Yet, the Republican Party Still Denies that they are the 'Party of No', BUT, Yet, This Action is The Action Of NO. After all, If the Republican Party Were Not the Party of NO--Would they Not Have an Alternative to Obama's Plan???WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans generally avoided talk of replacement measures on Tuesday as they mobilized for an election-season vote to repeal the health care law that stands as President Barack Obama's signature domestic accomplishment.Instead, they lambasted the 2-year-old law as a threat to the nation's economic recovery and predicted some Democrats would join them in repudiating it."This is nothing short of economic malpractice," said Rep. Nan Hayworth of New York, citing tax increases, government mandates and other items in the law. "We can and we must do better."She did not elaborate, nor did any of the members of the leadership in their remarks to reporters after the meeting.Republican officials said the general reluctance to sketch any sort of alternative resulted from a desire to focus public attention on the health care law itself. It generally fares poorly in public polling, both nationally and in surveys of independent voters.In addition, they said that while many Republicans ran on a slogan of "repeal and replace" in 2010, the rank and file is far from united around any precise alternative.Republicans in both houses have suggested numerous measures in recent years to remake parts of the sprawling health care system. The last time the party offered a full-fledged legislative alternative was in 2009, meaning that none of the dozens of first-termers elected in 2010 were involved in its drafting. . .
According to Fox News, the Drudge Report and the Daily Caller, 83 percent of U.S. doctors have considered quitting over the Affordable Care Act.
I know what you’re thinking: I can’t believe it!
You’d be right.
The right-wing echo chamber amplified a seriously flawed poll conducted by the fringe Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. While most mainstream physicians’ groups, like the American Medical Association, backed the Affordable Care Act, the AAPS has taken a variety of extreme stances. They’ve advised doctors not to accept Medicare payments, argued that abortion causes breast cancer, and pushed conspiracy theories related to the death of Vince Foster. They were the source of the bogus claim that immigrants were causing a leprosy epidemic, one happily parroted by Lou Dobbs.
Certainly, the organization is an extreme one, but it’s still possible that the poll is valid. Or it would be, if it had been conducted using standard polling methodology. It was not.