Here is something that I don't understand. Why are we not seeing every Democrat in the country saying that the recent BP oil disaster is proof positive- all the proof that the world will ever need- that the endlessly repeated Republican cant that the "free market" can do no wrong, that the free market will produce the best results for all of us, is a gigantic, self-serving lie.
Here we have the free market in action. Here we have corporations freed by Republicans from any kind of regulation or oversight, producing the inevitable result of conservative economic theory: huge profits for the rich, disaster for the rest of us. From now until the end of time, whenever right wingers spout their nonsense about the wonders of the free market, the BP oil disaster should be all the refutation we need- total proof that, when you let people do whatever they damn please, a lot of them are going to turn into crooks in short order, and the rest of us are going to end up paying the price.