Skip to comments.OBAMA INTERVIEW: LETS TALK ABOUT GRANDMOTHER'S HEALTH (CBS)
Posted on 10/22/2008 3:50:45 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
OBAMA INTERVIEW: LETS TALK ABOUT GRANDMOTHER'S HEALTH Wed Oct 22 2008 18:09:23 ET
CBS EARLY SHOW co-anchor Harry Smith conducted an exclusive interview with Sen. Barack Obama earlier today in Richmond, Va. Among other topics, the senator told Smith why its so important for him to take a break from his campaign to see his grandmother. My grandmother's the last one left, Obama told Smith. The senator added, She has really been the rock of the family, the foundation of the family. Obama didnt get to his mother before she died. Yeah, got there too late, he says. You know, I mean, it was sort of like this, in the sense that she had a terminal illness. We knew she wasn't doing well, but you know, the diagnosis was such that we thought we had a little more time and we didn't. And so I want to make sure that I don't make the same mistake twice.
OBAMA SAYS HE DOESNT WANT TO MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE WITH HIS GRANDMOTHER THAT HE MADE WITH HIS DYING MOTHER IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW ON THE EARLY SHOW ON OCT. 23 ON CBS
Did he call her injury a ‘typical white person’s hip injury’?
Or is he in Hawaii to try and and continue to stymie Andy Martin, who is scheduled to relaese info about Obama at 8:30 EST?
If Obama has nothing to hide, then why is he fighting Andy Martin so hard?
BTW, isn’t this the same woman he threw under the bus by calling her a “typical white person?”
Some love there...
I thought Obama mentioned how hard it was to watch his mother fight over paying her hospital bills when she had cancer. He made it sound like he was with her then.
Yeah, this time, he's going to cry as he throws her under the bus!
Why? He already knows the time of death and the cause: suffocation by pillow.
you’d hafta have —— for brains
not to see thru’ this trip to grammi’s house!
Of course she has a hip injury; she broke her hip when he threw her off that bus!
Wasn’t in Obama who said, in one of these TV ads I saw, that his mother fought very hard against the health insurance companies before her death?
If so - and if that fact were true - wouldn’t you think that a son would be beside his mother during her time of need? Especially when she’s so stressed out by the insurance company policies?
Another thread here on FR says decision may come down in Berg lawsuit Thursday or Friday when Obama is visiting his grandmother. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2112590/posts
Another indicator of how he would run the White House and Presidency, I bet...
I can just see it now, should America get hit by terrorist attack....Obama will carry on a few press conferences and then after a few days, he’ll decide to deal with the problem or go see where the attack took place.
It is rather odd that he is dancing on TV instead of rushing to see gravely ill grandma.
a) Photo ops with white gramma for weekend pimping by presstitute corpse,
b) Damage control re faked birth certificate
All the rest is total/typical Hussein bullsh!t.
Do Berg and Andy have anything in common? Or are they working separately?
Ahhh. He is so thoughtful that little Bama/s sorry thats mean....
I find this utterly incomprehensible. A man of his means not going to see his Mom before she passed away. God help us.
I break with the thread, and respectfully approve of the guy doing something human, taking time for his ailing grandmother. My deepest repects to him for considering her need for his consolation at this time. Having grand children of a mixed race, I know it isn’t easy for either of us, and I hope the two of them can have some quiet time, as he will need to embrace the pain that is shortly to befall him.
Last one left?
I thought his Kenyan grandmother was still living.
He already did that with the Russia and Georgia crisis!!! (Not a terrorist attack per se, but a crisis nonetheless)
Like most concur this does not pass the smell test. He does not want to miss the chance to say “goodbye” or whatever and yet he has time too do his best Steve Urkel impersonation on Ellen?!
If he told me the sun was shining I would look for the flashlight.
What we don't find admirable is his not going to see his dying Mother. In fact I find it incomprehensible. So now he says he will correct that mistake. Well, the reports say his Grandma is gravely ill and Barack is dancing on TV.
Explain that to me.
He is so close...that is why the last time in Hawaii he spent what, one day if that with her? From what I read, he didn’t even take his daughters to see her...
Well then....I had forgotten about that, but thank you for the reminder.
Ugh, the thought of Obama anywhere NEAR the Office of Presidency is such a daunting, scary and skin crawling thought.
Gotta regain some of that pop-culture buzz. Can't have Sarah Palin pushing him out of the limelight. Grandma can wait, apparently. This is more important.
You see Harry, I spoke to my grandmothers doctor and it appear after I threw her under the bus, she sustained a hip fracture. No under my health plan I guarantee coverage to those with traumatic bus injuries. John mccain on the other hand wants to give those thrown under buses a “tax break”
Forgive the cynicism, but this move tells me he is losing ground with women in his internal polling data. Nothing this close to the election happens for benign reasons. He could just state “family reasons” and go right away, but it is planned 4 days out and he is doing TV interviews on the subject furnishing us with a sob story.
Sorry Zero, you politicized the move yourself. Now we have no choice but to view it in that vein. He was just in Hawaii for a week two months ago. The McCain camp needs to start dropping hints about where this race really is. The drive by’s sure as hell aren’t going to do it.
Arough the next bend to the county clerk's den
To get some fake proof of my birth
I'll not leave empty-handed and poor Gram will be stranded
God, she lives at the end of the earth..............
the magic “0” is going to Grandma’s house to search for and destroy the Kenyan birth certificate!
He was there with her before he wasn’t there with her.
The last typical white one.
If she is so sick what in hell is he doing campaigning? When I was told my mom was failing..doing poorly I dropped everything and got there and 11 days later she was gone..So this jackass “doesn’t want to make the same mistake again”? He doesn’t give a flipping rip or he would be there with the kids in tow to see their WHITE great granny before it is too late..but nope gonna wait until tomorrow.
Not buying any of this.
The real story here is that Drudge is throwing out a signal that he is watching this very closely.
Something fishy here... He finds time to dance on Ellen. While his granny is on her death bed. And then halts campaign with one week to go?
Grammie On Ice
What about all those relatives living in that shack in Kenya? What about Jeremiah Wright? What about Tony Rezko, Rashid Khalidi, Ayers and Dohrn?
They're all still with us!
I believe it was an hour.
And my question is “Why aren’t Michelle and children going?” I guess the answer is apparent to all. They were after all in a particular church for 20 years.
“Last one left?
I thought his Kenyan grandmother was still living.”
-You have to understand, by one he means white one.
One is code for whitey donchaknow.
The Grandmother is the Rock of the Family, but they haven’t had a single picture taken together in 25 years?
She is the Rock of The Family, but he never brought the kids to Grandmas, the last time he was in Hawaii?
He doesn’t want to wait until it’s to late, so he is leaving Thursday, after announcing on, was it Monday or Tuesday, that she is “gravely” ill.
None of this makes sense, unless it’s a ruse.
My problem with Obama on this issue is that he has waited days to go and be with his ailing grandmother. Thats not right!
I think he’s just hanging around waiting for mccain to stop campaigning out of respect for the grandmother of the chosen one..
obama is trying to run out the clock on this election
His handlers want a face to face about his Socialism slip. They’re starting to think Obama’s believing the many ads their paying for and forgetting who “owns” him.
Either that or they told him an attack is coming but they don’t know where - somewhere in the continental US - so Obambi is heading for safe ground. Grandma was a good excuse to get the hell out of dodge and save his own butt. He’ll leave the wife and daughter in the U.S. - if they get hit, he figures he’s a shoe in with sympathy - worth the risk.
Man, I feel evil even thinking this stuff. I pray each night that this man is not as evil as I think he is, but there’s just too many things about him we don’t know - no college scores, no writings, birth certificate, and $200 million in $200 donations? Tooooo much.