Paul Ryan Meets the AARP

Paul Ryan Meets the AARP September 25, 2012

In the most amusing political event since Mitt Romney went to speak to an NAACP convention, his vice presidential nominee, Paul Ryan, had the chutzpah to speak to the AARP. He was greeted with a chorus of boos repeatedly. Maybe he should have just shown them his abs.

httpv://youtu.be/gIMc6hxuLSs


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  • Nepenthe

    Hahaha “I had a feeling there’d be mixed reactions.” No, you dumbass, that’s the sound of an angry mob, a decidedly unmixed reaction. If it weren’t the AARP, that’s the sound that gives you a cue to run away from the pitchforks.

  • kosk11348

    And this is why the Romney/Ryan ticket will lose. Without the vote of seniors they have no shot at the White House. “White male millionaires” just isn’t a large enough group to get it done.

  • fuck yeah AARP!

  • Larry

    Maybe he should have impressed them first with stories of his sub 3-hour marathon time.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    “White male millionaires” just isn’t a large enough group to get it done.

    Unless some of those white male millionaires run companies which produce voting machines…

  • He was greeted with a chorus of boos repeatedly.

    They were saying “Boo-urns!”

    And nobody cares about the AARP anymore. It’s a socialist organization. Everybody knows that. The True American organization is the American Seniors Association.

  • raven

    Not surprised.

    The GOP ticket has been vague on their economic policies and they also keep shifting. I take this to mean that if they were clear about them, the peasants would storm the castle with pitch forks and torches.

    At one point, Ryan’s plan for Medicare seemed to be to simply not pay out very much.

    That would save a lot of money, especially when old people start dying…from lack of medical care.

    This isn’t going to be popular with those old people though.

  • criticaldragon1177

    kosk11348,

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    And this is why the Romney/Ryan ticket will lose. Without the vote of seniors they have no shot at the White House. “White male millionaires” just isn’t a large enough group to get it done.

    ———————————————————————————–

    I wouldn’t say Obama is a shoe in to win reelection now. Not all Romney supporters are “rich white males” as you put it, and not all old people feel the same way that group feels.

  • Stevarious

    I really think the age of politicians just standing on a podium and repeating oft-repeated and oft-debunked lies is coming to an end. I think the GOP is finally scraping the bottom of the well of how much just constantly lying can get them.

    Every single claim that Ryan makes in this video is a blatant, bald-faced lie. Every single one.

  • Look, I’m talking at you people! That means I care, right? Are you going to vote for me, or am I going to have to talk some more?

  • I’m really getting sick of the $716 million lie the GOP keeps repeating as a talking point.

  • magistramarla

    I’m an AARP member, and I read every piece of the literature that they send me in the mail each month.

    The AARP has been working very hard for a long time to educate their membership about the claims and policies of both parties. Contrary to what many detractors have tried to say, the group doesn’t just tell the membership what to think, or how to vote.

    There has been a long-standing dialogue going on at earnedasay.org about Social Security and Medicare.

    Ryan is used to speaking before groups of low-information voters. This time, he found out what it is like to speak before and educated electorate.

  • twincats

    I think the GOP is finally scraping the bottom of the well of how much just constantly lying can get them.

    I hope this isn’t wishful thinking. I’ve been wondering for years when the law of diminishing returns was going to catch up with them.

  • TxSkeptic

    Maybe they should have sent that old guy with the chair. At least they might have sympathized with his confusion.