Jim Martin, “Democrats skipping their party’s convention are welcome join our bus tour. It’s a great opportunity to apologize to seniors for passing Obamacare.”
(Alexandria, Virginia) – 60 Plus Association Chairman Jim Martin, leader of the nation’s largest conservative seniors organization with over 7.2 million supporters, today offered a sympathetic shoulder to the growing list of Democrat candidates and elected officials who have announced they will skip the DNC convention in Charlotte, NC this year because of the unpopularity of their party and their nominee, President Obama, by offering each a seat on the next 60 Plus bus tour.
60 Plus completed a successful three-state bus tour of Florida, Virginia and Ohio last month that rallied thousands of seniors angry at the AARP for their support of Obamacare, and plans more bus stops before November. AARP members registered their objection to Obamacare with the organization by a margin of 14 to 1, a fact the group’s leaders ignored in helping the White House pass the legislation behind closed doors.
Martin was supportive of the Democrat politicians’ decision to skip the DNC convention: “Why spend a week with the very same people who are likely to cause you to lose your election; it’s political death. I can tell you from numerous rallies across the nation that seniors are outraged over your party’s complete mismanagement of our economy, the $5 trillion in new debt, and Obamacare. This is a great opportunity to meet real Americans and say, ‘I’m sorry.’
“We don’t discriminate by party. This invitation even extends to former Speaker Pelosi to join us. She was just about the only Democrat who was honest enough to admit that Obamacare cut half a trillion from Medicare. She has a spot reserved for her at every rally she attends to explain to seniors why gutting Medicare was a good idea. We’ll even let her drive the bus if she wants.”
Added Martin, “We’ll reserve a special VIP spot for any Democrat who actually read the healthcare bill before voting for it.”