Skip to comments.AARP objects to Obama invoking group's support during debate
Posted on 10/04/2012 7:39:04 AM PDT by tsowellfan
The AARP, which put itself in the middle of the health care debate by endorsing ObamaCare, now is telling President Obama to keep the group out of his political talking points.
The nation's leading senior advocacy organization objected after the president during Wednesday's debate twice mentioned the AARP while defending his health care plan and attacking Mitt Romney's plans for Medicare...
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An ABSOLUTELY STUNNING summation from ABC news radio at the top of the hour while listening to Chris Plante
Depending on who you ask, Mitt was either (good trait) or (bad trait), and the kenyan was either (good trait) or (bad trait).
Then, the reporter spoke to a republican who thought Mitt blew it, followed by a sound bite from a dem who thought the kenyan blew it.
Summed it up by saying, One things for sure, the debate probably didnt change any minds.
So, nobody won, nobody lost, and the whole thing was utterly meaningless!
I don’t care if they disown the Zer0.
All their mail still goes into my shredder.
Their social positions are diametrically opposed to mine.
AARP cam go rot.
Uh oh. aarp jumps the sinking ship
When I saw absolutely stunning and ABC I thought you were going to relate that they had told the truth. I see not.
You made your bed, old people.
Just read this post in the political forums from a user called "Good Progressive".
"No More Obama-Romney debates"
President Obama should deputize Bill Clinton to do the next debate.
Our President is far too busy with matters of state to deal with this man "Romney", whom he does not even know.
President Obama has no need to prove himself to anybody.
If Romney will not accept this, then fine - NO more debates!
What is right is right, there is NO need for debate to find out what it is.
What grounds is AARP standing upon? They’re basically asking Obama not to tell the truth.
I guess THEY are concerned their man won’t win.
When Libs loose, they act just like the GOP - they eat their own instead of revising their mistakes.
Too late AARP. Everyone knows there are non-liberal alternatives to your org.
What? aarp is sooooooooo in bed for the clownmander in chief. I guess they too didn’t see the most intelligent man in the world on stage last night and now want to distance themselves from him. I only ever got 2 things from aarp and after the second one and my response, they don’t come around no more. LOL!
Helping keep mankind warm for 65 years.
Too late AARP. We know who’s side you’re on.
AARP cancellations must be going viral.
This is too funny to watch AARP toss Obama under the bus!!!!!
Did Stephy write the script?
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: I think Governor Romney definitely more crisp in his presentation tonight. He was leaning into the debate, where President Obama was a little bit more laid back. I also think he was able to be aggressive without being offensive. So, even though there were I didn’t see any knockout punches-
STEPHANOPOULOS: I didn’t see breakthrough moments or major mistakes by either candidate. I think Governor Romney will get the boost that challengers usually get coming out of these debates. The big question: did he do anything to dramatically change the trajectory of the race?
The stink from playing with Obama will stick to the AARP forever. Let them go broke. I do my bit by mailing all their enrollment junk back to them in their postage paid envelop.
I’d love if Barky cancelled any further debates. Romney could buy a half hour of air time and debate an empty chair. It would be awesome. (although the chair would probably do better than Barky did last night. Certainly the smell of flop sweat wouldn’t be as strong.)
ABC News is a media clown car.
AARP is right up there with those two other bastions of political objectivity: Planned Parenthood and the NAACP.
Long ago AARP lost any chance of me being a member. My recycle bin has had many pieces of junk AARP mail added to it.
AARP is a leftist, politically-active organization - I guess there are merely a few board members who are still worried about their fake veneer of being a neutral advocacy group for senior citizens being ruined among the larger public.
maybe ole AARP has received one too many cut up cards back in the mail. :)
I can’t see why Romney would turn down the chance to debate Clinton. It would be the greatest boon to any presidential candidate ever: an hour and a half of asking why Obama isn’t there.
The #2 mention was ‘ARP’
I recall chuckling about it at the time.
the AARP shouldn’t be supporting him if it is that embarrassing
Must be all our membership cancellation's had some effect.
Methinks that they are seeing their business model being damaged by the very real possibility of seeing their boy go down to defeat.
I agree with your assessment that AARP is an evil organization, but I urge you not to put all their mail into the shredder. Much of it contains a paid reply envelope. I always write them a note "How's ObamaCare working out for you" and stuff it in that envelope to send back to them. The post office can use the extra business. If you don't feel like writing them a note, just stuff their paid reply envelope with shreddings.
do they really think the cant is not out of the bag and no one knows AARP is in the Obama camp?
AARP is worried about AARP and their own tax status. If “progressive” groups are going to challenge churches for support of conservative issues, AARP doesn’t want to get caught up in the flow. They also don’t want to come up empty should Romney win and roll back Obamacare.
AARP SELLS their seal of approval.
with an Obama association the brand becomes toxic to products. This means when the general population sees aarp they do not buy.
AARP is not upset over the obama position, the AARP is objecting to the truth.
too busy with matters of state??
He studiously AVOIDS meeting with foreign leaders while partying down with rappers and appearing on TV chat shows, but he’s too busy to debate??
It’s a debate about being the President, you’d think he would know more about that than Romney, wouldn’t you??
“I do my bit by mailing all their enrollment junk back to them in their postage paid envelop.”
I do the same thing with offensive USPS spam.
“Too late AARP. We know whos side youre on.”
LOL The words that they wanted to be “on the down low” come to mind.
You want to keep their mailings coming WITH the paid reply envelopes. The post office needs the business!
1. It costs them money.
2. Your Shredder will last longer.
Heck, Obama practically did that last night. Did you notice how often he invoked Bill Clinton?
I thought that was rather amusing, since Clinton only adopted more sensible policies after he was forced to do so by the GOP legislative majority, which once had to go so far, under Newt Gingrich, as to refuse to accept Clinton’s duplicitous and dishonest budget negotiations, so that the government “was shut down” until Clinton came around.
Still, having Obama constantly invoking the supposed glory days of Bill Clinton, who left the presidency 12 years ago, was pretty pathetic.
AARP has been sleeping with the enemy for the past forty years and more. I wouldn’t touch them with a ten-foot pole.
I keep my big ‘sharpie’ marker JUST for THEIR mail. I return it all to them with:
“You supported Obamacare, don’t bother me!”
Written in large capes all over it.
THEN I return it to them in their OWN postage paid envelope!!! :)
AARP sells Medicare SUPPLEMENT insurance and profits nicely from it. It, in fact, is not the insurer so it gets a nice commission for selling to it’s membership, but none of the risk. When Obamacare forces people off Medicare Advantage, it will provide an enormous windfall to AARP by people buying their supplement.
Hahaha. Another bar being lowered for the affirmative action president?
Right on I’m with you.
They can’t disown Obama now even if they try!!!
Toll-Free Nationwide: 888-OUR-AARP (888-687-2277)
Hours: Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. through 11 p.m. ET
That’s funny, during the Obamacare edict from on high, the AARP had its head so far up Zero’s azz he had to breathe for them.
They must think they know something to be wanting to distance themselves from him now. This is the one time I’ll ever hope they’re correct.
Me too, love it, just be sure to cut your name and number off of the cards and correspondence.
I take EVERY LETTER I get from AARP and stuff it with the other junk mail I get from other scamsters and mail it back to them in their postage-paid envelope.