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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.”


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

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  1. 76
    tom Says:

    So, now maybe he can drop out of the race and go to her funeral and ask for forgiveness for comparing her to his Anti American, crazy race peddler of a pastor who for a supposed man of the church lives in a million dollar home while screaming how racist America is and to the loser who said Canada is rooting for him, speak for yourself, I’m Canadian and the last thing as a Canadian I would want is an Obama in the White House, I don’t know why as a Canadian you would want a man who’s weak on foreign affairs, which always makes the world a more dangerous place just ask his number two Joe Biden or your history books and see Jimmy Carter’s Presidency, a man trying to buy the American election 620 million could pay for the all G7 elections combined, with funds that his campaign has made every effort to not verify, who talks about international cooperation but then say’s he will reopen NAFA a 15 year old agreement signed by a democratic President , that shows real respect to your neighbors and then to have his campaign tell Canadian officials that he is just B.Sing , so instead of standing up to anti trade people in his party he took the easy way out (seems to be his m.o.) and feeds their misplaced grievances for votes while behind their back will say’s another thing, a man who has the most radical associations and mysterious past of an American candidate in it’s history. I don’t know how America can vote for charlatan, who uses slogan like “change” and “hope” because he doesn’t want people to look to closely at his welfare, high tax big government policies, that Canadians moved away from because they only make a country weaker economically and bred class warfare that takes no one out of poverty just brings everyone else closer to it.

  2. 77
    to #65 Says:

    Lol….you must really be insecure if that comment affected you as it obviously did.

    I suspect you are jealous of Sara Palin! Most women are…..

  3. 78
    AMEN #76 Says:

    Thank you for the truth, #76!

  4. 79
    pinkydoo Says:

    I am so sorry for his loss. I am sure she will be looking down on him and will be so proud when he wins! GOOOOOOOO OBAMA!!!

  5. 80
    Suzi Says:

    My condolence to the family. I know this must hurt a lot.

  6. 81
    April Says:

    First of all I find it amazing that Mr. Obama even shows an interest. I mean after all she is just a “typical white woman”. He is such an idiot, and so are the people that don’t see through all his bullshit. He hates white people and is half white himself. I do find it interesting how he completely forgets that he is as much white as he is black. As for the Grandma that raised him, I would not call her typical. Not many white people of that time would have had anything to do with their ******* halfbreed Grandson, yet she raised him. Then the most he could say about her, was a put down. Funny, this man supports abortion the way he does. Back in the day he was concieved if people were having abortions right and left like they do these days he probably wouldn’t even be here, yet there he is in all of his glory in full support of abortion. What an IDIOT!!! God help us all if he wins.

  7. 82

    I know how stupid some people are when it comes to voting. That’s why I’m using the “down with sympathy votes” name.

    I’ve got a dumba*s cousin who admitted that she voted for Bill Clinton cause she thought he was cute. I asked her about his views on foreign policy, abortion, etc. She said she didn’t know any of that stuff but voted him totally because of his looks. Typical female response….

    Don’t take offense the the “down with sympathy votes”. It means don’t vote based on sympathy alone!

  8. 83
    omg Says:

    awww R.I.P

  9. 84
    mindy Says:

    Thank you #81. Seriously, God help us all if he wins. We will be in serious, serious trouble.

    I’m not a big fan of McCain either but it’s like choosing between the “lesser of two evils”. The only evil I see in this race is OBAMA (terrorist-in-disguise).

  10. 85
    wtf? Says:

    I think that’s Michael Jackson’s grandmother!!!

  11. 86
    kate beckinsale is 2 hot Says:

    so sad if she could only live for a few more days =\

  12. 87
    DECENCY Says:


  13. 88
    who cares! Says:

    Who gives a RIP!

  14. 89
    SkyEatsME Says:

    #17 is such a FCUKING idiot. “become dictator”?

    #18 said, didn’t you learn anything in history class you dumb fcuk?

  15. 90
    gina Says:

    My thoughts go to him and his family. What horrible timing.

  16. 91
    strange Says:

    strange that she died the day before the election?????

  17. 92
    strange Says:

    She said just days ago that she would not speak regarding the whereabouts of his birth until after the election! Now she’s dead?

    Very strange. I think this tells me all I need to know. Obama was born in Kenya.

    The truth will come out after the election. Anyone want to wager if he was really born in the U.S.?

    When someone won’t provide their Certificate of Live Birth, you can count that they are hiding the truth!!!

  18. 93
    Brie2009 Says:

    People, weather you are against Obama or not have a little sympathy for pete sakes!! His grandma did a pretty good job raising Mr. Obama. And Tim #17 stop being such a **** and for all of those people who are being nothing but dicks have some heart. I mean come on its his grandma and she passed away the day before the election. She didnt have the chance to see her own grandson win an election (thats if he wins but I hope he does!)

    My thoughts and prayers are out to the Obama family.
    R.I.P. Madelyn Dunham

  19. 94
    abriana Says:

    aw thats sad
    she doesnt get to vote for her grandson

    VOTE OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. 95
    L Says:

    Totally off-topic, but I’m a little confused about some news I read earlier about Palin getting prank-called. Can anyone explain what that was about? Or was it just a load of bullsh*t? Thanks in advance.

  21. 96
    bobbi Says:

    How sad at the timing of this all. She could have potentially seen her grandson become President of the United States.

  22. 97
    2 #95 Says:

    It was just a prank #95. I forgot the details but I’m sure you can google the details.

  23. 98
    michelle Says:

    awwww may she rip!!!!

    best of luck tomorrow obama!!!!
    i hope you winnnnn:)

    GO OBAMA:):):):)

  24. 99
    kelz Says:

    wow how sad rip. good luck obama!

  25. 100
    Ann Says:

    Prayers go out to his family.

    McCain/Palin 0

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