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If Archie Bunker Were Still Alive

I don’t mean to bust Archie’s hump.
He meant well, the simple old chump,
   But damn, how buffoonish
   His views, so cartoonish,
In short, he’d have staunchly liked Trump!


(Written February 2, 2019, for Joseph May's Limerick 4 contest.)

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Date: 2/6/2019 9:57:00 PM
Heck, Arch would have worshiped Trump! ---Lucky we've "missed out" on those episodes, eh?! :)
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Date: 2/4/2019 12:17:00 AM
Interesting thought. Archie screened down under too. Jury still out on this one for me, Archie screened at time when people were quicker to draw back from the abyss and have a rethink. Great subject for debate as to importance of Archie like characters in the scheme of things. At least we could laugh at them. Best regards David in NZ
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Date: 2/4/2019 4:37:00 PM
Thanks, David. I agree that most conservatives were a lot less extreme in those days (i.e., the days of Nixon, who would practically be considered a liberal by today's standards, in US political terms). But I still think the Archie Bunker character fits the mold of a typical Trump-supporter almost to a tee. Just my opinion, of course. :-)