You Shouldn't Keep AARP. Period.
Among the many businesses that ultimately may be harmed by the disastrous Unaffordable Care Act is one that couldn't be more deserving: AARP. Founded more than half a century ago as a non-profit advocacy organization for senior Americans, AARP has been taken over and completely corrupted by leftist propagandists, who have gradually converted it into a huge money-making advocacy machine for the substantial socialist wing of the Democratic Party. That was glaringly evident in the way AARP shilled for the passage of ObamaCare from the outset of the legislative process. Far less obvious to the public was that AARP was positioning itself and its lucrative billion-plus-dollars-a-year insurance business to profit from the changes to be imposed upon the nation by this government health care takeover.
So, as someone who long ago severed his ties with this leftist organization, I was not surprised by an article at the Daily Caller last week revealing that AARP and one of its lesser-known partners, the Herndon Alliance, a truly leftist group, weren't just cheerleaders for ObamaCare; they were planners and developers, responsible for the now infamous and deliberately deceitful sales pitch so oft repeated by our clueless chief executive that "if you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance." The concluding and definitive "Period!" was likely an imprudent, slapdash attempt at sincerity added to the message by the sock-puppet president to make himself appear more credible. In any case, it is now apparent that the big lie was indeed a monumental lie, calculatingly contrived by a messaging organization to sell the American public a pig in a poke. Follow that pig link and tell me if you don't suspect that the self-admitted dog-eater in the White House didn't try to sell Americans one big sack of canine crud.
Now, according to the Daily Caller report, many of AARP's members are angry with the organization for helping Obama peddle that sack of purulent pooch. They should well be angry, because their so-called watchdog organization sold their interests down the river to further the political interests of Democrat leftists, not to mention AARP's own bottom line. So we should all hope that seniors realize they've been had and leave AARP for less politicized senior advocacy organizations. They're out there and growing as more folks wake up to the true intentions of AARP.
And please, you diehards, spare me the argument that AARP is a beneficent non-profit organization that exists to aid seniors. That, like their overpriced insurance, is as big a lie as "If you like your insurance you can keep your insurance."
And you can put a big fat "Period!" on that.