Florida Man Commits Suicide Over Obama’s Reelection

Is this becoming a trend? The Miami Herald reports:

A Key West man who told his partner that “if Barack gets re-elected, I’m not going to be around” was found dead on Nov. 8, with the words “F— Obama!” scrawled on his will and two empty prescription bottles nearby.

Henry Hamilton, 64, owner of Tropical Tan off Duval Street, was “very upset about the election results,” his partner Michael Cossey told Police Officer Anna Dykes. A friend of Hamilton had been worried about him and had a standing request to police to make welfare checks. Officer Pablo Rodriguez did just that and when he went to the condo, he woke up Cossey, prompting the discovery of Hamilton’s body in the bedroom.

45 Comments on "Florida Man Commits Suicide Over Obama’s Reelection"

  1. hahaaaaaaaaaaaa yes!

  2. Liam_McGonagle | Nov 14, 2012 at 11:57 am |

    But now he’s going to miss all the good parts.

  3. Anarchy Pony | Nov 14, 2012 at 12:03 pm |

    Whoa. I mean sure, Obummer sucks, a more giant fraud you’d be hard pressed to find, but for fuck’s sake. But if these ‘tardos think that living under Obama is what totalitarian tyranny is like, then there’s no getting through to them.

  4. liquidself | Nov 14, 2012 at 12:21 pm |

    very sad. I m sure this really had nothing to do with the election.

  5. auto5734955 | Nov 14, 2012 at 12:53 pm |

    A real ‘Clem Cadiddlehopper’

  6. Just glad he didn’t declare instead that he was moving to Canada… as if we want Republicans here! One wannabe (Prime Minister Harper) is enough! Sorry to sound uncaring, but he made his decision based on idiocy, and there are more important injustices in this world than his sorry state. At least he didn’t take anyone else out with him.

    • Jin The Ninja | Nov 14, 2012 at 2:15 pm |

      he’s not a ‘wannabe,’ he’s worse. and whom did you vote for? (neo) libs? masters of corruption? or the NDP wimps whom concede anything and everything even remotely socialist in their platform?
      or the centrist market solution greens with their inane remedies to climate change?
      every injustice is worthwhile. and mental healthcare in this country is an injustice. ashley smith?

  7. ThatsWhatSheSaid | Nov 14, 2012 at 2:00 pm |

    One down…

  8. Not to crass, but if the guy had that much of a problem with the president, I’m glad he did himself in, and didn’t do something crazy like try to kill the president… he would have ended up hurting innocent people

  9. bobbiethejean | Nov 14, 2012 at 2:35 pm |

    Fucks? Does anyone have any? I don’t think I do. Let me check…… nope. I’m all out of fucks to give. Anyone care to donate any? No? Shame.

    On a more serious note, I hope this selfish asshole didn’t leave any loved ones behind. What a shit thing to do.

    • This bitch flip flops | Nov 14, 2012 at 6:02 pm |

      Nor do we give a fuck about your imature response and opinion, go troll something that is not as serious as a suicide. Is it that time of the month?

      • Jin The Ninja | Nov 14, 2012 at 10:03 pm |

        you may have a point, but obscuring it in misogyny and ad hominem vitriole is not the way to convey it.

      • bobbiethejean | Nov 14, 2012 at 10:26 pm |

        He killed himself over something so fricking stupid, he deserves to be mocked. I’m not even remotely sorry except for the people he left behind.

        • ishmael2009 | Nov 15, 2012 at 3:55 am |

          If you read the article you’d see that he was extremely worried about his business, maybe about to go bankrupt. He was wrong to blame that on Obama, but then when you’ve been driven to your wits end by worry and you maybe have an underlying mental illness, you aren’t thinking clearly are you? Don’t be an insensitive prick. Try and see the bigger picture about mental illness and suicide.

          • bobbiethejean | Nov 15, 2012 at 7:46 am |

            Bullshit. You don’t kill yourself over your business potentially going bankrupt. That is a fixable, temporary problem. It was extremely selfish of him and dumb to begin with but blaming it on Obama just adds a whole new level of stupidity. I’m not going to beg forgiveness for pointing that out. As for mental illness, the man was competent enough to own a business and somehow he managed to make it to the ripe old age of 64. I can’t say for sure, I admit this, but I doubt the mental illness played any part in his ~choice~ to commit suicide.

          • Jin The Ninja | Nov 15, 2012 at 10:36 am |

            certain mental illnesses and certain people can APPEAR high functioning. that does not reflect their internal world. some of the worlds best academics (humanities) and writers suffer(ed) from mental illness, it did not inhibit them to produce work.

          • bobbiethejean | Nov 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm |

            That’s a fair point. I have to concede. I’m too close to the issue to be rational. Maybe I’ll research suicide and try to understand it rather than reacting from an emotional standpoint.

          • exionzero | Nov 18, 2012 at 7:13 pm |

            I’m going to have a quick rant here as I feel you may hold many misconceptions about suicide.
            First, my limited personal experiences;
            Suicide has been a spectre that’s dwelled over my family for some time… it manifested in my grandfather soon after my birth following an unfortunate turn of events… this would deeply effect my own father who tried to end his own life last year (though I managed to interviene and stop him). From a very young age I’ve suspected that I’ll eventually succumb to the same fate. There’s a sense of inevitability that surrounds that area of thought, indeed, when I heard the screams of my mother conveying my father dousing himself in petrol after a failed attempt at hanging himself, I may have been scared, but certainly not surprised… I had been expecting this day for most of my life.
            Suicide (and fixations of), much like it’s ugly sibling, depression, are, in my opinion, vastly misunderstood conditions to most of the populous. To an outsider with no personal experience it’s easy to say “those mopey bastards just need to pull themselves together! suicide is a cowards choice!” or other such empathetic failures, but this comes off as condescending and irrelevant to someone who actually lives through such a condition. This much should be obvious to anyone with the slightest bit of sensitivity.
            When in the state of mind where doom, gloom and total ruin are the only inevitable outcomes and no future where personal salvation is in sight; it’s very difficult to remain detached and logical about things. Often, the distress renders the afflicted person in a shellshocked, irrational state of lowered awareness… literally as though they aren’t conscious of their actions.
            Back when I found myself in the unenviable position of stopping my father from burning himself to death I was shocked at how little the man in front of me resembled my dad. Similarly, he didn’t seem to recognise me as anything beyond the face of someone he once knew. He resembled a terrified, wild animal… He certainly ‘wasn’t himself’, as the tired platitude goes. Since then he’s mentally recovered, to some extent, but he remembers very little about that day and in fact his recollection of events differs dramatically from the factual events.
            Why I mention any of this is to give credence to my opinion, informed through first hand experience, that when someone is in the mindset of clocking out, they aren’t the same rational person who can run a business and make it to the ripe old age of 64. They are a dreamlike husk of their usual self. The afflicted’s rational and reason are extreme caricatures of their usual selves and cannot be compared to those of a ‘normal person’. It’s for this reason suicide letters are often bizarre things to read with people blaming their decisions on broken toasters, the neighbours dog, or the reelection of a president. They fixate and blame all of their qualms and grievances upon these things (basically scapegoats) as a doomed coping mechanism, blind to any other path than death…
            Maybe “mental illness” is a poor choice of terminology for this kind of mindset, indeed, maybe it’s the natural reaction of a mind that finds itself disempowered and devalued by a world that lies outside of their control, but what other alternative for an explanation of this man’s actions do you have? That his death was an immature political protest? What sounds more unlikely?
            Sorry if this comes off as me jumping down your throat, but your posts felt completely off key to me, and I hope my experiences might give you a clearer insight into the minds and lives of people like Michael Cossey.

          • bobbiethejean | Nov 18, 2012 at 7:52 pm |

            I’ve already been convinced to reconsider my opinion by others in this thread and another thread. As someone who has been irreparably damaged by suicide, it’s hard for me to approach the issue calmly.

          • exionzero | Nov 18, 2012 at 8:24 pm |

            I can appreciate that. Sorry for bringing it up again.

          • bobbiethejean | Nov 18, 2012 at 10:50 pm |

            It’s ok. I realize I was coming at it from an insensitive, angry perspective.

        • Jin The Ninja | Nov 15, 2012 at 6:51 am |

          he deserves to be mocked for mental illness?

          • bobbiethejean | Nov 15, 2012 at 7:41 am |

            No. He doesn’t deserve to be mocked for mental illness. Those are terrible afflictions. But suicide is still a choice and in this case, a really stupid one.

          • Jin The Ninja | Nov 15, 2012 at 10:33 am |

            i think you are conflating mental illness with the headline.

          • Calypso_1 | Nov 15, 2012 at 11:16 am |

            Suicide has been definitively linked in many cases to a genetic component. Suicide in the vast majority of cases is an outcome of disease not a choice. In these cases it is not brought about because of a rational, fully capable decision making process but rather a mind of diminished capacity caught in the throes of immense agony by a disease process that has ravaged the brain.

          • bobbiethejean | Nov 15, 2012 at 12:21 pm |

            Well by that logic, is anything really a choice? Our actions are all dictated by chemical processes going on in our brains, or genetics, or environmental factors and such, aren’t they?

            That’s a whole different discussion though. I’m beginning to see that I am not approaching this from a rational viewpoint but a very emotional and biased one.

          • This entire conversation was predetermined by the Big Bang. This comment is not a “free” choice, nor will be your reply.

          • Calypso_1 | Nov 15, 2012 at 1:08 pm |

            There are those who have and could argue the nature and possibilities of determinism with far greater ability than I ever could. I would point out, as far as free will is concerned, that within a legal framework, diminished mental capacity has
            long been held as grounds for recognizing degrees of reduced responsibility of

            Overall, I would say that it is my belief that ‘free will’ at it’s pinnacle, in whatever form it exists for the human organism, can only be said to exist in a unreduced state when the organism itself is intact to the degree that its cognitive functioning is globally unimpaired.

            Even then, I largely see the evolution of our ‘will’ to be layers of cybernetic processes that are highly predictable, though built on increasing levels of complexity.

            At best I look at the evolution of consciousness and our will as a directive aspect of that consciousness to be an emergent phenomenon that I hope is a mere fragment
            of a definitive and integrative force within the structure of the universe as a

          • bobbiethejean | Nov 15, 2012 at 1:25 pm |

            Fascinating thoughts. I hadn’t looked at it from that angle.

      • Lmnop_nis | Jan 2, 2013 at 12:19 am |

        I’m glad he’s dead. I say fuck him and those like him. If you don’t like it, fuck you too. I wish more people would commit suicide. Less flesh bags around breathing my air. APOPHIS 2032

  10. "Big" Richard Johnson | Nov 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm |

    Florida, you say?

  11. DrDavidKelly | Nov 14, 2012 at 3:45 pm |

    Hate to think what the guy would have done if the dry cleaners lost an item of his clothing!

  12. Does it seem bizarre to anyone else that the suicide is being linked in news reporting to the outcome of the election, and not to the schizophrenia that the man had a prescription for? Or the impending failure of the spray tan business he was running in the Keys, where natural sunburn is a daily fact of life?

    • Matt Staggs | Nov 15, 2012 at 9:27 am |

      Thanks for bringing this up. I felt the same way.

    • Calypso_1 | Nov 15, 2012 at 10:58 am |

      Has it been established that he was a diagnosed schizophrenic? Yes Seroquel is an antipsychotic but it is not the usual frontline agent for this disorder and is more often prescribed for sleep disorders.

  13. Hadrian999 | Nov 14, 2012 at 6:34 pm |

    this whole thing saddens me. Sure I probably wouldn’t have agreed with or even got along with this guy but the glee people are taking in the suicide of a man with mental difficulties is shameful. It is also shameful and frightening that our political process has degenerated into demonizing anyone outside of one’s own clique or social circle.

  14. Esspresso70 | Nov 14, 2012 at 6:38 pm |

    This is not the whole story-

    This man was on anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds as well as a failing business-

    He was a depressed and aparently mentally ill man under stress- factors that probably factor in to his suicide than the election result…

  15. lucifershal0 | Nov 14, 2012 at 9:15 pm |

    Wow even gay guys can’t stand Obama. He’s not worth losing your life over. He’ll be the laughing stock of history books after this whole scandal pyramid is overwith. Why isn’t Disinfos’ journalists posting stories on that shit? Cuz it’s not just Fox News covering it.

    • Submit an article or a link to one.

    • Matt Staggs | Nov 15, 2012 at 9:39 am |

      I think that you’ll find plenty here that’s critical of Obama. Just look around.

      • lucifershal0 | Nov 15, 2012 at 8:03 pm |

        yeah i just hate being biased towards politicians. they’re all greedy fucks. i hated both parties for the last few years. it’s almost retarded voting anymore because it’s always going to be one asshole or the other asshole and herpes. I don’t mind posting some links on here.


        I dont expect anyone on here to give a fuck about government employees nor the border. but when an administration is purposefully trying to incite gun-violence and link it back to law abiding gun owners like myself i tend to get a bit irritated. not only that the most of them have flat out lied and tried to cover their tracks on it. obama won’t even get on the issue because he know’s he is fucked and made a mistake. The same is going on with Bengazi and the Petreaus scandal. He knew about the Benghazi attacks but didn’t do shit to help our guys. So either way EVEN if it was Romney or some other Republican fuck in the same situation I would criticize them in the same view. I TRY NOT to hold peoples political views against them but sometimes I make the exception.

  16. Mental illness have their way !

  17. I guess all I can say is wow. I’m sure things will get crazier. Stand by.

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