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Wow. Just amazing. Only minutes ago, it was announced that Barack Obama was taking time away from the last days of the campaign to be with his gravely ill grandmother in Hawaii. You'd suppose that would bring out a little compassion, maybe some curiosity of what this will do to the campaign, and some general resignation to "see what happens."
Occasionally, when news of this nature breaks, I get curious. . ."What are the FReepers thinking about all this?" As followers of my blog know, Free Republic is a bastion of the furthest right, wing-nuttiest conservatives. They'd be considered a "fringe" group a couple of decades ago. But with the ascension of the current regime of conservatives (and their TV and radio spokespeople like Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter), they currently have an illusory place in the mainstream.
And what they've had to say in just the first half-hour of this story's life, ain't pretty. Mostly, they think Obama's trip to Hawaii is a ruse, to cover some sort of subterfuge. Specifically, they think Obama is not a natural citizen of the United States! And he's back in Hawaii to bury the evidence! Paranoid much, FReepers? And could you muster the tiniest bit of class?
I question the timing.
I hope someone follows him to see if he tries to destroy the real record of his Kenyan birth.
I wish he’d leave the campaign trail for good...
I don’t believe that’s his real reason for going to Hawaii...
Is this just an excuse for him to get there and stall the release of his birth records?
Hum... looks like Obambi has been spooked to Hawaii... wonder why. (pregnant pause) Um hum... Yea, right. Not buyin it. Andy martin has got Obama thinking about coverin some tracks I think.
The ink must be dry on his spiffy new birth certificate.
What if she dies and the funeral is the day before the election? McCain will have to stop ripping obie during part of the time. Sympathy will pour out for obie. Please don’t die, granny!!
Sadly, after watching this thug for a year, I suspect we'll be hearing about Grandma's death just before the election. THAT'S got to be worth 5 points in the polls, right?
So, what do you think? Isn't that all just heartwarming? I fear that they're just getting warmed up.