Millions of Southern Californians will see the paper, and naturally --- like any thoughtful, caring person --- they'll be filled with revulsion at the sight of the environmental damage and loss of life. Exactly what the Times' editors hoped to solicit.
Then on top of that, the neo-communist left is working the Gulf spill for all it's worth, rekindling hardline efforts to destroy the domestic petroleum industry and empower the radical green-government takeover of America. Of course, President Obama's been getting hammered by the radical hordes, who're steadily working him back into his radical ACORN community organizing roots:
First and foremost, what led to this disaster was a breakdown of responsibility on the part of BP and perhaps others, including Transocean and Halliburton. And we will continue to hold the relevant companies accountable not only for being forthcoming and transparent about the facts surrounding the leak, but for shutting it down, repairing the damage it does, and repaying Americans who’ve suffered a financial loss.This is how free markets --- to say nothing of democracies --- perish. Yep, behold the Democratic-left's modus operandi. And watch the upcoming feedback loop: The administration proposes more regulation, that's insufficient for the leftists, and after a couple more iterations of the policy cycle, the administration tops off the previous commission recommendations with a new beefier set of regulations.
But even as we continue to hold BP accountable, we also need to hold Washington accountable. Now, this catastrophe is unprecedented in its nature, and it presents a host of new challenges we are working to address. But the question is what lessons we can learn from this disaster to make sure it never happens again.
Time for Americans to stand up and fight.