This morning Krugman writes that Republicans, their Senate health care bill and their political philosophy in general are "cruel and immoral," which is boldly akin to venturing that Stalin was a nasty guy. It should be noted, however, that compared to their party's leader, most Republicans are charitable and virtuous.
Observes Politico: "Repealing the health law without a replacement would kick about 18 million Americans off of health coverage in the first year — and reach 26 million a few years later…. Repealing the entire law would remove subsidies, cut coverage, take away protections for pre-existing conditions and send premiums skyrocketing."
Krugman further writes that Republicans "live in an intellectual bubble," which, again, is inarguably true. Trump's environment, though, is one of unprecedented anti-intellectualism — a whirlpool of absolute mindlessness. He is doing what congressional Republicans haven't been able to do in 40 years. He's making them look thoughtful.