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Video - Chuck Norris's dire warning of an Obama re-election
Skeeve
I've disliked Norris for many years and not only for his stupid internet meme:

“If we look to history, our great country and freedom are under attack,” Norris warns, standing next to his wife. “We’re at a tipping point and, quite possibly, our country as we know it may be lost forever if we don’t change the course in which our country is headed.”




"Our great president, Ronald Reagan said, 'Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same.'"

Likewise, Gena noted, "President Reagan went on to say that 'You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.'"

Chuck Norris concludes the announcement by encouraging Americans to close ranks and defend their great nation "for God and country."

"Please stand with us," he urges. "Let's unite for God and country. And may God continue to bless the United States of America. See you at the polls."


Nice dog whistle they have there.
"The world is my country, and do good is my religion." - Thomas Paine
 
Theory_Execution
It really does get crazy in America when the voting is coming up.

In the UK, people dont listen to any of them.
 
JohnH
Chuck Norris is a good christian and one we should listen to about morality. But to do this we must ignore the child he fathered when having an affair out of wedlock (oh how religious on both our parts) and did not meet until the child was 26. He has 5 children and 6 grandchildren, I am a little obsessive about population control but I think most people would agree that this is excessive.

Or how about marrying a woman 23 years younger than oneself because you are a "star" and can do it.

From such people christians get there moral and political values.

This stated while ignoring the fallacies of Obama as a socialist and out to destroy our personal rights.
 
seeker
Currently there is a significant portion of the US that believe the things in that video.

We tend to forget that few people really want to take the time from their lives to understand things like politics. They watch the news or read the papers and they trust what they see. Right now there is so much misinformation floating around that people in the US really have to make an effort to find out what is really going on politically.

As long as guys like Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Rielly have big audiences videos like the one in the OP will have their followers.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
 
Cynic
As much as most people tend to agree that it's silly to be "single issue" voters, I think most people are -- even if their issue changes from time to time. It's an amazingly seductive thing, really, and "both" sides encourage it, more or less. It's not even wrong in all cases, IMO.

The problem I see with it is that people tend to fill in or modify their other position based upon what else is included with their pet issue (rather than keep them separate, as you might expect). I don't know if this is some cultural reflex or what, but that -- along with coming to think that anything in the other package must be as bad as yours is good -- is damned depressing.

But this is, in a nutshell, is why the right pushes single issues like religion and abortion: because it's sticky and they can attach the rest to it. How else, really, can we explain how no one ever agrees on any two things, and yet in politics we get the entire population slit down the middle?
 
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