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'Boycott Chuck Norris'
Real Clear Politics ^ | January 25, 2008 | Blake Dvorak

Posted on 01/25/2008 5:21:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

That's the name of a new anti-Huckabee web site started by former Thompson staffer Darrel Ng. Jonathan Martin has more on the site:

Now that his candidate is out of the race, one Thompson staffer has gone the next stop and is actively working against Huck. Sorta.

Darrel Ng, perhaps the heartiest and most dogged of Thompson's aides and somebody who logged many a mile on the Fred bus, has launched a website called "Boycott Chuck Norris."

Yup, Ng now wants people to show their disregard for Huck by not patronizing any companies that use Norris as a pitchman. The actor/exercise maven is, of course, a staple of Huck's campaign, stumping with him throughout the country and even showing up at press conferences.

"I came up with the idea earlier this week, and since I recently found myself with some time on my hands, I decided to put this together," Ng said in an e-mail when asked how the site came about.

It's a pretty angry site and certainly doesn't cast its creator in the most generous light. But then, Ng is entirely correct to say that Norris' advocacy of Huckabee has made him fair game in the political arena.


TOPICS: Arkansas; California; Tennessee; Campaign News; Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: advertising; chucknorris; election; electionpresident; elections; endorsements; fred; fredheads; fredthompson; gop; huckabee; huckster; mikehuckabee; republicans; television; thompson
Good idea, IMO.
1 posted on 01/25/2008 5:21:28 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, count me in. Can’t stand Huck and have boycotted Chuckie for years.


2 posted on 01/25/2008 5:24:08 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Easier to boycott the Universe than Chuck Norris.


3 posted on 01/25/2008 5:26:07 PM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (Global warming is the new Marxism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The blog is http://boycottchucknorris.typepad.com/boycottchucknorris/


4 posted on 01/25/2008 5:29:41 PM PST by indcons
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Doesn’t matter to me, one way or another. Chuck Norris may believe in his man Huck, but I do not, cannot, and will not.

The whole idea seems to be trying to punish Chuck Norris for exercising his constitutional right to express himself politically. Gee - I thought we believed in the first amendment, as conservatives.

I won’t purposefully boycott Chuck, but I will ignore his political advice.

Just my $.02.


5 posted on 01/25/2008 5:31:38 PM PST by MortMan (Have a pheasant plucking day!)
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To: All

Some people need to get a life.


6 posted on 01/25/2008 5:37:37 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is just childish. This going after the people who DO endorsements, simply because you don’t like their candidates, really poisons the political landscape. If a public person has done something WRONG or ILLEGAL, then you go after them for it. But to attack a man’s livelyhood just because he likes a candidate you disapprove of is wrong.


7 posted on 01/25/2008 5:38:58 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

It does seem kind of petty. Go after the candidate but leave the endorsers alone.

Reminds me of the poster who said Chuck Yeager is a cross dresser because he endorsed Hunter.


8 posted on 01/25/2008 5:41:19 PM PST by cripplecreek (Duncan Hunter, Conservative excellence in action.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
IMO, huck was/is a liberal’s wet dream, second only to the idea of McCain going 3rd party or joining hillary on her ticket.

The guy has zero chance to win, and has diluted a very large fraction of voters to join him in tilting at windmills.

I openly believe that Fred would be in this race were it not for Huck, but, in fact, that is the position that we have contributed to by electing RINOs to the party.

Rove was right. We will fall in line. - Just like the black vote stays on the Master’s plantation, when a real Conservative bows out, the supporters rush to a socialist RINO type, who they all believe has “the best chance” to defeat hillary.

Well, that proves Rove right, and loses the election to boot.

and then we will all sit around pointing fingers and saying, “how did it come to this?”

It came to this by doing exactly what we are doing, and the GOP is simply following the path of least resistance that they perceive will garner power.

Nothing was learned in 06.

9 posted on 01/25/2008 5:46:25 PM PST by bill1952 (The right to buy weapons is the right to be free)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

“This is just childish. This going after the people who DO endorsements, simply because you don’t like their candidates, really poisons the political landscape. If a public person has done something WRONG or ILLEGAL, then you go after them for it. But to attack a man’s livelyhood just because he likes a candidate you disapprove of is wrong.”

Agreed.


10 posted on 01/25/2008 5:49:31 PM PST by AuntB (" DON'T LET THE PRESS PICK YOUR CANDIDATE!" Mrs. Duncan Hunter 1/5/08)
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To: All

I heard that Norris and Huckabeast were lovers.


11 posted on 01/25/2008 5:53:44 PM PST by aj7360
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Agreed-it is childish, petty, and wrong.

I wonder who the guy is supporting now.


12 posted on 01/25/2008 5:59:10 PM PST by fetal heart beats by 21st day (Defending human life is not a federalist issue. It is the business of all of humanity.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s silly. It’s a free country, and if Chuck Norris truly thinks that Huckabee would be a good President, he has every right to say so, even if he is mistaken.


13 posted on 01/25/2008 6:24:44 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (You can't be serious about national security unless you're serious about border security)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Darrel Ng needs to get a life.


14 posted on 01/25/2008 7:13:14 PM PST by Reagan Man (FUHGETTABOUTIT Rudy....... Conservatives don't vote for liberals!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Uh, no, thanx. I don’t waste my boycotts on stupid issues.


15 posted on 01/25/2008 7:14:52 PM PST by purpleraine
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I DO NOT support Huck, but boycotting Chuck is silly.
16 posted on 01/25/2008 7:25:21 PM PST by chaos_5 (The Republic is doomed!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“’Boycott Chuck Norris’”

Isn’t that a little bit, well, childish?


17 posted on 01/25/2008 9:31:22 PM PST by COgamer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

sorry I won’t boycott Norris, that is childish

He has been on the right side of politics his whole career in a community that eschews that.

so what if you don’t like his GOP preference....just let it go.


18 posted on 01/26/2008 10:01:19 AM PST by wardaddy (Political Correctness is to Western Culture what the Aids virus is to the cake community)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is a free country and anyone can endorse anyone they wish. I personally like Chuck Norris, and think he’s misguided, but if everyone boycotted everyone who endorsed somebody we didn’t like or disagreed with, then no one would sell records or movies.


19 posted on 01/26/2008 12:56:51 PM PST by murron
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To: bill1952
This is not right. Regardless of whether you like Chuck Norris or not. We should not be in the business of trying to personally destroy a private citizen, or anyone for that matter, because they endorsed a candidate we don't like!

Isn't that what this is about?? Why not just also, personally destroy Huck for daring to run and expose those who contributed to his campaign and attack them as well?!

This is the kind of stuff the Democrats do. This is not the direction any of us should be moving towards. It is a waste of time and energy. We have enough battles to fight and we don't need to engage in this kind of crap!

20 posted on 01/27/2008 6:24:55 AM PST by freemike
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To: freemike

Um, actually my post had nothing to do with any boycott.
Kind of a little thread hijack.

I like Chuck, and though I am puzzled by his choices, they are his to make.


21 posted on 01/27/2008 8:03:06 AM PST by bill1952 (The right to buy weapons is the right to be free)
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To: bill1952

Sorry,, I was certain I clicked on the right post. That was weird. I was at the top of the page.


22 posted on 01/27/2008 11:25:11 AM PST by freemike
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t know what’s gotten into to Chuck Norris. His endorsement of Huck is sad.


23 posted on 01/27/2008 11:26:53 AM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I’ve been boycotting Chuck for over 30 years, he’s always been referred to as F*** Norris at my house. Nothing personal (at least until lately), I just abhor martial arts movies, I also call Jean-Claude Van Damme “Van Dammit”. However, Norris has gotten to the point lately where he reminds me of William Shatner...he’s just extremely annoying and an embarrassment to himself in public.
24 posted on 01/28/2008 8:04:24 AM PST by ravingnutter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As a Fred supporter I think this boycott is ridiculous. Mr. Ng is upset because he gave up a $110,280 job back in September to work for Fred. That's a risk one takes in politics, especially in the primaries.

It looks like Mr. Ng is not squeaky clean either:

In 2002, while serving as spokesman for California's outgoing Secretary of State's gubernatoral campaign, Ng was in the spotlight for another Internet campaign on behalf of his boss, Bill Jones. Despite the state's anti-spam law, the campaign sent out thousands of unsolicited e-mails urging California voters to vote for Jones in the upcoming primary. It was the third wave of what many considered spam by the campaign.

Ng defended the mailings, saying they weren't spam, but instead an "innovative way to use the Internet," reported Wired News.

Ng says his current innovative way of using the Internet won't stop until Chuck Norris is no longer affiliated with the view that evolution does not exist and the idea that AIDS patients should be isolated. Only then will he end his personal boycott and urge others to do the same.
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=59911

25 posted on 01/28/2008 10:43:50 AM PST by Proverbs 3-5
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To: aj7360

Pick that up on your gaydar?


26 posted on 01/28/2008 6:06:58 PM PST by Corin Stormhands (**insert witty tagline here**)
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