Glenn Beck prepared his listeners Friday for a "radical" Supreme Court nominee after news broke that Justice John Paul Stevens would retire at the end of the court's current term.
Beck believes that President Obama will--"if he's smart"--select a "gay-handicapped-black woman who's an immigrant" to energize what Beck perceives to be the president's flagging Democratic base. The Fox News host told radio listeners that the diversity of the imaginary, aforementioned nominee would be used against critics to "make the right and the middle-right into monsters."
Beck: She could be the devil, she could say 'I hate America, I want to destroy America,' and that way they'll only be able to say, 'Oh, Why do you hate gay immigrant black, gay, handicapped women.' Because that's what this has to be. It must be about.. And when I say this, I mean all of it.
They must energize their base. And Their base is getting smaller and smaller. Their base is becoming unions, thugs, MoveOn.org, Huffington Post--that's their base.
And anybody who has said, 'OK, wait a minute. I wanted universal health care. This is starting to spook me.'
They must make the right and the middle-right into monsters. Because they're losing those people on the middle-left ... those people on the middle-left back into their camp. And they can't do it without hatred and fear. That's all they're doing. That's why as they get louder, we must get softer.
Beck might be disappointed in Obama's nominee.
While there's no word yet from the White House about the identity of the president's selection, HuffPost reporters Ryan Grim and Sam Stein have identified Elena Kagan, Obama's solicitor general, as a frontrunner.
LISTEN: Beck imagines "gay-handicapped-balck woman who's an immigrant" as Obama's next nominee