Unless, of course, you're an independent moderate voter.
Once again, it was a campaign speech intended to paint the Republicans as spastic unreasonable children.
If you happened to be offended by anything he said, be it about "compromise" or the extent of the cuts, good. We're supposed to be pissed off. As long as the left is pissed, it gives the president's approach legitimacy with the middle, and even some reasonable conservatives.
But know this: when the president is re-elected with a gigantic mandate, he will definitely not be governing from the middle. In fact, by my tally, he hasn't been governing from the middle during his first term either.