Yet more evidence that the absolutism of fundamentalist thinking- whether the dogma of religion, or the dogma of 'free markets', is characterized by an inability to recognize and accept when their beliefs are clearly in error. The inability to change your mind based upon new information is one of the hallmarks of the conservative mindset...that previously cited studies have shown to be identifiable at age 3. The delusion of certainty is more comforting than the fear of uncertainty... more comforting than the process of trying to understand a changing reality. the Certainty that Clinton was a "bad" president- despite Clinton's advancing several long held republican initiatives...the dogma that republicans, with their intense focus on wealth are, somehow, not elitist. The failure to admit that Iraq was an error, that WMDs were NOT there... And worst of all- the inability to re-examine economic assumptions that have proven disastrous. Einstein said the functional definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results. It could just as easily be the definition of conservatism.