I was right. President Obama can't even fart without the far-right immediately screaming its head off about it.
Anyone who had spent more than ten seconds watching footage of the Nelson Mandela memorial should be aware that the event was, by American standards, awkwardly festive.
In South African tradition, the departed are believed, not to pass into an afterlife, but to become spirits who continue to take an interest in the affairs of the living and possess the ability to influence events. For this reason, death is regarded as a transition, and funerals are instead a celebration of the departed's life.
Amidst the celebration, Barack Obama posed for a "selfie" -- a self-taken photograph, with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark's Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt.
“He’s not that stupid!" said Beck. "He is that arrogant! No one has ever told him no!”
Beck further wondered how the White House would respond, declared that his kids would have been grounded if they took a selfie at a funeral, and declared that Obama is "so out-of control arrogant it doesn't even matter."
This from the man who, just in the last few weeks, announced plans to become the next Disney, claimed his Christmas CD would save the world from "spiritual darkness", and told his listeners that he and they were "the next Nelson Mandela" and "The people that our founders saw".