OK, friends and followers! I've had it! I was ready to go to bed after a busy day and I just had to take ONE more look at Facebook.. Just ONE more look... I should have known better.
I found an absolutely stupid article "TRENDING" about a poll from some physician's group about Hillary's health.
The headline screams:
"Hillary's Health concerns serious, Say MOST Doctors Polled by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons."
Sounds awful, doesn't it? As though some edict has come down from on high that Hillary Clinton is too ill to be the President? Well, as one would expect, this is absolute and total rubbish, but several people who seemed reasonable appeared to buy into the whole stupid poll. So.. I had to do some research; I had to write it all down; I even had to create a cute little graph to put this insanity into perspective. It's more right-wing crap! Here's my summary.. and my cute little graph.. I don't have all of the links yet; I'll insert them in the morning:
|You can barely see the sliver of doctors who participated in this right-wing poll. |
That's how few there are.
1. First of all, this group is a CONSERVATIVE GROUP of physicians with a POLITICAL AGENDA (even if they claim they don't have a political agenda.)
"The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons is a politically conservative non-profit association founded in 1943 to "fight socialized medicine and to fight the government takeover of medicine." So if you (or a loved one) are on Medicare, at least some of these doctors think you should just die in the street."
2. It's an online INTERNET poll. Those kinds of polls are totally useless.
3. There are over 850,000 doctors in this country. There are only about 5,000 members of this conservative group... and only a tiny fraction of those 5,000 (250) actually participated in this poll... and we really don't know for sure how they affirmed that only doctors who are members participated in this poll. So, out of 850,000, doctors in this country, less than one out of 3,000 participated in this shitty poll. That's about 0.029%... Less than a tenth of a percent. (See the graph above.)
4. These are NOT America's top surgeons. That's ridiculous.
5. Ethical doctors KNOW they are not supposed to diagnose anybody without actually examining them. These 250 CONSERVATIVE doctors are NOT ethical.
6. Anybody out there who thinks that Trump would make a good President... and anybody that thinks his mental or physical health is any better than that of Clinton.... is seriously brainwashed AND needs to go back and take high school American history or civics.