What drives the punitive mind of people like Rex? It seems the knowledge that certain policies will not benefit the country are cast aside as irrelevant as long as others do no succeed at a greater rate than themselves.
the mind of progressives is based in the thought that we need government to push societal progress
they see certain policies as possibly affecting the direct goal of that policy, and since it may work, it's worth trying. unintended consequences aren't discussed because they have tunnel vision on particular issues
one of the ironies of progressives is that they OFTEN see boogeymen in big, powerful organizations that direct human behavior (namely, evil corporations or churches). they do not seem to find the same evil in equivalent bodies, as long as those bodies are working towards the progress that they believe in
it's a similar situation to hating religion or being a "boring corporate drone" for handing down ideologies or expectations of behavior, while they fully accept the ideologies and expectations of behaviors of those who create progressive policies