It’s all about politics, of course. Obama has been late coming to the fray, detached and cerebral . Until his advisors told him he had to show some emotion, had to start acting manly. A very difficult thing for a soft-hands, metrosexual professor-type to do.
Punishing BP may feel good, and Lord knows they must be held accountable. But the way the Obamatons are going about it, BP will be tarred (ha!) and feathered, publicly humiliated, and run out of town on a rail. Much if not all of this will also have the effect of hurting an already damaged economy, and putting tens of thousands of Americans out of work.
But. hey, they’re mostly bubba types who cling to their God and their guns, so the arugula-eating crowd doesn’t much care what they do.