Conservatives have this steadfast belief that utopia in America is bringing us back to Mayberry,USA. Small town values, everybody knows everybody. Church going folks tucked safely into their little nook, shielded from the world around them. Now as a black man, 1950s North Carolina doesn’t really scream utopia to me. But let’s look at Mayberry’s finest.
Sheriff Andy Taylor/Andy Griffith:
Turns out Andy was an active Democrat and big supporter of then Senator Obama. After endorsing him he went out to rural North Carolina to stump. President Obama credited Andy Griffith as a big reason why he carried North Carolina in 2008. He didn’t stop there, up until his death in 2012 Andy Griffith was a very vocal supporter of Obamacare.
Don Knotts turned out to be more “Mr. Furrley” than Barney Fife. Knotts liked the ladies. By the time he died in 2006, he’d had 3 wives and way more than 3 mistresses.
Precocious little redheaded Opie became outspoken, bald Ron. A rich, Hollywood, liberal elitist. He advocates many liberal causes and quite a bit of his Hollywood, liberal elitist money has ended up in the coffers of the DNC and liberal candidates.
By far my favorite of the bunch. The goofy filling station hand turned Americas favorite Marine has been busy as of late. Jim Nabors is a very happy newlywed these days after recently marrying his gay partner of 38 years.
On second thought, the conservatives might be on to something…..