POTUS delivers eulogy for John Lewis.

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cattyles

A wonderful eulogy to a great man, from a great man.

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Nana H

A very powerful eulogy and perfect for John Lewis and his life's' work.

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foodonastump

I listened to about half before I got called away. I have to admit, after 8 years I got kinda tired of Obama’s voice but man is it refreshing now.

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HU-274840647

I thought he droned on a bit as is his tendency but he had a genuine affection for John Lewis and this was evident, so there were two stand outs : compassion and eloquence and maybe a third contrast.

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vgkg Z-7 Va(Z-7)

Refreshing to witness Dignity again. RIP John Lewis.

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Stan Areted

EX potus.

Most imPotent.

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studio10001

Rent free...pretty potent.

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miss lindsey (stillmissesSophie,chase,others)(8a)

It wouldn’t be “EX” it would be “Former.”

But the word “President” without qualifier is still the correct honorific to use when referring to a previous POTUS.

As we all know.

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studio10001

Patriots do, anyway.

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foodonastump

Patriots do, anyway.


I wouldn’t commit to that. Just thinking of the hopefully near future.

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mrskjun(9)

That was a eulogy? I thought it was a campaign speech. I must have missed the eulogy part.


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studio10001

Yes, I guess you did.

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studio10001

Already there, food, and will forever refer to him as 45. :)

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maifleur03

Since he is not running for any office it must be that dream like state that is induced by the Trump drug that makes people forget he is not running for something.

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Kathy

It was so refreshing to hear the eloquence and thoughtful speech. A speech that uplifts and inspires.

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leona_2008

Can you imagine trump giving a eulogy? lol.

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Kathy

Nicolle Wallace says fmr. Pres. Obama’s eulogy for John Lewis was "a challenge to us": Who do you want to be, America? Do you want to be a country in the image of John Lewis’s, who built this country? Or do you want to be very, very, very starkly and darkly different on the other side?”

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studio10001

Right? Beats the Tales of Terror going on now! :))

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Kathy

Trump tried to upstage Obama by calling a news conference when his eulogy started.

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leona_2008

Can you imagine trump giving a eulogy? lol.


ME ME ME.. Sir story.. me.. best... me.. believe me.. people are saying.. Sir story...

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leona_2008

Now that's funny!

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queenmargo

It was so refreshing to hear the eloquence and thoughtful speech. A speech that uplifts and inspires.

Obama made the funeral a political RALLY. He is a greasy spoon!

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Iris GW

Trump supporters are so jealous that someone can sound so articulate. Totally understand, folks. Where's that sour grapes meme?

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shaxhome (Frog Rock, Australia 9b)(Frog Rock, Australia 9b)

Allow me...


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dandyfopp

🤣


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queenmargo

LOL the left have had those "sour grape" faces for 4 years;))

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Stan Areted

Obama is a race baiting fraud organizing his community.

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

Lots of gaslighting in the comments about President Obama.

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studio10001

You are free to criticize. Clearly the folks there were appreciative, and the eulogy was for their comfort, not yours. Just as well, seeing how riled it has made some.

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Kathy

I will take a community organizer any day over a businessman for President. One works for people and the other uses people.

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Stan Areted

One works for redistributing what workers earn to non workers.

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Kathy

Trump is doing a good job of spending our tax dollars. We will be paying for his debt for,years into the future. One thing about Trump. He never spends his own money.

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

One works for a more equitable distribution between owners and workers and community.

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FinallyHome

That was a eulogy? I thought it was a campaign speech. I must have missed the eulogy part.

Obama made the funeral a political RALLY. He is a greasy spoon!

Whether you agree with his politics, you cannot deny that he is extremely intelligent, well spoken and highly educated. He clearly stated that his intent was to honor John Lewis by speaking to his life's work, voter's right. As he is not running for office, it was in no way a political rally.

If you did not come away from that speech with that understanding, either you are in denial, uneducated or just plain mean spirited.

George Bush, a Republican, was able to put aside his political differences, and honor a fellow human being who worked his entire adult life for the rights of others. Of course, he is basically a decent man.


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studio10001

'One works for redistributing what workers earn to non workers.' And the other began as a community organizer. Glad to see something we agree on. :)

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

John Lewis was also an organizer -- Freedom Riders, SNCC.

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olychick


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Stan Areted

Obama was finishing what he started--division, hate, resentment, Marxism.

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

Division, hate, resentment belong to those who denied, and still seek to deny, African Americans their civil rights.

White nationalists have taken up the banner of the segregationists that John Lewis battled.

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Kathy

Obama never spread hate. The hate was showered on Obama because he had the gall to win the presidency while black. That brought out the hate towards him. That uppity black man in the WH was too much for Trump and his racist followers. They are the hate mongers.

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Stan Areted

Barack Obama desperately needs Joe Biden to win--thus the all out theatrics and snake oil today.

He has to shut down the TRUTH about his illegal acts to take down Candidate Trump AND President Trump.


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Iris GW

If there were illegal acts, Barr would have done something. Your conspiracy theory is a big old nothing burger.


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Stan Areted

What makes you think Barr is not working on it?

Thanks to obstruction and we now know LIES in testimony from some of the players, it took a while for the truth and other documents to come out to tell the story.

Stay tuned.

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Iris GW

What makes you think Barr is not working on it?

Because blabbermouth Trump would be telling everyone.

Nope, there's no there ... there.

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bleusblue2

Stan Areted

What makes you think Barr is not working on it?

Thanks to obstruction and we now know LIES in testimony from some of the players, it took a while for the truth and other documents to come out to tell the story.

Stay tuned.

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Barr is too busy trying to protect two a.....s -- his and Trump's.

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Iris GW

I can hear Trump now: "You have got to get something on Obama. C'mon, there must be something we can use! What good is being president if I can't smite my enemies?"

And Barr says, "There really isn't, sir, we've got to move on ... perhaps spend some time on Covid, Americans are dying, you know."

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studio10001

Serious question -Is there a single supporter of 45 on this site that is not a conspiracy theory addict?

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miss lindsey (stillmissesSophie,chase,others)(8a)

“Barack Obama desperately needs Joe Biden to win...”

America desperately needs Joe Biden to win.

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Stan Areted

The UNITED STATES OF AMERICA needs for Joe Biden to go to pasture.

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

Writing in all caps does not an argument make.

The US needs a leader who can lead in the time of Covid pandemic, not one concerned about keeping his own rear parked in the White House and out of the Big House.

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Weren't the multiple bankruptcies and Trump University fraud enough of a warning for the GOP that DJT lacks the ability and ethics to govern the country?

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althea_gw

I too thought Obama's eulogy sounded much like a campaign speech. Good for him! I was cheering as he spoke. I can't think of a better way to honor the legacy of Lewis.


Clinton on the other hand used the occasion to run down Stokely Carmichael. That was pretty low, even for Clinton. Bush's talk with his dopey humor was far more respectful than Clinton's. I was kind of expecting Bush to say "then John's chickens came home to roost". Maybe that was a premonition of Clinton.

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queenmargo

SAD, the only way the left can get any crowd is to campaign at a FUNERAL. Obama is the biggest narcissist out there. Never waste a crisis!!!!!!!

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Iris GW

I too thought Obama's eulogy sounded much like a campaign speech. Good for him! I was cheering as he spoke. I can't think of a better way to honor the legacy of Lewis.

Not so much of a campaign speech as a wake up call for the impending election.

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bleusblue2

nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

...< >....

Weren't the multiple bankruptcies and Trump University fraud enough of a warning for the GOP that DJT lacks the ability and ethics to govern the country?

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Nancy -- if it didn't happen to a Trump cult member PERSONALLY then it doesn't matter at all. The reasoning goes like this:

He didn't grab my daughters p...

He only stiffed some workmen in New York

I didn't lose time and money in his fake university

It was another soldier that he ridiculed, not my son

I'm all right Jack.

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queenmargo

Nancy -- if it didn't happen to a Trump cult member PERSONALLY then it doesn't matter at all.

Nancy- if it didn't happen to a liberal anti Trump cult member PERSONALLY then it doesn't matter at all.

Much like if an ILLEGAL didn't kill my daughter

Much like if Antifa didn't loot or burn my house

Much like if MS-13 didn't rape my daughter

Much like some black lives matter but only if they are left leaning


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HU-274840647

Anyone with more patience than me want to deal with that, I find it exasperating

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cattyles

Skip on by. Your exasperation is reinforcement of the behavior. Don’t feed.

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Stan Areted

That means you don't have a logical retort, when it's facts.

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sheesh(5b)

Skip on by. Your exasperation is reinforcement of the behavior. Don’t feed.

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kadefol

Obama has more class in his little finger than trump has in his entire 300 pound body. That's a fact.

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Kathy


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Kathy

Stephen Miller calls Obama a greasy politician about his eulogy. I wonder what that makes him.

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Stan Areted

An astute and honest journalist, not many of those.

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sheesh(5b)

Stephen Miller, journalist. Oh brother.

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Stan Areted

Barack Obama--great man--oh brother.

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Nana H

Stephen Miller a journalist? Really? With who?

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

When an egregious error is made, double down and admit nothing!

I'm sure Miller would approve.

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Stan Areted

Haha, yes forgot he was in the Trump Administration.

Ah well, politicians/journalists/fake journalists/ not much difference!


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Nana H

Not just in the Administration but the " brains" behind Trump's culture wars.

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batyabeth

What a great eulogy. I cheered and applauded. How nice - a highly intelligent, well-spoken, highly educated man telling the story of a hero's life, whom he personlly loved and respected. He exhorted us to carry on Lewis's passion for democracy and do as so patriotic Americans. More, please!

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NOWAY2Biden

Regarding the congregation -where was the social distancing? Why wasn't everyone in the masked? The hypocrisy is staggering, yet so true to form. So many commenters on this thread blame Cain for not masking up at the Trump rally in the Cain thread.

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Nana H

As I said on the other thread. Guess we watched the funeral on different channels....assuming you watched it at all.

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olychick


Oh, HERE are the masks and social distancing. You don't have to look too hard to see them.

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Kathy

Obama paused after he left the podium and visited the casket to put on his mask. Setting an example.

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sheesh(5b)

I get a kick out of certain people thinking we are as stupid, gullible and pitiful as they are, and that they think others are going to think, "Oh! Now I see it! Nobody wore masks at the funeral or socially distanced! How silly of me to not believe my own eyes. Thank you ever so much for helping me see and believe your lies. Now I'll believe everything you say." Over and over and over again. You'd think they'd get tired of their own stupidity and try to learn something.


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mrskjun(9)

So black unemployment became the lowest in history under Trump. Prison reform, First Step Act, under Trump. Thousands of opportunity zones, under Trump. Restore funding for black colleges, under Trump

Now give me a list of all the things that Obama/Biden did for the black community in eight years.

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Nana H

Not even going to bother rebutting the points for the billionth time.....however the real point is that Black voters don't see Trump the way some white voters think they ought to. ...by a huge majority. Ungrateful, I say just plain ungrateful!

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Kathy

Tell me how many years Republicans controlled Congress under Obama? In spite of that he managed to set the US on a stable Recovery from a world wide recession.

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mrskjun(9)

How many years have dems controlled the House under Trump?

I understand Nana, when there is nothing to list don't bother even once.

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Kathy

Mrs? Beg your pardon. Can you answer my question and yours? I don’t think you are aware.

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Nana H

"I understand Nana, when there is nothing to list don't bother even once."

If you think that is the gist of my post then you clearly do not understand.

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mrskjun(9)

I understand that you cannot answer my question Nana.

Your question Kathy? You don't know? The republicans controlled congress the last two years of Obama's presidency.

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Nana H

No, the fact is I am choosing not to because it's been answered too many times before. However, perhaps you have an answer as to why Black voters are, by a huge majority, favouring Biden over the benevolent Trump?

In the end that is all that matters......

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Kathy

Obama had complete control for 4 months and it was then the Dems passed Healthcare. The rest of the time it was either split with Dems not having enough to filibuster or in Republican majority.


Trump has has a Republican majority for his whole 3 years.

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Nana H

Kathy, Trump only had a full Congressional majority for his first two years,,, and yet never used it to deal with immigration or healthcare.

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Kathy

Nana true he doesn’t have the HOR now but I believe REPs have the ability to filibuster which is a disadvantage for Dems even though they have the house.

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Kathy

I hate my iPad keeps capitalizing my letters if I backspace, causing me edits galore

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cattyles

Mine too, Kathy. I think it was the last iOS update.

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Ziemia(6a)

"The New American" 😹

The John Birch Society. ☹️

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FinallyHome

Biden Slipping, Trump Gaining Among Young Black, Brown Voters

Ain't a chance in the world that this is a true statement. As a Black American, I know. One of the few Blacks for Trump just died. Probably because he went to Tulsa to be with Trump.

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vgkg Z-7 Va(Z-7)

How many years have dems controlled the House under Trump?

That's an easy one Kjun - 1.5 years.

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queenmargo

Ain't a chance in the world that this is a true statement. As a Black American, I know.

Really? You know every Black American? Funny!

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Stan Areted

May not know them, but sure peg them because of their color, who they are.

Proof Postitive right there of how dems view groups of people and assume they know and can control their thoughts and actions.

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studio10001

The comment is proof positive of the view of a single poster, and the uncanny ability of an opposing thought to multiply by millions in tiny heads.

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