The Right is demanding Obama govern from the center and that his win is not a mandate. I must have missed their concern for overreaching when Bush won in 2004 by a smaller margin. Obama will govern from the center. But his center–the political center as defined by most of Western Civilization–is still too liberal for America’s Right Wing.
That’s because in the center there is no place for things like offshore prison camps that employ sadistic medieval torture methods.
People who are apologists for torture and other blatantly illegal Bush programs are extremists. In an ideal world, they wouldn’t be consulted for their views or asked for their opinions. They would be treated with the exact same seriousness one gives David Duke, Lyndon LaRouche and Alex Jones.