Friday, Aug. 6, 2010 | 6:56 a.m.
As GOP Senate nominee Sharron Angle attempts to parry charges from Harry Reid's campaign that she is "just too extreme," she is the headliner at an event Saturday promoted by a physician's group that is far out of the mainstream. The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, which is a major promoter of the Doctors Tea Party in San Diego on Saturday, has given voice to some bizarre theories, believes the advent of Medicare in 1965 was "evil" and "immoral" and once published a piece arguing HIV may not cause AIDS. There's more, too, with the group promoting one of Angle's previously expressed theories that abortion may cause breast cancer and it also once argued the FDA is unconstitutional.
Just too extreme? You be the judge:
The group has a piece arguing Barack Obama may have used "covert hypnosis" to sway crowds and below that is a link to a Q and A with a prominent birther: POTUSthehypnotist
And its journal once argued "there are real grounds for positively denying that HIV causes AIDS." That piece is here: GODdidit
Here's the AAPS ad for the event -- Angle is headliner
Here's the group's website, which includes a tab for a how-to guide for members to opt out of Medicare -- AAPS
Here's the group's principles in which it describes Medicare as "evil" and "immoral" when it was passed: Medicare