Legendary action star Chuck Norris says he’s entering the political ring in Tuesday’s recall election for the governorship of Wisconsin, to offset the influence of Democrat powerhouses looking to oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
Norris himself is not seeking office, but he’s throwing his name and weight behind Walker.
“When I saw [Democrats] also send in the big guns, former President Bill Clinton himself, against Gov. Walker, I knew I had to enter the ring, too,” Norris says in a brand-new column on WND.
“There’s one primary reason that Clinton came out to Wisconsin to engage in the battle to recall Gov. Walker,” he explained.
“Democrats, liberals and progressives like him know that as Wisconsin goes on Tuesday, so possibly goes the nation in November. They fear that a win for Gov. Walker will contribute to conservative momentum that will ultimately lead to President Obama’s defeat in his campaign for re-election. And they’re right.
“While the fight for conservatives doesn’t start and stop in Wisconsin, it’s an OK Corral of sorts for Democrats and liberals. When their groundless recall of Gov. Walker is shot down, a potent statement will be sent across our land about the type of government We the People want.
“Walker’s recall is not just about Wisconsin; it is about national reform. It’s about living within our means. It’s about taking back our republic. It is about saving our nation and posterity, one election and state at a time.”
Norris says Walker has consistently and adamantly opposed big government and special interest solutions to fix Wisconsin.
He writes Wisconsin’s economy is stronger and more fiscally solvent because of Gov. Walker’s leadership, and points out a new Marquette University Law School poll revealed that citizens – 50 percent to 43 percent – believed Walker would do a better job with the economy than his opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
“On Day One in office,” says Norris, “Gov. Walker began to implement a comprehensive Emergency Jobs Plan. As his website explains, he and the Wisconsin Legislature passed measures that included, but were not limited to:
- cutting taxes on small businesses
- curbing frivolous lawsuits that drove costs up
- eliminating the state tax on health savings accounts
- reforming the Department of Commerce into a true economic development agency
- immediately convening a waste, fraud and abuse commission that was intent on curtailing wasteful spending at all levels of state government.”
Norris, who actively pushed former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee during the 2008 presidential cycle, says Walker is not a RINO, or “Republican in name only:”
“He walks his conservative talk. He refuses special interests. He opposes accumulating debt and raising deficits. He cuts excess spending. And he stands for issues that are important to every conservative, Constitution- and freedom-loving patriot.”
Norris is perhaps best-known for his roles in TV’s “Walker, Texas Ranger” and the “Missing in Action” film series.