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Barack Obama's Grandmother Dies On Eve Of Election

Barack Obama's Grandmother Dies On Eve Of Election

Sen. Barack Obama‘s grandmother died of cancer at age 86 in Honolulu, his campaign said this afternoon.

The 47-year-old Democratic presidential nominee and his sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, 38, released this joint statement about Madelyn Dunham (their maternal grandmother): “It is with great sadness that we announce that our grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has died peacefully after a battle with cancer. 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. She was proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and left this world with the knowledge that her impact on all of us was meaningful and enduring. Our debt to her is beyond measure.

“Our family wants to thank all of those who sent flowers, cards, well-wishes, and prayers during this difficult time. It brought our grandmother and us great comfort. Our grandmother was a private woman, and we will respect her wish for a small private ceremony to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to any worthy organization in search of a cure for cancer.”

RIP.

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139 Responses to “Barack Obama's Grandmother Dies On Eve Of Election”

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  1. 51
    MCCAIN AND PALIN Says:

    McCain = President
    Palin = Vice President

    In a week, all you average lookin broads will be trying to copy Sarah Palin!!

    lmao! jealous!

  2. 52
    Jonnie Says:

    My grandmother died last week!

    I have NO concern for Obama’s family!

  3. 53
    Ben Says:

    His Grandmother raised him because his muslim father didn’t want him and his mother took off to indonesia. So his grandmother took him in. You know, the typical white woman.
    Typical indeed. She stepped up to the plate when the deadbeats didn’t!

  4. 54
    amanda Says:

    OMG all you people on here saying he is trying to get a sympathy vote? Seriously? The guy doesn’t need a sympathy vote…and you know what? I honestly think that this late in the election….someone’s relative passing is NOT going to make them change their mind and switch parties….seriously come on now….and one more thing…do you think the press would not have found out about this??? Come on now…quit trying to make things into more than they really are….if one of Sarah Palin or McCain’s relatives died today…they would release a statement as well…..

  5. 55
    trey Says:

    I also don’t think people realize that tax increases on ANYONE will affect EVERYONE.
    Raise someone’s taxes and they will just raise the prices or prices of their services of whatever they do for a living and pass it on down .
    If someone works very hard for a living to get ahead, they should not have someone else “steal” it to give it to someone else. Just because some people make wise choices in life and get rewarded for it out of hard work, does not mean they should give it to those who made bad choices.
    So Obama’s tax increses will affect EVERYONE. Can you imagine just how dumb some people are to actually vote for higher taxes ?

    No ones hands belong in MY pockets but MINE.

  6. 56
    nate Says:

    wow…..reading these comments…some people can just be so cruel…

  7. 57
    james Says:

    Obama will be the D i c t a t o r of the S o c i a l i s t S t a t e s of
    O b a m a m e r i c a.

    The only people who want a s o c i a l i s t President are those who want something for NOTHING.
    Modern day Robin Hood…steal from people who work to give to those that don’t.
    Expect a depression next year people. Businesses that he shakes down for more money will just raise the prices of their services or products and lay people off.
    Get ready, because a depression is on it’s way !

    Decided to vote Democrat ?
    Here are the reasons.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPG25Wf0aa4

  8. 58
    to #54 Says:

    I don’t believe anyone said they were trying to get sympathy votes. They said “no sympathy votes”. Duh!

    How can some of you read the crap that you do into other’s comments. Negative people! Think positive and quit trying to out think somebody else.

    I don’t care about Obama’s family any more than any other stranger I know. I’d be a weirdo if I did. I don’t know them and I don’t feel anything but I sympathize with anyone that loses a loved one!

  9. 59
    David Says:

    Sorry obama, May her soul rest in perfect peace. don’t worry this might be a barrel that has been taken out of your way, either to kill you or something else may happen; she has paid what ever prize for you! wish you all the best of luck tomorrow, may God help you Obama.

  10. 60
    mikchael Says:

    No one cares.
    Heil Obama !

  11. 61
    kev Says:

    Who gives a flying F**K???

    None of you even knew this woman.

    How can you all feel so bad?

    What a bunch of fakes!!!

  12. 62
    mandy3540 Says:

    so happy that obama’s gonna win!

  13. 63
    One of many Says:

    About 152,000 people die every day. Why should I care about Obama’s grandmother more than the other 151,999 people that I didn’t know.

  14. 64
    marisa Says:

    best wishes to their family.
    still doesn’t change my mind about him.
    mccain/palin 08

    no sympathy votes for mr. obama

  15. 65
    Dancer Says:

    bleached photo @ 11/03/2008 at 6:41 pm

    Can you be any more of an idiot than you are?

    Of course she is bleached out..the photo was taken in bright sunlight in front of a window which is a big no no in photography.

    And baby-cakes-most women are not jealous of Palin because she’s pretty, smart and a go-getter.
    Most women are now questioning how smart she is because the more she talks, the more of an idiot she seems. She does not represent the majority of women in this country. McCain could have chosen a much better female running mate if he’d actually put some thought into it. One that was smart, intelligent, well-informed, had a track record–and since looks are important to you–one that looked good.

  16. 66
    ana Says:

    Oh, how sad! I’m so sorry! But, at least, I’m sure she died a proud woman. With every reason to be. May her soul rest in peace.

  17. 67
    Rob Says:

    His grandmother was a whitey?

    Was that picture photoshopped?

  18. 68
    hotel Says:

    you people are big freaks!
    you actually scare the crap out of me!
    i’m only concerned by the future of your country because it has an influence worldwide!
    make an informed decision tomorrow and dont use arguments like “obama’s a terrorist” because you know hes not,or “hes black” so what, i don’t understand!!

  19. 69
    alli Says:

    oh no! :( thats so sad! and the person who wrote “bleached photo” as their name- i am a woman and i know that women are not JEALOUS of sarah palin. i admire her for her interesting life, but i certainly do not envy her! especially not for her looks! i have never understood how people say shes so pretty…i just dont see it at all. but if she is- good for her! that doesnt mean she would make a good VP.

  20. 70
    alli Says:

    oh no! :( thats so sad! and the person who wrote “bleached photo” as their name- i am a woman and i know that women are not JEALOUS of sarah palin. i admire her for her interesting life, but i certainly do not envy her! especially not for her looks! i have never understood how people say shes so pretty…i just dont see it at all. but if she is- good for her! that doesnt mean she would make a good VP.

  21. 71
    alli Says:

    oh no! :( thats so sad! and the person who wrote “bleached photo” as their name- i am a woman and i know that women are not JEALOUS of sarah palin. i admire her for her interesting life, but i certainly do not envy her! especially not for her looks! i have never understood how people say shes so pretty…i just dont see it at all. but if she is- good for her! that doesnt mean she would make a good VP.

  22. 72
    mul Says:

    who cares?

    people die every day!

    none of you even knew the old hag!!

  23. 73
    cassie Says:

    millions of people die every day – so what is the big deal about this death?

  24. 74
    H Says:

    Exactly bleached potato. People just cant stand that Palin is a go getter and she’s done in Alaska what everyone wants done in this country and yet they call her an idiot. I don’t understand it.

    McCain/Palin 08

  25. 75
    jon Says:

    I agree with “bleached photo”. I think most females are jealous of any woman that is pretty or is successful.

    Instead of wasting your time being jealous of Sara Palin, why don’t you get off your fat bottoms and exercise, diet, get off this blog and get an education like Sara did. Instead of becoming Mayor, Governor, Vice-Presidential candidate she could have wasted her time like you are doing on the Internet.

    Now, looks aside, who’s smarter…you whining females here or Sara Palin. Doesn’t take much thought, does it? Admit it, you don’t want to put forth the effort but you’re jealous of anybody else that does.

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