Newt Gingrich has picked up the single most important celebrity endorsement, with all that fact says about the mentality of right-wing voters in America. Forget Gary Busey, he’s got Chuck Norris now. He begins his endorsement with all the stupidity we would expect from him:
Our republic as America’s founders created it is under assault from extremists outside our country and anti-constitutionalists inside our country. Combined with the flailing American economy and global markets, Western civilization remains on the brink, as experts and all the GOP presidential candidates agree.
Let’s see, our republic as America’s founders created it. That would mean women not being allowed to vote; blacks being counted as 3/5 of a human being; slavery being not only legal but enforced by laws that required states without slavery to return the “property” of slaveholders back to them if they managed to escape; the Senate being unelected; and the states having the full authority to violate rights at will, including restricting citizenship and the right to run for office not only to Christians, but even to particular types of Christians, and even throw people in jail for worshiping in an unapproved manner. I see why Chuck Norris thinks that’s a good idea, but sane people don’t.
We agree with our friend and governor of the great state of Texas, Rick Perry, when he suspended his campaign and endorsed Gingrich, that Newt “has the heart of a conservative reformer.” We believe Newt’s experience, leadership, knowledge, wisdom, faith and even humility to learn from his failures (personal and public) can return America to her glory days.
Gingrich responded to Norris’ endorsement in a similar vein Friday evening. “Honored to have Chuck Norris’ endorsement,” Gingrich tweeted. “He will make an excellent Secretary of Attack.”
He followed it up on a more serious note. “In all seriousness, Chuck is a great American and man of deep convictions. Very flattered.”
Chuck Norris isn’t a great American. He’s a famous one, but that isn’t the same thing as great. As for his convictions, he is a typical American because his convictions are little more than childish platitudes and imbecilities.