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Obama claim of AARP endorsement rebuked honestly?
Examiner.com ^ | August 13, 2009 | Martha

Posted on 08/13/2009 2:55:18 AM PDT by usalady

The American public will have to decided for themselves who is telling the truth---President Obama or the spokesman for the AARP.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: aarp; contributions; democrats; obamacare
After Obama said that the AARP had endorsed the Democrats health care reform (ObamaCare), the chief operating officers, Tom Nelson denied it.
1 posted on 08/13/2009 2:55:18 AM PDT by usalady
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To: usalady

The AARP is a socialist shill organization, that is why the rumors of them supporting 0bamacare are believable. Personally I still think they support it.


2 posted on 08/13/2009 2:57:06 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: usalady

From what I’ve read they do support him, maybe not officially, but I think they realize they will lose members over this and so will probably stay on the fence officially. For an organization that is supposed to protect the interests of seniors they sure are betraying their members.


3 posted on 08/13/2009 3:08:36 AM PDT by Merlinator (Socialists...neuter them in 2010, Send them down the toilet in 2012.)
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To: usalady

Follow the money.


4 posted on 08/13/2009 3:11:09 AM PDT by Pistolshot (Brevity: Saying a lot, while saying very little.)
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To: usalady

They have been in bed with Obama from the beginning. When George Bush wanted to reform Social Security, and said that no change was going to affect any senior who is 55 years old and older, the AARP went to war and destroyed him. Meanwhile, Obama is trying to expand health coverage to more people, and yet cut costs and benefits, and the biggest group that will lose is seniors, and AARP is either silent, or behind the scenes they are trying to convince seniors the “reforms” are good for them. All seniors have to do is see how seniors are treated in the UK or Canada (a lot of them just die waiting for operations - hence saved money!). The AARP has failed in its fiduciary responsibility to truly represent the interests of its members, just like NOW did when they defended Bill Clinton against Paula Jones. This is a good thing.


5 posted on 08/13/2009 3:13:01 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: usalady
An article regarding the AARP President supporting BO's health care reform. Barry Rand Supports Obama’s Healthcare Plan
6 posted on 08/13/2009 3:18:41 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! FairTaxNation.com)
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To: usalady

I just saw an AARP commerical endorsing the healthcare plan.


7 posted on 08/13/2009 3:22:54 AM PDT by Ajnin
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To: usalady

I dpn’t see why it is an either/or proposition. Couldn’t they both be lying?


8 posted on 08/13/2009 3:25:13 AM PDT by magslinger (Inside every father is a Bryan Mills waiting to get out.)
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To: usalady

AARP was hugely in support of ClintonCare, too, and is heavily in the insurance business and pharmaceutical distribution business.


9 posted on 08/13/2009 3:27:17 AM PDT by browniexyz
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To: pnh102

The AARP leadership uses the organization to support it.

A very large percentage of AARP members don’t support it.


10 posted on 08/13/2009 3:29:23 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: magslinger

“Couldn’t they both be lying?”

Are their lips moving?


11 posted on 08/13/2009 3:29:53 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
A very large percentage of AARP members don’t support it.

I have some serious doubts about this. The AARP is almost always on the left side of things politically and there has never been any mass exodus of members as a result, as far as I know.

12 posted on 08/13/2009 3:39:50 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: usalady

Other ideas

Once Congress returns to Washington, Corker suggested citizens should pay close attention to the Senate Finance Committee’s discussion on using $410 billion from the Medicare program to leverage a new health care entitlement program.

The plan has drawn support from the American Association of Retired Persons.

“I think the AARP has truly acted … like a political shill on this,” Corker commented. “I think they’ve thrown their constituents under the bus on this.”

http://www.memphisdailynews.com/editorial/Article.aspx?id=44191


13 posted on 08/13/2009 3:41:32 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Pistolshot
Money is the root of all evil. Hillarycare was shot down because all of the interest groups that would have been damaged by it fought it tooth and nail. This was not lost on Zero and his minions almost twenty years later. What we are seeing is a concerted effort by Zero to buy off opposition of these interest groups. Big Pharma, insurance companies, the AMA and AARP are some that come to mind at the moment & the effort is real and growing.

Why in the world do you think you hear the brown clown along with his pet stooge Gibbs bloviating on a daily basis about how these town hall meetings are “staged” political events instead of the grass roots anger they represent while he sends in the 17 year old daughter of an Obama organizer from Mass. to read a cue card that contained a beach ball at his town hall in N.H.?

14 posted on 08/13/2009 3:43:18 AM PDT by RU88 (Bow to no man)
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To: usalady

Actually, they are both lying. Hussein is technically lying because AArp has not formally endorsed nationalizing the Health sector. AARP is lying because AARP has been hustling socialism in Health Care for a long time and actually does support enthusiastically the Party Plan. ARP is not yet “on board” but it is shouting encouragement from the pier and doing some of the longshore work.


15 posted on 08/13/2009 4:00:26 AM PDT by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: usalady

BOTH LIARS


16 posted on 08/13/2009 4:01:57 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: usalady

I heard an AARP radio advertisement just yesterday. It was full of mealy mouthed crap about “sorting out the truth from the fiction on health care”. The end result was that they support the bill, and they say the “mobs” are just a bunch of lying rabblerousers.

AARP loves this bill, but they know they will lose half their membership if they endorse it. If I were a member of that organization... What am I saying! I would never be a member of that organization!


17 posted on 08/13/2009 4:08:10 AM PDT by bondjamesbond (Because, deep in my heart, I do believe, that we shall overcome some day.)
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To: driftdiver

I usually use that as a touchstone for both parties but I haven’t seen any video. Probably. I don’t think either party would ever consider telling the truth as a first option even if it was in their benefit to do so because they are so used to lying.


18 posted on 08/13/2009 4:12:39 AM PDT by magslinger (Inside every father is a Bryan Mills waiting to get out.)
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To: RU88

How much you wanna bet that the final bill included language making AARP a “government partner is health care”, and they will get $Umpteen Billion to “provide counseling and informational support for the Elder Community” or some such thing...


19 posted on 08/13/2009 4:13:01 AM PDT by bondjamesbond (Because, deep in my heart, I do believe, that we shall overcome some day.)
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To: pnh102

Not supporting the views and being a member of AARP are two separate issues. I know of at least one senior citizen who wouldn’t give up the AARP discounts no matter what the AARP supported.


20 posted on 08/13/2009 4:19:04 AM PDT by magslinger (Inside every father is a Bryan Mills waiting to get out.)
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To: magslinger
I know of at least one senior citizen who wouldn’t give up the AARP discounts no matter what the AARP supported.

Well if 0bamacare becomes law, then said person won't have to worry much about AARP discounts.

21 posted on 08/13/2009 4:33:06 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: usalady

I think Obama said he mispoke


22 posted on 08/13/2009 4:55:23 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: pnh102
It wouldn't affect the discount she gets on her home owners insurance, which is the reason why she signed up with AARP in the first place. There are also other discounts on travel and other stuff.

She would never believe the Obamacare screening board will consider her a useless eater, it wasn't on CBS Views.

23 posted on 08/13/2009 5:29:45 AM PDT by magslinger (Inside every father is a Bryan Mills waiting to get out.)
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To: magslinger
She would never believe the Obamacare screening board will consider her a useless eater ...

Boy is she in for a shock.

24 posted on 08/13/2009 5:32:04 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: pnh102
I know, but like I said, if she doesn't hear it on the TV, she doesn't believe it.

What really hurts is that she was the feisty lady I learned my skepticism from.

25 posted on 08/13/2009 5:47:49 AM PDT by magslinger (Inside every father is a Bryan Mills waiting to get out.)
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To: pnh102

Most members probably don’t know what the org is doing.


26 posted on 08/13/2009 6:57:03 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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