America is dying because there is no more actual debate on actual issues. People now merely scream at each other. The spirit that America once had, of everyone coming together to solve critical issues, no longer exists.
There is no better recent example of this than the death of Andy Griffith. In case you don’t know, Griffith’s 50 year career as an actor included 8 years playing a small town sheriff in a gentle comedy, The Andy Griffith Show, that featured an idealized vision of small town America. Griffith also appeared in a TV commercial supporting Barack Obama (directed by Ron Howard, who played Griffith’s son on TAGS all those years ago) and another commercial supporting universal health care.
This is the way some people responded online to the announcement of his death:
Progressive POS. Have fun burning in Hell for eternity. — Red Meat
Good people don’t promote laws that will directly lead to the death of millions, hope someday I get to spit on his grave. — Swampy
So long Andy [smiley emoticon] You are a total sell out to this great nation. You are a communist piece of garbage and you will not be missed. — Truthbeliever2
Sadly, my first thought when I saw the headline was “if he’d passed away at age 82 I would have missed him so much more” … Now, I only feel angry the old shill didn‘t live another year or two so he’d have to face a “death panel” before kicking it. The old bastrd died too soon to reap what he helped sow. I feel cheated that we’ll never get to hear him lament his decision to be a wh0re for the socialist DNC. — Wool-Free Vision
Another dead Democrat…today’s shaping up to be a better day than expected. — teddrunk
The guy that was the spokes person for Obamacare dies 1 week after it is upheld, 1 and counting. — Love The Kids
I had hoped that he would live long enough to be denied the healthcare that he helped shove down America’s throat. — Posterchild
So how did that Maobamacare you were pimping a couple of years ago work out for ya? Gee did the death panels keep you waiting too long? — Sweetrae
Griffith was a total communist and hated this country. He was a bitter resentful person as Libs usually are. He was wasting air that someone else deserved. I won’t miss him in the least. — el_texicano
It’s funny…everybody says the Sheriff Taylor character was so sweet and kindly. I guess that’s so. But I could never get past the look on Griffith’s face, and the expression in his eyes. He always looked shifty and downright mean to me. That affable smile looked sort of like a shark’s grin. He always creeped me out. — CatherineofAragon
Later in life he did a movie called “Gramps” where he played a sinister old man. Given how truly EVIL obamacare is, I imagine this character came naturally to him. — brickdds
yup looks like he died before he could vote for obama again — al baby
What makes you think he won’t still vote for Bamby? He is, after all, a Democrat. — JaguarXKE
I mean, really? The guy had a different political position from you and that gives you the right to dance on his grave?