Skip to comments.AARP to Obama: Stop citing us
Posted on 10/04/2012 2:18:02 PM PDT by markomalley
AARP has a message for President Obama: Stop using us to score political points.
Obama cited the nonpartisan senior lobby twice in Wednesday's debate when arguing against Mitt Romney's Medicare proposals.
The remarks prompted a polite statement from AARP Senior Vice President John Hishta asking candidates to refrain from mentioning the group.
"AARP has never consented to the use of its name by any candidate or political campaign," Hishta said.
"AARP is a nonpartisan organization, and we do not endorse political candidates nor coordinate with any candidate or political party."
Hishta sent a similar dispatch in August, when the Obama campaign released an ad using AARP quotes to attack Paul Ryan's Medicare policy.
"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 August.
On Wednesday, Obama cited AARP estimates to argue that savings from the healthcare law will extend Medicare's lifetime. He also told Romney that "AARP has said that your plan would weaken Medicare substantially."
AARP supported Obama's signature healthcare law, prompting criticism from conservatives who believe the group is more political and left-leaning than it says.
On Thursday, Reps. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) and Charles Boustany Jr. (R-La.) aired these complaints after AARP moved to distance itself from Obama.
"In reality, senior AARP leadership and key White House officials worked closely together on the passage of President Obama's healthcare reform," Gingrey and Boustany wrote in a press memo.
"AARP leadership consistently ignored the deluge of calls from members, the majority of which opposed ObamaCare, and instead continued working in conjunction with the White House to perfect their 'messaging' to seniors," the memo stated.
AARP stands to make $1 billion over the next 10 years on Obamacare. Bipartisan? Please!
I used to live in thew WDC area. The AARP main office building is located in Arlington VA across from downtown WDC. It is an opulent palace. I found it very interesting that AARP members are not allowed inside that building. AARP is a big rip-off on its members. Non-partisan? ...Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
Throwing Obummer under the bus?
This reminds me...
Is there a way to get off AARP’s mailers?
DH just retired and we are getting flooded with AARP-Crap.
Øblowme endorsements have been the kiss of death. I hope he continues singing their “praises”.
I called AARP numerous times after they supported ObamaCare and gave them a piece of my mind while canceling my membership. I guess it took a while to process my cancellation. But they kept sending me renewal notices and credit card offers. I used the postage paid return envelopes to mail back all kinds of interesting things. I wonder how many other people did the same thing. Now I no longer receive AARP mail.
“I do wish AARP would send me another membership solicitation so I could again have the enjoyment of stuffing their crap into their Postage Paid Business Reply Envelope, spending their money to send it back to them.”
I do that too! And I write on the paperwork that I will never join until/unless they quit being a partisan org.
riiiight...and I'm an astronaut
> I do wish AARP would send me another membership
> solicitation so I could again have the enjoyment of
> stuffing their crap into their Postage Paid Business
> Reply Envelope, spending their money to send it back to them.
Too bad those envelopes are so small, a lot of household trash could be send to them.
send = sent
So is Media Matters, Move-On.org, msnbc, abcseebsnbcnytimeswashpohuffpo etc.
Sounds like they’re getting tired of AMAC stealing their members away.
I wish I was still getting their crappy mail. I loved stuffing interesting things in the prepaid mailers and sending it back.
AARP is so far up the communists liberal butts if couldn’t be more corrupt.
Yeah, right. nonpartisan. you can go to their website and “find out who to vote for”. Naturally, the democrats have their pics on the site and they give all of the “correct” answers to the skewed questions.
Hopefully found how to get off their mailing list:
(found on various sites)
You can stop AARP junk mail through several convenient methods:
e-mail AARP: email@example.com; (subject line: “unsubscribe”)
call AARP at 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277);
write AARP at AARP Membership Center, 3200 E. Carson Street, Lakewood, CA 90712;
((Because of the nature of AARP mailings, it can take up to 14 weeks for AARP junk mail and that from associated companies to subside.
When contacting AARP to stop junk mail, be sure to specify that you do not want your name re-sold or provided to any of their affiliates or otherwise endorsed companies.))
The cover is being blown!
Medicare Advantage, which is very popular with seniors, is getting whacked under Obamacare.
YOU OWN THIS!!!! You can’t distance yourself know!!!
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