For weeks we heard from the right that Obama's inaugural address was a virtual but determined declaration of leftist war against every sacred American value honorably accumulated since John Adams crapped in the new White House. No doubt you recall that. Now, though, and only 100 days later, the right sort of suggests that Obama has disastrously "shifted" to the middle--but that, it turns out, is only an excuse for, in particular, HotAir to observe:
Actually, Obama isn’t in the “middle” on Keystone or on Social Security and Medicare, either — he’s nowhere.
What's more, "Even his victories turn out to be flops," continues the site's Ed Morrissey.
The details of Nowhereville and flopped victories are unimportant. What's significant, I think, is that the right--at least as expressed by Morrissey--is dropping its hysterical leftist angle on Obama's second term.
They're moving on. There's Hillary to confront. And by the end of the next three years, Obama will likely be portrayed by the right as a sort of Bill Clinton-like centrist saint, compared to Bill's mad, radically leftist housewife.