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…the President may have overstated support for his plan in one instance. When asked about the potential impact of the reform plan on Medicare, the President said, “The AARP would not be endorsing a bill if it was undermining Medicare.” Problem is - the AARP has not yet endorsed the plan. The New Hampshire head of the AARP chapter here told ABC’s Lisa Chinn today that the AARP hasn’t yet made up its mind as an organization whether to endorse the bill.
Originally posted by schrodingers dog
reply to post by jsobecky
Argh, come on j ...
First of all you know there's no official/compromise bill to endorse or reject yet.
Originally posted by jsobecky
Even you must be aware that there is a House bill that is being touted as the model?
And you totally gloss over the fact that he mislead people into believing that the AARP endorsed his vision of health care.
Originally posted by damwel
Last night an aarp spokeman was on The Rachel Maddow show and he did in fact endorse the Obama plan and slammed the insurance companies for organizing the so called "astroturf" movement.
AARP Chief Operating Officer Tom Nelson issued this statement following remarks by the President at a townhall event in New Hampshire on health care reform.
“AARP has been working with Democrats and Republicans to fix our broken health care system.
“While the President was correct that AARP will not endorse a health care reform bill that would reduce Medicare benefits, indications that we have endorsed any of the major health care reform bills currently under consideration in Congress are inaccurate.
To the OP: What I'm really getting sick of is the continuous use of the phrase "He just misspoke". Any time Gibbs is confronted with one of these outlandish lies, in a press briefing, he throws out the "misspoke" and proceeds to try to convince us that we didn't hear what we know heard.