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AARP objects to Obama invoking group's support during debate
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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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KEYWORDS: aarp; debate; obama
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1 posted on 10/04/2012 7:39:10 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

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 thing’s for sure, the debate probably didn’t change any minds.”
So, nobody won, nobody lost, and the whole thing was utterly meaningless!


2 posted on 10/04/2012 7:39:37 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: tsowellfan

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.


3 posted on 10/04/2012 7:41:02 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: tsowellfan

Uh oh. aarp jumps the sinking ship


4 posted on 10/04/2012 7:41:25 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Doctor 2Brains

When I saw absolutely stunning and ABC I thought you were going to relate that they had told the truth. I see not.


5 posted on 10/04/2012 7:41:29 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: tsowellfan

You made your bed, old people.


6 posted on 10/04/2012 7:41:29 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Doctor 2Brains
There are some democrats who now want to stop the debates.

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.

Progress! Forward!

7 posted on 10/04/2012 7:41:51 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan
They deserve to be gored.
8 posted on 10/04/2012 7:42:48 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: tsowellfan

What grounds is AARP standing upon? They’re basically asking Obama not to tell the truth.


9 posted on 10/04/2012 7:42:48 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: tsowellfan

?????????????????????????????????????

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.


10 posted on 10/04/2012 7:42:57 AM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: tsowellfan

Too late AARP. Everyone knows there are non-liberal alternatives to your org.


11 posted on 10/04/2012 7:43:34 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

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.


12 posted on 10/04/2012 7:43:34 AM PDT by rktman
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To: tsowellfan

Too late AARP. We know who’s side you’re on.


13 posted on 10/04/2012 7:43:43 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: tsowellfan

AARP cancellations must be going viral.

This is too funny to watch AARP toss Obama under the bus!!!!!


14 posted on 10/04/2012 7:44:09 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Doctor 2Brains

Did Stephy write the script?

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2012/10/04/stephanopoulos-breaks-pro-democratic-streak-crisp-romney-get-boost-de

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-

SAWYER: No-

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?


15 posted on 10/04/2012 7:44:37 AM PDT by maggief
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To: tsowellfan

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.


16 posted on 10/04/2012 7:44:56 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: tsowellfan

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.)


17 posted on 10/04/2012 7:45:11 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Doctor 2Brains

ABC News is a media clown car.


18 posted on 10/04/2012 7:45:15 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: tsowellfan
The AARP posted a blog saying that while the group is "grateful" the candidates had a "robust" debate on health care, the organization is not aligned with either candidate.

AARP is right up there with those two other bastions of political objectivity: Planned Parenthood and the NAACP.

19 posted on 10/04/2012 7:45:39 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: tsowellfan

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.


20 posted on 10/04/2012 7:45:39 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: tsowellfan

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.


21 posted on 10/04/2012 7:45:57 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Doctor 2Brains

maybe ole AARP has received one too many cut up cards back in the mail. :)


22 posted on 10/04/2012 7:46:39 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: tsowellfan

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.


23 posted on 10/04/2012 7:46:42 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: tsowellfan
They deserve to be goared.
24 posted on 10/04/2012 7:47:27 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: tsowellfan

WRONG!!!!!

The #2 mention was ‘ARP’

I recall chuckling about it at the time.


25 posted on 10/04/2012 7:47:49 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: tsowellfan

the AARP shouldn’t be supporting him if it is that embarrassing


26 posted on 10/04/2012 7:48:50 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: tsowellfan
The AARP, which put itself in the middle of the health care debate by endorsing ObamaCare,

Must be all our membership cancellation's had some effect.

27 posted on 10/04/2012 7:49:06 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: Westbrook

AARP owns this POS POTUS. They can't unring that bell!

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.

28 posted on 10/04/2012 7:49:40 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: tsowellfan

do they really think the cant is not out of the bag and no one knows AARP is in the Obama camp?


29 posted on 10/04/2012 7:50:16 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: tsowellfan

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.


30 posted on 10/04/2012 7:50:26 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Obama gives us the gift of downward mobility)
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To: tsowellfan

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.


31 posted on 10/04/2012 7:50:57 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: tsowellfan

too busy with matters of state??

seriously??

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??

lolz


32 posted on 10/04/2012 7:51:44 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: txrefugee

“I do my bit by mailing all their enrollment junk back to them in their postage paid envelop.”

Yay!

I do the same thing with offensive USPS spam.


33 posted on 10/04/2012 7:51:52 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: skeeter

“Too late AARP. We know who’s side you’re on.”

LOL The words that they wanted to be “on the down low” come to mind.


34 posted on 10/04/2012 7:52:17 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Qwackertoo
Hint: Be careful to remove all evidence of your name, address and any code numbers which the AARP might use to identify you.

You want to keep their mailings coming WITH the paid reply envelopes. The post office needs the business!

35 posted on 10/04/2012 7:53:00 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: tsowellfan
President Obama should deputize Bill Clinton to do the next debate.

I would like to see them add 2 new debates -- vp candiates v presidential candidates:

Biden vs Romney and then Ryan vs Obama.
36 posted on 10/04/2012 7:53:35 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Westbrook
Better yet, put all the crap that they sent you (except for anything with your name on it) back in the Postage Paid Envelope and send it back to them.

1. It costs them money.

2. Your Shredder will last longer.

37 posted on 10/04/2012 7:54:33 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (How do you insult an Obama Voter? Call them an Obama Voter.)
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To: tsowellfan

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.


38 posted on 10/04/2012 7:55:45 AM PDT by livius
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39 posted on 10/04/2012 7:56:58 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: tsowellfan

AARP has been sleeping with the enemy for the past forty years and more. I wouldn’t touch them with a ten-foot pole.


40 posted on 10/04/2012 7:57:42 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Westbrook

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!!! :)


41 posted on 10/04/2012 7:58:46 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: tsowellfan

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.


42 posted on 10/04/2012 8:03:07 AM PDT by Jerry Attrick
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To: tsowellfan
No organization, NONE, who claim non-profit status, including Veterans organizations and religious entities should be endorsing any candidate or party. These sleazy jerks sneak into upper echelon like the homos did in the churches and destroy any resemblance of what the organization originally intended to be.
43 posted on 10/04/2012 8:04:46 AM PDT by Gertie
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To: tsowellfan
They can go to hell...

AARP Ambulance Ad
44 posted on 10/04/2012 8:06:19 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: tsowellfan

Hahaha. Another bar being lowered for the affirmative action president?


45 posted on 10/04/2012 8:07:43 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: rktman

Right on I’m with you.


46 posted on 10/04/2012 8:08:48 AM PDT by Gertie
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To: Westbrook

They can’t disown Obama now even if they try!!!

******

By Phone

Toll-Free Nationwide: 888-OUR-AARP (888-687-2277)

Hours: Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. through 11 p.m. ET

General Questions
member@aarp.org


47 posted on 10/04/2012 8:10:00 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: workerbee

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.


48 posted on 10/04/2012 8:10:53 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: txrefugee

Me too, love it, just be sure to cut your name and number off of the cards and correspondence.


49 posted on 10/04/2012 8:13:06 AM PDT by Gertie
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To: tsowellfan

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.


50 posted on 10/04/2012 8:18:35 AM PDT by Gaffer
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