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  • ricky1820l ricky1820l Oct 4, 2012 12:16 PM Flag

    AARP tells Obama not to reference them

    AARP distances itself from Obama that is saying a lot. AARP lost millions of members after endorsing Obama and Obamacare that has been proven to be harmful to seniors. The AARP stands to make millions if Obamacare remains intact. Seniors have moved away from the AARP to AMAC who better represents their interests. Seniors have caught on that AMAC is not secretly in the pocket of insurance companies like AARP.

    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.

    AARP objected after the president during Wednesday's debate twice mentioned the AARP while defending his health care plan.

    AARP knows it can protect its financial interests by aligning with Democrats, no matter what its members think.

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    • “Seniors have caught on that AMAC is not secretly in the pocket of insurance companies like AARP.”

      HAVE they, now?

      AMAC was started by Dan Weber, a high school graduate, (equivalent to a Ph. D. amongst like minded Tea Partiers) who spent four years in the Air Force (immediately out of high school), and then ran his own INSURANCE COMPANY for 30 years. That’s right…his own INSURANCE COMPANY. Gee, now here’s an idea…I can take all the right-wing lunatic fringe insurance business away from AARP if I sound like Rush Limbaugh.

      From the right wing blog, “Conservative Thoughts and Profundity (now there’s a real oxymoron):

      “AMAC (pronounced A- Mack)…(editorial aside – Do potential members seriously have difficulty with that pronunciation???)…is one of the leading groups fighting against President Obama’s health care initiative. AMAC has organized “Tea Parties” and participated in rallies against expanding government and raising taxes.

      AMAC is pro-life, pro Second Amendment, and thinks government has grown too large and powerful. AMAC feels our elected officials are ignoring the will of the people. We need more members so we can have more clout with office holders. We need to counter the influence of AARP when they say they are speaking on behalf of Americans aged 50 and over.”

      So there you go. Yes, AARP does not endorse candidates, and they properly asked the President to not imply that they do. They state that they “are a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over ... dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age.” Their membership, however, know and apparently agree with, their position on The AHC.

      AMAC, on the other hand, apparently doesn’t hold back regarding their political philosophy. There’s no problem with that, mind you, but one shouldn’t present it as a movement something akin to “The Reformation”.

      Seniors have “caught on” about AMAC???”

      Yes, if you call “catching on” their current membership which is several, tens-of-thousands of members. That’s about as trendy and popular as a Pet Rock. (Actually, I believe they have a current promotion going that if you join, you get a Mood Ring – but it’s always stuck on “Red-State Scarlett = angry, paranoid and disenfranchised”

      AARP, on the other hand, has 38 million members. Then again, you never pretend to represent anything other than the privileged few.

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      • AMAC is pro-life, pro Second Amendment, and thinks government has grown too large and powerful. AMAC feels our elected officials are ignoring the will of the people. We need more members so we can have more clout with office holders. We need to counter the influence of AARP when they say they are speaking on behalf of Americans aged 50 and over.”

        Sounds like they think the same way I do. I just may join!

      • AARP may have even more than 38 million members because as soon as you turn 65 or whatever they send you a cheap membership . Whats it worth ? Nothing because they do nothing but sell crap to seniors.

    • AARP stated that they do not endorse a candidate. Obama referenced one of their reports.

      Why on earth would you think that is "distancing"? The AARP has been a strong supporter of the ACA since the beginning. It's good for seniors and as the AARP says, the savings help make Medicare stronger without reducing benefits.

    • "AARP knows it can protect its financial interests by aligning with Democrats, no matter what its members think"

      Exactly. I dropped them two years after the Obamacare debacle.

      Interestingly, I continue to get mailers from them pushing its healthcare plans. More interestingly, their most recent mailer didn't require postage because of their partial nonprofit status. Fancy that. I suppose I should have opened the mailer because they apparently give their healthcare insurance away.

 
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