Angle To Headline Event Promoted By Anti-Medicare, HIV-Denying Conspiracy Theorist Group

August 6, 2010 9:04 a.m.

Sharron Angle sure has some interesting political associations. As Jon Ralston reports, Nevada’s Republican nominee for Senate will be headlining a Tea Party event Saturday in San Diego promoted by a far-right doctors group — a group that has itself promoted all sorts of wild conspiracy theories.

The event this Saturday, the National Doctors Tea Party, is promoted by a group called the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. Among the AAPS’s greatest hits: They have stated that the establishment of Medicare in 1965 was “evil” and “immoral”; They have denied the link between HIV and AIDS; they have dabbled in birtherism; they have argued that President Obama may have used “covert hypnosis” to rally his crowds; and have suggested that the Food and Drug Administration is unconstitutional.

Ralston notes that Angle has been trying to deal with attacks from the Reid campaign that she is “just too extreme.” This event might not help her in that effort.

The TPM Poll Average currently gives Reid a lead of 45.1%-42.7%.

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