American Left: SEE? SEE? Free market ideology is bad, because it steps in when there are disasters, unlike us. Now that it’s a disaster, let’s regulate like Europe, because they don’t have these problems.
European Left: Oh noes! We have these problems.
American Left: …
American Right: Isn’t Sarah Palin cute? Obama is a terrorist!
European Left: I mean, uh, greedy immoral American capitalists tricked us! We would have been fine if it weren’t for all the greed. Really, we were just buying mortgage-backed securities out of a sense of social obligation to our mistresses who need jewelry struggling victims of disaster capitalism. You should totally regulate like us.
American Left: Of course! If we just regulate like Europe there will be no greedy people left and everything will be fine! Finally, the tyrrany of markets is over!
American Right: No gay marriage!