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AARP to Obama: Stop citing us
The Hill ^ | 10/4/2012 | Elise Viebeck

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.


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1 posted on 10/04/2012 2:18:07 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
Obama cited the nonpartisan senior lobby twice...

Nonpartisan, eh? Is this from the Onion?

2 posted on 10/04/2012 2:19:15 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: markomalley

Non-partisan my a**. They are Obama kissers from the word go!


3 posted on 10/04/2012 2:19:46 PM PDT by onevoter
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To: markomalley

AARP membership must be hurting after their support of Obamacare, otherwise why not continue to back Obama? Well you AARPholes, time to pay the piper for your support of that fascist.


4 posted on 10/04/2012 2:20:45 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: markomalley
I had to contribute one 'funny'.


5 posted on 10/04/2012 2:23:49 PM PDT by fellowgeek (To geek or not to geek.)
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To: markomalley
"AARP is a nonpartisan organization, and we do not endorse political candidates nor coordinate with any candidate or political party."

B.S.

6 posted on 10/04/2012 2:25:18 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: markomalley

Yeah, nonpartisan. That’s funny.


7 posted on 10/04/2012 2:25:30 PM PDT by irishfox
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To: markomalley

Yeah, nonpartisan. That’s funny.


8 posted on 10/04/2012 2:25:44 PM PDT by irishfox
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To: markomalley
A.A.R.P. did nothing to prevent Obama from taking $716 billion for Obamacare...

and, now they say they're neutral...

right --> s....pffffft

9 posted on 10/04/2012 2:28:40 PM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

Bingo. AARP’s bottom line is suffering due to their association with Obama and Obamacare. AND THEY AIN’T SEEN NOTHING’ YET. How did they not see this coming? F’ing idiots.


10 posted on 10/04/2012 2:28:59 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: markomalley

AARP you made a deal with the devil now live with it.

Cannot have it both ways.


11 posted on 10/04/2012 2:30:11 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I used to be a member. Then I realized the organization did not represent conservatives. The organization only represents the greedy.

Besides, their benefits such as discount travel and insurance, can be had elsewhere and at better prices.

12 posted on 10/04/2012 2:32:51 PM PDT by fatnotlazy (The debate was a gunfight, and Obama brought a knife.)
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To: markomalley

Seems AARP is starting to see the writing on the wall. Every time Obozo mentions AARP, more RPs tell AARP to pound sand.

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.


13 posted on 10/04/2012 2:34:58 PM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ColdOne

14 posted on 10/04/2012 2:35:18 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: markomalley

Translated to mean that rank and file “blue hairs” are not happy and are going to cancel their membership after beig sold down the river over Obamacare.


15 posted on 10/04/2012 2:37:59 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: markomalley

AARP, Stop sending me your crap!


16 posted on 10/04/2012 2:38:21 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: xtinct

I think as we draw nearer to the election, disdain for 0bamacare will grow not wane.


17 posted on 10/04/2012 2:39:36 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: markomalley

Gee whillikers, the AARP didn’t seem to mind being connected with Obama here. Why, it looks like he was even given permission to use its logo ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJb6tA1cXT0


18 posted on 10/04/2012 2:40:11 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: markomalley

‘... “`Tu’n me loose, fo’ I kick de natal stuffin’ outen you,’ sez Brer Rabbit, sezee, but de Tar-Baby, she ain’t sayin’ nuthin’. She des hilt on, en de Brer Rabbit lose de use er his feet in de same way. Brer Fox, he lay low. Den Brer Rabbit squall out dat ef de Tar-Baby don’t tu’n ‘im loose he butt ‘er cranksided. En den he butted, en his head got stuck. Den Brer Fox, he sa’ntered fort’, lookin’ dez ez innercent ez wunner yo’ mammy’s mockin’-birds.

“`Howdy, Brer Rabbit,’ sez Brer Fox, sezee. `You look sorter stuck up dis mawnin’,’ sezee, en den he rolled on de groun’, en laft en laft twel he couldn’t laff no mo’. `I speck you’ll take dinner wid me dis time, Brer Rabbit. I done laid in some calamus root, en I ain’t gwineter take no skuse,’ sez Brer Fox, sezee.”

Here Uncle Remus paused, and drew a two-pound yam out of the ashes.

“Did the fox eat the rabbit?” asked the little boy to whom the story had been told.

“Dat’s all de fur de tale goes,” replied the old man. “He mout, an den agin he moutent. Some say Judge B’ar come ‘long en loosed ‘im - some say he didn’t. I hear Miss Sally callin’. You better run ‘long.” ‘

Probably considered racist nowadays but there’s much wisdom in the Uncle Remus stories.


19 posted on 10/04/2012 2:40:15 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: newgeezer

I do that weekly.....everytime I get one of their crap ads, I load the envelop and send it back to them......makes me feel grand!!!!


20 posted on 10/04/2012 2:40:36 PM PDT by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

AARP stands to make $1 billion over the next 10 years on Obamacare. Bipartisan? Please!


21 posted on 10/04/2012 2:41:20 PM PDT by cumbo78
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To: Diogenesis

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!


22 posted on 10/04/2012 2:42:28 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: markomalley

Throwing Obummer under the bus?


23 posted on 10/04/2012 2:45:26 PM PDT by Leep (Forward! To Surfdom)
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To: markomalley

This reminds me...

Is there a way to get off AARP’s mailers?
DH just retired and we are getting flooded with AARP-Crap.


24 posted on 10/04/2012 2:46:33 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: markomalley

http://amac.us/amac-was-founded-to-be-your-alternative-to-aarp-2


25 posted on 10/04/2012 2:47:20 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: markomalley

Øblowme endorsements have been the kiss of death. I hope he continues singing their “praises”.


26 posted on 10/04/2012 2:48:06 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America; RightOnTheBorder
"AARP membership must be hurting after their support of Obamacare, otherwise why not continue to back Obama? Well you AARPholes, time to pay the piper for your support of that fascist."
"Bingo. AARP’s bottom line is suffering due to their association with Obama and Obamacare. AND THEY AIN’T SEEN NOTHING’ YET. How did they not see this coming? F’ing idiots"

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.

27 posted on 10/04/2012 2:49:49 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: newgeezer

“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.


28 posted on 10/04/2012 2:50:29 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: markomalley
" nonpartisan senior lobby"

riiiight...and I'm an astronaut

29 posted on 10/04/2012 2:50:32 PM PDT by Tula Git
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To: newgeezer

> 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.


30 posted on 10/04/2012 2:51:46 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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send = sent


31 posted on 10/04/2012 2:53:02 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: markomalley
"AARP is a nonpartisan organization, and we do not endorse political candidates nor coordinate with any candidate or political party."

So is Media Matters, Move-On.org, msnbc, abcseebsnbcnytimeswashpohuffpo etc.

32 posted on 10/04/2012 2:54:21 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: markomalley

Sounds like they’re getting tired of AMAC stealing their members away.


33 posted on 10/04/2012 2:55:47 PM PDT by JediJones (ROMNEY/RYAN: TURNAROUND ARTISTS ***** OBAMA/BIDEN: BULL $HIT ARTISTS)
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To: libertarian27

I wish I was still getting their crappy mail. I loved stuffing interesting things in the prepaid mailers and sending it back.


34 posted on 10/04/2012 2:55:57 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: markomalley

AARP is so far up the communists liberal butts if couldn’t be more corrupt.


35 posted on 10/04/2012 2:56:45 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: markomalley

http://vote.aarp.org/race-detail.do?id=10320243

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.


36 posted on 10/04/2012 2:58:15 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: libertarian27

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: member@aarp.org; (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.))


37 posted on 10/04/2012 3:00:15 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: markomalley

The cover is being blown!


38 posted on 10/04/2012 3:05:02 PM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: markomalley
The AARP-Obama nexus:

Strassel: The Love Song of AARP and Obama Newly released emails reveal the 'nonpartisan' group's stealthy White House alliance on health care.

39 posted on 10/04/2012 3:06:20 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: SoFloFreeper

Dear AARP,

Medicare Advantage, which is very popular with seniors, is getting whacked under Obamacare.

YOU OWN THIS!!!! You can’t distance yourself know!!!


40 posted on 10/04/2012 3:07:06 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: hadaclueonce

Re: Junkmail from AARP. It’s a small matter but I always send their prepaid envelope back empty. At the very least they have to pay the postage. They are definitely partisan. I’m in an HMO and I like it. They, along with Obama undermined it. Their reward? One billion dollars as a shill for the insurance companies that sell Medigap policies. I won’t have anything to do with them. Return those envelopes!


41 posted on 10/04/2012 3:08:35 PM PDT by donaldo
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To: markomalley

“Come on, Dear Leader!
If you keep citing us you’ll blow our cover. We’re flacking for you in our mailings, our magazine and every way possible. But we’ve already lost a majority of our membership who could think for themselves and figured out what we are up to. If you keep this up even the dim bulbs will figure it out and we’ll lose them, too!
Love from your adoring subjects at AARP.


42 posted on 10/04/2012 3:11:29 PM PDT by Tucker39 (O)
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To: Kolath

actually, AARP became the sales agent for the United Health Care Medicare advantage series of policies last year. I have such a policy I bought direct from United. The stuff they send says AARP/United Health Care.

I raise hell with them every time they call and they call a lot.

The new renewal period began October 1 and the new ads on TV for United Medicare advantage have dropped the AARP connection.


43 posted on 10/04/2012 3:13:48 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: markomalley

AARP took a money hit when it endorsed Obamacare. They are gun shy about hitching a ride on the wrong bandwagon.

F’em


44 posted on 10/04/2012 3:14:11 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: markomalley

AARP is absolutely libreal/progressive partisan...but this morning they saw the handwriting on the wall and moved to distance themselves from what is likely to be an epic fail.


45 posted on 10/04/2012 3:16:28 PM PDT by Jeff Head ( Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: markomalley

More BS everyone knows AARP is a wing of the Dem Pty


46 posted on 10/04/2012 3:19:34 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: markomalley

AARP to Obama: stop outing us! LOL.


47 posted on 10/04/2012 3:19:53 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: markomalley

>> “AARP is a nonpartisan organization, and we do not endorse political candidates nor coordinate with any candidate or political party.” <<

.
Can you say bullshit?


48 posted on 10/04/2012 3:22:49 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: markomalley

They sure weren’t bipartisan when they were testifying on behalf of Obamacare.


49 posted on 10/04/2012 3:26:12 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: lonevoice

HA! Take your medicine, AARP! You are most definitely partisan and there are many seniors who are aware of just that. This is exactly why you have lost a lot of senior members!


50 posted on 10/04/2012 3:34:57 PM PDT by Pride in the USA (With Romney - Ryan you get change back.)
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