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Breaking News: Obama to Leave Campaign Trail for Two Days to Visit Sick Grandmother
AP via Fox News ^

Posted on 10/20/2008 6:00:34 PM PDT by Blue Turtle

Edited on 10/20/2008 6:24:45 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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To: Blue Turtle

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.


351 posted on 10/20/2008 8:00:15 PM PDT by gotribe (obama just sucks)
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To: Blue Turtle

Finally found a recent picture...

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/dailypix/2008/Apr/08/hawaii80408061V1_b.jpg&imgrefurl=http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2008/Apr/08/br/hawaii80408061.html&h=179&w=285&sz=43&hl=en&start=42&um=1&usg=__F0RNrfCMZfhETlX0EToQAmr6YqU=&tbnid=MAqYEOIih6LMmM:&tbnh=72&tbnw=115&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dobama%2527s%2Bgrandmother%26start%3D40%26ndsp%3D20%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4RNWN_enUS274US275%26sa%3DN


352 posted on 10/20/2008 8:01:50 PM PDT by Notasoccermom (.)
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To: Out to lunch

From the best of Barack's postings from July 2007
Where is Obama's birth Certificate? There must be a big cover-up or Barack H. Obama would release his birth certificate. Maybe the name name was not Barack but Barry Dunham and for years he tried to be somebody he wasn't.

Why did the Obama SS act like Nazi's and denied this person their freedom of speech by censoring his web site. If threats and intimidation is the Obama way of action then this guy is no more quaified for President then Hitler was for the nobel prize.

what happened to http://www.birthcertificatenow.com/



353 posted on 10/20/2008 8:02:31 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama stands for The New United Socialist Sta'te or "TNUSSA")
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To: ncfool

What was the video about that was taken down? The You’re Gonna Die Soon?


354 posted on 10/20/2008 8:03:10 PM PDT by Aliska
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To: Notasoccermom

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?

http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20081020/BREAKING01/81020084


355 posted on 10/20/2008 8:04:01 PM PDT by Unkosified (What do Osama and Obama have in common? They both have friends that bombed the Pentagon.)
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To: saquin
Sometimes a sick grandmother is just a sick grandmother. Just sayin’.

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.

356 posted on 10/20/2008 8:06:39 PM PDT by jmc813
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To: LibertyRocks
I didn’t even realize he was waiting FOUR days to go at first, either!

C'mon people! This isnt the first time this has been done, think about it.

357 posted on 10/20/2008 8:07:59 PM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: Blue Turtle
News announcement shortly after arriving in Hawaii: "My ailin' grandmother, my ailin' white grandmother begged me for her sake and for the sake of the country to withdraw from this race because she just could not stand to have been the cause of a race war. And that is what I'm doing effective immediately. My family and I will be relocating with our >$300,000,000 in campaign contributions to a small island that is part of Indonesia and attempt to teach the natives more advanced ways of village blacksmithing."
358 posted on 10/20/2008 8:13:05 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Blue Turtle

His “certified” birth certificate is sure going to look funny with size 11 baby foot prints....


359 posted on 10/20/2008 8:13:20 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Obama prays to himself: "The prayer that I tell myself every night ...")
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To: Grammy

“I figured that they would find a way to shut up Grammy!”

NEVER. Not my FR Grammy (LOL).


360 posted on 10/20/2008 8:13:30 PM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: Blue Turtle
This is a comment from the article:

"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?

361 posted on 10/20/2008 8:15:04 PM PDT by LADY J
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To: LibertyRocks

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.


362 posted on 10/20/2008 8:17:30 PM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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To: LADY J

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!


363 posted on 10/20/2008 8:19:47 PM PDT by Unkosified (What do Osama and Obama have in common? They both have friends that bombed the Pentagon.)
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To: girlangler

You betcha!


364 posted on 10/20/2008 8:20:29 PM PDT by Grammy (Obama worked for 143 days as a Senator before deciding he was qualified to be President.)
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To: Out to lunch
Good luck trying to beat some manners into this crowd.

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.

365 posted on 10/20/2008 8:21:39 PM PDT by TXBlair (On a scale of one to ten, The One is a Zero.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
she’s probably sick of watching Obama ads on TV every 30 seconds like the rest of us “typical” Americans.

Doubt Hawaii is a swing state...

366 posted on 10/20/2008 8:24:31 PM PDT by libravoter (Live from the People's Republic of Cambridge)
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To: Out to lunch; Admin Moderator
To: nederland

Good luck trying to beat some manners into this crowd. What I’m reading here is incredibly rude. I don’t think you can say anything to change it. We’ve gone past political disagreement into outright hatred. It’s completely out of line.

Agreement-troll-heard-from-after-principal-troll's-been-zotted alert! :-)

367 posted on 10/20/2008 8:25:50 PM PDT by JennysCool (There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and the polls.)
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To: kabar

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?


368 posted on 10/20/2008 8:26:29 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (Stand Up Chuck!)
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To: LADY J
So why are they saying Grandmother raised him from the time he was born in Hawaii?

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.

369 posted on 10/20/2008 8:27:03 PM PDT by Aliska
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To: Unkosified
"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!"

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!!'

370 posted on 10/20/2008 8:29:39 PM PDT by LADY J
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To: Aliska
ANDY MARTIN IN HAWAII
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http://www.pr-inside.com/print871207.htm

371 posted on 10/20/2008 8:29:55 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama stands for The New United Socialist Sta'te or "TNUSSA")
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To: keepitreal

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.


372 posted on 10/20/2008 8:30:42 PM PDT by cdga5for4
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To: Unkosified

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.


373 posted on 10/20/2008 8:31:57 PM PDT by linli36
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Andy Martin press release web site.

http://www.pr-inside.com/print871207.htm


374 posted on 10/20/2008 8:32:06 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama stands for The New United Socialist Sta'te or "TNUSSA")
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To: Blue Turtle

He’s got to kill off all the witnesses and payoff all the people that have anything to do with that darn Birth Certificate.


375 posted on 10/20/2008 8:34:05 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: linli36

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.


376 posted on 10/20/2008 8:34:09 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama stands for The New United Socialist Sta'te or "TNUSSA")
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To: Ann Archy

Is this the Grandma who says obambi was born in Kenya?


377 posted on 10/20/2008 8:40:13 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: TornadoAlley3

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!


378 posted on 10/20/2008 8:43:03 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: AmericaUnited

-— not LOL -—


379 posted on 10/20/2008 8:49:17 PM PDT by Weirdad (A Free Republic, not a "democracy" (mob rule))
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

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.


380 posted on 10/20/2008 8:55:01 PM PDT by kabar
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To: jmc813
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.

Thank you. I was beginning to feel like I was the only one who felt that way.

381 posted on 10/20/2008 8:58:13 PM PDT by saquin
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To: JennysCool

Thanks for helping to take out the trash! I’d had about enough of those two.


382 posted on 10/20/2008 8:59:42 PM PDT by TXBlair (On a scale of one to ten, The One is a Zero.)
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To: Out to lunch

TROLL ALERT!


383 posted on 10/20/2008 9:00:01 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: All

And, by the way, Andy Martin is a complete nutjob.


384 posted on 10/20/2008 9:00:03 PM PDT by saquin
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To: Blue Turtle

First and foremost, prayers go out to Obama’s 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…

Don’t 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 O’s 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 it’s 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 doesn’t smell right.

And why wait 3 days to do it? I don’t know about you, but if my grandmother was sick and was getting worse, I’d 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!!


385 posted on 10/20/2008 9:00:35 PM PDT by BluegrassBlogger (Do your part to turn out the vote!!!!!)
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To: arasina

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.


386 posted on 10/20/2008 9:04:38 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Acorn, Africa,Alinsky, Ayers,....BroadwayBank,Bastard child,Birthcert......now to the "C"s ;-))
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To: Girlene

Wow, that was a heck of a Zot. His account doesn’t even show at all.


387 posted on 10/20/2008 9:06:30 PM PDT by papasmurf (I ain't your Daddy's Conservative, OK?)
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To: Blue Turtle
I didn't pay much attention to this until I watched this video today. Seems Obama and his sister can't agree about which hospital in Hawaii he was born in. Then his Kenyan grandmother chimes in with a third hospital in Kenya. Lawsuit Filed Against Obama-Does Not Qualify For President
388 posted on 10/20/2008 9:10:03 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Mr Fuji

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!


389 posted on 10/20/2008 9:23:59 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Blue Turtle

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.


390 posted on 10/20/2008 9:24:34 PM PDT by mmichaels1970 (Stand up for CHUCK!)
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To: Calpernia

Always like a joke when it’s explained to me !!!


391 posted on 10/20/2008 9:26:54 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: BerryDingle

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.


392 posted on 10/20/2008 9:30:24 PM PDT by Doug TX
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To: svcw
It is sad when someone looses a grandparent especially since she raised him...if we are talking about the white grandmother.

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.

393 posted on 10/20/2008 9:34:39 PM PDT by browneyedGAgirl
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To: Boiling Pots

Were you to be freeping in Miami tomorrow?

Where is the event?


394 posted on 10/20/2008 9:36:02 PM PDT by Gemsbok (Fight voter FRAUD (Acorn)(Obama) and be a poll worker or observer: Beat them at their own game!)
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To: jmc813
I can honestly say I don't think I've ever seen a more retarded FR thread than this one.

Then you TRULY have not been looking hard enough!!! :o)

roflololol

395 posted on 10/20/2008 9:41:15 PM PDT by browneyedGAgirl
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To: TornadoAlley3

That is definetly not the Larry I knew in that photograph!


396 posted on 10/20/2008 9:43:10 PM PDT by Gemsbok (Fight voter FRAUD (Acorn)(Obama) and be a poll worker or observer: Beat them at their own game!)
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To: browneyedGAgirl

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?


397 posted on 10/20/2008 9:44:41 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: Blue Turtle; All

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.


398 posted on 10/20/2008 10:02:28 PM PDT by CyberAnt (Michael Yon: "The U.S. military is the most respected institution in Iraq.")
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To: Alice in Wonderland

Hmm. Andy Martin sounds like an untrustworthy source to me.

http://www.browardpalmbeach.com/2003-07-31/news/operation-baghdad/1

He claimed he knew where Saddam was in 2003.


399 posted on 10/20/2008 10:14:49 PM PDT by edweena
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To: MittFan08

line of the day


400 posted on 10/20/2008 10:40:46 PM PDT by beagleone
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