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AARP Stands by as Obama
Gets Mugged by Reality

American Spectator, by David Catron

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Posted By:StormCnter, 10/8/2012 6:35:13 AM

During last week's presidential debate, realizing that he was taking a beating on the Medicare solvency issue, Barack Obama issued the following cri de coeur: "AARP thinks that the savings that we obtained from Medicare bolster the system, lengthen the Medicare trust fund by eight years." Later, after enduring several more blows to his credibility, the President went on to claim AARP agreed with him that Romney's plan would weaken Medicare. Oddly, the "senior advocacy organization" took offense at these remarks. Having provided full-throated support to the President and the Democrats on Obamacare, and resisted Medicare reform,

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AARP joins NBC and the Wall Street Journal in protesting the use of its name in OBAMA ads.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fwipper, 10/8/2012 6:39:36 AM     (No. 8917306)

aarp is one giant money-making machine,,,,that's all they care about,,,,money and power

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/8/2012 6:46:15 AM     (No. 8917310)

That's why I no longer belong. When AARP started working against its membership, I got out.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 10/8/2012 6:47:56 AM     (No. 8917311)

If I'm not mistaken,AARP's top dog is an affirmative action type so of course he sticks with Obama. Even though AARP has it's own revenue stream it gets a $100 million a year hand out from the government and is in a position to make billions more,once Obama runs their competitors out of business.
What we don't know is if there's a backlash among rank and file AARPers who actually treasure the group but don't trust Obama's cuts.

Obama hated the partial privatization of medicare advantage and that's where the cuts hit hardest.They'll wind up being on a government pill rationing down the road. There's even tecnology in the works for the government to monitor whether seniors are taking their medicine right or not. Has to do with a microchip implanted in pills.Dr visits will be conducted over the internet instead of in person to save money.This is why Obama has been pushing for rural wi-fi expansion.

The left belives seniors have had a full life and are now just taking up space in lieu of younger people,more apt to vote for dems.So Obamacare is about demographic redistribution.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: clayusmcret, 10/8/2012 7:10:45 AM     (No. 8917330)

AARP climbed in bed with the dems for obamacare and lost all credibility of independence or integrity. After a number of "terse" responses, they've finally stopped asking me to join.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: oh-heck, 10/8/2012 7:35:16 AM     (No. 8917368)

Don't you just hate it when your allies won't stay bought? There's a lot of that going around this election.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 10/8/2012 7:35:33 AM     (No. 8917369)

According to one source, AARP stands to gain 1.5 billion dollars from Obamacare.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 10/8/2012 7:43:37 AM     (No. 8917389)

AARP sells insurance--nothing more. They spread manure, but they SELL insurance. IMHO that's two steps below used car salesman.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Judith, 10/8/2012 8:05:23 AM     (No. 8917435)

Unfortunately for AARP, you cannot recall or do over treason.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: RussVet, 10/8/2012 8:23:55 AM     (No. 8917468)

Dropped AARP like everyone I know when they turned on the members and supported Obozo's ObamaScare rip off of America .... ObamaScare took $700 Billion out of medicare just like Romney said !! .... It was obvious AARP sold their soles to the devil just to sell more insurance .. Hope they fold...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: LadyVet, 10/8/2012 8:25:18 AM     (No. 8917470)

Maybe AARP is starting to feel the competition from conservative senior organizations. They are out there. Check them out.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bigken2, 10/8/2012 8:26:22 AM     (No. 8917472)

do not join cancel if u are a member aarp is not your frend

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Reply 12 - Posted by: hershey, 10/8/2012 9:57:09 AM     (No. 8917661)

Anything coming to the house from AARP goes immediately into the round file with all the other garbage.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Salt5792, 10/8/2012 10:04:26 AM     (No. 8917680)

I dropped AARP membership. Also dropped NRA when I found out that they supported Democrats. Dropped CATO membership because they opposed military action against Muslims. Don't tune in to ABCCBSNBCCNN News. Mute Obama anytime he is shown on Fox News. Comments in Lucianne are the most useful input on current events.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/8/2012 10:10:34 AM     (No. 8917709)

I go one better #13, I pull out the reply card, write NO to 0bamacare on it and send it back. Let them pay the postage to get my message. Not sure if it registers, but it makes me feel good.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: fiddle ed, 10/8/2012 10:26:08 AM     (No. 8917744)

Ditto #15. I've done it for years after realizing what a scam AARP really is.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Brittany, 10/8/2012 10:50:50 AM     (No. 8917827)

Never wanted AARP. Asked to join by group trying to bring them back to original aims but refused and was right. Got to say this for Dems: They are really great at infiltrating orgs. from local Neighborhood Assocs. to ABA and AARP.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: MickTurn, 10/8/2012 11:36:37 AM     (No. 8917958)

They will go down with him...good riddance to bad rubbish as we said as kids.

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