Skip to comments.Breaking News: Obama to Leave Campaign Trail for Two Days to Visit Sick Grandmother
Posted on 10/20/2008 6:00:34 PM PDT by Blue TurtleEdited on 10/20/2008 6:24:45 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
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What a bunch a bull. Polls start slipping, Obama make a sympathy move to remove McCain attacks.
Boy, I’m older’n you and I’ve seen this before.
Finally found a recent picture...
What was the video about that was taken down? The You’re Gonna Die Soon?
There was a long article about his grandma in yesterday’s paper. Never mentioned that she just got out of the hospital.
It’s dated yesterday for Pete’s sake. Woudn’t they mention if she was very ill?
I can honestly say I don't think I've ever seen a more retarded FR thread than this one. A lot of people need to grow up.
C'mon people! This isnt the first time this has been done, think about it.
His “certified” birth certificate is sure going to look funny with size 11 baby foot prints....
“I figured that they would find a way to shut up Grammy!”
NEVER. Not my FR Grammy (LOL).
"Senator Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has always been one of the most important people in his life," Gibbs said in a statement. "Along with his mother and his grandfather, she raised him in Hawaii from the time he was born until the moment he left for college."
I thought he lived with his mother until he was about 10 yrs old & THEN was sent to live with his Grandmother.
So why are they saying Grandmother raised him from the time he was born in Hawaii?
Liberty thank you very much for this latest news.
Yes, one would wonder why he is going to Hawaii now and didn’t when grandma was in the hospital.
You’re right. I thought he went to school in Indonesia for several years when he was young??
Someone is trying to rewrite history AGAIN!
Um, good luck trying to contact your pal nederland again. Seems to have already vanished from FR. Hang around a bit longer before you align yourself with a race-baiting troll. Just looking out for you, newbie. It's what we do around here. Have a nice evening.
Doubt Hawaii is a swing state...
Good luck trying to beat some manners into this crowd. What Im reading here is incredibly rude. I dont think you can say anything to change it. Weve gone past political disagreement into outright hatred. Its completely out of line.
Agreement-troll-heard-from-after-principal-troll's-been-zotted alert! :-)
I’m a bit worried about the Oct 29 prime time event.
I ask myself what kind of stunt will he pull? Will he try to deliver an Oct surprised for McCain?
I asked the exact same thing in post #337. Obviously I don't know, but maybe they don't want to call attention to that any more? It's simply not true.
Someone is trying to rewrite history AGAIN!"
Looks like it came from Obama's campaign....Robert Gibbs told reporters aboard Obama's plane - so the 'raising him from birth' is what they want us to believe...hoping we'll forget what we heard before.
Kind of like 'don't believe your lying eyes!!'
Thanks for the kind words. The adoption process really hasn’t been too bad. Thank God my wife is organized.
It is funny (or sad) that Obama couldn’t adopt from China because he probably couldn’t produce the documentation.
From your linked article:
“Obama’s sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, declined last week to comment on Obama’s speech about Wright or his reference to their grandmother or their grandmother’s attitude on race.
Dunham has repeatedly declined to comment to reporters. Dunham did want to be interviewed for this story, Soetoro-Ng said, but declined because it would be unfair to other media who have made requests.”
This article was run today and they said she really wanted to do the interview last week... nothing said about her being ill at that time. Sounds like the grandaughter is keeping her’s and granny’s lips sealed.
Andy Martin press release web site.
He’s got to kill off all the witnesses and payoff all the people that have anything to do with that darn Birth Certificate.
Grandma didn’t get sick until Andy Martin showed up in Hawaii today.
Now its a big emergency to get over there. I feel really bad for Grandma as I’m sure this is it for here.
Is this the Grandma who says obambi was born in Kenya?
sure...she is ‘so important’, Barack did not visit her while she was in the hospital LAST WEEK!! Something is definately fishy here! Also, if it is suddenly ‘serious’, why doesn’t he go NOW?
Not buying it folks!
-— not LOL -—
I am sure that Axelrod and company want to leave a good, lasting impression a week before the election. They are marketing him like soap poweder. Or they could be using it to counteract anticipated attacks against him.
Thank you. I was beginning to feel like I was the only one who felt that way.
Thanks for helping to take out the trash! I’d had about enough of those two.
And, by the way, Andy Martin is a complete nutjob.
First and foremost, prayers go out to Obamas grandmother.
Everyone should keep their powder dry. Let this thing play itself out. We know that the big 0 has a propensity to screw things up royally. Think Greek columns and the Victory Tower speech. The Rats in general have demonstrated the uncanny ability to overplay their hand time and time again, almost always to a less than desirable outcome. Look at what they did at the Wellstone funeral
Dont be distracted by all of the chatter and sympathy oozing from the MSM, they will be trying to take McCain off message. We, and most importantly, he, needs to stay focused like a lazar beam on the socialist aspect of Os tax plan, and how it will undermine any economic recovery.
Expect a win one for granny movement of some scale generated by the MSM to try and counter Joe the Plumber and get his face, and message, off the TV. Again, we must continue to champion that cause because its a winner.
With all that being said, I do feel like the timing is all very strange. Exactly two weeks and 6 hours until the polls open and he decides to take a couple of days off to visit his sick grandmother? It just doesnt smell right.
And why wait 3 days to do it? I dont know about you, but if my grandmother was sick and was getting worse, Id be there a lot sooner than 3 days. He could be there in 14 hours, or less, if he had to be.
Now get off you a** and get out and do something to win this election!!
IMO Indiana is not in play. At least 10% of the people in my primary who voted “D” in the SPring were a part of Operation Chaos. He should just join his grandmother, if she trulyis that ill.
Wow, that was a heck of a Zot. His account doesn’t even show at all.
I can understand the perceived civility in praying for the entire family, but did the poor grandmother’s DIL and grandchildren make a single visit when they were out there this summer? Are they going out now to be with her—or is Michelle “filling in” for Obama’s campaign events? Did Obama make more than the one brief visit in the week he was out there? Imagine how this would be covered if it were the other team!
Couldn’t suspend for a single day when the President announced a national financial crisis. He even took shots at McCain for doing so. Prayers for Grandma though.
Always like a joke when it’s explained to me !!!
Will the conservative media show up tomorrow??? That’s all I want to know.
This grandma visit is a sham for the birth certificate controversy. Ingraham-Limbaugh-Hannity-Levin all know about the Berg lawsuit. Will they step up and expose the con?
Nevermind Drudge. He’s at the bathouse.
Yes, I believe we are talking about the white grandmother. And I agree. It is hard to lose someone you love, especially when that person raised you.
I don't get the folks who are saying that Obama is using her sickness for some nefarious means. Maybe she is or is not sick, but he is leading in every single national poll and dueling McCain in battleground states that Bush creamed Kerry in. If I was McCain, I'd be taking serious advantage of this "freebie" these next few days.
Were you to be freeping in Miami tomorrow?
Where is the event?
Then you TRULY have not been looking hard enough!!! :o)
That is definetly not the Larry I knew in that photograph!
If a family member of mine was desperately ill, I’d be there yesterday.
Why is he waiting until Thursday? Are you not aware of what is going on regarding his birth certificate?
Why is my mind wondering if Obama is going to Hawaii - to do some undercover work - away from the press - to organize his “riot” in case he doesn’t win the election ..??
Hmmmm ..?? I must have watched too many crime shows.
However, this is America .. not some 3rd world country he and his thugs can bully into submission .. like he did in Kenya.
Hmm. Andy Martin sounds like an untrustworthy source to me.
He claimed he knew where Saddam was in 2003.
line of the day