Time for a new lie: AARP has endorsed my health-care plan, says Obama

posted at 9:14 pm on August 11, 2009 by Allahpundit

Not the biggest lie of the day but a decent-sized catch. Even so, I feel guilty calling him on it. Does anyone doubt that the reliably lefty AARP brain trust really is backing this travesty, even if they haven’t formally endorsed it? It’s like ACORN insisting they weren’t supporting any candidates in the presidential election last year. Surely The One can be forgiven the eminently reasonable assumption that they’re in the tank.

The country’s largest advocacy group for Americans over 50 issued a statement after the event saying, “While the President was correct that AARP will not endorse a health care reform bill that would reduce Medicare benefits, indications that we have endorsed any of the major health care reform bills currently under consideration in Congress are inaccurate.”

How’s Obama going to avoid reducing Medicare benefits while promising to reduce overall Medicare spending? Why, by finding magical “savings and efficiencies within the health care system,” of course — the same sort of savings and efficiencies, presumably, that make the post office run so well. As you watch, try to get your mind around the fact that the biggest retiree lobbyist group in the country is formally undecided about a bill that’s guaranteed not only to cut into its constituents’ medical coverage but to force them to compete for doctors’ time with 47 million new insured people. Click the image to watch.


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Skandia Recluse on August 11, 2009 at 10:39 PM

Not at all.

Let them speak, let them spin.

They are digging one massive hole with their mouths.

We can start backfilling over them come September.

coldwarrior on August 11, 2009 at 10:45 PM

The three branches of Gov are totally FUBARd. What a freak show. They obviously have no clue how stupid they look or they would stop.

Roll the Tape. Bwaaahhhh

Geochelone on August 11, 2009 at 10:46 PM

Doing MORE with LESS. That’s all part of Obama’s FUTURE MAGIC. Just trust him. Why only yesterday he changed whine into beer.

GarandFan on August 11, 2009 at 10:47 PM

marklmail on August 11, 2009 at 10:41 PM

$1,316,876 for an AARP Magazine subscription.

http://speakmymindblog.com/2009/08/11/why-is-aarp-and-the-ama-supporting-obamacare/

sherryande on August 11, 2009 at 10:50 PM

Obama targeted the ceo of AARP (gave obama $10,000) during campaign. Obama must have promised him something for his quasi endorsement. Wonder what it was?

marklmail on August 11, 2009 at 10:41 PM

I think I read they sell insurance, maybe long-term care insurance and in the Obama age, we will have to buy from their plan.
This is sick on so many levels. Do many of you think this is a done deal? Do you think they will ram it through anyway?

tessa on August 11, 2009 at 10:54 PM

Let’s see…

Obama has taken our military to task…bombing civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Our police…they act stupidly.

Doctors…they will cost you an arm and a leg.

Insurance companies.

Oil companies.

Coal companies.

Who is next?

coldwarrior on August 11, 2009 at 11:02 PM

Obama lied, Grandma died.

wildcat84 on August 11, 2009 at 11:07 PM

One of the only thing I look forward to about turning 50 is returning my AARP card along with a strongly worded letter to those jackasses.

NoDonkey on August 11, 2009 at 11:30 PM

What a nitwit. He really is pathetic. I hope a lot of independents saw the in-house lawyer for AARP on BOR, denying that AARP had endorsed Obamacare. And then I hope those same independents heard Obama lie about it today.

BuckeyeSam on August 11, 2009 at 11:30 PM

Who is next?

coldwarrior on August 11, 2009 at 11:02 PM

Next, Obama attacks bloodsucking lawyers!

Just trying to lighten things up a bit.

NoDonkey on August 11, 2009 at 11:32 PM

Just out of curiosity, has anyone seen “Obama’s health plan”?

GarandFan on August 11, 2009 at 11:43 PM

guaranteed not only to cut into its constituents’ medical coverage but to force them to compete for doctors’ time with 47 million new insured people.

And most of those people are “productive” members of society and will get preferential health care considerations over seniors. I mean really, what are old people good for if not to abuse them for having the audacity to live too long?

csdeven on August 11, 2009 at 11:55 PM

I mean really, what are old people good for if not to abuse them for having the audacity to live too long?

csdeven on August 11, 2009 at 11:55 PM

The Audacity of L-Dopa?

Title for Obama’s new book on elder care?

coldwarrior on August 12, 2009 at 12:02 AM

AARP smells fishy.

A – Albacore
A – Anchove
R – Rainbow Trout
P – Piranha

yoda on August 12, 2009 at 1:40 AM

Hey AARP endorsed my plan too, and John Kerry’s plan too. He had a plan. Just go to his web site. He planned to put it there after one of his planning meetings to discuss the plan for the next meeting where they were planning to talk about the plan to put the plan on his web-site.

Geochelone on August 12, 2009 at 3:48 AM

Just out of curiosity, has anyone seen “Obama’s health plan”?

GarandFan on August 11, 2009 at 11:43 PM

You must be one of those right wing healthers. An Hawaiian official has seen is Health Plan and certified it, said it was good too.

Geochelone on August 12, 2009 at 4:14 AM

My brother used to work for the post office. He told me how effienct it really was. If the union said it should take him 30 minutes to sort his mail, but he could do that days mail in 10 minutes, he better pace himself to make sure that ten minutes if sorting took thirty minutes. If the uninon said it was suppose to take him 4 hours and 31 minutes to deliever the mail on his route, but he did not have a much as normal, it still better take him 4 hours and 31 minutes to deliver it, or the union would have a talk with him and things might not go so well for him afterwards. Obama sure picked another winner for an example just to show us how well he understands how his plan will work, but I am sure that he did not intend to pick one that was so close to the truth. What is scary is that we the people understand how his will work better than he or any of his mob of ” left wing intellectual radical liberal socialist.”

Franklyn on August 12, 2009 at 5:41 AM

The AARP spokestool was on FOX yesterday. (O’Reilly?) Lots of squirming. “We work with a lot people on a lot of things…” kind of stuff. They’re afraid to buck the President, but are also losing members. Sucks to be in PR at AARP.

ROCnPhilly on August 11, 2009 at 9:22 PM

It serves them right for being so completely dishonest. They’ve sold out their membership for their own financial gain. I’d be curious to see how much the top administrators at AARP make. I’m guessing it’s quite a lot, and no doubt they also get lots of expensive perks that aren’t officially included in their reported salaries. Some enterprising reporter-type needs to do an expose’ on this crooked bunch of frauds. A lot of old people are being ripped off.

AZCoyote on August 12, 2009 at 7:47 AM

This man is either assuming we are stupid and don’t remember something from one day to the next or a total puppet of someone and does not have a clue himself.I agree w/Rush,I am thinking things about this president,well you don’t want to go there!

ohiobabe on August 12, 2009 at 7:50 AM

By their actions you will know them. AARP officials can “say” anything that is convenient. Look at what they have done to support this theft of freedom. They sold their soul to the progressives years ago and now, when membership is rebelling, they are trying to be unbought.
They are damaged goods and they do not represent me. How about a Geezers for Freedom organization? Call us the Committee for Returning America To our Common Heritage Every Two Years. CROTCHETY for short.

SKYFOX on August 12, 2009 at 7:52 AM

Let’s see…

Obama has taken our military to task…bombing civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Our police…they act stupidly.

Doctors…they will cost you an arm and a leg.

Insurance companies.

Oil companies.

Coal companies.

Who is next?

coldwarrior on August 11, 2009 at 11:02 PM

Farmers also
Vegas
RV builders

Your turn is next.

seven on August 12, 2009 at 8:00 AM

Yesterday, I reported a well dressed (in a Brook’s Brothers crafted suit, like the Florida recount Republicans) articulate and clean black man with funny ears, was spreading lies about the health care plan to the snitch line. I know I wasn’t the only one. I wonder if the servers were melted down with this one?

gonnjos on August 12, 2009 at 8:41 AM

Someone is lying here and the media don’t have the guts to pin the blame on the liar.

Just as staqed as that meeting he had yesterday in NH.

Was a whole lot of Kool-aid consumed yesterday

bluegrass on August 12, 2009 at 9:05 AM

wait….did someone say that Obama told *gulp* a lie
THE HORROR! /sarc

search4truth on August 12, 2009 at 9:11 AM

…indications that we have endorsed any of the major health care reform bills currently under consideration in Congress are inaccurate.”

But at the end of the day, we will endorse any Democrat POS and shove it down the throats of those pain in the ass seniors.

RadClown on August 12, 2009 at 9:23 AM

The real issue for Medicare dependants is that the cost-shifting mechanism that pays for their care requires a large pool of independantly insured healthcare purchasers to whom the cost can be shifted. Even doubling the number of people under government-negotiated health coverage will break the back of the cost-shifting shell game.

Seniors should know that and understand it. It isn’t terribly complicated.

How this administration manages to dance on the third rail at a time when the baby boomers are hitting the SS/Medicare trough is beyond me.

Immolate on August 12, 2009 at 9:43 AM

“Surely The One can be forgiven the eminently reasonable assumption that they’re in the tank”

what makes you think it’s an assumption?

It’s 99.9% certain that he has already struck a criminal deal with the AARP.

Both must be destroyed.

notagool on August 12, 2009 at 9:51 AM

One of the only thing I look forward to about turning 50 is returning my AARP card along with a strongly worded letter to those jackasses.

NoDonkey on August 11, 2009 at 11:30 PM

I’m 53, and to think I’ve wasted three years just transferring their dead-tree propaganda to the recycle bin.

Steve Z on August 12, 2009 at 10:22 AM

Steve Z on August 12, 2009 at 10:22 AM

I’ve gotten into the habit of neatly folding those junk mail flyers I get in my mailbox and placing them in the AARP and other leftist organizations enclosed “postage free” envelopes and mailing my junk mail to them.

Still keep getting solicitations from AARP and others. Keep sending them Pizza flyers, local store broadsheets and stuff. My own way to recycle.

coldwarrior on August 12, 2009 at 11:07 AM

The AARP is just cashing in another marker. They want a few more ladles full of gravy from the Obamacare bill, and they’re putting Teh Won on notice that they’re waiting for the obligatory “How much more do you want before you’ll officially endorse it?” call from the White House.

Gator Country on August 12, 2009 at 2:29 PM

seven on August 12, 2009 at 8:00 AM

Don’t forget the firefighters his Supreme Court nominee threw under the bus (or his Grandmother for that matter).

jerseyman on August 12, 2009 at 2:51 PM

It was the only time he wasn’t lying, he has the AARP in the bag.

mcl2177 on August 12, 2009 at 3:10 PM

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