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  •  AARP: the golden standard for seniors (10+ / 0-)

    And I'm counting the 55 plus crowd that is eligible for AARP too. Remember how back in 2003, AARP supported Medicare Advantage, mostly because they sold their own plan, and apparently that was good enough for many seniors.

    This time, AARP supported the ACA and is also against the Ryan Plan. Seniors get this.

    I still think the Democrats made a huge tactical error in 2010 allowing the GOP to paint them as Medicare cutters. It's great that Obama 2012 is fighting back and other Democrats are taking cues, but where the fuck were they in 2010?

    •  co-signed... (0+ / 0-)

      team Obama goofed on selling the ACA.
      He never took time to explain (he did here and there)
      exactly what it was that ObamaCare was doing. He let the repugs define it.
      Why couldn't he come out with a white board, lay out point by point what it was
      -Pre-existing conditions - gone
      -dropping you when you are sick - gone
      -donut hole in medicare- gone
      -etc etc etc
      In this nation, being policy smart does not guarantee must beef it up with politics-smartness. Still it's not too late for Obama to do this.

      I still think the Democrats made a huge tactical error in 2010 allowing the GOP to paint them as Medicare cutters

      "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross." Sinclair Lewis, 1935 --Talk of foresight--

      by tuma on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 08:03:41 AM PDT

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    •  yeah, "the nonpartisan AARP"... (0+ / 0-) a bit of an overstatement, I'd say. More like the "wildly inconsistently partisan AARP" or "the AARP, whose interests on this issue do not conflict with their members' and so can be relied upon to assess it honestly."

      Don't get me wrong, there's a ton for seniors to like about the ACA (or "Obamacare," if that's what we're all calling it now) and I get why most seniors are not going to fuss about seeing an AARP endorsement. So I'm fine with this political ad in that it will serve its political purpose. But privately it grinds my gears a bit!

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