Yeah, I couldn’t resist the urge to post something about that to Facebook. To absolutely nobody’s surprise, I live in a pretty deep red part of a pretty deep red state. The prevailing attitude around here is “free market capitalism rock, socialism sucks, and government regulations only make things worse”. (For the record, I agree with all that.)
But now, all of our leaders in the state (and locally) are complaining about how there should have been more regulations, and now they’re saying that the government should implement price controls on energy prices (temporarily, of course. But we know that there’s nothing more permanent than a temporary government regulation.). Greg Abbott (our esteemed governor, who made claims that his job was to "wake up, sue the Obama administration, and go home) is now enfuriated at the leaders of our power grid, and is demanding that somebody’s head rolls.
What’s it going to be, deep red, laissez-faire, “from my cold dead hands” Republicans? Do we want government intervention or do we not? I guess we all hate big government–until it behooves us to NOT hate big government.