Chuck Norris weighs in on Obamacare: Martial-arts star no fan of proposed health-care reforms
Now the health-care debate is getting really rough. Chuck Norris is in the room. The martial-arts expert, star of TV's "Walker, Texas Ranger" and clearly a conservative in the political ring, has a few thoughts about so-called "Obamacare" -- the health reforms that President Barack Obama is promoting. "I decided to research the reasons so many are opposed to Obamacare to separate the facts from the fantasy," Norris wrote in an online essay at Townhall.com. "What I discovered is that there are indeed dirty little secrets buried deep within the 1,000-plus page health care bill." "Dirty secret No. 1 in Obamacare," Norris notes: "Home visitation programs for families with young children and families expecting children" ... providing parents with "knowledge of age-appropriate child development in cognitive, language, social, emotional, and motor domains ... modeling, consulting, and coaching on parenting practices." "Are you kidding me?" Norris asks. No kidding, respond those who lash back at Norris' karate chop on Obamacare. The home support proposed in the House bill is voluntary, they say. The black-belt master, a supporter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Republican, in the last presidential campaign, may have won a middleweight karate championship in 1968 and starred alongside Bruce Lee in "Way of the Dragon." But his credentials in the health-care debate of 2009 are another matter. Even if his tears really could cure cancer.