Beck: Obama should move right, but left might kill him for it

The Fox News host spins a new theory on his radio show, one about the possible assassination of the president

By Alex Koppelman
Published January 21, 2010 12:21AM (EST)

Leave it to Glenn Beck to come up with what may well have been the stranges -- even most disturbing -- reaction yet to Republican Scott Brown's victory in the Massachusetts Senate special election on Tuesday.

On his radio show Wednesday, Beck was on one of his standard us-verus-them, patriots versus radical, revolutionary left rants when he took a sudden turn.

"The most dangerous time in any regime, especially a radicalized regime, is when it is in collapse," Beck said. (The election results were bad news for Obama, to be sure, but how being down to a mere 59 out of 100 seats in the Senate counts as "collapse," I'm not sure. But such is the wonderful world of Beck.) He continued:

Watch the über-left. Pray that Obama moves to the center. If he does, pray that the Secret Service care for that man, and that man is never left alone. He has invited 9/11 Truthers into the White House and into his administration. If they believe that he is just "another one of these guys!" he is in danger.

There's not really much you can say about that sort of logic, is there?

With a hat-tip to Media Matters, the audio is below.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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