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Andy Griffith throws away 50 years of good faith in 30 seconds

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Recently, HHS recruited none other than Andy Griffith to shill for Obamacare:


That’s right, folks, just forget everything you know and trust ol’ Sheriff Andy. Would Opie’s pa lie to ya? ‘Course he wouldn’t.

When you enlist a beloved American icon to promote your massive new entitlement program, you might expect him to affect its popularity. Bring it up to his level.

Whoops! Public Polling Policy:

You know how bad things are for Democratic political figures these days? Even Andy Griffith’s poll numbers have seen a significant decline in the last 2 years.

Our latest North Carolina poll found Griffith at 44/22 in the state for a net favorability of +22. That represents a 25 point decline from June of 2008 when Griffith was at a net +47 (56/9.)

There’s not much doubt that it’s Griffith’s forays into politics, most recently in support of the health care bill, that are driving down his poll numbers.

Either that or the last 2-3 seasons of Matlock. Okay, okay, we get it, they’re guilty.

Jim Treacher