What TV shows transcend America's cultural wars, and what shows do not.
Would Al Bundy and Ron Swanson be good examples of more recent Archie Bunker-like characters? Bundy is kind of a clown, but his brutal honesty made him sort of a folk hero. Swanson is a surprisingly positive character, and is admired even by people who normally find libertarians repulsive.
Good read, the way you formatted it was engaging