Media Meme: Public Cheers Obama’s Rightward Turn

There’s an emerging line in the corporate media that Obama’s recent bump in the polls is due to the perception that he’s shifting to the “center.” There’s a long record of media encouraging Democrats to move to the right; after the midterms, Wise Pundits were saying that Obama had to pull a Bill Clinton in order to get things back on track. And now we see things like this from the Los Angeles Times (1/24/11): After his party was dealt an electoral blow in November, Obama embraced a compromise that extended the President George W. Bush-era tax cuts, retooled his […]