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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

60,000 AARP Members Cancel Membership Over Obamacare

Starting off with a meeting between an AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) representative and AARP members, held in Dallas, on August 4, 2009, via video below.

After telling the members that the meeting was to hear from them, the representative got a little more than she baragained for as she was trying to tell then what to think and informed them that they "agreed" health reform was needed the audience made it clear they didn't agree.

The AARP representative walked out of the meeting, but the AARP members stayed and continued to discuss the issue.

Around the 6 minute mark, an older gentleman starts to speak and at the end of his talking he says something that really is the basis for why so many are against Obamacare.

He explains why these folks have to be vigilant, show up and speak up and make their voices heard.

Quote of the day goes to him with "This is about liberty and about freedom and we have to go to Pete Sessions and everybody else and make it clear that you guys in Washington had better get back to that basic and get the heck out of our lives."

AARP denies that it has endorsed Obamacare, saying this after Barack Obama mistakenly claimed they had endorsed it, but the representatives of the townhall style meeting were doing what Democratic politicians across the country have been doing, pitching it, and the members refused to allow an Obamacare infomercial and instead brought their objections to the forefront.

CBS reports 60,000 AARP members have cancelled their memberships, some quotes saying they are "disappointed with AARP" and others saying they do not want to be "associated" with AARP.

American Seniors Association is picking up quote a few of those members, as of the story date, 5,000 have enrolled, with CBS cameras catching them as they open mail with cut up AARP cards.

The American Seniors Association is flat-out against President Obama's plan, which calls for $313 billion dollars in Medicare cuts over ten years. The AARP is widely viewed as supporting the President.

Now is as good a time as any to point out that Howard Dean threw up medicare as an example of a government healthcare plan that supposedly "works" and to which Obamacare would be modeled after.

Medicare, as is, cannot be financially sustained, yet Obama and the Democrats wants to put all of America on a system that is likened to medicare?

AARP says losing 60,000 people over this, is just a "drop in the bucket" because they pick up hundreds of thousands new members each month.

Perhaps the video above of how the AARP representatives treat members when they try to ask questions, should be shown far and wide.

Dennis the peasant, soon to be an ex-member of AARP, says this:

Seniors are the single most politically engaged demographic group of voters. Period. President Obama, in his infinite incompetence, has managed to both frighten and antagonize a large portion of that demographic. And for me, at least, it is obvious that seniors and their concerns have be completely ignored by the pro-reform crowd. Pro-reformers just don't care about what seniors are thinking. Democrats need to wake up to that fact. If they do not, 2010 and 2012 are not going to be fun years.

This rising up from our nations medicare recipients and those about ready to be put on medicare, is astounding and it makes me wonder if Nancy Pelosi thinks they too are wearing swastikas and would Pelosi and Hoyer refer to the older folks in the video above as "thugs" or "unAmerican"?

This is the largest demographic for voters and Obama and the Democrats are alienating them at a pace I have never witnessed before.