Are you sure that this picture is meant to make Obama look like God? It looks more like an R&B album cover. I like the white horse surfing on the water in the backround.
open question for people who have a problem with the painting:
If this exact same painting was done by a conservative artist, who meant it ironically, or as an indictment of Obama... (Obama is giving himself "god-like" powers in government / Obama is playing the victim & the artist is referring to the expression "on the cross" / Obama sees himself as a saviour, or others see him as a saviour / etc)... would you still have a problem with it?
aka, is it the image or the intent?
When you have to explain your irony, you're either a bad artist or lying about your intent to begin with.
Speaking of Obama and art:
Spike Lee makes it clear what the expectations were in 2008:
Spike Lee says Obama was Savior/Black Jesus
Offense is your choice.
I am sort of with Odie on this one. It is overt, heavy handed, and sloppy. All it gets from me is a "meh."