AARP bashes Obama for using it to promote himself in debate

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  1. Revmitchell

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    DENVER – The AARP ripped President Barack Obama for using the organization’s name to support himself politically during Wednesday evening’s presidential debate.

    “While we respect the rights of each campaign to make its case to voters, AARP has never consented to the use of its name by any candidate or political campaign,” AARP vice president John Hishta said in a statement immediately after the debate. “AARP is a nonpartisan organization, and we do not endorse political candidates nor coordinate with any candidate or political party.”

    The president mentioned AARP to support his attack on Romney’s Medicare plan.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/04/a...t-to-promote-himself-in-debate/#ixzz28K9ZCAmm
     
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    Uhmmmm.....

    If memory serves, AARP was a big supporter of ObamaCare. That endorsement of his plan, was in effect, an endorsement of him, IMO.

    While it's speculation on my part, suspect the backlash from old folks, like me, about their support of ObamaCare, is the real reason behind what they're saying now.
     
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    AARP sold out it's members on Obamacare...for money.

    Now they don't like being linked to it?:rolleyes:
     
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    Dropped my AARP membership due to many issues, one being their liberal slant.
     
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    One factor may be that the AARP leader, who was most vocal in lending his and AARP's support to Obamacare, has stepped down and moved on to other pastures.
     
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    AARP is no longer a lobby group for the elderly or retired, they are a major insurance company with serious conflict of interest issues.

    Read “Behind the Veil: The AARP America Doesn’t Know,” a report issued by the United States House of Representatives Ways and means committee. You can read it online here:

    http://waysandmeans.house.gov/uploadedfiles/aarp_report_final_pdf_3_29_11.pdf

    The Link contains tidbits like:

    AARP is in fact a large, complex and sophisticated organization with over $2.2 billion in total assets and had revenues in excess of $1.4 billion in 2009 alone.

    AARP is one of the nation’s largest insurance companies and by far the largest provider of Medicare plans to seniors. AARP is also one of the most powerful and active lobbying groups (in terms of dollars spent) in the country.

    The Democrats’ health care law, which AARP strongly endorsed, could result in a windfall for AARP that exceeds over $1 billion during the next 10 years.
     
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    But a lot of people yanked their memberships after AARP support of obamacare. Perhaps they don't want that to happen again.
     

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