Monthly Archives: August 2016

ARCHIE BUNKER FOR PRESIDENT!?

August 2016. A recent interview with Norman Lear led immediately to the answer to this question: who does Donald Trump remind me of? Answer: Aechie Bunker,the central character in the 1970s sitcom. Archie was bombastic, ignorant, bigoted, and a Yankee. He despised Black folks and liberals and almost anyone who did not shoot from the hip every time he opened his mouth. Of course Archie was a blue collar working man, not an extremely wealthy blowhard with a series of trophy wives. The lack of formal education and relative poverty also helped make Archie’s anger and sarcasm expressions of ┬áthe difficulties of his class and circumstances. But the quality of speech was so much the same!