Thursday, August 06, 2009

The AARP refuses to listen to it's members

You have to love this. The AARP has a meeting to hear concern of it's members about the healthcare bill. Just look at the disrespect. The AARP spokesman just leaves and then comes back to take the microphone. Didn't matter. These people are our greatest generation and they didn't let that stop their meeting. You tell me if these people sound like a "mob."

These are our parents and our grandparents. We should LISTEN to them, not insult them.

You will notice when the AARP spokesperson comes back to get the microphone she says that AARP did not endorse Obama's plan. Is that true? Not only has the CEO of the AARP endorsed the plan, but Pelosi sent out a memo that named AARP as one of the organizations that they were working with "to ensure complementary efforts during August." If you read the link, you will see there is a complete backtracking on this by AARP, but is there any doubt that seniors have a reason to doubt them?

Recently President Barack Obama participated in an AARP Town Hall with the CEO of AARP beside him. Take a look at the comments about that from seniors.

The point is that many seniors are greatly concerned about this health care bill. These people are not part of a "mob" or sent out by lobbyists for heaven's sake.

Take a look at this report from ABC News:

There were no lobbyist-funded buses in the parking lot of Mardela Middle and High School on Tuesday evening, and the hundreds of Eastern Maryland residents who packed the school's auditorium loudly refuted the notion that their anger over the Democrats' health care reform plans is "manufactured."

"I went to school in this school," a man named Bob told me. "I don't see anyone in this room that isn't from Mardela Springs right now."

"We've been quiet too long," said a woman named Joan.

You will have to give kudos to freshman Democratic Rep. Frank Kratovil. At least he listened.

I'm telling you, the more the Democrats throw out this "mob" and "manufactured outrage" talking point, the more they will lose. I promise you that that room was not full of just Republicans. I've begun to believe that if Democrats push this on us, they will find themselves out of power in 2010. But I'm not willing to sacrifice our health care system for that to happen.