Barack Obama’s 86 year old grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, sadly passed away after a battle with cancer, in Hawaii shortly before midnight last night; two days before he is to be elected president. Ok, so basically, right now Barack Obama is processing that fact that his grandmother is dead and that tomorrow he alone will officially embody the transcendence of America’s great shame: racism, the end to corrupt Republican dominance in Washington.
The Obama family released a statement that says:
"She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility," their statement said.
"She was the person who encouraged and allowed us to take chances. She was proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and left this world with the knowledge that her impact on all of us was meaningful and enduring. Our debt to her is beyond measure."
Astonishing. What an astonishing time for Barack Obama. [source]