It was only last week that I wrote about the fact that the AARP’s weird support for Obama Care, a plan that is likely to ration care its members, might be connected to the fact that at least one branch of its management, the magazine editorship, is to the left of Left. I think that attitude might be more prevalent in the AARP than just at the magazine itself. How else to explain this wonderful style of meeting management?
The playbook would be as follows:
How to run an AARP meeting, Leftie style:
1. Open a meeting with elderly people by talking in a swift, inaudible mumble? Check.
2. Assert a whole bunch of assumptions with which your audience instantly disagrees? Check.
3. Scold your audience for not getting with a program ostensibly for their benefit? Check.
4. Shut down the meeting because it turns out your constituents were supposed to listen to you, not vice versa? Check.