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You all know about Clint Eastwood's infamous rant against an empty chair at the RNC.  Now Chuck Norris is on the attack, too.

Multiple media outlets are reporting that Norris and his wife are appearing in a TV spot that urges people to vote against President Obama or else.  He literally predicts "1,000 years of darkness" for America if President Obama is re-elected.  Here's an excerpt from the CBS News.Com story (http://www.cbsnews.com/...):

Chuck Norris believes "our great country and freedom are under attack." And if evangelicals don't show up at the polls and vote out President Obama, "our country as we know it may be lost forever if we don't change the course our country is headed."

That's the message of a video Norris posted to YouTube over the weekend with the headline, "Chuck Norris' dire warning for America - 2012."

The video features Norris and his wife Gena, who hold hands and speak directly to the camera. Gena Norris states that "it is estimated that in the 2008 election, 30 million evangelical Christians stayed home on voting day, and Obama won the election by 10 million votes."

"We know you love your family and your freedom as much as Gena and I do," Chuck Norris then says. "And it is because of that we can no longer sit quietly or stand on the sidelines and watch our country go the way of socialism or something much worse."

Gena Norris then says "our only hope" is for evangelicals to both register and vote.

That's followed by Chuck Norris quoting this line from Edmund Burke: "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men and women do nothing." He then quotes Ronald Reagan saying "freedom is never more then one generation away from extinction."

These people sound like they really believe President Obama is the Anti-Christ.  Geeze, makes you wonder if these old action heroes took one too many blows to the head back in their hey days.  What's next?  A major African-American female rap star rapping about how she's voting for Romney? Unreal.

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  •  Korea War 'Tween Generation Before Boomers (1+ / 0-)
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    Dood Abides

    They never got past Brown v Board. Everything the country accomplished beginning that day till Reagan has pissed them off even more than the previous thing.

    A social club of Herself's is mostly that age here in blue NE Ohio. I went to my first function but with all the bitching about the n'ers and being unable to grope women on the job any more and government socialism cutting into their medicare, I had to walk out after half an hour.

    Generations aren't unanimous of course, many of the great figures from back in that day were from this group too. However as a whole they and the tail end of the "Greatest" generation are the rightwing seniors that have been whipping liberal boomers' asses since 1968 and kicked the snot out of the Democrats 2 years ago.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 10:29:38 AM PDT

  •  If Chuck has one more face lift (5+ / 0-)

    His pee-pee is gonna be mistaken for his nose.  He's as fake as his fight scenes.

  •  I couldn't believe the part where Norris says... (13+ / 0-)
    "Barack Obama threatens our very way of life. He wants to ban the sale of ill-fitting hairpieces!"
    •  LOLOLOL. But seriously. I refuse to go see that (5+ / 0-)

      stupid expendables movie because he's in it. I refuse to put money into this bigots pocket and I think others should as well. My bf really wants to see it but I told him no. and if he gets the dvd I told him I don't want it in my house.  My nail lady's mom is a big fan of walker texas whatever and since 08 when she found out what smack he was talking about Obama, she refuses to watch it on the teevee machine too.

      We need to boycot this bigot and do it bigtime.

      •  Here is another Chuck Norris endorsement (1+ / 0-)
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        Kwik

        to boycott. The Laundry detergent ERA has a new advertisement featuring an endorsement by Chuck Norris. I for one will not be buying ERA laundry soap ever again. This is easy simply because there is plenty of competing better known laundry detergents out there to choose from; so help yourself and help us by washing old chuckie baby out with the TIDE!!

    •  No wonder Trump hates him (4+ / 0-)

      Norris has always been a neanderthal knucklehead. He's one of those guys like Steven Seagal (AKA The Ponytail That Speaks) and Jean-Claude Van Damme (AKA The Muscles From Brussels AKA The Stooge From Bruges) whose career in film and TV is an ineffable mystery.

      One can only assume that these clowns have photos of the producer in deeply compromising positions--nothing else makes sense.

  •  Norris has been a wingnut for some time now - (8+ / 0-)

    he's quite different from Clint Eastwood.  But yeah, it does seem like the GOP's pop culture spokespersons are very old white guys who used to play heroes in movies decades ago.  

    At least Eastwood doesn't wear a ridiculous looking hairpiece.

  •  1000 years? (3+ / 0-)
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    It's a bit presumptuous to assume that the United States in its current form would even exist 1000 years from now. Chuck should learn a little history. You know who else claimed a 1000 year empire....

  •  The Republican base is instinct-driven (2+ / 0-)
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    They fluctuate between adulation and antagonism, but like all fans, they are fickle.  So, the Republican political flunkies have been working non-stop to keep President Obama from turning into a star attraction.

    It started with this ad, an effort to inoculate the citizenry with irony.  It was a failed effort.  But, conservatives are creatures of habit, so they've got to go back to the same themes.

    We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 10:33:11 AM PDT

  •  Comma separating your tags is a bad idea ;D (5+ / 0-)
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    Yeah, they DO believe Obama is the anti-Christ. A year or so ago a poll found that 8% of Repukes in NJ (IIRC) though Obama was the anti-Christ and another 20% "weren't sure". Holy fuck! Really, one in three NJ republicans think Obama is or could be the anti-Christ? The crazy train pulled into the station and they all hopped on board with a one-way ticket to Stupidville.

    Romney's religion is only an issue because he's a high priest in the Church of Mammon.

    by ontheleftcoast on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 10:33:14 AM PDT

    •  First, there are lots of studid people in NJ. (3+ / 0-)

      That's how Governor Ralph Kramden got elected in a three way race in the last election for Governor.  

      Second, it is interesting that these people think that Obama is the anti-Christ and are cheerful to cast their lot with a slick looking guy who looks like the guy who comes out when your car salesman says "I've got to go run this deal by my Manager" who then tries to talk you into the undercoating a permanent shine finish.  If those people are so concerned with the anti-Christ, why are they so willing to surrender their fate to a person who's religion is profoundly different from that as expressed in the Old and New Testament of the Judao-Christian Bible?  So different that it needed another holy scripture to make it complete.  

      I place no religious test as a person's fitness for candidacy, however, I suspect that people comfortable with speaking of President Obama as the Anti-Christ do have such a test.  It is interesting that a person from a religion that they profess to be a cult passes muster yet someone who is a fellow Christian does not.  Could there be something unique to President Obama that makes a difference?

      And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

      by MrJersey on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 11:28:33 AM PDT

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      •  I left Jersey 40+ years ago so my opinion of it (0+ / 0-)

        is somewhat dulled by time and distance. The whole LDS Bible should be blaring like the trumpet of the angels. If you were really into that whole "false prophet" thing then a follower of Joseph Smith, and not just a follower but a leader in the church -- Romney is Bishop Romney, should be making you screech in horror. But, as you note, they already think Obama is a secret Muslim because of that one thing that makes him different -- the amount of melanin in his skin.

        Romney's religion is only an issue because he's a high priest in the Church of Mammon.

        by ontheleftcoast on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 11:37:05 AM PDT

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      •  Gov. Ralph Kramden...good one (2+ / 0-)
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        I can't help noticing that President Obama has a heckuva tan...I wonder if that has any bearing on the way the Goober Pyle-wing of the Republicants think?

        (In fairness to Goober Pyle, he was actually a sweet guy and nothing at all like these vicious assholes).

      •  Gov. Ralph Kramden! ROTFLMAO! (0+ / 0-)

        What a great description of Christie.  Surprised I've never heard that one before or even thought of it myself.  That's really funny.

  •  Chuck Norris has no chance against Obama Badger... (2+ / 0-)
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    ...Obama Badger just TAKES Chuck Norris...

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    Dudehisattva...

    "Generosity, Ethics, Patience, Effort, Concentration, and Wisdom"

    by Dood Abides on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 10:33:53 AM PDT

  •  Can only speak once they're successful (2+ / 0-)
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    Many actors are afraid to speak out about being a righty because they fear being blacklisted.  Only once they've achieved success and no longer care, they pull these stunts.  I  say boycott anything either of 'em does from this point on.

    •  Or, on the other hand, maybe having (1+ / 0-)
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      recognition makes them a better choice to speak for the republicans.  I don't think any of the lesser known actors fear speaking for the republicans, they just aren't asked to.


      The religious fanatics didn't buy the republican party because it was virtuous, they bought it because it was for sale

      by nupstateny on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 11:49:55 AM PDT

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    •  Patricia Heaton is... (0+ / 0-)

      very much of a wingnut, too. She had the audacity to side with Limbaugh when he was slamming Sandra Fluke.

  •  Maybe they tell themselves (3+ / 0-)
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    darkness is coming if Obama is reelected to not have to face the fact it's the color of his skin that is the real reason for their discomfort. They are racist, admitted or not, that is what it comes down to. If they were objective they would see Obama is not a socialist, far from it.
    There is no help for these people, but they could bring this country to it's knees and then we have to take the country back from them.
    Some days I think it's the only way to rebuilt this country.

    El pueblo unido jamás será vencido. The people united will never be defeated

    by mint julep on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 10:37:54 AM PDT

    •  That socialist nonsense... (0+ / 0-)

      they spew really ticks me off.  Seems they don't even know what a socialist is, only that it's dog whistle code to the non-informed that President Obama is somehow trying to destroy the American way of life by giving hard working folks money to the lazy and undeserving.

  •  In Norris' case, it's brain damage (1+ / 0-)
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    ...and not much there to start with.

    America, we can do better than this...

    by Randomfactor on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 10:46:27 AM PDT

  •  Chuck: The only ones attacking our freedom... (2+ / 0-)
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    are you and the bigoted, racist religious tyrants and women-hating thugs you are hanging out with.

    But, I think I understand what's behind your concern.  You are concerned that someone might interfere with your freedom to bully anyone and everyone who doesn't agree with your beliefs and who doesn't want you to impose your will onto them.  

  •  Chuck who™? n/t (3+ / 0-)
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    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 10:57:49 AM PDT

  •  they are terrified (2+ / 0-)
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    They know the brown people are taking over and their days are numbered.

  •  The stark difference between the picture of a (2+ / 0-)
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    young Clint Eastwood and the befudled acting old man on the stage made me sad.  I think of the phrase Star light, star bright, First star I see tonight ...  And then that wish is for a time and place that never really existed, and then it just makes me sadder for them.  They're not grounded in reality from all I can see from living with my "conservative" sister and her boyfriend.  Their facts are skewered, they pine for days that never existed, they're older but hang on to youth.  Very sad indeed.  It's like a freaking alternate universe, honestly.

    "They love the founding fathers so much they will destroy everything they created and remake it in Rush Limbaughs image." MinistryofTruth, 9/29/11

    by AnnieR on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 11:23:49 AM PDT

    •  ... and of course as soon as I hit post it entered (1+ / 0-)
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      my head:  this backward thinking has no place in a fact based society that looks to the future.

      "They love the founding fathers so much they will destroy everything they created and remake it in Rush Limbaughs image." MinistryofTruth, 9/29/11

      by AnnieR on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 11:26:31 AM PDT

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  •  Norris isn't new to the defeat Obama (1+ / 0-)
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    club.  He was Huckabee's sidekick in the last presidential election, saying the same things.

    It did boost his ratings or re-runs.


    The religious fanatics didn't buy the republican party because it was virtuous, they bought it because it was for sale

    by nupstateny on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 11:44:25 AM PDT

  •  This isn't new (2+ / 0-)
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    Chuck Norris pulled this crap during the last election also. No one listened then either.

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