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AARP bristles at new Obama ad on Medicare
Yahoo! ^ | 8/17/12 | Olivier Knox

Posted on 08/17/2012 3:57:44 PM PDT by mdittmar

The AARP plays a starring role in President Barack Obama's new ad defending his record on Medicare. But that doesn't mean the group has to like it.

Hours after the Democrat's campaign released its new commercial, AARP Senior Vice President John Hishta bluntly denied any involvement in the ad and scolded Obama (as well as Republican challenger Mitt Romney).

"The next president and Congress will decide the future of Medicare, and the candidates owe voters straight talk—not just 30-second ads—about what their plans will mean for today's seniors and future retirees," Hishta said in a statement.

"We were not aware of nor have any involvement with this campaign ad. AARP is a nonpartisan organization and we do not endorse political candidates," Hishta said. "For the last 26 years, we've been providing voters with balanced information, without all the political jargon and spin, so they can make their own decisions on Election Day."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; obamacare; zerocare
If you lie down with dogs
1 posted on 08/17/2012 3:57:46 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar
AARP embarrassed by Obama's Kiss and Tell
2 posted on 08/17/2012 4:01:28 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: mdittmar
AARP is a nonpartisan organization and we do not endorse political candidates

....no endorsement, but you kissed his butt so many times he got chapped cheeks

3 posted on 08/17/2012 4:01:41 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: mdittmar

Perfect response!


4 posted on 08/17/2012 4:02:17 PM PDT by Enten (I don't have islamophobia...I do have islamonausea)
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To: mdittmar
"For the last 26 years, we've been providing voters with balanced information, without all the political jargon and spin, so they can make their own decisions on Election Day."

Biggest line of HS since the last time they opened their mouths!

5 posted on 08/17/2012 4:04:22 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Damned if I do, Damned if I don't. Damn it, I will!)
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To: mdittmar

AARP LIES and Seniors DIE.

Non-partisan my ASS.


6 posted on 08/17/2012 4:09:05 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: mdittmar
AARP is a nonpartisan organization ...

LOL. Read no further.

7 posted on 08/17/2012 4:09:58 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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To: InterceptPoint

Great fun is returning the membership card cut up in their postage paid envelopes


8 posted on 08/17/2012 4:13:14 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: mdittmar

I toss junk mail from that socialist, socially pathological organization in the trash.


9 posted on 08/17/2012 4:18:18 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: mdittmar

Hey AARP, you were a major help in getting the seniors to elect BO, so quit bitching about him throwing you under the bus. Live with it, we have to.


10 posted on 08/17/2012 4:42:43 PM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: mdittmar

How is AARP doing with their membership these days?


11 posted on 08/17/2012 4:42:58 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: mdittmar

“AARP is a nonpartisan organization.... “

“...we’ve been providing voters with balanced information, without all the political jargon and spin....”

B/S.... lies, lies and more damn lies.


12 posted on 08/17/2012 4:43:18 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: mdittmar
AARP and United Healthcare can both KMA. Of all the medigap policies I looked at, they were the Highest for the exact same coverage.
13 posted on 08/17/2012 4:47:25 PM PDT by radioone ( Main Stream Media. The Government built that.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Party-line shills at AARP upset, pass the popcorn.

Not much, because this won’t last long.

Thanks mdittmar.


14 posted on 08/17/2012 4:58:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Randy Larsen

What we are seeing here, and in the media, is the realization that they will not likely be under the protection of the Obama and Democrat mobocracy, so they are hedging their bets.


15 posted on 08/17/2012 5:08:27 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: mdittmar

AARP is in bed with Obamacare. Now they are crying foul?

Would be like MSNBC being part of an Obama ad and then appearing outraged... We are a non partisan news organization. LOL!


16 posted on 08/17/2012 5:22:14 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: mdittmar

If you give the Devil a ride, he’s sure as hell gonna want to drive.

Well, the AARP sold its soul, it doesn’t look as if it’s going like the payoff.


17 posted on 08/17/2012 5:23:25 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: mdittmar

As I am approaching the age of a senior citizen, I started getting letters from AARP. What pests they are...
Finally I took a big black sharpie and wrote on their membership application “UP YOURS, COMMIES!”, and mailed itback to them at their expense. Only had to do it twice and the letters from them stopped for good.

LOL! Hey AARP, “UP YOURS, COMMIES!”


18 posted on 08/17/2012 5:35:00 PM PDT by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: mdittmar

“AARP is a nonpartisan organization”

Whatever.


19 posted on 08/17/2012 5:41:25 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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I was an AARP member until they endorsed Hussein. I dropped out the next day.


20 posted on 08/17/2012 6:10:42 PM PDT by Ax
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To: mdittmar

Pure BS - AARP supported especially Obama’s cuts in Medicare so they could make big bucks in selling gap insurance to those who would no longer be able to get Advantage coverage within the system - they betrayed the elderly for whom they claim to be looking out......


21 posted on 08/17/2012 10:04:04 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: mdittmar
"We were not aware of nor have any involvement with this campaign ad. AARP is a nonpartisan organization and we blah blah blah."

Yeah, right. Too late.
This looks to me like the AARP is losing business to those new, proudly conservative, competing senior organizations that have sprung up and begun to thrive ever since the AARP openly supported Ubama and his Mengelecare. If the AARP wants to let the Democrats give them their talking points, then they can die with them.

22 posted on 08/17/2012 10:14:49 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Ax
I was an AARP member until they endorsed Hussein. I dropped out the next day.

Same here (basically).
I let my "subscription" elapse and now immediately throw away everything I get from them.

23 posted on 08/17/2012 10:17:22 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: mdittmar

Here’s one place to get the video
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/08/obamas-answer-to-romney-medicare-attack-aarp/

If AARP is not happy it has a lot of ‘splain’ to do.


24 posted on 08/18/2012 5:28:32 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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