Today, we see the purported watchdog of "The greatest generation" the AARP, taking offense at president Obama's referring to their earlier well known publicly stated position on the Affordabler Care Act - otherwise derisively called "Obamacare" by most conservatives. What strikes me as odd, not to mention hypocritical, is to take yet again a very public political stance by saying they do not condone the use of their public statements by a presidential candidate - in this case, president Barack Obama. It should go without saying that if any organization issues a press release detailing their position on a very important political issue such as the ACA (OBAMAcare!!), they should hardly feign offense when it's brought up in a presidential debate, a short time later.
It seems the AARP wants things their way, and their way only when it comes to presidential debate topics. It's as if they're saying: "We can take any public poisition we want, but you aren't allowed to repeat it (Unless we agree at the moment, of course). Maybe the AARP needs a lesson in First Amendment Free Speech rights, and the hypocrisy of claiming ownership of those rights.
In other words, if the AARP doesn't like politicians referring to their public political statements, they should refrain from making and taking them.
Or, "If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen." (Harry S. Truman.)