courtesy of a lot of stupid people in the media:
America is a center-right nation because we overwhelmingly elected a man who, before the election, we were accusing of being a far left socialist communist terrorist Muslim anti-american fascist, but since he won, he must've actually been running as a moderate fiscal conservative in the mold of Ronald Reagan. So actually, the election was a rejection of progressive politics, even though, again, while he was running, we were all convinced that Obama would turn America into a communist dictatorship, but he actually won because he really ran as a conservative. Therefore, Obama had better govern from the center-right, because by electing Obama, the American people have shown that they are overwhelmingly in favor of conservative principles, like ending the Iraq war, expanding health care coverage, raising taxes on the wealthy, creating massive government programs to fix our crumbling infrastructure and economy...and...wait...
"If Chewbacca doesn't make sense, you must acquit!"
*man's head explodes*
-from a very good episode of Family Guy