GLENN: Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens has just announced his retirement. Not a surprise. We're trying to find out if doctors have been able to resuscitate Karl Marx so the president can appoint Karl Marx to the Supreme Court.
PAT: (Laughing). I think he might be beyond resuscitation.
GLENN: You think so?
PAT: Yeah. It's been too long.
GLENN: He won't take no for an answer! Why are you part of the party of no! No! We can't appoint Karl Marx to the Supreme Court! No! We can't bring him back to life!
PAT: I mean, maybe Friedrich Engels, but I think Karl Marx is beyond.
GLENN: Who is the replacement? Joe, you probably would know this. Do you have a microphone over there you can grab? Grab that. You just grab that one. Who are they talking about?
JOE: I think the two, the biggest ones, I don't recall their names, there are two females, one from the ninth circuit and one from the second circuit.
GLENN: The ninth Circuit Court of Appeals?
JOE: It's really tough to find a justice as truly radical as Stevens was.
PAT: He will do it.
GLENN: He would find them.
PAT: He will exceed John Paul Stevens, I think.
JOE: You think he will be up to it?
PAT: Yeah. But the good thing is you are replacing one radical with another.
GLENN: Oh, I have to tell you. I have to tell you. When I was on vacation, I had dinner some place and this woman, she was our waitress and she was from another country and she wouldn't take my plate away because I didn't eat my broccoli and she said, eat your broccoli. And I thought she was joking. And I said, I don't like she said, eat your greens; we need you. And so I sat there. She looked at me and she was, you know, I don't know. She was probably 50 or something and she reminded me of my mom and I'm like, okay. And so I ate my broccoli and she took it away. And Joe was there and we were joking about it because I thought, that's exactly what I would do with any of the conservative members of the court. Scalia, too much butter in that. I mean, I was at the you know, I'm at the 7 11 and he comes by with some Doritos: Put those back on the rack; here's an apple. You know what I mean? Please, dear God, protect those people because if we lose a conservative member, done. Just done. And there's no way that there's just no way. You notice that John Paul Stevens is doing it right now? Not letting any more time go by. Don't let anything else happen; get out now.
Who's next? Who's next in age? Ginsburg?
PAT: Well, you've got to think Ginsburg. She's been in ill health and she's been ailing. You would think.
GLENN: You would think the old ones generally are I mean, Thomas is go.
PAT: Kennedy's been there for a long time, but all of the, you know, all of the conservatives on the court are still pretty spry and two of them are brand new.
JOE: You know, this is really interesting because one of the most bruising political fights you can ever get into is over a Supreme Court justice, and the talking heads the consensus was there's no way Obama's going to risk this fight, he spent too much political capital, Stevens isn't going to retire until after the congressional elections. But if you were of the opinion that, look, you are always trying to instigate, you are trying to poke the other guy in the chest, the way to send that message is to get into a fight like this.
GLENN: And may I tell you something? That's why he will find somebody more liberal than John Paul Stevens. He will find somebody that the uber left is thrilled about because it will give him his bonafides on, look at who I am, I'm on your side. Are you kidding me? You name another president that would appoint this guy and I'll go down fighting for this guy and it will activate all the extreme left people and it will also poke the finger in the chest of anybody who reverse the republic as we understand it and it will ignite. I mean, this guy, he wants, he really wants us to be at each other's throats.
PAT: You know who would be perfect for that? Cass Sunstein.
GLENN: Oh, yeah.
PAT: Cass Sunstein, and he's been talked about.
GLENN: Wait, wait.
PAT: He's been talked about.
GLENN: I'm not convinced. I'm not convinced. Because you had people like Orrin Hatch who told me, oh, no, I looked at Cass Sunstein in the eye and, you know, George Bush looked Pooty Poot in the eye and saw a good guy. And I looked at Cass Sunstein in the eye and he just said that was all academic. What, are you mad? Are you insane? Why is nobody answering that question?
PAT: Answer the question for or
STU: We weren't sure if it was one of your voices in your head asking you that question and then you got confused.
GLENN: Arianna Huffington, I'm glad you could stop by.
PAT: I just thought the question was rhetorical, taken for granted.
GLENN: I mean, that's really, that really is it, isn't it? I mean, boy, look at that. That really is it. Why is he doing it right now?
STU: Well, it could be the good thing, it could be he thinks he's going to lose a lot of seats and he wants to get
GLENN: The Senate.
STU: Right? You don't think he is going to lose seats in the Senate?
PAT: A few.
GLENN: He will lose a few but they are not going to
PAT: But they can't lose control.
GLENN: They won't lose control of it.
STU: Right. But obviously when you have a big clearance, I mean, you can deal with a little bit, a little bit more.
GLENN: You still have filibuster. I mean, the time to do it was when you had 60.
STU: Right. But, you know, they were in the middle of the healthcare thing at 60. I mean, now they are not.
GLENN: They wanted to overload the system. You know that and I know that. I mean, this is why just answer the question: Why would Nancy Pelosi walk through a crowd that she thought was wildly
STU: It was sunny. It was sunny, it was warm and it was nice and she needed she was looking at a tan. She missed the tanning apartment. The Botox wasn't working well that day. She wanted to have a little glow.
PAT: And she wanted to show off that super big gavel she was
STU: It was an awesome gavel.
PAT: It was an awesome gavel.
STU: Historic gavel.
PAT: Did you like that gavel? I liked it.
GLENN: May I?
PAT: That's something you would see in your house, Glenn, you like that kind of paraphernalia.
STU: You answered the question.
GLENN: Could you answer it honestly?
PAT: No. What was your question again?
GLENN: The question was, the question was why would you do that?
STU: I mean, you want an attempt at a legitimate answer? Not that I necessarily believe this but, you know, she wanted to show a big historic moment where she's walking down. All the cameras were there to shoot her. She was on the front of every magazine or every newspaper the next day. She wanted a big grandiose moment walking with a historical gavel down the street because she's wonderful those people who loves the attention.
GLENN: Don't buy that at all. I don't buy that at all.
STU: I'm just trying to help.
GLENN: I think is it a more reasonable answer that they wanted the strife. They wanted yet another poke in the chest. That's all these people have been doing is poking you in the chest. That's it. They have not come out to hug you. They haven't come out they've called you every name in the book. They've done everything. If you really wanted to unite the country, they haven't used any of those steps. None of them. They haven't even cracked open the book. They don't even know what the front of book looks like. They've done everything they can to divide us. Everything.
Now, let's see who he picks. If he picks somebody that is reasonable, that is towards the center, then I would believe it. Then I would say, okay, well, maybe this isn't. But you mark my words. A radical is coming. Sotomayor. I'm sorry, gang, but she's a radical. He's going to pick another radical and it will be, no, no, and it will cause all kinds of problems in Washington, it will split the parties, it will you allow the Democrats to say they just hate women, they just hate Hispanic, they just hate a black, they just hate whatever, they just want to take away women's rights, they just hate gays. That's what it will be. I mean, if he's smart, he will find a gay handicapped black woman who's an immigrant. That's what because that way he could just say when she could be the devil. She could say "I hate America, I want to destroy America" and that way they will only be able to say, why do you hate gay immigrant black handicapped women? Why do you hate that? Because that's what this has to be. It must be about and when I say not "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, okay, wait a minute, I wanted universal healthcare but this is really 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. They've got to get 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. Just unmovable! But quieter. Back in a sec.