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Obama's Grandmother Has Just Died

Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:43 pm

So sad... I'm sure she fought a valiant fight, and if she'd been able to hold on juuuuuust another day longer, she probably would've seen the result of how her contributions in life would go on to make history.

RIP
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RE: Obama's Grandmother Has Just Died

Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:52 pm



Quoting ConcordeBoy (Thread starter):
juuuuuust another day longer, she probably would've seen the result of how her contributions in life would go on to make history.

She did a great job in someone direction in his life; and hopefully tomorrow Obama will give special mention to her in his victory speech.
 
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RE: Obama's Grandmother Has Just Died

Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:57 pm

That is bad, I'm sure he'll make her proud though!!!
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RE: Obama's Grandmother Has Just Died

Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:05 pm

Wow, this is doubly sad that she would pass away the day before Obama is likely to become the President-Elect. Surely this will be a bitter-sweet week for Barack.
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RE: Obama's Grandmother Has Just Died

Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:05 pm

What a absolutely tragic event, and it's doubly worse given the fact that her beloved grandson might be making history tomorrow, and she won't be able to see it happen (at least, in person depending on your beliefs).

From what I have read, she did a tremendous job in helping to raise a noble man.

May God bless her soul, and let her rest in peace.

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RE: Obama's Grandmother Has Just Died

Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:05 pm

Sad indeed. Will only make Barack a stronger person though!  Smile
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RE: Obama's Grandmother Has Just Died

Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:07 pm

...though I don't know her condition, and if she was suffering--- I sorta hoped that regardless as to how she was doing, she could've lasted enough to have it pass in one ear, and crack a smile  Smile

E la vita  Sad
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RE: Obama's Grandmother Has Just Died

Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:12 pm

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/03/obama.grandma/index.html

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Thread starter):
if she'd been able to hold on juuuuuust another day longer, she probably would've seen the result of how her contributions in life would go on to make history.

She'll be watching from a better place. RIP.  Sad

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RE: Obama's Grandmother Has Just Died

Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:16 pm

...and, I'll come right out and say it:
perhaps the sympathy factor will go further to help push some undecideds for him-- make the poor woman's life-mission worthwhile.

Hell, I know it's only a matter of time before some Rightwing radio whackjob accuses this of being contrived and orchestrated. It's only fair that Obama benefit.



In a sense, his beloved Gmom may have just helped him out one last time.
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RE: Obama's Grandmother Has Just Died

Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:19 pm

R.I.P. Madelyn Dunham.  tombstone 

This is a sad story to read and I wish their family all the best.
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RE: Obama's Grandmother Has Just Died

Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:45 pm

Grandmothers are indeed a special bunch to be treasured forever. The gifts they give us and the nuggets of wisdom are never lost and only aid in the assistance of the lucky recipient. I do wish Obama and family many condolences, and hope that she gets to watch history from the Heavens above.
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RE: Obama's Grandmother Has Just Died

Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:51 pm



Quoting Lnglive1011yyz (Reply 4):
What a absolutely tragic event, and it's doubly worse given the fact that her beloved grandson might be making history tomorrow, and she won't be able to see it happen (at least, in person depending on your beliefs).

From what I have read, she did a tremendous job in helping to raise a noble man.

May God bless her soul, and let her rest in peace.

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RE: Obama's Grandmother Has Just Died

Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:55 pm

Oh so sad I dont believe it . Of all the things to happen this is tragic. I hope that he will make her proud tomorrow. I wonder what the protocol will be now regards funeral and Obama flying to the funeral etc...?? I guess this has never arisen before?
 
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RE: Obama's Grandmother Has Just Died

Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:56 pm



Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 8):
perhaps the sympathy factor will go further to help push some undecideds for him-- make the poor woman's life-mission worthwhile.

I was in fact wondering whether the media was trying to prevent giving that impression (so as to avoid right-wing talk radio to blast them for it), because I found out on a.net - not on the homepage of cnn.com or on MSNBC, which I have been watching for quite some time now.

R.I.P. and condolences to the Obama family.
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RE: Obama's Grandmother Has Just Died

Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:40 pm



Quoting Oa260 (Reply 12):
I wonder what the protocol will be now regards funeral and Obama flying to the funeral etc...??

I'd imagine that he will be doing campaign business tomorrow, and making either a victory or concession speech late in the evening or the morning of the next day. At that point, he'll probably head off to the memorial service. The service will take place before he's the president, so there is no significance in terms of it being a state event (though security for it will be tight).

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RE: Obama's Grandmother Has Just Died

Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:45 pm

Too tragic. My sympathies to him.
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RE: Obama's Grandmother Has Just Died

Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:46 pm

As others have said, it is very sad not only that he lost her, but that she didn't live long enough to see his campaign run to completion. I'm sure she was proud of him nonetheless.

RIP.
 
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RE: Obama's Grandmother Has Just Died

Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:06 am

I hope those right wing whack nuts that declared Obama was only going to Hawaii to hide some records and his grandmother wasn't sick are real proud of themselves today.

Then again someone without scruples and without a shred of dignity have some pithy excuse ready eh?

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