Sullivan opined that Obama "represents the pragmatic center" in this country. If Sullivan believes this, and I am sure he does, then what does he define as left of center? He actually refers to Obama as pragmatic twice. I thought "pragmatic" meant "practical" and therefore would only be the correct terminology if Sullivan meant to say that Obama wants practically everything under his administration's control.
But in Sullivan's fantastical world he deems Obama to be a reasoned and reasonable
Even yesterday, Obama did not batter Wall Street. He asked them to "join" him in rescuing capitalism from itself and restoring the confidence of ordinary folks with retirement accounts in Wall Street....One can almost hear Satan say, "Join me or spend all of Eternity in the fiery abyss." I would hope that if Wall Street joins him (again) they will at least leave their checkbooks at home this time. And then there is this:
The epistemic closure on the right is how other conservatives still manage to blind themselves to the pragmatic virtues of this president's remarkable 15 month record at home and abroad.Again, Sullivan must have an entirely different definition of the word "remarkable" than the one I am used to. But to be fair, were I to write a two word title for a post on Obama with the second word being "happened" the first word would not be "history".