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  1. #1 Controversial Painter Depicts Obama With Burning Constitution 
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    Controversial Painter Depicts Obama With Burning Constitution
    Source: CBS DC

    Jon McNaughton, a controversial artist who often mixes religion and politics in his work, has released a new painting.

    In “One Nation Under Socialism,” President Obama holds the U.S. Constitution as it burns.

    While McNaughton previously depicted Obama stepping on the nation’s founding document, “One Nation Under Socialism” glowers directly as if challenging the viewer. His right hand is holding the Constitution and his left hand is pointing to the flames.

    McNaughton tells CBSDC that the hands “represents his recognition of what is happening (to the Constitution) as it goes up.”


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    1. Here is his painting of George W. Bush holding the burning Constitution:

    Oh, wait, no it's not. He didn't do one.

    The guy is an idiot and a bigot. And a shitty propagandist and artist:

    When asked for an opinion, Saltz said that the painting contained “bad academic derivative realism,” calling it “typical propaganda art, drop-dead obvious in message” and “visually dead as a doornail.”

    “It panders and preaches to the converted and tells them what they already believe,” Saltz told CBSDC.

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    When asked if removed a few years from Obama’s presidency could the work be then viewed as art, Saltz said the work is “inverted, with an American as an enemy — Hitler, Tojo, Stalin, whoever.”

    “It’s much closer to the hate images produced in Germany pre-1939, in 1950s USA Red scare, in the USA around Jim Crow, etc.”
    Ah yes, the usual, get a leftest "expert" to denounce it as "hate".
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    6. Where do these puny intellects come from? Economically, Obama is a center-right Chi-schooler.

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    I have an idea, McNothing . . . why don't you ASK an actual socialist if President Obama IS one? I'm sure she'll give you the answer, right after she's recovered from doubling over laughing.

    Socialists institute a progressive tax system, which means taxing the wealthy, which Obama steadfastly refuses to do.

    Socialists would institute Universal Health Care or some kind of single/multi-payer system, not throw the American people to the Humana/Wellpoint/Cigna crapcake we have now.

    Socialists would institute a universal higher education program, not throw a six-digit anvil of debt on the backs of our young.

    There's no real socialism in this country. Our "socialism" primarily consists of bailing out unbridled capitalism when it inevitably fails every seven years. Our social safety nets are fucking terrible compared to other industrialized nations. The only "SOSHULIZM" happening in this country is flowing UPward and to the Pentasewer, not "Trickling Down".
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    9. that needs a bucket of green paint thrown on it

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    I'll bet his parents collect their social security and medicare checks every month...
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    16. Ah, yes; the Thomas Kinkade of political painting

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    After seeing a few of this clown's assprints, it makes you long for smiling Chinese peasants bringing in the harvest beneath the beneficent gaze of Chairman Mao.
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    19. a bit heavy handed

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    there's approximately 3,500 political cartoons published every day with more trenchant commentary than that painting.
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    Star Member Hissyspit (37,349 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
    1. Here is his painting of George W. Bush holding the burning Constitution:

    Oh, wait, no it's not. He didn't do one.

    The guy is an idiot and a bigot. And a shitty propagandist and artist:

    When asked for an opinion, Saltz said that the painting contained “bad academic derivative realism,” calling it “typical propaganda art, drop-dead obvious in message” and “visually dead as a doornail.”

    “It panders and preaches to the converted and tells them what they already believe,” Saltz told CBSDC.

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    When asked if removed a few years from Obama’s presidency could the work be then viewed as art, Saltz said the work is “inverted, with an American as an enemy — Hitler, Tojo, Stalin, whoever.”

    “It’s much closer to the hate images produced in Germany pre-1939, in 1950s USA Red scare, in the USA around Jim Crow, etc.”



    Really? Looks more like 1930's American magazine art. Nicely painted, solid construction, good likenesses and effective imagery. It wouldn't have looked out of place on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post (except for the subject matter). Even if you don't like the message, the presentation is quite good. But, trust some academic hack to play the race card instead of actually trying to discuss the work.
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    Funny watching these idiots wail and gnash teeth over this, however, a Virgin Mary done in elephant dung or surrounded by pictures of vaginas or crucifix in a jar of urine they saw no problem with. Guess we can call this selective outrage then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Funny watching these idiots wail and gnash teeth over this, however, a Virgin Mary done in elephant dung or surrounded by pictures of vaginas or crucifix in a jar of urine they saw no problem with. Guess we can call this selective outrage then?
    That was my initial thought too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janice View Post
    That was my initial thought too.
    They definitely have something in common; I wouldn't have any of them in my house as "art".
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    Quick! Be the first congressman to sponsor a bill to cancel funding to the arts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Quick! Be the first congressman to sponsor a bill to cancel funding to the arts!

    You got it!

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