Earlier this summer, we reported that AARP seemed to have no qualms about selling out their own membership. Well, to borrow a phrase, it seems those chickens have come home to roost:
"CBS News has learned that up to 60,000 people have cancelled their AARP memberships since July 1, angered over the group's position on health care."
And they're not just leaving AARP (although AARP seems to have left them): a lot of them are voting with their Social Security checks by joining the conservative-leaning American Seniors Association, and a sweet deal it is, too:
"The American Seniors Association (ASA) invites any American Association of Retired Persons member to mail us your torn AARP card and receive a 2 year- for- 1 year membership with ASA."
That's gonna leave a mark.
AARP's losing some veteran members, too:
"Elaine Guardiani has been with AARP for 14 years, and said, "I'm extremely disappointed in AARP."
Retired nurse Dale Anderson has 12 years with AARP and said, "I don't wanna be connected with AARP."
This is more interesting than it might at first appear: presuming that these folks joined up upon becoming eligible, they're just now hitting the "senior circuit," thus robbing AARP of what would presumably be many years of dues.
And unlike AARP's record of flip-flops on ObamaCare, the ASA is unequivocally agin' it:
"The American Seniors Association is flat-out against President Obama's plan, which calls for $313 billion dollars in Medicare cuts over ten years. The AARP is widely viewed as supporting the President."
Doesn't get any clearer than that.