The Power Of The Purse

Back when Obama, Reid and Pelosi were shoving Obamacare through, the American Association of Retired Persons, AARP, of which I was a member, announced that they and their membership supported Obamacare.

I immediately sent them a strongly worded letter of protest and cancelled my membership. Thousands of other retired Americans likewise cancelled their memberships.

Last night at the debate, Obama twice “mentioned the AARP while defending his health care plan and attacking Mitt Romney’s plans for Medicare.”

Today, AARP has this to say: “”While we respect the rights of each campaign to make its case to voters, AARP has never consented to the use of its name by any candidate or political campaign. AARP is a nonpartisan organization and we do not endorse political candidates nor coordinate with any candidate or political party.”

Yeah? Well they sure did back when they thought to siphon off a little extra power and positive publicity by endorsing something that turned out to be a hell of a lot less popular than they thought. AARP is run by a bunch of hypocrites whose primary purpose is to sell insurance, not help old people, and now they’ve learned a lesson, just push their insurance and stay out of politics, us old timers aren’t stupid, just opinionated.

2 Responses to “The Power Of The Purse”

  1. Mustang says:

    I cancelled my affiliation with AARP as well. They are about as nonpartisan as Joe Biden is intelligent and I go out of my way to tell people my age to drop those clowns. A membership with AARP is a waste of money.

  2. Jake says:

    I called and warned AARP in advance that I would cancell my membership if in fact they indorsed Obama-care. They did and I did. . .
    It felt sooo good