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What Happened to America's Favorite Sheriff?

by Jordan Forbes / /

Remember Andy Taylor, the rock-solid, good-natured sheriff from Mayberry, North Carolina? Nothing beats those opening credits (yes, I still watch reruns!) when he and his son, Opie (Ron Howard), walk down the country road, fishing rods in hand and whistling in the background. It was one of America's most beloved shows with one of America's most non-controversial actors, right? Eh not so much anymore…

It seems Sheriff Taylor has bought into Obama's health care propaganda. A commercial staring Andy Griffith is now airing nationwide in an effort to sell Obamacare's supposed Medicare benefits and boost unfavorable polling numbers. Here's one line from the ad: "With the new health care law, more good things are coming: free checkups, lower prescription costs, and better ways to protect us and Medicare from fraud." Why the push to senior citizens? Politico says they are the demographic "most skeptical" of the new law.

Here's the worst part: the commercial cost taxpayers $700,000! As if the new health care law wasn't already expensive enough, we're expected to dish out even more in order for Obama and friends to sell lies to the America people.

Andy Griffith's last line? "I think you're going to like it." Don't hold your breath, Sheriff.

Here's the video. Let us know your thoughts!