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. Emma

    Certain people just can't get over a black man in the White House that even in their grief they are rallying against him. Our Almighty Father put him in that position and he will see him through to the end. May God have mercy on this man's soul and may he RIP and not roam the face of the earth.

    September 13, 2010 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  2. Whatif

    Sick and inappropriate people!

    September 13, 2010 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  3. John Adkisson

    Whatever one thinks of our President, this is one of the most disrespectful abuses of civility imaginable. It would be fine to leave money in your will to support or oppose a politician. But a family remembrance should not be distorted to cheapen the passing of a loved one.

    September 13, 2010 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  4. Sam's yer uncle

    Don Unsworth sounds like a guy who won't be missed much. You have to be a real spiteful jerk to use your obituary to take a shot at someone. No class.

    September 13, 2010 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  5. Russ

    Man!!! Republicans are such hateful idiots!!! It's very sad when you're falling off a cliff and Obama says here let me help you and the Republican answers, no thank you I'd rather die than get help from a Democrat. Especially a black Democrat. Idiots!!

    September 13, 2010 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  6. JOSH

    The dead guy is the one who will not vote 2012

    September 13, 2010 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  7. Justin

    Because short term politics is the best way to say farewell to a loved one. How horrible.

    September 13, 2010 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  8. Emma

    May God have mercy on Unsworth's soul and may he RIP and not roam the face of the earth.

    September 13, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  9. Shibumi

    Why does Bo Bo's facial expression always look like someone is holding an invisible turd under his nose? Maybe because he knows his whole administration and the libtard's 2 year affirmative action experiment stinks?
    BRING ON NOVEMBER!!!!!!!

    September 13, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  10. Vickie

    How sad..... :(

    September 13, 2010 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  11. Janet Day

    Going to hell in a brush basket..............

    September 13, 2010 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  12. linda matthews

    I find this offensive and appalling. What has this country stooped to. Showing it's true colors, and yes, I am an African American. For all of those that think this President is going down–don't count on it!

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

    Good idea.

    More people who hate President Obama should die and leave similar comments in their obituary.

    September 13, 2010 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  14. lforlegend

    Thumbs up to JOSH. How dumb can people be?

    September 13, 2010 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  15. scott

    How about supporters of Obama go Pee on his grave.

    September 13, 2010 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  16. GL

    You right wing racist nuts are stiring up a lot of hate.

    September 13, 2010 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  17. Billy Bob - NC

    My guess is he probably would not have gotten any flowers any way.

    September 13, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  18. William Berry

    As someone who works in the cancer research field, I can say that voting for a republican candidate opposing President Obama is the same as destroying cancer research.

    September 13, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  19. Mutt

    Georgia.....you got to love that state........stupid, bigoted & full of hate.

    September 13, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  20. Cameracowboy

    Good riddance Don

    September 13, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  21. Larry

    Well, in Chicago – where Obama rose through the ranks – the dead are known to get up from the grave and actually vote, so who knows what'll happen.

    September 13, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  22. Simon

    If the only thing your obituary says about you is that you were a hater, then the world didn't need you to begin with. Better off dead.

    September 13, 2010 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  23. Steve Jones

    How utterly tasteless. Are Obama-haters completely devoid of all basic courtesy and human decency? Apparently. If Obama were to be assassinated, they would probably celebrate. As much as I disliked Bush and Cheney, I would never do something like this. But then, these people have no shame whatsoever, and don't even respect the office of the presidency.

    Would Jesus do something like that, tea-baggers? I don't think so. He said to love not only your neighbors, but your enemies, too. (Don't believe me? Then pull out your Bibles and look it up.) How many of you tea-baggers and birthers love your enemies? I imagine a number approaching zero. You people obviously consider Obama your enemy. Shame on you. What is really mind-boggling is that most of you probably call yourselves "Christians," when you are practicing what Jesus preached against: hate.

    September 13, 2010 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  24. GL

    Keep up the good work you racist REDNECKS. HATE WILL NOT PREVAIL IN NOV.

    September 13, 2010 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  25. Praying never to get sick

    And...I'm proud to be an American...where at least I know I'm free to have a pre-existing condition that will put the screws to me...and I'll proudly stand up....

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