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The GOP seems hell-bent on losing all the support from seniors they gained back in 2010, with their specious attacks on the Affordable Care Act and Medicare.

Now Rep. Paul Ryan's PAC is doubling down on the attacks on the AARP initiated by Reps. Wally Herger (R-Calif.), Dave Reichert (R-Wash.) and Charles Boustany (R-La.) to sic the IRS on the organization. Ryan's PAC is making a direct attack.

Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) political group went on the attack Monday against AARP, calling one of the most powerful lobbies a "left-leaning pressure group...."

"Last week, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), a left-leaning pressure group with significant business interests in the insurance industry, launched a national ad campaign that intentionally misleads seniors about the Medicare debate," wrote Pat Shortridge, a senior adviser to Ryan's PAC, in an email to supporters....

"Unfortunately, Washington’s special interest groups, like the AARP, have decided to play politics," Shortridge wrote. "We either need them to have a serious conversation or get out of the way."

Apparently, there aren't any senior citizens among supporters of Ryan's PAC.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Mon May 09, 2011 at 10:20 AM PDT.

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