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Norris Throws Down for ‘Warrior’ Gingrich

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Posted on Feb 6, 2012
AP / Tony Gutierrez

Chuck Norris, center, looks on during a ceremony where he was made an honorary Texas Ranger on Dec. 2, 2010, in Garland, Texas as Rangers Ronald Pettigrew, rear left, and Lt. William Bennie look on.

Conservative power ranger Chuck Norris has come out swinging for the GOP once again—this time, he’s willing to lend his unique celebrity brand to give Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign a boost with a memorably worded endorsement only he (along with, perhaps, a small army of savvy flacks) could compose. Take it away, Chuck.  —KA

“PopWatch” in Entertainment Weekly:

The actor, an avowed Republican, explains at the outset of an epic editorial on WND that, “As a six-time undefeated middleweight world karate champion, I have a pretty good idea what makes a warrior.” In the nearly 1,400 words that follow, the fiery-spirited, flame-haired Golden Boot Award winner lays out “the trifecta of tyranny” that Newt Gingrich, his new favorite Republican candidate is facing. Namely, foe Mitt Romney’s massive funding, the dreaded mainstream media (MSM), and the ”elite power mongering” forces within the GOP party itself. As you might expect, Norris’s editorial is peppered with phrases that would make you think Gingrich is a ninja assassin under siege of a thousand enemies — not a doughy former college professor.

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By kogwonton, February 9, 2012 at 9:08 am Link to this comment

Doesn’t he sell THY-MASTER do-hickeys?

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By Beltwaylaid, February 8, 2012 at 10:33 am Link to this comment
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The Hair Club for Nematodes endorses the Holy Leader of the Fire-spitting Club of Salamanders….

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By JimBob, February 7, 2012 at 6:25 pm Link to this comment

Easy to tell that Chuck is getting serious about politics:
he’s got Senator Hair.

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By robert in london, February 7, 2012 at 5:35 pm Link to this comment
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Who is Steven Seagal endorsing? Be nice to see him and Norris go at it in the octogenarianagon.

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By pundaint, February 7, 2012 at 1:38 pm Link to this comment

How long does it take for a Head shot from Bruce Lee to manifest?

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By allen, February 7, 2012 at 12:14 pm Link to this comment
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It’s perfectly understandable why the endorsement of a martial artist like Mr. Norris gets press attention and perhaps even brings a smile to the face of Mr. Gingrich.  After all, who knows more about how to kick ass and take names than Chuck?  And, in case you hadn’t noticed, this country’s all about kickin’ ass and takin’ names.  We’ve been doin’ that for decades now.

If, by some miracle, Newt wins his party’s nomination and then goes on to defeat the president in the general election—a long shot, I know—then you may be looking here at the next Secretary of Defense.  Though I imagine Mr. Norris would prefer to retitle the office “Secretary of Offense.”

Hajime.

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By mr.ed, February 7, 2012 at 11:17 am Link to this comment

What’s in that hair dye, anyway? It’s soaked through his skull and killed his brain cells.

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By upgradeyourlife, February 7, 2012 at 7:50 am Link to this comment

The question isn’t who he is endorsing, but why, as in
why would anyone care who chuck norris endorses for
president

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By dsmith, February 7, 2012 at 5:08 am Link to this comment
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With his money he should really have a talk with William Shatner and get the name of the guy who makes his realistic looking hair piece. That one looks like a mop on his head.

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By Mike Strong, February 6, 2012 at 10:00 pm Link to this comment

Wow, The Onion has heavy competition. Earlier today it was Hoekstra’s ad which I at first thought had to be satire. I’m still having a hard time believing it. Now we have Chuck Norris endorsing Newt and someone suggests Steven Seagal is next on stage. The comedy/satire channel is out of business. Just put this stuff on C-Span.

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By prisnersdilema, February 6, 2012 at 9:15 pm Link to this comment

It’s very sad to see Mr. Norris this way, aging, gracelessly..

For once I wish he would just break down, and let out all the pain, instead of
holding on. No one can be tough for ever, and its just as well.

I understand, that he’s built a career on being hard, but eventually whether you
like it or not hardness, turns to softness. It’s time to let go, of all that….

Gingrich, is not the right man for this country. No matter how beautiful and
enticing his lies are, they are still lies. He tries to act tough as well, but the trail of
women in his life, indicates that inside, he is a ball of need…. and that should
worry everyone.

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By D.R. Zing, February 6, 2012 at 8:17 pm Link to this comment

Now there’s a guy who’s been kicked in the head one too
many times.

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By rumblingspire, February 6, 2012 at 6:03 pm Link to this comment
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HERE COME COWBOYS - PSYCHEDELIC FURS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BBl_Ej2OoI

“they’re no fun at all”

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By BrooklynDame, February 6, 2012 at 4:49 pm Link to this comment

Two words: Bleedin’ eijit.


http://borderlessnewsandviews.com/

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By PatrickHenry, February 6, 2012 at 4:22 pm Link to this comment

Acting skills commensurate with Political skills.

I can see why they were meant for each other.

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By Sid, February 6, 2012 at 4:06 pm Link to this comment
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I would not be worrying too much about Newt but more about how you got ripped off on that rediculous hairpiece you are wearing!

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By Jeff N., February 6, 2012 at 3:28 pm Link to this comment

Now there’s a beautiful headline.. I can only hope the Steven Seagal endorsement of god-knows-who is moments away

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By SarcastiCanuck, February 6, 2012 at 2:54 pm Link to this comment
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Noooooooooooooo,say it ain’t so Chuck.Newt???Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

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