Noted for Your Morning Procrastination for October 13, 2013
I'm Sorry, Greg Mankiw, I See a Very Pronounced and Very Distressing Asymmetry Between Most Democratic and Most Republican Economists

Joe Tripcony: I'm Really for Single Payer, But I'm Against Anything That Negro Proposes: Noted

**Mike the Mad Biologist" is shrill: Rank-and-File Conservatives Leave Me Speechless When It Comes to Healthcare:

As someone who has battled creationists, that’s really hard to do. But I don’t even know what to do with this….

Mr. Tripcony… underwent heart surgery not long ago without health insurance, “a bad blow.”… He had heard of the online marketplace for insurance that opened on Oct. 1 under the Affordable Care Act. “I just don’t trust it,” said Mr. Tripcony, who has an equal distrust of President Obama. “I don’t like him, and I don’t feel comfortable with anything he’s got to do with.”

Mr. Tripcony said he had a better idea for a system to provide health care at a fair price. “I think it should be the same for everybody,” he said. “One big company, whether owned by the government or private.” Informed that he had described the single-payer system that Mr. Obama abandoned when Republican critics called it socialized medicine, he said, “Yeah, I know, it’s crazy.”

On the policy, this guy is farther to the left than some Democrats. Yet he just doesn’t like Obama. The politics of racial and cultural resentment really do seem to be working for Republicans…. The Republican Party has become a white nationalist party.

And the congregation responds: This is yet another reason why we can’t have nice things.