Chuck Norris is once again endorsing a national political candidate, but this time it’s not Mike Huckabee, it’s Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel. Could Norris possibly be relevant in Israeli politics? I have no idea. But he uses the same mindless drivel when campaigning there as he does here.
While Benjamin Netanyahu faces the political battle of his life on the eve of Israel’s national election, Chuck Norris is blasting out his plea to Israelis to re-elect the prime minister.
“I watched Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech before Congress and saw a man who loves his country with all his heart and soul,” Norris said in one of his ads released Monday. “I also saw a strong leader, which is absolutely crucial for the safety of the Israeli people.”
Arguing that only Netanyahu’s Likud Party can ensure Israel’s peace and security, Norris added, “I’ve done three movies in Israel – ‘Delta Force’ being my favorite – and I formed many friendships while there. You have an incredible country, and we want to keep it that way.
“That’s why it’s so important to keep a leader who has the courage and vision to stand up against the evil forces that are threatening not only Israel but the United States. So I ask you to vote for Prime Minister Netanyahu on Election Day.”
Netanyahu tweeted his thanks to Norris for the endorsement:
“Thank you for the campaign support @chucknorris!” the prime minister tweeted Monday.
Can you imagine how Norris and the American right wing would react if a (gasp!) foreigner tried to insert himself into an American presidential election by making a commercial endorsing them? Treason! Jane Fonda! They obviously hate America! Rush Limbaugh would have a conniption. Sean Hannity would wear American flag underwear while reciting the pledge of allegiance. They’d go fucking ballistic.