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Obama grandmother died today

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posted on Nov, 3 2008 @ 03:38 PM
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Yup, I just heard it on the news. This is truly a sad moment, truly.
May she rest in peace, and please everyone look at the higher values and just have respect. There is no news article posted yet, but this should be the official thread for discussion. [now, and when it is posted all over the webs] So, how do you feel?

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posted on Nov, 3 2008 @ 03:40 PM
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Ok some one beat me to it, close this thread



posted on Nov, 3 2008 @ 03:41 PM
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Wow, you beat the AP to the punch on this one.



posted on Nov, 3 2008 @ 03:51 PM
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The other post just got closed because some people felt it was necessary to come up with conspiracy theories over Obama's loss. Hopefully that won't happen here.

Fate can be cruel with it's timing. If he wins tomorrow, I hope he can still enjoy the moment. I'm sure it's what she would have wanted.


[edit on 11/3/2008 by Curious_Agnostic]



posted on Nov, 3 2008 @ 03:54 PM
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The true measure of the man will be shown in how he handles this loss.



posted on Nov, 3 2008 @ 03:55 PM
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Agree with the man or not - I echo the call to keep this one clean.

My sympanthy to him and his family. I know she played a very large role in is life and that he will miss her very much.



posted on Nov, 3 2008 @ 03:56 PM
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kdka.com...

WASHINGTON (CBS) ― Barack Obama says that his grandmother has died.

The Democratic presidential candidate announced the news in a joint statement with his sister Maya Soetoro-Ng. He said his grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, had died peacefully after a battle with cancer.

He said: "She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility. She was the person who encouraged and allowed us to take chances."

The candidate learned of her death Monday morning while he was campaigning in Jacksonville, Fla. He planned to go ahead with campaign appearances.

Late last month, Obama took a break from campaigning and flew to Hawaii to be with the 86-year-old Dunham, who helped raise him.

Obama flew to Hawaii at the end of October to visit Madelyn Dunham, 85, who helped raise the presidential nominee.

Obama has said he missed a chance to visit his mother just before she died of ovarian cancer - she was 53 when she died in 1995 - and didn't want to repeat that mistake. Dunham, whose birthday is Sunday, was staying at her Honolulu apartment.

Obama was born in Hawaii. His Kansas-born mother and Kenyan father met as college students there, but Dunham and her husband, Stanley, raised Obama for extended periods when his mother lived overseas.

In his memoir "Dreams from My Father," Obama described his grandfather as something of a dreamer. It was his grandmother who was practical enough to support the family by working her way up in the ranks at a local bank.

Obama has often mentioned "Toot" - his version of the Hawaiian word "tutu," or grandparent - as an example of a strong woman succeeding through intelligence and determination. Many of his speeches describe her working on a bomber assembly line during World War II.

"She's really been one of the cornerstones of my life. She's a remarkable woman," he said.

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posted on Nov, 3 2008 @ 03:57 PM
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In my hour of darkness... in my hour of need... O Lord grant me vision... O Lord grant me speed
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posted on Nov, 3 2008 @ 04:02 PM
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Very sorry to hear this. It's part of the deal. Respects and regards to them all.



posted on Nov, 3 2008 @ 04:02 PM
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Hopefully they'll do a thorough autopsy on her to make sure there wasn't any assistance given to hasten her departure to drum up sympathy for Barry before the election tomorrow. Probably not though. Hawaii's government isn't exactly a nonbiased beauracracy. Wouldn't put it past them to cover it up.



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posted on Nov, 3 2008 @ 04:03 PM
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At the Democratic Convention, Obama said, "She poured everything she had into me."

This is so sad... She helped raise him. I'm so glad he got to see her before she died... It's so sad that she didn't make it one more day.



posted on Nov, 3 2008 @ 04:05 PM
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It's something called empathy, sir.

This'll be said one time. The politics stay out of this.



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posted on Nov, 3 2008 @ 04:07 PM
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Not everything is a conspiracy, and the woman JUST died. If anybody has a conspiracy theory already, then they are probably just making it up for attention, which is just wrong.



posted on Nov, 3 2008 @ 04:09 PM
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My Heart goes out to Obama and his family. This is truly a sad day for them. Just one day away from seeing his grandson possibly becoming the first bi-racial President. Rest in Peace..



posted on Nov, 3 2008 @ 04:09 PM
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Wishing strength and comfort to Obama and his family. I believe this woman basically raised him so it is like losing a mother.



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posted on Nov, 3 2008 @ 04:09 PM
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Any death is sad but it may be a blessing that she never seen him lose. His victory is not a forgone conclusion so I don't get why her death is being used as a platform for it in here.



posted on Nov, 3 2008 @ 04:10 PM
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Unfortunately, elderly people often succumb around momentous occasions, like holidays and birthdays. Their bodies can't endure the stress.

I hope she is watching over him tomorrow. God bless her. I like Grover's comments about the measure if the man...I hope he relies on the courage and fortitude she endowed in him.



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