Fresh off warning us that President Obama intends to create a "one world order," Chuck Norris went on Sean Hannity's show last night on Fox and described his eliminationist fantasies if he ran for office:
Hannity: Why don't you run? No no no, there's a solution -- why wouldn't you -- Chuck Norris could be governor of Texas one day.
Norris: You know why? Because I'd be sitting here with my opponent, and debating, and then he would start attacking my character, and I'd jump over there and choke him unconscious.
Hannity: You have more control than that!
Norris: I don't! That's the problem, you know. I have a thin skin. It was really tough in the film world. And in the political world, you know, I'd be killing half the people.
Because, you know, nothing bespeaks personal character like the volatile use of violence on your opponents.
He goes on to explain why he wouldn't fit well in political arenas like the Senate:
Norris: You know, with all the senators, you can't get anything done. You know, it's always right and left --
Hannity: No, no, you can, I disagree with you. You can.
Norris: Well, what I'd have to do, I'd have to choke out all the Democrats.
Hannity: [laughs] Well, it's a good start.
He also describes one of the eliminationist "jokes" in his new book:
Norris: One of the "facts" there [in his book] is America is not a democracy, it's a Chucktatership. And if it was, I said I would go to Congress, I'd line up every member of Congress, and I'd have Ron Paul, who I believe is one of the, probably one of the more honest ones there, I'd say, 'Ron, point out the honest ones' --
Hannity: I like Ron Paul. He's nuts.
Norris: Yeah, I know. That's why I like him. But anyway, I'd choke out the dis -- every dishonest politician that's up there.
Evidently, that would perforce include "all the Democrats." And any non-Paulbot Republicans. Which is most of them.
Well, paranoia and eliminationist violence often go hand in hand. And eventually, for the paranoid, the violence ceases to be a mere fantasy.
Cross-posted at Crooks and Liars.