodes.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:25 PM

4. Good memory. "Phlebitis? Ain't that what the Democrats gave Nixon?"

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:49 PM

8. I do remember Edith's political rebellion.

She was so principled. Today's Republicans are much, much worse than Archie Bunker. Archie Bunker in fact was educable, and his character did significantly evolve over the course of the show.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:16 PM

10. There was an episode where Archie went to vote and wasn't registered...

Despite all of his mouthing off it turns out his was doing it all from his chair and not taking part.

This reenforced the myth with Conservatives that a vast number of WASPS out there weren't actually showing up to vote and they believed there was a vast untapped source waiting for them to exploit. They figured these types didn't want to be standing in line with "coloreds" and they pushed for these types to vote absentee.

At the same time they infiltrated the churches and got the evangelicals to vote based on "values".

Then Newt came along with his "word list" and Republicans no longer provided solutions for issues. They simply ran against the Democratic Party which they presented as being weak and the source of all of the problems. They presented themselves as heroes who would swoop in and save the country.

For a brief time these moves made Republicans believe the country was on their side. It wasn't until they actually revealed what their solutions were that the country rejected them.

Thanks to Romney the nation sees Republicans for what they are and have always been.

Liars and cheats willing to be bought by the highest bidder.

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:16 PM

2. Having only seen a few of these episodes.. on the internet

I am willing to bet, Archie Bunker does not even come close to the Republicans of today. He would be considered a left leaning moderate Republican by their standards.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:23 PM

3. No kidding! You said that right!

K&R

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:32 PM

12. I agree Archie was definitely a Rino

who would have had to be drummed out of the party.

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:32 PM

5. My wife calls this one of the best series ever made. She loved the way Archie always got it in the

end in a sense.

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:36 PM

6. "I'm not a bigot, but I play one on TV..."

Carroll O'Conner, the actor who played Archie Bunker, was a big time liberal.

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:49 PM

7. The greatest sitcom in TV history.... PERIOD



This show is so good, its educational.

For those on this board who are younger, "All in the Family" provides a very good window into the changing political times we are still battling today. It beautifully explains and chronicles the mindset of conservatives and the people Reagan and the GOP used to exploit, and build their post-civil rights Republican coalition that still holds to this day.


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Response to Tab (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:00 PM

9. "Archie Bunker on Gun Control"


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Response to KansDem (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:42 PM

13. Ha Ha! I don't recall this episode, but pretty fitting for today's carry and conceal crowd. n/t

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:26 PM

11. Norman lear was responsible for many '70s sit-coms

 

He is also the founder of the group known as PFAW(People for the American Way).
31 years ago he saw Televangelists channeling God for them to vote for the then Moral Majority.
He was so outraged,he made a commercial which challenged the idea that politics and religion were the property of the Christian Right.
Over night the commercial was so positively controversial that all of the then three networks ran it during the nightly news.
The organization which would be known as PFAW stems from these events.

Fast forward 30 years to this video which is Norman Lear now 90 years old,giving this eloquent speech.
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