Archie Bunker versus Jimmy Carter Barack Obama

by editor on June 13, 2011

Need proof that Barack Obama is simply Jimmy Carter 2.0? Well, here you go.

As you can see in this clip, all the things Archie Bunker said about the Georgia peanut farmer back in the ‘70s apply to Barack Obama today.

Damn, we miss Archie and Edith.

http://youtu.be/BtRbIz-GHo8

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Kip Hooker June 13, 2011 at 4:09 pm

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“You’re making a sacrifice for the next generation,”

Says the guy that’s stealing trillions from the next generation to buy votes and reward his buddies with. All the while bringing about an inflation that is making it harder for us to feed and cloth that next generation. ROFLMAO!

BTW this is an awesome mashup!

Jim Stewart June 13, 2011 at 4:21 pm

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I had the Mustang GT up to 80 the other day and I must have entered a hole in the space time continuum and it really is 1979, adjusted for inflation.

LA Sunset June 13, 2011 at 4:26 pm

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Archie got a lot of laughs, but he was a prophet.

Jim Stewart June 14, 2011 at 6:10 am

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I never liked All In The Family because the laugh track was aimed at Archie and he was the guy who generally felt the same I did.

RockingHorseGuy June 14, 2011 at 11:10 am

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They DID make Archie out to be a dope for being truthful and insightful. But it was still worth watching just to see him giving the Meathead a hard time.

KimmyQueen June 14, 2011 at 2:21 pm

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Wasn’t the actor a liberal in real life?

Ruben June 14, 2011 at 7:16 pm

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A flaming liberal.

Bob Porrazzo June 15, 2011 at 4:29 am

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So was of course the creator Norman Lear. Guess he wanted to show how the false left-right paradigm operates. Lear was also the founder of People for The American Way. Look into that as you see fit.

By the way, All in The Family is seen on Antenna TV, a classic TV network which also airs films from the Columbia Pictures library.

http://www.antennatv.tv/

As they say…check your local listings.

KimmyQueen June 15, 2011 at 5:26 am

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I do feel bad that he lost his son the way that he did, but yes I did hear that he was a liberal. I do find the irony interesting that his character became so popular perhaps because what he said resonated with people even if the intentions of the actor AND the creator was to mock conservatives.

O’Reilly did a report on how liberal shows didn’t really accomplish what they wanted. Liberals shows instead became popular for the opposite reasons of what they wanted. Like Michael J Fox’s character in that show in the 80′s, he was SUPPOSED to be the villain, however he became the most liked character and the creator (and I can assume the actor) didn’t expect that.

redabogado June 13, 2011 at 4:42 pm

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IHTM. I got it. Barrack “Meathead” Obango!

Joe Redfield June 13, 2011 at 6:11 pm

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Meanwhile, out in Hollywood, 35 years and about 200 pounds later, Meathead is still Meathead. Some people never learn.

Navyvet June 13, 2011 at 7:02 pm

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And still dead from the neck up.

Vic June 13, 2011 at 7:20 pm

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So what did you guys think about tonight’s second Republican debate, on the Communist News Nyetwork? I thought John King’s mumbling while the candidates answered questions, awfully annoying, and just what I expected out of them. I liked Bachman, and Cain. (Dragonfish commented that (basically) we need to watch him more closely, to be sure he’s not some demo trojan horse. and I agree) Santorum had some good answers, but looked goofy. Pawlenty held his one. While I like him, I still feel that Ron Paul isn’t electable.
Your opinions are welcome!
//Vic

hisham June 13, 2011 at 10:31 pm

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Vic, Ron Paul is a very nice guy, but he’s not the one who’s going to pull this nation up by its bootstraps and get it back on the real road to recovery. He’s just not moral enough. He is too relativistic, too secular and frankly, that’s not the kind of boot in the ass this nation needs. We need someone with much more moral conviction than Ron because most of our current problems are symptomatic of serious moral contagions, not simply fiscal stupidity and spendthriftyness (this might actually be a made up word here)!

Yes, we have serious financial problems, but for the most part these problems exist because We the People have been looking in the wrong places to fix them. Simply throwing money at a problem doesn’t solve that problem and in many, if not all cases, it exacerbates the problem, because we’re ignoring the real source of the problem. This country needs a spritual renewal and I know, for you agnostics and atheists out there, that’s not the kind of thing you want to hear, but it needs to be said. This nation was founded on Judeao-Christian morals and ideals, our founders were, while not angelically perfect, steeped in Christian philosophical thought and behavior. This is the foundation we need to return to if we want our nation back. Most of you agnostics and atheists never had a decent chance of getting a Christian foundation in life because the socialist progressive agenda has been alive and well and against you since the French revolution! Communism has always been an enemy of free people everywhere and has never worked anywhere! What makes you think the enemy of true freedom would ever work here (this question is reserved for Olivia and her ilk)? I’m not trying to be preachy, I’m trying to let you know that if you want freedom, you don’t find it by eschewing God, you find it by embracing Him, or at least embracing Judeao-Christian social and political ideals…where’s socialism gotten us and for that matter, where’s crony capitalism gotten us?

We need capitalism (small ‘c’) to fuel our economy, we need some government oversight with respect to the mega banks, the FED, et al., we need the government to scale back to less than 15% of our national expenditures, we need to let people keep what they’ve earned and worked for, we need to extoll Judeao-Christian charity and selfless service to our family, friends, and neighbors, and maybe then we can start worrying about the rest of the world’s problems!

YT June 14, 2011 at 7:11 am

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“Ron Paul is a very nice guy, but he’s not the one who’s going to pull this nation up by its bootstraps ”

Correct but nobody else will either. I’m voting for Ron in the primary and the libertarian/green/KKK or whatever for the real thing.

why throw my vote away you say? Simple: The parties adjust themselves and message to get 50% of likely voters +/- a small margin. if they see actual vote numbers start swinging one way or the other they will adjust themselves the next time.

All the others….ALL….are owned by the banking establishment and while the puppet show may change the people pulling the strings won’t. And what does the banking establishment do to Americans? The same thing it does to “emerging markets” ….gets them deep into debt by hook or crook. Since the consumer has scaled back and caught on to the trap they’ve stepped into, the pols have upped the gov’t debt so that you have no choice but to be in it. Wake up folks! THEY ARE ALL THE SAME.

YT June 14, 2011 at 7:14 am

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Actually, we don’t need mega banks. Too big to fail = too big to exist.

At one time in this country, the justice department just looked at the concentration ratios of some industry and blocked M&A activity that would raise said ratio above some threshold.

Why isn’t that applied to banking and finance? Oh ya….forgot for a second the whole “matrix” thing we live in.

hisham June 14, 2011 at 8:23 am

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I not quite as cynical as you are YT………yet.

Kip Hooker June 14, 2011 at 7:31 pm

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IMHO the way to solve the issues of the mega banks is to let them fail instead of subsidizing their failure with our tax dollars. They’d be much better stewards of our money if they were allowed to go out of business after they’d misused it. Of course some of their actions were coerced by the Fed and the threat of government policy.

I would, however, be in favor of keeping some banking laws on a state level (and possibly Federal if they dealt in business across state lines). The first and foremost would be a ban on fractional reserve banking.

Vic June 14, 2011 at 10:35 am

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Hisham, You took three paragraphs and totally hit the problem right on the head! (have you thought about running for pres?) Here is one question: With all the agnostics, and atheists, how do we minimize their effects on us, without putting them to death. (I’m being serious) Do we give them the south, the northeast, the west?? And do we say: “OK this is yours, you do with you want with it. You can do business with us, but nothing more”? Pragmatically how do we do this? How do we fix our education, media, and entertainment systems without running aground of our own constitution?

RockingHorseGuy June 14, 2011 at 11:19 am

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Vic, I’m an agnostic. And a Tea Party supporter. I have just as much morality as anyone else, I just didn’t learn it out of the book of your preference. So, just exactly what kind of damage am I doing to this country with my hard work, treating people with the respect that they deserve, and donating my time, money, and energy to charities involved with handicapped kids? Maybe you think a theocracy is a good idea, but I don’t think most of America agrees with you.

Vic June 14, 2011 at 5:15 pm

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You’ve made a very good point RHG. And I’ve followed your posts here at IHTM for a long time.
With the current state of things in the country, I do believe it will require faith to get us out of this mess.

KimmyQueen June 14, 2011 at 2:33 pm

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It is possible for atheists and agnostics to be conservative in all other areas of their lives. Hence they can be part of a respectable society just fine and still enjoy the freedoms created by the Judeo-Christian base while at the same time apporting to the society without necessarily participating in the religious aspects of it. They and those of us who are religious can co-exist just fine as long as there is mutual respect and coming together on what unite us, instead of what separate us. They are not the problem UNLESS they are liberals OR they may be conservatives, but go around insulting and demeaning religious people because their atheism/agnosticism overrides respect for other conservatives like themselves (or think they are).

It is the same for me as gay conservatives. It is possible for a man or a woman who are homosexuals or lesbians to be conservatives even to the point of being anti abortion or even anti gay “marriage”. They know that without “straight” people (those willing to have children and not abort them) they wouldn’t exist, they know that in an immoral place they would be used and abused (especially as children), in a country not based on Judeo-Christian principles, they will be heavily and publicly persecuted and exterminated, without protection from the law nor government. They respect traditions and convictions of the overall society, while quietly living their lives in a private way. I got no problems with gays, I just don’t want to see their sexuality being played out in the public. I will keep my sexuality in private and all I ask is for others to do the same regardless of sexual orientation. I don’t want gays to use the government to punish me because I do not accept their lifestyles as equal to my own. That is not freedom. Especially since a change of government can change and turn and exterminate them to the point where the leader of the country can say with a smile that there are no gays here.

By the way not equating gays and all atheists/agnostics. I am sure that level headed people will know what I am trying to say here.

The US framers made sure that the country was truly free. It means that a human led theocracy was out. The only way for a freedom based and implemented theocracy to exist is for the actual Deity to rule day in and day out and for ALL to see/hear Him as He rules. Also if this Deity happens to be righteous and benevolent. My belief system indicates this will not happen until He is ready to do so at a specific time that is only known to Him. This is wise as it allows us to live our lives in true freedom. Human led theocracies are too imperfect to work.

Bob Porrazzo June 15, 2011 at 4:35 am

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Then you vote AGAINST the Constitution!

http://www.infowars.com/ron-paul-at-gop-debate-defender-of-the-constitution/

“Bachmann is a diva for the sold-down-the-river Tea Party along with reality TV show queen Sarah Palin. In the months ahead, expect the corporate to push these two as alternatives to the real deal, Ron Paul.”

A Ron Paul supporter started the REAL Tea Party movement. And before any of you in the neo conservative area start putting multiple thumbs down, listen to the words of Jack Hunter, the Southern Avenger of South Carolina. Some of you might learn something.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LcwnePeMTU&feature=feedu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLVlv_OP5Gw&feature=channel_video_title

And do not hold it against him that he makes appearances with Judge Andrew Napolitano who puts the false left-right paradigm in its place on Freedom Watch, the show that I hope replaces that cry baby psycho Glenn Beck when his ends later this month.

KimmyQueen June 14, 2011 at 5:52 am

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Wow. I don’t know if you guys listen to Reagan speeches, but I got to tell you it is very very weird. It is as if he is alive talking about what is happening to us right now. I highly recommend.

Homersdad June 14, 2011 at 9:26 am

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I’m not gonna be able to get that song outta my head all day….

Dingbat: “Songs that made the hit parade”

Archie: “Guys like us they had it made”

“Those were the days”……….

I miss Archie….

Anniee451 June 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm

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I believe most of these episodes, if not all, took place before Carter. I watched them when they were new; most were under Nixon. But Archie was quite often right ;)

DeanH June 15, 2011 at 11:26 am

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1971 thru 1979. End of Nixon, all of Ford, and almost all of Carter. These particular episodes? I couldn’t tell you without way more thinking and reading than this deserves. I remember how far out there it was when it started. I also remember SNL starting during the run. I was surprised actually, to realize that it was still running into 79, but I think it had lost some of the cast and become less edgy. I can’t say with a certitude – stupid word, no? – though because I was not watching a lot of TV in those days anymore as it would have cut into my personnel barfly development. Ah, those were the days.