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Revolt is brewing among AARP members against AARP leadership
The Washington Examiner ^ | August 6, 2009 | Mark Tapscott, Editorial Page Editor

Posted on 08/07/2009 4:26:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Last week I wrote in this space that Obamacare could be the death of AARP because it would expose to the rank-and-file of the 40 million member seniors group - most of whom oppose Obamacare - how their Washington leaders have been taking them for a ride for many years.

The AARP leadership scoffed at that suggestion, but check out the video of a Dallas AARP meeting in this post by Moe Lane at Red State. The leadership wanted to give the members the usual dog-and-pony show in favor of government-run health care, but the members weren't buying it. So the leaders got up and left. Evidently, you either sit down, shut up and listen to your leaders in AARP, or they abandon you.

If it happened in Dallas, you can be certain that similar scenes are taking place at other AARP meetings all over the country.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aads; aarp; bhohealthcare; congress; healthcare; obama; obamacare; socializedmedicine; townhalls
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Doesn't Art Linkletter have a competing senior's organization of some kind?
1 posted on 08/07/2009 4:26:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

AARP tells people that there are hundreds of billions of dollars in the Social Security “trust fund”. If that’s not enough to make you suspicious about the organization, you probably voted for Baraq.


2 posted on 08/07/2009 4:29:26 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope so. I have known of the left leaning for years and have never joined for that reason.


3 posted on 08/07/2009 4:34:29 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

AARP has long been a liberal group. Family hasn’t believed me when I’ve pointed that out. They are late to the party.

I thought the group was USA Next, but I can’t find their website.


4 posted on 08/07/2009 4:34:45 PM PDT by Jemian (PAM of JT ~~ A community organizer cannot complain when communities organize.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s called USA Next.


5 posted on 08/07/2009 4:35:13 PM PDT by Rocko (Mymindisaragingtorrent,floodedwithrivuletsofthoughtcascadingintoawaterfallofcreativealternatives.)
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To: Rocko

Can you sorta vouch for it? I want to get my folks OUT of AARP...


6 posted on 08/07/2009 4:36:14 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (BG x 2 (and a heartbeat was heard today....))
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To: nascarnation

I’ve been getting their mail to join for about 5 years. Works good, save it for winter to start the fireplace with.


7 posted on 08/07/2009 4:36:28 PM PDT by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d like to see it start by firing that lardass broad who walked out of the meeting when the members demanded to be heard.

On the other hand, I could care less what happens to AARP, with luck they and ACORN will all just disappear in a cloud of liberal smoke.


8 posted on 08/07/2009 4:36:59 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wake up you Geezers!Your a burden on the system don’t you know!


9 posted on 08/07/2009 4:37:22 PM PDT by right way right (Do not mistake Religion for God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That big-assed woman who shut down that AARP meeting should be canned, no pun intended. For cryin’ out loud, when you know your meeting is being videotaped, do you really want to come across as a bully, knowing you’ll likely end up starring on YouTube? Stupid, stupid, stupid.


10 posted on 08/07/2009 4:37:46 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (Survival is a Mom's Job! Check out my blog: www.thesurvivalmom.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It shutdown. I don’t know why.


11 posted on 08/07/2009 4:38:05 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Reep what the sow...

How many years (since the Grace Comission) have they stopped SSI reform?

No tears here, let them collapse under the weight of their own shell game just like GM did....

12 posted on 08/07/2009 4:40:06 PM PDT by taildragger (Palin / Mulally 2012)
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To: Brad's Gramma
No, other than the fact that the Left is smearing it, as a basic Google search would demonstrate.
13 posted on 08/07/2009 4:40:09 PM PDT by Rocko (Mymindisaragingtorrent,floodedwithrivuletsofthoughtcascadingintoawaterfallofcreativealternatives.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
That is because the AARP bosses get millions of dollars from the tax payers and will not show how much they make which is in the large millions, I stopped being with this left wing robbery organization several years ago when I learned that they collected millions from the tax payers (as a gift from the government) and made billions from their insurance.
14 posted on 08/07/2009 4:41:29 PM PDT by YOUGOTIT (I will always be a Soldier)
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To: Rocko

Video of meeting from Dallas

http://action.afa.net/videos/aarp/


15 posted on 08/07/2009 4:42:02 PM PDT by GoreNoMore
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To: ChocChipCookie

Again here is the proof

http://action.afa.net/videos/aarp/


16 posted on 08/07/2009 4:43:41 PM PDT by GoreNoMore
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m 62; Who you calling an old geezer. Wife n I both cut up our aarp cards and mailed back. I never went along with their political agenda.


17 posted on 08/07/2009 4:45:06 PM PDT by JamesA (He who hesitates is lost.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I had my car insurance with Hartford which I got through AARP. I called today and canceled my 3 car policy. I was asked twice why I was leaving Hartford, I told them, “that I could not allow AARP to get one more dime of our hard earned money with them pushing Obama’s health care.”

A very nice and professional lady told me that they have never experienced so many phone calls and cancellations as they are now on the health care issue, or any other issue.

It looks like the bear is being awakened!

18 posted on 08/07/2009 4:46:33 PM PDT by c21sac
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To: JamesA

Whoa there, FRiend! I didn’t call anybody anything...


19 posted on 08/07/2009 4:46:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (If we're an Empire, why are Cuba, Iraq, Philippines, Japan & Germany independent?)
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To: nascarnation
AARP tells people that there are hundreds of billions of dollars in the Social Security “trust fund”. If that’s not enough to make you suspicious about the organization, you probably voted for Baraq.

I never paid any attention to this organization. But I think they are definitely a shill for the Democratic party.

20 posted on 08/07/2009 4:47:19 PM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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