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Seniors Played a Big Role in the GOP Congressional Sweep, says AMAC

‘We need to use that political clout to compel focus on issues of importance to voters of all ages.’

WASHINGTON, DC, Nov 7 – America’s older voters played a significant role in this week’s GOP sweep of the mid-term Congressional elections, according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.

“Political scientists have called senior citizens the country’s most reliable voters and they proved it on Tuesday.  They sent a resounding message to those who had hoped to change the ideological direction of the U.S.  In fact, an analysis of voter turnout by Bloomberg news was headlined ‘The Senior Citizen Sweep’ just hours after the last polls closed.”

Weber sent a message to the members of his senior advocacy organization and to all older Americans after the elections.  He exhorted them to continue using their political clout as a means of compelling their lawmakers to focus on issues such as Social Security Reform, the financial viability of Medicare and the replacement of Obamacare with a friendlier, common sense alternative.

“These issues may appear, at first glance, to be of little interest to younger generations, but they are, in fact, of critical importance to Americans of all ages.  The warnings that Social Security and Medicare are facing major fiscal challenges in the coming years threaten not only senior citizens but their children and grandchildren as well.  The fiasco that is Obamacare has had a damaging impact on the lives of us all.  Look at the negative impact the law has had on job creation, the cost of health insurance and access to care.”

The AMAC chief noted that pre-election and post-election polling showed that nothing was more important than the economy and healthcare for voters this week.

“They need and want more full-time jobs, not the Obamacare promise of part-time employment.  They need and want financial security now and in the future, a big part of which is the promise of Social Security benefits in retirement.  And, they need and want affordable access to healthcare, the kind we had before the ideologues in Washington foisted their progressive facsimiles on us.”

NOTE TO EDITORS: Dan Weber is available for telephone interviews on this issue.  Editors/reporters may contact John Grimaldi at 917-846-8485 or jpgrimaldi@verizon.net to set up a call.

ABOUT AMAC

The Association of Mature American Citizens [http://www.amac.us] is a vibrant, vital and conservative alternative to those organizations, such as AARP, that dominate the choices for mature Americans who want a say in the future of the nation.  Where those other organizations may boast of their power to set the agendas for their memberships, AMAC takes its marching orders from its members.  We act and speak on their behalf, protecting their interests, and offering a conservative insight on how to best solve the problems they face today.  Live long and make a difference by joining us today at http://amac.us/join-amac.

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Sally

I read one of Dr. Carson’s books and he is great. i wish more people would read them. Jeb Bush can’t win because so many people don’t want another Bush in the white house. I don’t think he’s made his mind up yet.
The ones that have made up their minds better get up there now because Hillary is chomping at the bit. I would hate to see that shrill old bag in there spewing her socialist bs in one of her ugly pantsuits. UGH!!

DeNeece

We all so long for another Reagan. So what exactly was it about the man we so loved and miss? What should we be looking for in a new Republican presidential candidate? First and foremost, he loved this country and made that abundantly clear. Secondly, and what I think we need most, he had the maturity to have become a true Statesman. He set forth his philosophy with irrefutable reason, empathetic humanity and irresistible humor. He had a calming effect on the nation. Along with those qualities, he had a spine of steel and would not countenance bs, lies or misadventures by other countries. So, who among our Republican presidential hopefuls possess these qualities? I’m looking hard. Mitt was as close as I have seen lately. I, for one, continue to be outraged by the illegalities surrounding that election. Should he run one more time, informed by past mistakes he… Read more »

Larry Cripe

I am proud to be among the seniors that provided this community organizer with a richly deserved slap in the teeth. I just applied for social security benefits a month ago and am among the wave of baby boomers whose parents left school early to help their own parents and siblings in the wake of the Great Depression – then served in WWII…there was never an issue with work ethic – nothing was given out or free. In the 1950’s,I remember my father pointing to a derelict sitting on a bench one day and telling me that he was a bum…and that hard study at school and hard work would ensure that I would never be one. He was right. My parents instilled sound advice and raised three sons and two daughters who contributed greatly in the work force. It has been the bane of my existence to watch this… Read more »

MIDNIGHT ECONOMIST

I am no fan of the socialist agenda that has been foist upon us by the great deceiver and his fashion free wife. However, we must be fair and balanced in our views. We have all suffered under the continuously expanding yoke of Big Government that seems to be favored by both parties. This albatross is sucking the very life out of all of us in the name of “helping us”. The facts are that Government is an inefficient transfer agent. Also, there is so much waste and inefficiency in government to ensure that all these high-minded government social programs exist and to derive the most “help” to each of those in need. All conservatives are painfully aware that liberal activists have weaponized compassion. This stated with FDR and continues until this day. In 1936, FDR said, “Divine justice weighs the sins of the cold-blooded and the sins of the… Read more »

Encore

Even though I’m an Independent, it was gratifying to see Senate control wrested from Democrats. Not only for the expectation of bills going forward to address our fragile economy, job creations, our sovereignty and a host of other concerns as expressed by we American; but the shocked look of disbelief and slumped-shoulder body language as expressed by the disgraceful outgoing Senate President.

Ben Simpson Blowing Rock, NC

A caller to Rush Limbaugh’s show nailed it and Rush fleshed it out nicely. Send these “shovel-ready” bills, backed up with polling data to support how the public feels to Obama’s desk and let him take the heat for a change. MOST critical piece, Make it ready and available for Public Consumption!!! The GOP has the best chance to stand tall and visibly deliver for the American people since Reagan!! Will they have the guts and spine to do it??? If they do, the public will rally to them, and Obama will have done more to re-energize the GOP than anyone could have ever dreamed possible. “No time for pale pastels” GOP!! Fish or cut bait, we can sure do it without you!!

D Armstrong

I have to ask then, if seniors played a large role in the changes made this week. What the hell happened in California then, seniors here did as they have always done and reelected the same damn people that have been ruining this state. Yet all I have heard is these same seniors complaining about everything in this state, they have a chance to change things yet vote the same way every election.

Ed Teague

Empeach Mr. Oboma and try him for Treason just what he deseres !!!! Thank You..

Andrew Crouch

I believe Oblameyou and Michelle are privately pumping their fists to see the progress of the “transformation” to date. Of course, fellow Progressives wished Oblameyou had been more aggressive in his first two years. But, he has two more years in which to check off the remaining boxes on his list. Now that the Tea Party and Establishment wings of the Republican Party are in the majority, I am of the belief the Republican caucus has enough of Obama’s progressive policies, with which to concern themselves, that any philosophical differences, in theory, shouldn’t have to play into their near-term strategy. An ability to overcome those differences should yield an impetus, from which a coherent plan can be communicated to the American people. If the Republicans can find it within themselves to express a plan to the people, it would move his majesty aside at the podium. The American people need… Read more »

Warren

Oh, great. Now that you’ve blamed us seniors for the trouncing the Democrats took, we can all look forward to an IRS audit!

DBM

The Republicans have only won a skirmish, not a course changing battle, and certainly not the war. Oblama will be prolific with executive orders since he doesn’t have the faintest idea how to work in a bypartisian way. I remember when Reagan was president and he put together a bypartisian group of congressmen to address the budget issues. Tip O’Neill was on that committee. They came back with an agreement amongst the committee members that included something Reagan was dead set against; increasing the tax on social security income. But a compromise had been reached, it passed both houses of Congress almost unanimously, and Reagan signed it. Contrast that with Obama’s “super committee” that he sent off to address the budget issues with the message that, if it didn’t include increased taxes on the rich, he would veto it. Not a surprise that they were unable to come to any… Read more »

KarenFaye

Barack HUSSEIN Obama is a very dangerous man. He’s letting ISIS run amok, sneaking off letters to Iran to secure a deal and allow them Nukes, and only God knows what else he’s tried, or will try. Mark my word – he’s a loose cannon, and a serious threat to this country, and others. ( Netanyahu has to be eating Tums like jelly beans just worried over what Obama will do to Israel next.)

All I can say is, the next Republican or Democratic hopefuls had better be vetted, and vetted well!!!! Little did any of us know we’d end up with a Psychopathic Marxist in charge!!!!

tjs

Very astute are all of the preceding comments. Now if I can depart from the election results, I’d like to comment on a situation, or travesty, now in the State of California. This State is too large and divergent in opportunities to be only one State. There is a movement now for the creation of a 51st State, This is not the first time this has been proposed. It has been generational and possibly had its best opportunity immediately prior to December 7, 1941 but the attack on Pearl Harbor put the movement on the “back burner”. As I write this, there is a dedicated effort now underway to form the “STATE OF JEFFERSON”. This movement also includes Counties in the State of Oregon. Pursuant to voting patterns, these Counties are primarily conservative and are at the mercies of primarily liberal and progressive leaning state governments. Don’t just read my… Read more »

Vickie

We are members of, and purchase our electric power from, an Indiana REMC Electric Cooperative,. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing changes to rules governing REMC which will force the early shutdown of many of these coal-powered plants. Most of these plants still have money owed on them due to billions of dollars spent on earlier emission control upgrades, which in some cases exceeded the original cost of the power plants. The time frame for paying off these debts was considered when setting rates for members, and if these plants are shut down 25 or more years early, paying these debts will fall to the REMC members, along with the costs of building new plants which are EPA compliant. You can only imagine what our electric rates will be. The EPA is trying to do away with coal, so Indiana is not the only target of these new regulations.… Read more »

Allan

We have to make our people in congress and the house to start taking there outh of office serious and stop exempting threre selves from the laws the pass for us to live by.

Terri

According to reports of the ‘invitation to the White House’ of all the newly elected, it seems that the President for some unknown reason is STILL not listening to the American People, both young and old. The meeting was quite contentious and a few outbursts were had, and he is still determined to ‘use the pen’ if he doesn’t get his way completely. Same ol, Same ol………’My way or the highway’ attitude. This out to be interesting.

Arizona Don

There is little doubt much needs fixing that the current administration has damaged. However, there little doubt obama will veto much of those fixes that are attempted. However, all is not lost yet at least. Many of the Democrats who come up for election have seen what happened to their fellow Senators and House members. That knowledge may nudge them into cooperating with Republicans to get what needs to be done, done. Those who keep preaching impeaching obama should know it is time consuming and in the history of this once great nation presidents have been impeached but none has ever been removed from office. Consequently, time and effort may very well be better used getting to the bottom of all the conspiracies that have taken place over the past nearly 6 years. Furthermore, if the time is wasted on impeaching obama and is unsuccessful Republicans will again be seen… Read more »

Nancy

I agree with all the well written comments and would like to add a thought. The corrupt way the Obama Administration has worked so hard to destroy the good things and Obama will continue to do his dirty deeds if the Republicans do not stop him, It would be a good day to see a scaffold built on the front lawn of the Whitehouse and have a hanging of no less than 10. I know that sounds harsh to some but that is what I think they deserve and it would be justified.

HAM

I agree with CHOPS. There is a big difference between respect for the “office” of the presidency and the “holder” of the office. I do not respect either Jimmy Carter or Obama as neither have done what was best for this country. Their only concern was/is a POLITICAL AGENDA which was and is definitely not what is best this country.

What we have to do now is get a Republican president into office in 2016 & that is going to depend heavily on Seniors again. We made a big difference this time. We have to repeat it in 2016. No reverting to complacency or pouting & not voting just because our preferred candidate is not running.

Bruce Von Sprecken

Now the republicans have the majority,big in the house not so big in the senate but the majority.We don’t want to get along with obama and the lib democrats we want to STOP them from ruining our country.EX-leader reid stopped the filibuster that is the way the libs wanted it so now lets leave this rule in effect and stop them,it’s only what THEY wanted.Come on Republicans lets get alot or all of obama’s Unconstitutional Actions STOPPED!!!!!!