Obama's grandmother dies

Damn, this is sad: Barack Obama's grandmother just passed away from cancer at age 86, within hours of her grandson (likely) getting elected President of the United States.

What a crazy mix of emotions he must be feeling. Anxiety, excitement, and now, intense grief. It makes my heart hurt just thinking about it.

And this makes my stomach churn: the reaction of the Free Republic creeps. In case you don't want to give them any web traffic (and I wouldn't blame you), here's a smattering of their oh-so-sympathetic pathetic comments:

Oh how convenient that she kicks the bucket the day before the election so he can get the sympathy vote

Cancer patients usually pass away from a planned terminal sedation.
This may be the first politically timed terminal sedation ever, though.

…….and it looks as though where “The ONe” was actually born goes to the grave given that Hawaii authorities will produce a birth certificate

Nice timing. That’ll pick up a few sympathy votes for sure.

A PUMA in my office said she died last week and that this is a set up.

If you were thinking of not voting for any reason, do it to disappoint the Freepers.