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Obama invokes grandmother's death to support ObamaCare, but failed to attend her service
Bluegrass Pundit ^ | Sunday, August 16, 2009 | Bluegrass Pundit

Posted on 08/16/2009 6:01:04 AM PDT by Askwhy5times

President Obama brought up his grandmother's death to convince people Democrats don't want to 'pull the plug' on the elderly.

You may remember Presidential candidate Obama left the campaign trail on October 24, 2008 to fly to Hawaii and visit his terminally ill grandmother, Madelyn Dunham.

Madelyn Dunham passed away two days before the election.

President-elect Barak Obama decided to rest in Chicago after his grandmother's death.

Madelyn Dunham was cremated. A memorial service was held on November 15, 2008, but Barack Obama and his close family members were missing.

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: death; fubo; grandmother; healthcarereform; obama
Barack Obama failed to attend the service of the grandmother who helped raise him. No member of his immediate family showed up to honor the woman he said, "put off buying a new car or a new dress for herself so that I could have a better life." Many people fail to attend family members funeral services because they can't afford to travel, can't get off work or are too ill to make the trip. None of these reasons apply to Obama.
1 posted on 08/16/2009 6:01:05 AM PDT by Askwhy5times
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To: Askwhy5times

are you sure there was any service?

They may have sent her off to be cremated and then used the photo op of throwing her ashes into the ocean.


2 posted on 08/16/2009 6:02:28 AM PDT by RummyChick ("Free Speech....is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny" Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black)
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To: RummyChick

The people from Bank of Hawaii who really knew and worked with her arranged a memorial. It was in the Honolulu news.

The family did not attend


3 posted on 08/16/2009 6:06:46 AM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: Askwhy5times

She was a “typical white lady.”


4 posted on 08/16/2009 6:11:51 AM PDT by GOPyouth ("I won't (insert verb), except when I do." - B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Askwhy5times

Same old campaign type speech. No details no substance.


5 posted on 08/16/2009 6:14:22 AM PDT by duckman (My Grandma Isn't Shovel Ready!)
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To: Askwhy5times

My grandmother refused to leave the tiny shotgun shack she lived in in what was essentially a ghost town in central Missouri until she was too sick and senile to resist. This in spite of the fact that two of her surviving children were doing well enough to take her in and had asked her repeatedly to live with them. At the time we lived two states away and couldn’t visit very often. So I’m thinking that even if Obama had asked her to live with him and/or offered to put her in a nice house with staff, she may have flatly refused being of the generation like my grandparents and parents of intense self reliance. In this story I see one valid criticism of Obama - he should have been there to see her at least once every month or two for the years leading up to her death. But my son should call me more often and he’s a good person. Oh well.


6 posted on 08/16/2009 6:17:25 AM PDT by Mercat (Scary middle aged people take to the street)
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To: Askwhy5times

This says everything I need to know about Obummer - these two quotes from Obummer’s book -

“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” and “I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother’s race”


7 posted on 08/16/2009 6:17:50 AM PDT by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: Askwhy5times
If I remember correctly, Obama rushed to Hawaii to see "Grandma" during his campaign immediately prior to a debate with McCain.

Immediately following that trip, his birth records were sealed by the state of Hawaii.

8 posted on 08/16/2009 6:18:45 AM PDT by sonofagun
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To: silverleaf
When we learned that Barack Obama (who flew back & forth to Hawaii for staged photo-ops at the drop of a hat during the campaign) couldn't have been bothered to offer even the weakest, most perfunctory sign of respect to his supposed beloved 'typical white person' after her death, that's when I decided I was not a 'birther'.

I'm convinced that the reason Barack Obama doesn't want anyone to see his official birth certificate is not because it would prove he was born anywhere else but Hawaii, but rather it would prove he was born half-reptile.

This guy's veins could freeze helium.

9 posted on 08/16/2009 6:25:13 AM PDT by leilani
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To: Askwhy5times

Everything about this ‘Jim Jones’ type character creeps me out. How can he have such a following?


10 posted on 08/16/2009 6:28:38 AM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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To: leilani

I wondered when someone was going to bring up this fact that he dilly dallied around after his grandmother passed away. He didn’t even pretend to take care of the funeral arrangements.

The quote from his book about his mother’s race tells me that Glenn Beck is spot on about obumbler being a racist. This quote needs to be sent to all those commie-loving advertisers boycotting Glenn’s show.


11 posted on 08/16/2009 6:30:50 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Askwhy5times

I have no data on the possibility, but it’s not uncommon for family members to arrange a private ceremony, with another later ceremony attended by others.


12 posted on 08/16/2009 6:31:12 AM PDT by Sherman Logan ("The price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections." Thomas Sowell)
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To: Askwhy5times

He couldn’t attend the service since he was too busy burying his Birth Certificate.

Pray for America


13 posted on 08/16/2009 6:35:16 AM PDT by bray (He's a Divider not a Uniter)
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To: sonofagun
If I remember correctly, Obama rushed to Hawaii to see "Grandma" during his campaign immediately prior to a debate with McCain. Immediately following that trip, his birth records were sealed by the state of Hawaii.

Ding, ding! We have a winner.

He didn't go to see her, he went to tie up loose ends. That's why he didn't take the wife and kids. The Honolulu paper had a timeline of the time spent at her apartment. IIRC, he didn't spend but about 5 hours total in the house and most of that was talking with his sister. I imagine he spent some of that time digging through the closet for his BC and vaccination papers and putting a match to them. I imagine a lot of papers and photos when into the fireplace during that visit.

14 posted on 08/16/2009 6:36:04 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: leilani
"I'm convinced that the reason Barack Obama doesn't want anyone to see his official birth certificate is not because it would prove he was born anywhere else but Hawaii, but rather it would prove he was born half-reptile."

That's an insult to iguanas everywhere.



15 posted on 08/16/2009 6:36:20 AM PDT by Sparko (It's the Economy, Stupid!)
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To: Mercat

Obama only saw her a couple of times in the last 2 years of her life - for a few hours total. His wife and daughter saw her once, on a visit measured in minutes.

I don’t think Michelle or Barry wanted on old white woman in their house.


16 posted on 08/16/2009 6:38:42 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (I loathe the ground he slithers on!)
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To: Askwhy5times

Obama’s grandmother dying has nothing to do with teh health care debate. All Obama is saying is “Hey, I had a grandmother and she died”. It doesn’t mean he will make sure everyone else has the best health care.

My grandmothers died too. I was very close to them. One lived to be 100. Never would have happened under a government system.


17 posted on 08/16/2009 6:40:58 AM PDT by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: Mr Rogers

It should be obvious to every American by now that Obummer cares not about his own family especially its white members. He casually throws them all under the bus when it is politically expedient and necessary to do so. This dangerous behavior should be a warning bell to all Americans that radicals care not about America or Americans, they only care about themselves and their egos, nothing or nobody else.


18 posted on 08/16/2009 6:41:05 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: sonofagun

Yeah, I think he went to see her in her apartment before she died so he could secure paperwork, like his and his mother’s passports, birth certificates, school transcripts, etc.


19 posted on 08/16/2009 6:46:31 AM PDT by Liberty Ship ("Lord, make me fast and accurate.")
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To: Askwhy5times
As always, Obama's actions speak far louder than his words. If you watch what he actually does, then you will understand him far better.

For example, he placed Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel as his advisor on health care, and the DNC leadership made hoim a policy advisor to the congress. Ezekiel's own words about older people line much more up with Obama's actions than OBama's campaign style words.


OBAMA HEALTH CARE BY THE NUMBERS


EZEKIEL EMANUEL AND OBAMA HEALTH CARE

(Must Read - Shocking, cited quotes by Emanuel)

20 posted on 08/16/2009 6:50:01 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Askwhy5times

Obama uses his grandmother to support health care reform and gets caught in a whopper of a lie!

http://bit.ly/uBm1B

You need to read this to understand how shamless this man is. Don’t hold your breath waiting for the MSM to pick up on this.


21 posted on 08/16/2009 6:50:04 AM PDT by rhetorica
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To: Liberty Ship

He is just disappointed that he couldnt pull the plug on her sooner.


22 posted on 08/16/2009 6:51:22 AM PDT by Concho
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To: Askwhy5times
Obama is a hypocrite; didn't he sell his Grandmother down the river during the campaign, by saying she is a “typical white person” or something to that effect. Now he's uses her illness/death to sell his Obamacare, how low will this guy go?
23 posted on 08/16/2009 6:57:53 AM PDT by Irishhighlander
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To: Askwhy5times

Her illness also came at an inconvenient time for him.


24 posted on 08/16/2009 7:04:08 AM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: rhetorica
Thanks for posting that. I suspect the reason he blurted out that he would have paid her hip operation out of his own pocket- was the uneasy vibes he was getting from the interviewer. This from a man who hasn't sent $100 to any of his impoverished half siblings in Africa and has a stepmother and aunt (that we know about) living as illegal immigrants on welfare.

Obama makes his own grandma a case study for why the govt needs a panel using a formula to break the news to old folks that their health insurance will only offer a pain pill instead of getting the operation.

Personally I think he treads on shaky ground to bring up his Grandmother. His neglect and virtual imprisonment of her in her last year of her life is despicable and quite abnormal. Has anyone seen the death certificate? Were is her doctor on his healthcare reform plans?

25 posted on 08/16/2009 7:06:27 AM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: Askwhy5times

26 posted on 08/16/2009 7:14:57 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: rhetorica; silverleaf

yep....I’d like to see a tox report from an autopsy but you can bet that they fired her up asap......Dr’s orders during her last week would be of interest too


27 posted on 08/16/2009 7:16:10 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68 (CALL CONGRESSCRITTERS TOLL-FREE @ 1-800-965-4701)
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To: silverleaf

Obummer probably payed him to keep silent.

Money and power mean more to this president than morality.

Ego and blind ambition is what drives Obummer and he will use Chicago style politics to remove those that stand in his way whether through bribery, threats, blackmail or mob style physical pain, torture and suffering.


28 posted on 08/16/2009 7:17:16 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68

Do you really believe there was an autopsy?
As I recall she was cremated very quickly and the apartment totally cleaned out within 48 hours.

Funny the press never picked up on her leaving her apartment to go to the hospital for cancer treatment, hip surgery, etc ... or on hospice care coming to her

Someone watches too much CSI...


29 posted on 08/16/2009 7:25:04 AM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: silverleaf

sure...it’s fairly obvious what happened.....a woman well enough to be living in her own apartment up to that point in time and “grandson” magically shows up just in time for her death....no hospice and only perhaps some home care and/or a professional live-in assistant?


30 posted on 08/16/2009 7:33:56 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68 (CALL CONGRESSCRITTERS TOLL-FREE @ 1-800-965-4701)
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To: silverleaf

PS....no....I DO NOT believe there was an autopsy


31 posted on 08/16/2009 7:34:47 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68 (CALL CONGRESSCRITTERS TOLL-FREE @ 1-800-965-4701)
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To: rhetorica

great post!


32 posted on 08/16/2009 7:49:02 AM PDT by blackminorca
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68

Did Obummer give his grandmother the pill he wants us all to take?


33 posted on 08/16/2009 7:49:02 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: Sparko
That's an insult to iguanas everywhere.

;-)

My apologies to the herpetologists reading FR today for any misunderstanding. I meant no offense, but in my defense, please take note of the fact that I didn't say full-blooded reptile, Sparko. I said half-reptile.

And unlike the progeny of interspecies breeding which tend to bear the superior traits of both dissimilar parents ('hybrid vigor', I think they call the phenomenon), it seems that Stanley Anne Dunham's rather unfortunate association with her reptilian partner resulted in her eldest-born offspring presenting the worst traits of both parents. He seems to be as racist a neanderthal as any of the most vile 'typical white persons' whom Barack Obama would himself condemn, and simultaneously as cold-blooded & lazy as his paternal genetic heritage would confer.

Indeed, there exists now the distinct possibility that someday our Reptilian-American POTUS shall come to be known as genetic science's first documented examplar of 'hybrid malformation'. ;-)

34 posted on 08/16/2009 7:56:04 AM PDT by leilani
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To: Askwhy5times

lol they cant even manage cash for clunkers ......and they want control of healthcare.....


35 posted on 08/16/2009 8:01:47 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Askwhy5times

Euthanasia is a hate crime.

Abortion is a hate crime.

Impeach 0bama for hate crimes.


36 posted on 08/16/2009 8:22:06 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: Paige

Those are two quotes I had never seen before, Paige. And they are IMPORTANT ones. Thank you.


37 posted on 08/16/2009 8:24:15 AM PDT by kitkat
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To: tiki

Not necessarily inconvenient; it afforded him “cover” to visit her and dispose of any documents (birth certificates, passports, etc) that would have been in the closet, attic, etc.


38 posted on 08/16/2009 8:32:04 AM PDT by InspectorGadget
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To: HighlyOpinionated

Isn’t the random killing, murder and genocide of old and elderly people a kind of discrimination?


39 posted on 08/16/2009 8:46:44 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: InspectorGadget
That's what it was all about. Getting rid of the documents. Though it does beg the question of why someone else (In the Dem Machine) couldn't have done it. There are plenty of Democrat Stazi dirty trick people who could have taken care of a few documents. I think the problem was still to convince the HI government to go along with it, and that required a personal appearance.

Yeah, I know: tin-foil hat stuff. But the whole incident was so unnatural. To "go see your dying grandma", and then not go see her two day when you arrive. Bizarre.

40 posted on 08/16/2009 8:51:41 AM PDT by Clock King (There's no way to fix D.C.)
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To: Askwhy5times
"Typical White Person".


41 posted on 08/16/2009 9:05:01 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Clock King
It does beg the question of why someone else (In the Dem Machine) couldn't have done it.

Not to get documents that might prove Obama constitutionally ineligible for the presidency or that Barack Obama Sr. was not his father.

Obama could not leave the job to the Hawaii party or even his campaign staff. Delegating the job at all would have left open the possibility of the papers being leaked to a vengeful PUMA unafraid to use them.

No, this was one job Obama had to do himself, even if it was apparently beneath a presidential candidate's dignity to personally rummage through his grandmother's house just weeks before the election.

42 posted on 08/16/2009 9:16:51 AM PDT by Loyalist (If a tree falls in the forest, and the media is not there to cover it, does it make a headline?)
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To: Paige

Will you tell me which pages in which book those quotes are on? I want to pass them on to some family members, and I’d like to be specific about where they can be found.


43 posted on 08/16/2009 9:34:26 AM PDT by Hepsabeth
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To: sonofagun
Immediately following that trip, his birth records were sealed by the state of Hawaii.

You know, when talking about Bozo's BC we should stick to facts, not rumors we have heard. Bozo's BC is sealed according to law and it was sealed, by law, as soon as it was recorded by the State of Hawaii. Governor Lingle didn't seal his records, they were sealed back in 1961 or whatever year his mother, or some other relative, recorded it with the state of Hawaii.

The BS about Hawaii sealing his BC after his trip there is just, BS. What did happen after his trip is the story that officials had seen the BC, which implied that it was legitimate, except that isn't exactly what they said.

The thing is the BC thing is hard enough to push without rumors clouding up the story, rumors that are easy for the other side to refute.

44 posted on 08/16/2009 9:43:57 AM PDT by calex59
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To: GOPyouth

Maybe he had other more important plans, golfing, vacation or diner date.


45 posted on 08/16/2009 10:02:47 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: chiefqc
You know, when talking about Bozo's BC we should stick to facts, not rumors we have heard.

Absolutely, so I googled and found the story was posted at World Net Daily, a source that is used quite often here.

I have to admit, though, I don't fact check news articles I post, rather let them stand for themselves.

If you disagree with the article, fact check it and post your source article.

My apparent source

46 posted on 08/16/2009 11:58:56 AM PDT by sonofagun
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To: calex59

See post 46...my bad!


47 posted on 08/17/2009 12:00:35 PM PDT by sonofagun
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