In 2003, the powerful AARP senior citizen lobby backed the Republican Medicare bill, which revamped medical benefits for the elderly, enraging Democrats and prompting some older Americans to destroy their AARP cards in protest.
Republicans had kind things to say about the AARP. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, an Illinois Republican, said it represented the "Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval" on seniors' issues.
Head of USA Next Promises More Anti-AARP Ads, Despite Court Setback
... Meanwhile, in an interview with The New York Times that will appear this weekend in the Sunday magazine, Charlie Jarvis, director of USA Next, reveals that in a few weeks his group will begin running ads “that very specifically and aggressively brand AARP for what they are, the planet's largest liberal lobbying organization. When they are honest about that, we will take a large number of their members away.” AARP has 35 million members.
The ads, he said in the interview, would involve TV, radio, Web, direct mail, e-mail, and phone alerts.
He said he could not think of a single positive thing to say about AARP's goals and that “they don't really know the facts about an issue like Social Security.”
Ah, the GOP. Such a fickle, fickle lover. You think things are going so well and then, whack!, she's driving down the highway, tossing your dick out of the car window into a ditch. You think some people would learn after a while.