The rightwingers seem to be panicking in the face of Obama's popularity and more so his reasonableness. They have to ratchet up the faux stakes in order to rouse their base against the progress he's making and the hypocrisy he's exposing of theirs (e.g. the market's response is all important, unless it responds positively to an Obama speech or policy, etc.)
But the best response anyone has come up with lately to all this can be found on RJ Eskow's blog, nightlight. Check this out. RJ's not only accurate and articulate, he's funny.