The AARP has always primarily been about selling insurance, and insurance is pretty much a Republican business. I said as much to the previous AARP communications rep, who called several months ago to introduce himself.
Well, he didn’t last long and now we have a new flak who’s at least honest about their aims: Namely, don’t rock the political boat in any way that might affect our business. I’ll tell him what I told the other guy: If they don’t understand that Baby Boomers are activists and want an organization that will fight for Social Security, they will find themselves with rapidly declining membership and a shell of an organization.
Oh, and guys? Even your discounts aren’t that great. They’re based on a degree of disposable income that most retirees will no longer have, thanks to organizations like yours.
Seriously, if you have one, burn your AARP card and mail it back to these fuckers.