This evening on Fox News, host Brit Hume commented, “It has been conventional wisdom for some time, and I certainly thought it was true, that this is a center right country.” He then asked fellow Fox News pundit Nina Easton whether this election mean we are possibly a “center left country.” Easton responded, “I think there’s a real possibility of that, and partly because the nature of the use of government has changed so dramatically over the past year, two years.” Watch it:
Conservatives, fearful that a progressive tide is coming, have been trying to push the claim in recent weeks that “this is a center-right country.” (Watch this video.) As David Sirota has explained, this propagandistic talking point is pure myth.
Former UN Ambassador John Bolton said on BBC tonight: “It’s important for viewers around the world to understand that fundamentally the United States remains a center-right nation. This will be a substantial victory for Senator Obama…but that doesn’t necessarily mean there’s going to be a divergence from the basic core values of the country.”
,Moments later, Fox pundit Fred Barnes responded to Easton: “I don’t think so at all. We have a center-right country, and now we can be more right than center, and I think it’s moved a little to the center from the right, but we’re definitely going to have a center-left Washington.”