Finally someone on the other side gets it:
Thus Rich Lowry, the editor of National Review, in Outlook last week: The United States “is indeed, as conservatives have been insisting in recent days, a center-right country.” On election night, former Bush guru Karl Rove opined on Fox News, “Barack Obama understands this is a center-right country, and he smartly and wisely ran a campaign that emphasized it.” And it’s not just conservative pundits and operatives singing this song. Take Newsweek editor Jon Meacham, who wrote an Oct. 27 cover essay entitled “America the Conservative,” which argued that Obama will have to “govern a center-right nation” that “is more instinctively conservative than it is liberal.”
The only problem: It isn’t true. Or at least, not anymore. If you’d asked me a year ago whether the United States is really a center-right nation, I would have said yes — after pausing for a second to contemplate the GOP’s big congressional losses in 2006. At the time, Republicans cheered each other up by assuring ourselves that the worst was over: If you were running for Congress and survived 2006, you could hold your seat forever.
Tod Lindenberg wrote this op-ed in today’s Washington Post. He is a former adviser to the McCain campaign, and it’s good to finally here we acknowledged what happened earlier this month.
This “center-right nation” meme we have been hearing for the past couple of weeks has really got my blood boiling. The Republicans tried to say that Obama was the most liberal Senator ever, and even painted him as a Socialist and Marxist, yet this “center-right nation” voted for him, beating the man they consider as a “moderate”. How does that make us center-right?
Rove and the rest of the right wing idiots out there are doing what they do best – still lying. The American people are tired of being lied to. We all saw what happened this year and know the country is headed in a new direction. If they don’t like it then they are free to leave. These are the same extremists that helped destroy our country the past eight years anyways.