The AARP has finally come out and endorsed H.R. 3200, the Democrats' healthcare overhaul, more commonly called "Obamacare."
Despite its non-partisan, non-profit status, AARP has decided to go all in championing Obamacare.
It started a couple of weeks ago when the AARP held a townhall forum with Barack Obama to promote Obamacare. The carefully screened audience asked not very probing and probably pre-screened questions to assure Obamacare was framed in the most attractive veneer.
AARP's support of Obamacare grew to holding events across the country with senior citizens, some of which didn't turn out so well. At this AARP event we hear the AARP representatives defending H.R. 3200 and trying to combat "myths" about the plan.
From there, AARP has taken to showing up with Democrat members of Congress at Townhall events to answer seniors' questions and preach to them the value of H.R. 3200 and Obamacare.
The AARP website strikes down all the facts about Obamacare by calling them "myths." The AARP's facts go so far as to include the "public option" in H.R. 3200:
the so-called "public plan" option would seek to give American consumers another choice if they can't find affordable, quality coverage in the private insurance market.
The corresponding email campaign says one of the myths is that the healthcare plan promotes "euthanasia", which it objectively does — as even members of Congress say in unguarded moments. In fact, AARP's "myth" list is very similar to other "myth" lists created by partisan Democrat groups, including Barack Obama's own Organizing For America.
The AARP does not actually use the term "endorsement." It can't. It would lose its non-profit status if it did use the word "endorse". But it has done so. The AARP claims it is just educating the public, but 100% of the education is in favor of the Democrats' healthcare plan. There is no mention of alternate healthcare plans such as those being offered by Republicans on AARP's website except in ancillary areas. And all the plans except H.R. 3200 are treated negatively.
The AARP has endorsed Obamacare and is actively campaigning for Obamacare. The organization is just too chicken to use the word "endorse."
Does the AARP's members know about the endorsement of a healthcare plan that requires seniors to get instruction every five years on assisted suicide — a fact the AARP calls a "myth"?