Chuck Norris Endorses Scott Walker In Wisconsin Recall
Martial artist, conservative pundit, and Internet meme Chuck Norris got invovled with the Wisconsin recall election this week, official endorsing embattled Gov. Scott Walker. The star of Delta Force and Sidekicks urged voters to oppose the recall, which he described as the product of “Wisconsin Democrats, Washington elite and insiders, and liberal special interests.”
Norris made the comments in his column on conservative outlet WorldNetDaily, a site widely known as a primary source of Obama birther conspiracy theories. Norris did not address Walker’s battles with organized labor and collective bargaining rights, or the governor’s own influx of outside money. Rather, he emphasized the recall election as a nationally important statement:
The last thing Wisconsin and our republic needs is another tax-and-spend liberal in charge of its state. If that happens, we conservatives must also be realistic about this: If the far left can recall Gov. Walker, then it could open the floodgates to sweep the country with more of the same recalls.
Though known in pop culture as an action star, Norris is perhaps better known in certain circles as an outspoken born-again Christian and evangelist. He endorsed Gov. Mike Huckabee in the 2008 Republican primary.
Today’s recall is expected to be close, but Gov. Walker is leading Democratic challenger and former Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in the polls. Democrats have brought in their own celebrity firepower with former President Bill Clinton.