September 13th, 2010
03:00 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama featured in Georgia man's obituary

 President Obama is featured in a Georgia man’s obituary.
President Obama is featured in a Georgia man’s obituary.

(CNN) – If you are a friend of Don Unsworth, a Georgia businessman who recently passed away, don't send flowers to the family. Just vote against President Obama in 2012.

That was the message conveyed in Unsworth's obituary, according to CNN affiliate station WIS.

"In lieu of flowers the family respectfully asks that donations be sent to the American Cancer Society, or to the campaign of anybody who is running against President Barack Obama in 2012," said the obituary, which ran in the local newspaper.

Donna Barnes said Unsworth was "not really a big Obama fan," taking issue with the stimulus bill and high unemployment rate.

"We just felt like it was the best tribute we could give to him," said Barnes.

A similar plea appeared in the obituary pages of the Las Vegas Review-Journal in July, only the family of Charlotte McCourt asked readers not to vote for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.


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soundoff (287 Responses)
  1. Patricia

    It really doesn't matter since he is surely on his way to HELL.

    September 13, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  2. John in Dayton

    Great idea! I'm going to stipulate in my will and other planning documents that people send donations in my honor go to the campaigns of Democrats.

    September 13, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  3. Tina in PA

    Leaving behind racism from the grave. Very nice.

    September 13, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  4. mmayer

    Right, the high unemployment rate is all because of Obama.

    I guess he is going to take away my guns too.

    September 13, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  5. jerseylou

    UMM,UMM,UMM....Even on his dying bed he is pure evil !

    September 13, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  6. No Name Calling

    Can you spell t-a-c-k-y?

    September 13, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  7. S Mial

    It puzzles the heck out of me that people are blaming President Obama for the resulting product of 8 years of Bush policies. Just some simple math will reveal that the number of jobs lost under President Bush's administration versus the number of jobs lost under the Obama administration is like comparing oranges to apples. Millions of jobs were lost during the Bush administration while the Obama administration has added, while few, jobs. And why pray tell would anyone be opposed to an administration that prevented a second great depression in out country. Why weren't these people out raising their voices when the policies of the previous administration were putting us in a deficit of historical proportions; eroding civil liberties; invading countries; sending jobs overseas; expanding Government; and ignoring law? I am truly confused as to how anyone that was not living under a rock doesn't realize or understand how we got to where we are.

    September 13, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  8. suzibee

    I'm alive and well and...
    I URGE ALL DEMOCRATS TO TALK IT UP,
    COME OUT IN FULL FORCE,
    AND
    VOTE IN NOVEMBER – PLEASE!!!

    WE CANNOT SIT BACK AND HOPE THE GOP WILL LOSE...
    WE ALL NEED TO VOTE!!!

    September 13, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  9. Doug

    I guess we wouldn't want to disrespect the dead no would we? A vote against Obama will be in order. Gladly

    September 13, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  10. jack B nimble

    so, its called the freedom of speech, and for the cost of those ads in papers, i'm sure the papers don't care what you want to say as long as they get paid

    September 13, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  11. ToGetherWeStand

    Even though I respect this gentleman's family wishes, I am still for Obama 2012.

    September 13, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  12. Bob

    I would like to encourage all Americans not to cheapen the death of their loved ones - an event that touches eternity - with the ugliness of daily politics. Imagine how you'd feel if your grandfather's obituary made his last words to us be "vote against equal rights" or some other cause that seemed obvious at the time. Be conservative and do what our elders did: don't do this.

    September 13, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  13. ART

    Now that Don Unsworth is dead do I have anything good to say about him? Well lets see Don Unsworth is dead " good"

    September 13, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  14. Ex-Repub

    Sad.

    Sad commentary on this man's life; and sad that CNN thinks this is news worthy.

    September 13, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  15. Claudia

    This is sad. Ignorance is spreading even after death. I want to know what is the REAL reason people don't like Obama. What is so much worse after he took office? Jobs? How can ANYONE expect him to fix the mess left by the previous administration? Do people think he is a magician? Really! Wake up America, we could be is a LOT worse shape. I believe all this hatred and ignorance is strictly a racial thing. Health care reform issues? Oh please, so people REALLY know what will change for them? - THIS wave of hatred and ignorance has been spread by the GOP, the Republican Party of NO, that has nothing to suggest other than lower taxes for the rich. WAKE UP AMERICA!

    September 13, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  16. Bonnie

    Wow.....are we living in America in the 21st century or an unknown country in this universe? Have respect for others even disagreeing with his/her/their/ours/yours ideas!!

    How would you feel if your name is on an obituary because someone does not agree with your idea?

    September 13, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  17. Teknarik

    Hmmm, very interesting. Not news worthy though! Neeeext

    September 13, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  18. Deb57

    Dead men cannot vote and he thinks people will remember this in November? People cannot remember that the Bush poliicies got us here in the first place so how will they remember who to vote for?

    September 13, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  19. Jimmy from Ravenswood, Queens

    Hey,

    I tell you! If you thought for a minute before President Obama was elected that the racism dust had settled. Just keep reading about the "Tea Party, GOPs and Ms. Palin". What has really happen is that they're not wearing "White hood & sheets" to hide themselves anymore! They done got BOLD now and don't give a damn who knows who they are anymore. They are calling themselves by new names i.e. "Tea Party and Backers of Ms. S. Palin". And, that means they even more dangerous now than they were in the 60s.

    September 13, 2010 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  20. cmkc

    All in the name of Christianity. Pharisees. Some people have absolutely no decency nor shame.

    September 13, 2010 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  21. Max

    If this guy were a Dimrat, he would still get a vote in 2012 thanks to Acorn.

    September 13, 2010 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  22. Billy Bob

    I wasn't going to send him flowers any way; and my guess is, neither was any one else.

    September 13, 2010 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  23. Snalg1

    Disgusting – dragging hatred and political divide into the graves with them. Good riddance.

    September 13, 2010 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  24. mlr

    LOL! I love it!

    September 13, 2010 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  25. bk

    The family "RESPECTFULLY" requests donations? And "not really an Obama fan"? Is that reason to throw politics into his obit? Perhaps they ought to learn the meaning of respect.

    What has this country come to?

    September 13, 2010 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
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