But don’t let the bag fool you.Â They’re still full of shit:
The 71 pages of emails show an AARP management taking orders from the White House, scripting the president’s talking points, working to keep its board “in line,” and pledging fealty to “the cause.” Seniors deserve to know all this, as AARP seeks to present itself as neutral in this presidential election.
The emails overall show an AARP leadershipâ€”Policy Chief John Rother, Health Policy Director Nora Super, Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond, Senior Vice President David Sloaneâ€”that from the start worked to pass ObamaCare, before crucial details pertaining to seniors had been addressed. This crew was in constant contact with Mr. Obama’s top aides, in particular Nancy-Ann DeParle and Jim Messina.
As early as July 2009, Mr. Sloane was sending the administrationâ€””as promised”â€”his “message points” on Medicare. Ms. DeParle assured him “I think you will hear some of your lines tomorrow” in President Obama’s speechâ€”which he did. Mr. Rother advised the White House on its outreach, discouraging Mr. Obama from addressing seniors since “he may not be the most effective messinger [sic] . . . at least to the McCain constituency.” Better to manage these folks, he counsels, through the “authoritative voices of doctors and nurses.”
They are the wrinkledy, old strongarm of the Democrat machine that threatens wheelchair bound blue hairs that their strategic reserve of tapioca pudding will be cut off if their candidate doesn’t get elected.Â That’s a nice Jazzy you’ve got there.Â It’d be a shame of something happened to it.
The AARP is a bedsore on the ass of our comatose economy.
They need to be lectured not sought after.Â Once the coordinated boos start, its time to drop the facade of the “I have a realistic chance to court your vote” and swiftly transition to a “it’s about time you turned up your hearing aids and started listen to some hard truth you selfish, old bastards”.Â Â The American Association of Retired Persons has seen to it that no other generation will ever be able to afford to retire.
If Romney wins, I’d like to nominate myself to be Chairman of the death panel.Â Â Like Obama said, forget that pacemaker.Â I’ve got a budget saving pain pill with your name on it and an AARP junkmailing list that should keep the lines at Hell’s gates about as long as the lines of traffic behind your Buicks.