With “bipartisan” and “centrist” Barack Obama leading the charge now.
“When you start in the center (on, say, healthcare or Afghanistan) and readily move rightward several steps to appease rightwing politicians or lobbyists or Generals, by definition you are governing as a conservative.”
Thus media critic Jeff Cohen in “Get Ready for the Obama/GOP Alliance” over at ZSpace (ZNet).
I’d say it’s by more than mere definition. I think it’s pretty obvious by now that Obama is effectively and in fact governing as a conservative.
In the article Cohen cogently draws a parallel between Obama’s current actions and Clinton’s slide to the Right to get NAFTA–just one of the nasty neolib/neocon carve-ups of the New Deal commonweal he managed–passed by Republicans in Congress.