“Barack Obama showed up at congressman John Lewis’ funeral today and Obama claims he was there to eulogize his friend and that’s not true and that’s not what he did. Instead Obama gave a divisive and deeply dishonest campaign speech in church.
“Barack Obama, one of the sleaziest and most dishonest figures in American politics, used George Floyd’s death in a funeral to attack the police.
“Imagine if some greasy politician showed up at your loved one’s funeral and started throwing around stupid partisan talking points about Senate procedure. Can you imagine that? You would be shocked if that happened. You’d probably walk out.
“Desecrating a funeral with campaign slogans? What kind of person would do that? But Democrats in the audience didn’t seem offended, they didn’t blink, they cheered. It all seemed normal to them and why wouldn’t it?
“Political power is their religion. It’s not out of place in a church, it’s what they worship. People who will politicize a funeral will do anything and they’re trying to.
“Why are they doing all of this? They’ll tell you it’s to make the country better and more just, but the country isn’t improving and it’s not more fair.
“They are doing this for one reason, to ensure they have complete control of the United States. We are watching it happen right now, though almost no one ever admits it and those who do come close to getting shut down.” – Tucker Carlson, last night.
John Lewis talked about George Floyd and police brutality in an oped that he set up to run on the day of his funeral, but Tucker Carlson is *livid* that President Obama talked about George Floyd and police brutality at John Lewis’s funeral. https://t.co/levwC1L64t
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) July 31, 2020
Who can better say if Barack Obama’s eulogy was offensive: John Lewis’s actual friends, family, and colleagues, or Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson, the host of a white nationalist talk show? https://t.co/edEHCvhUu3
— Max Kennerly (@MaxKennerly) July 31, 2020
wonder which message board they recruited the new writer from… https://t.co/02Bs3TRUfP
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) July 31, 2020