President Norris

PRESIDENT NORRIS…. Have I mentioned lately how incredibly nutty the far-right can be?

Actor Chuck Norris has his eyes on the presidency, but not the White House. Norris wrote that he would be interested in becoming the president of Texas, if the state were ever to secede from the Union.

“I may run for president of Texas,” Norris wrote Monday in a column posted at WorldNetDaily. “That need may be a reality sooner than we think. If not me, someone someday may again be running for president of the Lone Star state, if the state of the union continues to turn into the enemy of the state.”

The actor claimed “thousands of cell groups will be united around the country in solidarity over the concerns for our nation” and said that if states decide to secede from the union, that Texas would lead the way.

“Anyone who has been around Texas for any length of time knows exactly what we’d do if the going got rough in America,” Norris wrote.

I found that last point especially interesting. Apparently, according to Norris, those who’ve been around Texas know that when the “going gets rough” in the United States, the Texans get going — into leaving the United States and forming their own country.

And what, pray tell, is it that made Norris so angry that he’s openly speculating about secession and “revolution”? His column is a little short on the list of grievances, expect to note, “[T]he Obama administration just pledged $900 million in U.S. taxpayer-funded aid to Hamas-controlled Gaza and Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority.”

That’s it? Norris is talking about organizing revolutionary “cell groups” because of foreign aid that helps maintain some semblance of stability in Israel?

There’s been some talk about the various GOP factions. Paul Krugman has talked about the “Beavis and Butthead” wing of the Republican Party. Josh Marshall has references the “Neanderthal” wing. I’m open to suggestion, but I’m inclined to call folks like Norris and Glenn Beck the deranged wing of the GOP.