Watching “Reverend Obama” give Senator Pinckney’s eulogy just now, I thought: “He was BORN for this moment.” Surely, these are words that will be remembered for a long time. He covered everything — instilling hope, issuing a call to action, teaching history, and offering solace.
You can watch the entire eulogy here.
Between the knocking down of (yet another misguided, time-wasting) republican challenge to the ACA, the Supreme Court ruling in favor of gay marriage, and the confederate flag in all likelihood coming down on public property in South Carolina, there seems to be some cause for hope right now.
I know this: because of the spirited, intelligent, heart-felt words of our president, I felt proud to be an American for just over a half hour this afternoon.