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(Buzzfeed)   You remember that Anti-Obama painter? Well, he's at it again, and here is his latest masterpiece   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 649
    More: Stupid, President Obama, art world, Thomas Kinkade, Jon McNaughton, U.S. Constitution, Sean Hannity  
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2012-06-23 06:18:52 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: I don't know why Obama looks so frightened. Boris Becker isn't even an American. Who cares if he holds a copy of the Constitution?


Is that Boris Becker?

/I thought it was Dennis Leary on three bottles of Nyquil.
 
2012-06-23 06:19:09 PM  

FloydA: You have a really weird, twisted and distorted view of the world. It must be very unpleasant in your head.


To be fair, he made his cross so farking tall that when he nails himself to it every thread, he's barely getting enough oxygen.
 
2012-06-23 06:19:22 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: So you are okay with the policies of our government shredding the Constitution while 0bama raises millions from Wall Street and socialist organizations?


Why would Wall Street and socialist organization support the same dude?
 
2012-06-23 06:19:33 PM  
Why is the guy holding a big wad of cash? The Constitution on one hand and a big wad of cash in the other?
 
2012-06-23 06:20:40 PM  

hillbillypharmacist: tenpoundsofcheese: So you are okay with the policies of our government shredding the Constitution while 0bama raises millions from Wall Street and socialist organizations?

Why would Wall Street and socialist organization support the same dude?


Because Obama. Duh.
 
2012-06-23 06:20:49 PM  
Who gave him that big wad of cash?
 
2012-06-23 06:21:21 PM  
Is it me or does Obama not look so much frightened as he does "oh look out we got a badass over here.
 
2012-06-23 06:21:38 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: shredding the Constitution



Reagan is President again?
 
2012-06-23 06:21:38 PM  

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: John McNaughton, like Thomas Kinkade, but even more crass.


And without all the brilliant talent.
 
2012-06-23 06:21:50 PM  
 
2012-06-23 06:22:08 PM  

cman: I can't wait to see how this will be described as somehow racist. That will be fun to watch


I would just say massively partisan, and incredibly vapid and thoughtless.
 
2012-06-23 06:22:12 PM  
I'm not even sure what the picture is trying to convey. I guess that Obama is all "whoa, now hold up!", but it seems like a lot of mixed, muddled messages.
 
2012-06-23 06:22:41 PM  

fusillade762: Who gave him that big wad of cash?


Billionaire Republicans? Citizens United ruling?
 
2012-06-23 06:24:12 PM  

poonesfarm: Which founding father is that supposed to be praying? Bill Murray?


I thought it was Joe Biden.
 
2012-06-23 06:24:21 PM  

Zeno-25: [i.imgur.com image 640x420]


The doll's eyes are a nice touch.
 
2012-06-23 06:24:48 PM  
fusillade762: Who gave him that big wad of cash?

he earned it by selling his bootstraps
 
2012-06-23 06:25:19 PM  
I like how you have to have a huge wad of $$$ to be empowered.
 
2012-06-23 06:25:25 PM  
Both paintings feature the same "everyman" character, who in McNaughton's telling, has chosen to break off the chains of an oppressive federal government.

Ah yes, a white blonde guy with tons of money. It's the spitting image of the everyman of 21st century America.
 
2012-06-23 06:26:50 PM  

AeAe: Why is the guy holding a big wad of cash? The Constitution on one hand and a big wad of cash in the other?


He's on Antiques Roadshow?
 
2012-06-23 06:27:35 PM  
The Empowered Man is rather cute.

/i do him
 
2012-06-23 06:28:11 PM  

RulerOfNone: Political tripe aside, this guy is a rather decent artist.


He might make realistic impressions of the people and things he's trying to depict in his painting, but that doesn't make him an artist. His work isn't challenging, it is, as you said, political tripe. And political tripe can never be art, as art can never be political tripe. Art can maybe, MAYBE, make a political statement, but it has to do so with some subtlety, and preferably in a way that challenges pre-conceived notions. This garbage only serves to reinforce pre-conceived notions.
 
2012-06-23 06:29:30 PM  

RulerOfNone: Political tripe aside, this guy is a rather decent artist.


Well, part of being an artist is coming up with subject matter. I'd say he's a rather decent "painter". His subject matter is trite and populist. It's essentially what Thomas Kinkade would have been doing if he'd gone into figural painting.
 
2012-06-23 06:29:50 PM  
Is he trying to be the next Kinkade? That's exactly what I want to see above Granny's couch.
 
2012-06-23 06:30:22 PM  

Zeno-25: Both paintings feature the same "everyman" character, who in McNaughton's telling, has chosen to break off the chains of an oppressive federal government.

Ah yes, a white blonde guy with tons of money. It's the spitting image of the everyman of 21st century America.


Yeah, I noticed that. It's the same white guy who was sitting on the bench in despair as Obama haughtily stepped on the Constitution in the last painting. I want to see the painting between those two, where the guy smacked down Obama in a street fight to get the Constitution from him, and claimed his prize cash from the founding fathers, who had a large betting pool going.
 
2012-06-23 06:30:42 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Looks like FDR finally dropped that "polio" thing. Stupid lib malingerer


Like a typical Democrat he was just faking it so he could collect government benefits.
 
2012-06-23 06:31:17 PM  
What I see in this man painting is a white man who wants to throw off the yoke of
government suppression so that he in turn can do even more to suppress the minorities
who are the cause of his irrational fears.
 
2012-06-23 06:31:20 PM  

DamnYankees: poonesfarm: DamnYankees: Who the hell is that person to the right of Lincoln and Reagan? Is that supposed to be Washington?

I think it's F. Murray Abraham.

[www.corporate-aliens.com image 400x300]

I absolve you.


static.thehollywoodgossip.com


Very timely
 
2012-06-23 06:31:24 PM  
I'm guessing this guy's most lucrative medium will be commemorative plates.
 
2012-06-23 06:31:41 PM  
I interpret the expressions of the former presidents on the left as patronizing and sarcastic.

Also, Obama has huge hands, which may be an unintended compliment.
 
2012-06-23 06:31:46 PM  

DamnYankees: Who the hell is that person to the right of Lincoln and Reagan? Is that supposed to be Washington? And who is that kneeling down? Pat Robertson in a wig?


I think it is supposed to be Jefferson?
 
2012-06-23 06:32:24 PM  
Even though you don't agree with the sentiment the guy has serious artistic talent.
 
2012-06-23 06:32:26 PM  

Babwa Wawa: What's GWB doing with all those evil Demokrats?


He's the token Repub so the artist can at least make some pretense of objectivity.
 
2012-06-23 06:32:48 PM  

Gwendolyn: I think it is supposed to be Jefferson?


So not only a bad artist - but bad at history too?
 
2012-06-23 06:34:28 PM  
That guy looks like Lucifer from Supernatural:

i140.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-23 06:35:17 PM  

Action Seal: I interpret the expressions of the former presidents on the left as patronizing and sarcastic.

Also, Obama has huge hands, which may be an unintended compliment.


Or a fervent wish on the artist's part.
 
2012-06-23 06:35:21 PM  
Kneeling Guy is obviously Jor-El
i232.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-23 06:35:35 PM  

RulerOfNone: Political tripe aside, this guy is a rather decent artist.


Ooh! Ooh! You know who ELSE was a rather decent artist?

/Godwinrar
//I has it
 
2012-06-23 06:35:52 PM  

AeAe: Why is the guy holding a big wad of cash? The Constitution on one hand and a big wad of cash in the other?


Because only wealthy people are the *real* Americans.
 
2012-06-23 06:36:32 PM  

trotsky: Is he trying to be the next Kinkade? That's exactly what I want to see above Granny's couch.


I'll be surprised if my f-i-l hasn't replaced the Kinkade over his couch with one of these when we visit at Christmas.
 
2012-06-23 06:36:41 PM  

dr_blasto: cman: I can't wait to see how this will be described as somehow racist. That will be fun to watch

Not racist.

Lame. Weird. But not racist.


I bet he's crying all the way to the bank.
 
2012-06-23 06:36:41 PM  

trotsky: Is he trying to be the next Kinkade? That's exactly what I want to see above Granny's couch.


More like, "the product of Kinkade's one-night-stand with Michelle Bachmann."
 
2012-06-23 06:36:46 PM  
So the empowered man has a wad of cash because of trickle down economics, bailouts for business, tax breaks for corporations and beating back the godless Hun Socialist? And he just bought the Constitution and has change left over? Or is he trying to flip the Constitution like an old house and sell it back to the corporations?

I'm confused.
 
2012-06-23 06:37:24 PM  
Ronald Reagan
40th President, 1981-1989
National Debt: $2,857,430,960,187.32 trillion


So the debt under Reagan was $2,857,430,960,187,320,000,000,000,000?
 
2012-06-23 06:38:26 PM  

trotsky: Is he trying to be the next Kinkade? That's exactly what I want to see above Granny's couch.


Well, I don't much care for the painting, but I suppose it would look better above Granny's cooch than those saggy old tittays.
 
2012-06-23 06:40:09 PM  
The "artist"'s site with the mouse-overs is here.
 
2012-06-23 06:41:26 PM  
I wanna know what that guy has in his pocket. Looks like he shoved a daily wage's worth of cheeseburgers in there. Or possibly a bunch of ferrets.
 
2012-06-23 06:42:11 PM  

poonesfarm: cman: I can't wait to see how this will be described as somehow racist. That will be fun to watch

Obama looking fearful with his hands up in a defensive posture, like a slave about to be beaten for disobeying his master, all but cowering from a proud white man with "Aryan" features is a pretty obvious narrative this racist artist is conveying here. Sheesh, open your eyes.


And the second painting, with Obama gloating over all the chained white folks, panders to the deepest fear of racists.
 
2012-06-23 06:42:48 PM  

balthan: The "artist"'s site with the mouse-overs is here.


Ooo Madison then. I like how the description goes on to talk about Madison's unhappiness like he's able to express it from the grave.
 
2012-06-23 06:43:21 PM  
What's his fark name?
 
2012-06-23 06:43:38 PM  

Mawson of the Antarctic: So the empowered man has a wad of cash because of trickle down economics, bailouts for business, tax breaks for corporations and beating back the godless Hun Socialist? And he just bought the Constitution and has change left over? Or is he trying to flip the Constitution like an old house and sell it back to the corporations?

I'm confused.


The man is a Real AmericanTM, so it's good when he has money. However, in one of the artist's other paintings, there is a lawyer who is portrayed as evil for holding a stack of cash. But of course, that lawyer must not have been a Real AmericanTM, and thus would be seen as undeserving of the money he is able to earn through his own efforts...for some reason...?
 
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