Controversial Painter Depicts Obama With Burning Constitution

Provo, Utah (CBSDC) – 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.”

“There are numerous symbols and subtleties in this painting, and I’m not ready to reveal all of them,” McNaughton said.

CBSDC contacted Jerry Saltz, an art critic for New York Magazine, about the painting.

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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.

Saltz said the painting could not be compared to WWII art.

“It has no graphic power of its own. It simply attempts to crawl into the body of that sort of illustration.”

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.”

Whether stale or arresting, the painting turned McNaughton’s Facebook page into a battleground, where comments are flying from both political adversaries.

McNaughton acknowledges that his latest piece “has brought out more feelings among those on both the right and left than my other previous political paintings.”

Although President Obama is the focal point of the painting and he is the one holding the Constitution, McNaughton insists that he does not “presume to suggest that he was the lone culprit responsible.”

But despite the bickering, McNaughton hopes that he will get the “public talking about what the painting represents. Is Obama pushing a Socialist agenda on the American people?”

He hopes his art will get people to answer such questions.

“People need to start talking, and the conversation is about to get heated,” he said.

As with his other works, McNaughton released a video on YouTube detailing “One Nation Under Socialism.”

In the voice over, McNaughton says, “This is my pledge. I pledge allegiance to the United States of America and not to an ideology that could never stand: one nation — under socialism — divisive with no liberty or justice for anyone.”

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Comments

One Comment

  1. papakono says:

    He forgot the horns!

    1. papakono says:

      Where’s his flag pin? LOL

      1. papakono says:

        He look’s very comfortable around fire. Just saying

      2. eric in NJ says:

        LOL! Thats the best comment here!

      3. Hamil says:

        Haha!
        Every now and then art really captures reality in a way that words can’t express.

        http://survive-2012-no-matter-what.blogspot.com

      4. georgiagator37 says:

        papakono sure hit the nail on the head.

      5. SB says:

        Like reported earlier.
        Take a sec and try to do some research and learn what is actually happening in the world. You know basic economy stuff

        http://www.dailyjobcuts.com

      6. Not the President says:

        Actually, that’s a good point. Without his flag pin, this means he’s not being depicted as the President of the United States. Is this before his presidency (ACORN) or maybe after?

      7. Joe Bite-me says:

        looks like “SS” just above his forehead; if I bought one, I’d paint a swastika there

    2. heelers4me says:

      papakono ….and the Dumbo ears.

      1. concerned says:

        I thought there was a rule about insults,ie.physical appearances. You are just wasting time and space.

    3. Snitch-in-Time says:

      Who said the devil has horns? The Scriptures declare that Satan appaeras as an “angel of light”. By extension it is not too much of a stretch to suggest tha the apologists for the infernal appear before promoting glittering generalities like “hope and change” all the while implementing infernal doctrines that promote theft, increase depravity, and extend the reach of political corruption.

      1. JohnMac says:

        By the scriptures, I recall that most prophets were the only ones that could talk and know directly God’s directives on some matters.

        It does not seem that any of the words above are coming from a prophet.

        Even though I disagree with a few Of Obama’s stands: abortion, gay right, etc. He seems to , by deeds, be more christian or uphold the constitution than the previous chief, or for that matter, any of the new R. candidates. Let clarify also that a few individuals from the left do not seem very christian eigther nor they seem to upholds the constitution as it should be.

      2. Alexander says:

        That’s true. Also remember, the best liar looks the most credible.

      3. PropagandaCity says:

        How can Obama burn the Constitution when the Feds already used it for toilet paper? Unelected officials took over Washington and the media after the coup and cover up. Even most of the comments online are financed with your tax dollars. Big brother is trying to create the perception of public opinion while burying the truth. They think you can’t handle the truth. Fact of the matter is we have no democracy, president, and freedom of press is an illusion.

        Our next election is shaping up to be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin’s bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she’s not running? Know what leaked out? Sarah Palin and Cain aren’t in the race for the same reason, the truth leaked out.

        Search PalinsDirtyLittleSecret for the biggest cover up in world history before it disappears forever.

      4. becky says:

        You are very astute, my friend! If only all would realise this is a fight between good and evil; not left and right, conservative and liberal, etc., its God vs Satan. We need to be ever vigilant in our preservation of our liberties, this is only the tip of the iceberg, the preverbial frog in the pot situation. WAKE UP AMERICA AND VOTE HIM OUT or our America will be a memory only. Get involved.

      5. Orlin says:

        Obama has been more hostile towards people of biblical faith (i.e. Jews and Christians) then any other people.

        Here is a link to the list.
        http://www.wallbuilders.com/LIBissuesArticles.asp?id=106938

      6. Mark says:

        JohnMac, are you actually saying that President Obama has upheld the Constitution better than the last President? His recent assault on Religion tells a different story. In 2008, when the Supreme Court was deliberating Heller v. DC, President Obama said that he believes that the DC gun BAN would be upheld. How can someone who supports the Constitution believe that a BAN on guns was Constitutional? He also said that the Constitution doesn’t do enough to redistribute the wealth that people create. Also, in his own words, he says, “The Constitution is a charter of negative liberties.”

      7. L&L's Mom says:

        You don’t have to be a prophet to know, understand, live, speak, preach, and teach the Word of God and all that goes along with it…Nor do you have to be a prophet to know God’s plans. Thanks, praise, and glory be to Jesus for enabling us to have a direct “speaking/prayer line” to both Him and the Father. Read the Word ~ it’s in there ~ and so is the future of the Believers and non-believers. God Bless!!

    4. mewp says:

      I’d buy it is it didn’t have Obama in it. I try to avoid looking at him at all cost.

      1. DavidLetemin says:

        lol snap.

    5. Kaitara says:

      The artists needs to paint a different on with Supreme Court Justices Kagan, Sotomayer, and Ginsburg, starting the fire in a pit on the ground below the constitution.

      1. seneca730 says:

        Don’t forget the black hoods; for the complete outfit.

    6. bamamom says:

      he just looks so evil and at home around fire , scary to think hes leading our country

    7. GATeaPublican says:

      One word to describe this portrait… PRICELESS!

    8. tp says:

      “Perhaps some politician, who has not considered, with sufficient accuracy, our political systems, would answer, that in our governments, the supreme power was vested in the constitutions. This opinion approaches a step nearer to the truth; but does not reach it. The truth is, that, in our governments, the supreme, absolute, and uncontrollable power remains in the people. As our constitutions are superior to our legislatures; so the people are superior to our constitutions. Indeed the superiority, in this last instance, is much greater; for the people possess, over our constitutions, control in act, as well as in right.

      The consequence is, that the people may change the constitutions whenever and however they please. This is a right, of which no positive institution can ever deprive them.”

      say what? http://www.PopularAmendments.com

    9. Ellie Lightt says:

      when & where can the poster and bumper sticker be bought? i know anout 50 people want a bumper sticker of this painting
      only thing missing are the horns & puitchfork

      ABO — ANYBODY BUT OBAMA IN 2012

    10. QuackAttack says:

      and the swastika on his forhead

    11. Matthew Burke says:

      Funny how CBS always refers to the artist’s painting as controversial, yet Obama’s unprecedented multiple violations of the Constitution are completely ignored. “It’s not Obama’s lawlessness that’s controversial, it’s the artist who’s accurately depicting his regime.” No bias here!

    12. Gail P says:

      I thought something was missing ….you found it!

  2. ctmom says:

    New iPod background. Thanks!

  3. RuRu says:

    Wow, the Democrats are going to have their shorts in a ball over that one.
    Great painting!!!

    1. Spanky says:

      Liberal males wear panties, not shorts.

      1. GetABrainMoran says:

        I only wear your wife’s, and only on special occasions.

      2. VulpesRex says:

        @GetABrain I really hope your last name is Moran, because otherwise, you’ve just proved to the entire world that your handle has more to do with your own personal quest than a statement on the intelligence of others.

      3. John Locke says:

        Liberal males wrote the Constitution.

        Only Fox viewers have never heard of the Enlightenment…

        Because you still live in the Dark Ages.

      4. Tony says:

        @ John Locke European (classic) liberalism and modern American conservatism are one in the same. This was pointed out famously by F. A. Hayek when commenting on his book “The Road to Serfdom” where the liberal view in his book espouses the tenants of American conservatism. So the European liberals that founded this country were more akin to modern day conservatives than liberals. Either you a very confused or you are trying to confuse the ignorant. Either way, that is the only way liberals, like yourself, can claim any common ground with the founding fathers: you either deceive the ignorant or you yourself are blindingly stupid.

      5. Snitch-in-Time says:

        The guy writing under “John Locke” is an imposter who has neither read Locke nor understood what Locke taught and promoted. Locke promoted the ideas that animated the Declaration of Independence while Montesquieu put forth the ideas upon which the Founders leaned when they set forth the Constitution. Contrary to the rant of this silly imposter, Locke and Montesquieu would not recognize modern liberals or “progressives” as anything other than old school apologists for totalitarian utopianism.

      6. jp says:

        And I believe moron is spelled this way.

      7. Kaitara says:

        @John Locke We all live in the dark ages now due to obama and his policies…thanks to your dear leader.

    2. Liberalh8er says:

      But they still have “No Balz in their Shorts” !!!!

    3. Plurb says:

      Who cares what a N.Y. Mag editor/critic has to say he works for and is an Obamunist! Mr. Salz can go hang himself just like the Nazis who didn’t flee to Argentina did.

      1. VickyBevis says:

        Did you REALLY expect a N.Y. Magazine art critic to respond any other way than he did? His comments are FAR more POLITICAL than ART. And I don’t like the picture since it looks nothing like B.O. Bad art!

  4. Bob says:

    I like how Peter goes right at the art critic so he can paint him as a racist. And the media has no agenda, Right.

    1. rtnorm says:

      Great point…but then again that’s what liberals do.

    2. rtnorm says:

      Good point….but thats how liberals work.

  5. elevenhundred says:

    Shouldn’t it be fully burnt by now?

    1. McFly says:

      No, just covered in feces from the restrooms at 1 1st St NE
      Washington D.C.

  6. Jeff J says:

    But this is more realistic than Mr. Saltz would like you to believe.

    1. Sketch says:

      I can paint a better portrait.

      1. GozieBoy says:

        Great. Let’s see it.

      2. Snitch-in-Time says:

        Send us a web link to the portfolio of your work.

      3. mewp says:

        I doubt it.

  7. jd in San Diego says:

    The guy in the painting looks way more masculine than skinny dork Obama.

    1. jf in Alexandria says:

      He looks a bit like Rahm Emmanuel

    2. uvgot2bekidding says:

      That’s the satan coming out in him….Poor thing…he has no idea how deceived he is…nor do any of the left who just don’t get it….Pray without ceasing. Great picture…And the Truth shall set you free…….

      1. ThE ARBITER says:

        Well said.

    3. Dunce Biden says:

      He should have been painted with a golf club in one hand with an illegal alien, Eric Holder, and the Philly Black Panthers tag-teaming to light the match

  8. John Galt says:

    We live in a nation of moochers whose rights are of no value to them. They only want handouts. No liberty, no responsibility, and no accountability. They will get what they deserve.

    1. sam8131 says:

      I just want my fair share!

      1. dc says:

        Then go to work and earn your share.

    2. Steve says:

      Yeah, but the rest of us don’t deserve Obama’s Amerika!

    3. nilskidoo says:

      Actually, every single CEO who accepted the big bailout money was a registered Republican. Every one. But I guess the “Liberal media” leaves out some details.

      1. Tim says:

        LOL – And the sky is green, and the sun sets in the east. I guess if you say it then it must be true.

      2. patti rusch says:

        And you know this how? you nincompoop! Right……Bill Maher told you.

      3. alpo says:

        The bank CEO’s were forced to take the money…….they really had no choice. Freddie and Fannie were being run by Dems. GM & Chrysler cars pretty much suck, so who cares.

      4. nilskidoo says:

        Nobody is ever “forced” to take money.

      5. StageCoachDriver says:

        Actually, I worked for a bank that was told to take the TARP money because if they didn’t, it would make the other banks that needed it look bad.

      6. Emma53 says:

        As a matter of fact the Federal Government itself owns parts of GM and AIG, not to mention all the support Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac enjoyed from democrats like Barney Frank and Chris Dodd.

      7. Jesse says:

        TOTAL LIE . Nice try you propagandist.
        How many Goladman Sacks folks now work for OBAMA ? Go ahead look it up moron .

      8. badguy444 says:

        You need to brush up on the news. Some of those CEO’s were virtually forced into accepting bail outs they didn’t want, because Obama wanted to be able to exercise some control over their industry.

      9. Tony says:

        Actually, nilskidoo, you’re a registered republican. See how easy it is to post a statement based on the way I see the world. You obviously lack the depth to look past the MSM and liberal view that ALL rich guys are republican. However, FACTS are stubborn things. FACT: Obama has more ex-lobbyists in his administration than any other president. FACT: Obama has more Goldman Sachs execs in his administration than any other president. He has more FAT CAT donors than any of his predecessors. It’s very telling that you have obviously chosen not to vet your hero Obama using the standards you want to hold republicans to, because if you did, you wouldn’t post such inane comments.

      10. nilskidoo says:

        I never said I’m not a Republican, friend. And just because something is stated on FOX news absolutely does not make it stonecold fact. Some of us prefer verifiable truth to conspiratorial, prejudiced nonsense.

      11. ByteRider says:

        Immelt got a bailout and he isn’t Republican, ya jack wagon… right there that blows your little liberal theory right out the window.

      12. Bruce says:

        UMM…Totally wrong….as if ALL CEO’s are republicans, making up facts just proves your ignorance…I also like how liberals fail to acknowledge that typically at least 6 of the top ten richest politicians are always democrats, but yeah, they are for the little people. Can you say deluded?

    4. VietVet says:

      As long as we allow representation without taxation this country will continue to decline and be the target of these jaded and corrupt politicians. It seems though that most politicians fit this bill. The Tea Party has failed to provide an acceptable candidate for this years election so it looks like we are stuck with this criminal for another four years at least.

  9. Avalon Jones says:

    I don’t suppose that the reporter asked the “art critic” whom he voted for last election.

    I would have been interested in the critic’s opinion of the lame “Hope/Change/Chairman Mao graphic that Obamanites were so proud of.

    You don’t suppose the critic is biased, do you?

    1. JPD says:

      Wasn’t that Obama art derivative too? I mean, the image was copied from a news photo! (think that “artist” actually landed in trouble over copyright infringement)…

      1. Sketch says:

        Google post-modern appropriation.

  10. wtsane says:

    Sooooo…. Christ on a cross in a jar of urine merits a grant of my tax money, but this is scare mongering? NPR deserves to be funded with my money (against my will) but this is somehow Nazi or Racist like? I am sincerely sorry, but the bloody shirt waving doesn’t work anymore. Tick tick tick, time is running out leftie.

  11. Sandy Underpants says:

    No matter what you believe, is anyone really going to hang this up anywhere?

    1. L. Britt says:

      Yes, I have a perfect place for it!

    2. Jake V. says:

      i dislike this administration enough to proudly portray that picture in my home.

    3. Liberalh8er says:

      Yep, right above my throne where I watch Odumbo swim to no avail every morning !!!

  12. djh says:

    Hmmm, humorous – I wonder if this saltz character would have said something exactly opposite had it been Bush being depicted in exactly the same way. My guess is he would have extolled it’s virtues, marveled at it’s imagery and ability to ‘capture the mood’ because deceit is the hallmark of liberalism… well, along with hypocrisy and a double standard unrivaled in the annals of stupidity.
    I’m not going to pretend I’m an art critic, I don’t particularly like it but then at this point any rendition of odumbo borders on intolerable.

    Funny how artists are ‘enlightened’ and ‘brilliant’ when they’re liberal but somehow… NOT, when they don’t tow the line of the mindless, entitlement sheep.

    1. sam8131 says:

      Bush is a genius compared to this b00b!

      1. 'Jericho' really needs to happen! says:

        Bush was one helluva lot smarter than most brainwashed Americans realize.

        When you have it pounded into your head through the news media, sitcoms, movies and the printed media 7×24 how dumb your president is, the weak-minded will eventually give in and accept it as fact.

        Remember:

        Obama is incredibly brilliant, the best speaking president in history, and is a genius.

        That’s why you’ll never see his college transcripts….

      2. Liberalh8er says:

        Odumbo makes Carter look like a Boyscout, his wife makes Sandra Bernhardt look hot !

      3. pammy says:

        It was Bush and co’s massive failure as a president that gave the job, gift wrapped, to Obama. Just like Reagan and Bush sr, raising taxes and creating a massive deficit gave the job to Clinton. Guess we deems will just have to keep cleaning up the mess the GOP keeps creating!

    2. Jake V. says:

      That is finally the real answer…’deceit is the hallmark of liberalism’.

      I have always been tying the two together in my head because it is so apparent but that, in summation, is exactly how it should be described.

      Brutal.

      1. John Locke says:

        What’s brutal is your ignorance about your own history.

        Liberalism is the belief in the importance of liberty and equal rights. Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but generally liberals support ideas such as constitutionalism, liberal democracy, free and fair elections, human rights, capitalism, and the free exercise of religion.

        Country club DJ’s tell lies

    3. think says:

      Deceit is the hallmark of liberalism? If that’s true, then Ignorance is the hallmark of conservatism. What does it leave? The centrists — because it is clear that a society that clings too far to either end of the political spectrum is cruising for a bruising. Theoretically, the push and pull should result in legislation that helps improve the lives of most of the people, thus the entire nation.
      The problem is when things are so badly polarized that one side focuses on demonizing the other in order to regain power that was lost. Once they regain that power, they blame the previous administration for current problems, and the cycle goes back and forth.

      1. heelers4me says:

        THINK -You dogmatically issue several ‘conclusions’ here which lead the reader to doubt , A) The genesis of your information and B) Your analytical skills.

  13. Irishkay says:

    This is no worse than the approved ‘portraits’ of 0bama with the socialist looking ‘red & black’ face……remember them?

  14. Emily Rothko says:

    Art critic = One who has failed at being artist, yet fails to recognize the lack of talent and vision that caused that failure also taints their judgement of other’s works of creativity, thereby rendering their opinions of such as either worthless or rants of envy.

    1. heelers4me says:

      EMILY -Wow. Well said. (THINK could use some of *your* analytical skills!)

  15. sam8131 says:

    Should be bamster’s official portrait.

  16. rick says:

    The liberals hate the painting because they want to keep hidden the presidents socialist amd communist agenda.

    1. think says:

      Do you even know what Socialism and Communism actually are?

      1. tharp42 says:

        Of course not. These morons have no idea. They just parrot the scary words thrown their way by hate radio on a daily basis.

      2. Joellen says:

        Think, why dont you ask those victims of the murderous regimes of Communism /Socialts dictatorships (Stalin, Mao, Chevez, Fidel, etc.) what they think it is. Obviously that would be the ones who actually survived by escaping from these havens.

      3. Bruce says:

        I know exactly what socialism and communism are…fact: China was the closest thing to a communist country. The Soviet Union was more socialist than communist.
        In a Socialist country (there, of course, are varying degrees of socialism) the citizens are dependent on the govt for most services. Services such as: health care, for example. The govt also runs most industry and distribution of goods. For example: General Motors.

      4. Zoo Station says:

        Actually, you don’t. Socialism is where the state controls the means of production. This is different from nationalization, where the state becomes involved in one enterprise or sector of the economy. General Motors is an example of nationalization because it was still a capitalist enterprise (but the federal government took an 80 percent stake in the corporation) and did not control the means of production in strictly determining output. When the government fired the prior executives they did this not because they were turning it socialist, they did it because they had more than 50.1% of outstanding shares and as the new capitalist “owners” they could decide who they wanted to run the business.

    2. diana kunselman says:

      Rick, liberals are some of the nastiest people I know. They are the ones that stir up racism..they LOVE seeing conservatives fight back, when THEY THEMSELVES are truly the racists. Obama and his wife are pure evil. We have not ever had a President who spent our tax dollars SO FOOLISHLY as this one. His wife is “gittin hers” while she can, ans scamming the tax payer. Obama could have united us, but his “Saul Alinsky” and “Cloward-piven” tactics and his communist mind just would not allow it. Liberals are some of the most ignorant people I know.

  17. Harry Balzitch says:

    Wait, he should have defacated on it first before lighting it.

    1. 'Jericho' really needs to happen! says:

      Does wiping your butt on the Constitution count?

      If so, Barry has it covered.

  18. martin greenland says:

    HOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED. THIS SHOULD CAUSE A NATIONAL OUTRAGE, BUT I SEE ONLY THREE COMMENTS. THE END IS AT HAND.
    THANK YOU

  19. Irishkay says:

    ahh, whatever happened to ‘artistic license’…I guess ‘this’ picture doesn’t apply! Because it wasn’t ‘created’ by ‘0bama’ followers….right?

  20. Geno says:

    I didn’t vote for him and won’t in 2012, but I am sad to see folks stooping to what they decried when the libs bashed Bush for 8 years. Our country is doomed – not just because of one man ( Obama), but because of the great partisan divide. As Lincoln said – we cannot stand. Hyperbole is killing us.

    1. abobinmn says:

      You’re right. Our country is doomed. Extreme partisans on both sides of the aisle have destroyed this nation’s ability to make common sense decisions. Many would vote for Satan himself rather then reach across that aisle in worthwhile compromise. And that’s just where the elitists want us to be.

      1. dc says:

        Except there is a problem with compromise. If someone wants to allow the government to take over ownership of all businesses, should we compromise and say, no… just take half…? Or if terrorists want to kill your entire family, maybe we should compromise and just have them kill the children? Eventually we are in a position that compromise is merely a slow walk into ruin rather than a fast one. There are principles which we should never compromise.

      2. obozosux says:

        Isn’t Obama one of the elites? He’s created this divide. He’s referred to the opposition as “the enemy”, called the tea party “teabaggers” , urban dictionary defines that term as a filthy sexual pejorative. , look it up. I’m a tea party activist, and don’t like our president calling me a c**k sucker. He drew the line in the sand. I dispise him, and can’t wait to vote him OUT!

      3. `norris allen says:

        Compromise is going half way in the wrong direction,never compromise your principles .

    2. gutzz22 says:

      Yes our country is doomed if we allow Obozo & the people who tell him what to do another term.America there are darker sinister forces at work here determined to rule this country by international committee & fancy.Another term with Obozo & the consitituion won’t be worth the paper it is written on your guns are next.

    3. Tony says:

      All this talk of compromise is just mealy mouthed nonsense from those that lack knowledge and solid principles of their own. We’ve “compromised” our way to $15,8T in national debt. We’ve “compromised” our way to gov’t bailouts of banks and big business. We’ve “compromised” our way to a point where half the country expects and relies on some sort of gov’t handout. We’ve compromised our freedom and the prosperity of future generations. How much more “compromise” would you like? Isn’t it time you open your eyes to the reality of world you live in and put a stake in the ground? Or are you willing to “compromise” your way to the destruction of this country? Obama will win because of mealy mouthed “centrists” who can’t figure out where or when to take a stand.

      1. GA Man says:

        *Applaud*
        Excellent, Tony.
        That speaks DIRECTLY to the matter.

      2. biglouie15 says:

        You got it right. This president is out to destroy America with his policies. He has no love for the good this country has done – all he sees are the perceived crimes that the leftists believe America has committed. He is the true ‘Manchurian Candidate’.

  21. randy says:

    a more truthful painting cannot be rendered

  22. giacomo says:

    OMG! It’s 1939! No, 1950! No, wait…!

    1. Irishkay says:

      THERE YA GO……PLAYIN’ THE ‘RACE’ CARD WHEN YOU SEE FIT!
      IT’S GETTING REALLY OLD………..AND BTW, NOT ONE COMMENTER SAID ANYTHING OR REFERENCED ANYTHING TO DO WITH RACE…JUST YOU!
      CONGRATULATIONS…..! ARE YOU UPSET 0BAMA IS HALF & HALF….HALF (WIT) & HALF (AZZED) IN ALL HE DOES! I MEAN, HE’D GET AN ‘A’ FOR ‘CAMPAIGNING, OTHER THAN THAT, HE’S CLUELESS, WHICH IS SURPRISING SEEING HE’S SUPPOSED TO BE THIS WHIZ-BANG OF A CONSTITUTIONAL LAWYER…..?..DID HE FLUNK OUT?

      1. JPD says:

        Pretty sure giacomo was just poking fun at the “art critic”…

  23. Irishkay says:

    The ‘outrage’ should be that the ‘artist’ GOT IT RIGHT…that 0bama just last weekend took over EVERYTHING IN THIS COUNTRY BY EXECUTIVE ORDER!
    The ONLY problem I see is that it wasn’t painted 3 years ago..then the sheeple might have gotten a clue!

    1. think says:

      Tell you what.. As soon as he tries to use the power detailed in that executive order, see how far it will go. In any case, if the govt really wants to take over everything in this country, they don’t need an executive order. Does a burglar ask permission before (illegally) entering your home and taking your stuff?

  24. Alan says:

    That is exactly what Saint Obama and the DemocRAT Party have done to the Constitution. Every stinking DemocRAT should be voted out of office in 2012 – or else the USA will be gone as a great country.

    1. diana kunselman says:

      Alan, I pray for more people like you..Obumber’s wife has even added to the deficit..how ‘out that. Has any first lady thrown money around like this one? Has the white House ever spent so lavishly during hard times or anytime?? These people are just pure evil..and have absolutely no soul. In my entire lifetime I have never seen times like these and America had better wake up or we will have a DICTATOR FOR LIFE. PERIOD.

  25. Steve in LA says:

    Great new painting! So true. Obama despises the Constitution even though he took an oath to GOD to both uphold AND defend it. His administration will go down as the most corrupt in modern history. I just hope the news media will quit running cover for Obama and actually reporting the news instead of telling Americans their version of the news. We aren’t stupid, we know what they are doing.

    1. 'Jericho' really needs to happen! says:

      Steve,

      “…hope the bews media will quit running cover for Obama…?”

      Ain’t never gonna happen in a thousand years.

      They helped put that SOB into office to do precisiely what he is doing. Do you think that they’d stop supporting him, UNLESS they see he’s about to lose the presidency?

      Enter Hillary, stage left!

      1. think says:

        What does the news media stand to gain by “running cover for Obama”? Is he paying them more than their advertisers can? Is he doing favors in return for their support? Is he threatening those that put out negative coverage somehow? Fox is certainly not going out of business or disappearing.

      2. GA Man says:

        Think,
        Are you really suggesting that the Mainstream News Media does NOT run cover for Obama?

        (Trying to determine your level of sanity before reading any more of your comments)

    2. ProgressivePatriot says:

      Since you seem to know about the “corruption” of the Obama Admin, why don’t you tell us about it, or at least offer some links. Don’t bother to say something like “Look it up yourself” or some other cop-out, because that just means you’ve got *nothing*.

      I’m waiting to be informed by you of the Obama “corruption” – go ahead, amaze me!

      1. Jesse says:

        Sloindra , Fast and Furious ..Shall I continue..You moron

      2. Tony says:

        8 of the 27 companies that received federal grants were BIG Obama donors (Solyndra being only one).

        The passage of the healthcare bill in the dead of night was corruption at its finest. And don’t tell me that was congress acting alone.

        The appeal of his administration of a court ruling to release visitor logs for the White House. What does he have to hide?

        Refusal to investigate Black Panther voter intimidation when video evidence exists to show it happened.

        Fast and Furious.

        Research Tony Rezko, Bill Ayers, Van Jones, Valerie Jarrett, et al.

        Why is the CEO of GE, Jeffrey Immelt, such a close adviser to Obama? I thought FAT CATs and uber-rich corporate execs were the enemy?

        Why has Andy Stern been to White House more than any other visitor?

        I’ve stated the short list. If you were really intellectually honest and wanted to know the truth about the fool Obama, you wouldn’t be asking for links and proof, because it’s all out there if you’re willing to get past your own agenda and do the research.

      3. rushbabe says:

        8 out of 27 to crony donors ! Outrageous, but where is the outrage?

        Obama can do no wrong it seems.

        Vote conservative 2012

  26. Britt says:

    Sometimes the TRUTH HURTS!

  27. Mark says:

    This painting depicts the goals of this administration.
    The question now is are we going to allow him to finish the job?

  28. Pat Alexander says:

    Jim Crow – Jim Crow – Jim Crow !!

    Racist – Racist – Racist !!

    Fox News 24/7 – The Prez is a Muslim !!

    Everything is someone else’s fault…. !!

    Blah, Blah, Blah…. !!

    If this is all they have, O is up the creek in November….

    The voters are wide awake…….

  29. zombietimeshare says:

    After Obama’s peeing on the constitution all these years I’m surprised he was able to set it on fire.

    1. 'Jericho' really needs to happen! says:

      I glad he burned it before Moochelle ate it on the plane to another vacation…

      1. zombietimeshare says:

        Unlike all the lobster she devours, with a side of arugula, the constitution would probably give her indigestion.

  30. Sailor says:

    EXACTLY, Saltz: “…inverted, with an American as an enemy”! Now, it wasn’t too hard for you to grasp the painting’s essence, was it? Its been a long time since we have had such an “inverted” situation. Does Benedict Arnold ring a bell?

  31. Johannus says:

    Socialists are too far to the “right” for most art critics. I’d be surprised if 95% of those employed in any sense as art critics are not communists or anarchists.

    CBS is not doing their job and informing their readers. They are just providing the far left extremist radical opinion, which is tantamount to propagandizing.

    Its in this intellectual vacuum that guys like McNaughton are finding room to create art that truly represents the modern populist politicosocial movement of the day. The simple fact that it creates so much controversy tells you that it provides a truthful perspective on the zietgeist. If it was untrue, or nonrepresentative, nobody would bat an eyelash.

  32. Dossier says:

    This painting is so wonderful. I’m sure it will sell at Sotheby’s for MILLIONS!!!! No doubt Sotheby’s will gladly accept it for May contemporary. Who needs an Andy Warhol when you have a McNaughton!

  33. JAG says:

    Where can I buy this picture?

  34. Malcom says:

    The politicians have shown laws and the Consitution doesn’t mean a damn thing. thanks to White liberals they have killed the United States and freedom. But we can’t blame them we have allowed liberals , socialist, muslims etc to thrive. What did we expect? IF you allow pedophiles , rapists and killers in your community would you be shocked there would be victims and eventuall you would be a victim?

    1. Jake V. says:

      …I think you forgot the ‘X’ in your name.

      …racist.

    2. J says:

      Hate to break it to ya, buddy, but Republicans are just as guilty for killing the United States and freedom. How about taking away our freedom to speech by censoring us for the so-called “moral” good? And what about those pedophiles, rapists, and killers? Don’t forget a bulk of them are conservatives as well. They are in the country getting rights while immigrants, the elderly, women, minorities, lgbt etc. have to struggle to get the same rights as the rest of the American people. And what does it say, when you use someone’s religion as a negative aspect to one’s character (Freedom of religion)? And the way you all want God in everything (Church and State separation)? You are just as guilty of ripping apart the constitution.

      It sicken me that the other side of the political spectrum has become so venomous that now we have all of this hate because of politics.

      Stop living in denial and man up.

      1. cgmag1971 says:

        And what about those pedophiles, rapists, and killers? Don’t forget a bulk of them are conservatives as well.

        You are on target in some of what you write. The above is nonsense however. Even if most were off one vent, that is clearly a false correlation – correlation w/o causation….

        There is part of the republican party that is pretty religious, but only a part. The media tends to make us think it is an overwhelming majority – not so. Both political sides claim to be religious in overwhelming numbers, and I suspect when the rubber meets the road – they tend to exaggerate other things as well. If we are to be upset by anything is should be a very left leaning media (Fox excluded) that provides and defines what a small group, journalist, insist we should think….They, the journalist, are rarely right and more often defining the extremes of either side; but that seems to work. Scary.

  35. Pat Alexander says:

    Sad part is – he was given a tremendous opportunity. More than any modern president. And he squandered it.

    1. Jake V. says:

      he did exactly what he wanted to with it, he didn’t squander the opportunity. He did exactly what the progressive movement wanted.

      1. think says:

        He broke many progressive promises made, as well as watered down other promises in order for them to pass — aka compromise. It’s quite clear that a president alone does not influence the business of government — they are an important part of the equation but sometimes it’s the tail wagging the dog.

  36. cd says:

    What is the bigger JOKE is 0BAMA leading ANYONE in ANY STATE,after trying to become KING over the weekend.

  37. botflyguy says:

    I LOVE it!!! What a POS this guy is.

  38. Barry Levy says:

    beautiful painting, telling the truth with the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words.

  39. abobinmn says:

    Saltz is an assclown. Who cares what he says?

  40. Molon Labe says:

    The only thing Obama is burning is the ashes of the constitution that was burned by every president going back to Wilson (if not Lincoln).

  41. JustAGuy says:

    Brilliant painting.

    McNaughton better be careful or he’ll find himself the target of an IRS audit or some other unwanted federal attention.

  42. insolublog says:

    There is a buttonhole in the lapel, often used to proudly put your University pin. Of course president B.O. would take the pin out, for political reasons.

  43. charles says:

    Do a search on Dee’s Illustrations. He blows this guy away.

  44. Buttchop says:

    Apparently not a Dali disciple. Not a lot of room for interpretation.

    1. jon says:

      Guess you didn’t read the story where the artist mentions the painting is chalk full of interpretation some of which he is not ready to reveal just now

      1. YourBrainOnFox says:

        5 year olds believe their works have a lot of interpretation as well. The only difference is that a 5 year old might SOMEDAY have talent.

      2. JPD says:

        Yeah… I think I’ll dub it True Blue American Absolute Realism…

        As opposed to America-Hating Transformational Subterfuge Falsism (a lib socialist specialty)

  45. Freedom says:

    The truth of the matter is both sides have done their best to destroy the Bill of Rights, and the fact that the Republicans passed the NDAA, and Obama signed it really drives this fact home.

    1. 'Jericho' really needs to happen! says:

      Freedom,

      That’s a flat out lie.

      You know it.

      Tell your wife I said, later….

      1. Freedom says:

        You might want to count the vote tally as virtually every so called Republican voted for the Bill of Rights trashing NDAA, and Obama signed it. Facts are not your strong point…are they.

        Oh…and I don’t have a wife.

    2. 'Jericho' really needs to happen! says:

      Freedom drooled, “You might want to count the vote tally as virtually every so called Republican voted for the Bill of Rights trashing NDAA, and Obama signed it. Facts are not your strong point…are they”.

      Yes they are.

      “Oh…and I don’t have a wife”.

      Whups, you’re right – my bad.

      Tell your significant other PARTNER I say hi. He makes a great tuna casserole…

  46. sad says:

    OMG!! IS OBAMA BURNING PEOPLE!?
    IS THAT AMERICANS FALLING!?

  47. margie says:

    1st Amendment Rights, amen! I
    pray this is just the beginning of the vetting of the unvetted president.

  48. WheresSeamus says:

    When does the version with Romney burning his dog come out?

  49. Autoamerican says:

    Would somebody please explain to me what is “controversial” about this painting? Since when is painting the unvarnished truth considered “controversial”?

    Oh that’s right – – to liberals, who are living a utopian fantasy in their heads and who expect the rest of us to sit down, shut up and drink their kool-aid, I can see where the truth might elicit controversy.

  50. Dantes says:

    I don’t think Obama would burn the Constitution. I think he would prefer to use it to attend to “personal toiletry needs”.

  51. uncle buck says:

    Obama is much thinner than that picture; was the artist drunk?

    1. YourBrainOnFox says:

      Of course he wasn’t drunk! He was just distracted. NASCAR was on, he had just huffed some glue, and his sister was going into labor with his baby.

      1. 'Jericho' really needs to happen! says:

        Wow – that is so funny!

        Coming from a pathetic, miserable lying chunk of human waste like you….

        Typical idiot liberal,

      2. YourBrainOnFox says:

        Looks like we found the painter!

        Jericho, did your incest baby come out boy, girl, or mutant? Where will you find room for it in your trailer?

      3. Roger Fishwife says:

        You are a disgusting bigot.

    2. 'Jericho' really needs to happen! says:

      YourBrainOnFox slobbered the following:

      “Looks like we found the painter!

      Jericho, did your incest baby come out boy, girl, or mutant? Where will you find room for it in your trailer?”

      Son, it bothers me when you talk like this.

      You DO realize you’re talking about YOURSELF, right?

      Tell your mom I said hi, go potty before you go to bed so your mom doesn’t have to keep changing the sheets, and tell her I mailed the check yesterday….

  52. Dave says:

    The only thing that would have made this painting better is if McNaughton painted the new Amerikan flag with Obozo’s face in the background.

  53. uncle buck says:

    we want a picture with obama & the fed printing $’s on an inkjet printer. thet are criminals to devalue the U.S. dollar. thanks to them, everything we buy now cost more.

    1. Rational Centrist says:

      You are aware that core inflation has been below 3% since 2008, right? You’re also aware that the average inflation since the Fed started printing money as been 0% correct? Finally, as I’m sure you or some other ill-informed conservative cultist is going to try to counter with the “gasoline” argument, you do realize that oil prices are set in an international market and that the US is a net EXPORTER of oil now (that means that if we drilled more we would just export more and it would have essentially no effect on the price of gas).

      Trying to reason with conservatives is maddening. Their ignorance knows no bounds…and for some reason they wear that ignorance as a badge of honor…

      1. Jonathan says:

        Wow, Rational Centrist…

        you should think about calling yourself a conservative as well, according to your own definition.

      2. PeeWeeQ says:

        @ “Rational” Centurist (by Centrist,you mean “I don’t want to make a tough decision or take a side, so, I’ll sit comfortably in the middle…”)So we should keep printing unbacked money? Why do you think our credit rating was reduced? ‘Cause printing more money made the dollar worth more? Common sense apparently has no meaning in your world. And as for oil, it’s finished products that are being exported — not crude oil — and these finished products are being made from imported oil. We have oil refiners like Valero — who don’t actually produce oil at all, importing oil from countries like Mexico and Brazil, refining it, and shipping gasoline back to them. Between just Mexico and Brazil we are importing 1.5 million barrels of oil per day, and sending them back about a million barrels a day of finished products. (Some of the oil we get from them does stay in the U.S. as finished products).Go to the US Energy Information Administration Website and you’ll find the U.S. currently produces 5.7 million barrels of crude oil per day, imports 9 million barrels of crude oil per day, and exports 50,000 barrels per day (less than 1% of our crude oil production).And by the way, we import 2.3 million barrels of oil per day from Canada. So why do we export any oil at all? Oil that is exported to Canada is most likely produced in fields that have easier access to Canadian refineries than to U.S. refineries. We import over 50 times as much oil from Canada as we export to them, so oil exports are clearly not the problem.Get your facts straight and do some REAL research instead of picking and choosing talking points that you THINK make arguments go your way……

  54. margie says:

    Does anyone else notice that the most ‘liberal’ response is still first even while others have weighed in? CBS….hmmm…..what side of the political aisle do you take??

    1. nilskidoo says:

      With 99% of the posts clearly Right-sided, how daft do you need to be to ask such a question?

      1. TheRealKingmax says:

        We DO have a liberal “moderator” for this blog.

        TRUST ME on that one!

      2. nilskidoo says:

        Well the comments are time-stamped, meaning that first liberal poster is just much faster than all of you Reds combined.

    2. ProgressivePatriot says:

      What are you talking about, margie? The first post I see is this one from “Sully”:

      **********************************
      McNaughton paints the truth
      March 20, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Reply |
      **********************************

      How do you construe Sully’s opinion as “liberal”?

      I await your cogent response. I doubt you’ll be able offer one without attacking me or claiming to suffer some sort of “liberal/elitist/etc” oppression.

  55. nilskidoo says:

    For spending so much time on what’s essentially a poorly-conceived political cartoon, the artist FAILS.

  56. Dan says:

    Impeachment is the cure for this disease.

  57. gutzz22 says:

    Actually Obozo isn’t burning the constitution he’s using it as toilet paper.

  58. Chris says:

    Factual, not controversial.

  59. Jack B. Nimble says:

    Mr Critic calls it “Bad academic derivative realism”. How does it work as social realism? Pretty well, I think. But what do I know? I’m just a painter, not a critic.

  60. CppThis says:

    Impressive technical aptitude, but I have to agree with some of the critics that it’s far too in-your-face for anyone to care about it ten years from now. Remember Primary Colors and Bob Roberts? Yeah, nobody cares about those now either. Strangelove, however, will live forever.

  61. myself-zxcv says:

    Ooohh… sounds like this painting got under the skin of Jerry Saltz, the art critic for New York Magazine.

    Trust me, I have worked with art and movie critics before. I know these people. They are virtually all flaming liberals. There was no way Mr. Saltz could have remained in the art critic or journalism, field, if he had said that this is a thought-provoking piece of art (which, undeniably, it is, or else we wouldn’t all be here debating it).

    The only thing tainted and disingenuopus here is Mr. Saltz’ review. Whether you agree with what the painting depicts or not, it is thought-provoking and innovative.

    Problem is, the reviewer’s desire to see Barack Obama re-elected has overridden his duty to provide an objective analysis.

    1. Kate says:

      They are flaming somethings.

  62. Chip says:

    McNaughton has guts. I hope he doesn’t die suddenly and unexpectedly, like Breibart.

    1. ProgressivePatriot says:

      We all await the toxicology report on 40-something “died of natural causes” Andrew Breitbart. Once that ridiculous right-wing conspiracy is as disproved and as discredited as Donald Trump, here’s a new one you can play with:

      ** OMG!!1!!1- N0bama killed Davy Jones, ‘cuz Jones *knew-too-much* about ** ** The Last Train to Clarksville – the Clarksville Secret-Muslim-Kenyan- ** ** ACORN-FEMA death camps that Obama *personally* built and runs!!!!! **

      There – that should keep you busy for a while…

  63. Allen Miller says:

    Jerry Saltz, there is absolutly no bias in your evaluation of the work. NAAAA! the only credibility that got hurt is yours. you obviously can not seperate yourself and your personal agenda from you evaluation of art. Comparing them to pictures of hitler is just plain stupid. Well, regardless of your personal opinion, these pictures are going to sell sell sell.

  64. potwrevo says:

    That is a real portrait!

  65. Kate says:

    One thing wrong with the picture is that Obama’s ears are way too small. It doesn’t look exactly like Obama.

  66. AZWarrior says:

    I suggest that the original be hung in the Capital Building as the official Obama portrait.

  67. Roger says:

    Look at Obama’s face….The left side and right side looks kind of different…I can’t quite my finger on it, but there is a definite difference.

    1. ...but I know what I like says:

      The right side of his face is probably trying to get away from the left side–can you blame it?

  68. TxnByBrth says:

    I thought at first he was standing next to a burning bush…perhaps McNaughton will make that his next subject…

  69. Julie says:

    Hey Jon, you didn’t make the ears big enough, nor the lips purple.

  70. John Svengali says:

    I believe they refer to this school of art as “REALISM.”

    I’d like to buy a signed print.

  71. John USA says:

    Where can I get the poster version? Every real American should get one of these to use as a dart board!!

    1. Sketch says:

      210 dollar dartboard. Better pirate it.

  72. discovega says:

    The dirt bag in the painting actually looks better in the paiting than he does in person. Too bad his actual apperance wasn’t captured so the people can remember how ugly this man is both inside and out long after his expelled.

    1. think says:

      Right, because a person’s attractiveness are indicators of fitness to do a job. I hope you are intelligent enough to attack a person for their specific actions and not whether you find them attractive physically or not. I was no fan of Dubya, but I never criticized his face. I did however, point out specific actions and decisions he made that I found abhorrent, not just a generalized expression of disgust.

      1. discovega says:

        I was talking about the character of his heart. Not his physical appearance. Who care what a person looks like…the only this that matters is a mans character..BO has none and you know it.

  73. BOBBB says:

    That show, and his own work featuring living flies and maggots, dead butterflies, and cut-up dead animals, de-islandized England, alerting the world that Britain was no longer a second-tier art nation.
    Spots and Sharks and Maggots and Money
    How Damien Hirst took over the world.
    By Jerry Saltz Published Jan 8, 2012

  74. Dingo says:

    The art critic would have liked the painting if it had been made with feces and sitting in a tub of urine. Regular folks just don’t understand true art.

  75. Dave the SEAL says:

    When can I buy one!

    DEAD ON the money

  76. jdub says:

    No, this critic isn’t vindictive at all!!! LOL Ok, where can we find the most liberal critic?

  77. insolublog says:

    Hmm. Doesn’t look like ‘We the People’. ‘To the …” Darn that jpg resolution.

  78. Freddie says:

    AWESOME ARTWORK! Of course the liberals will hate it and condemn it. The same liberals that laugh out loud “Ho ho, hee hee, ha ha,” When a liberal artist paints GW Bush as a Chimp.

    Gotta love hypocrite liberals.

    1. Sketch says:

      Artists of either side of the spectrum will never condemn art, granted that they’re trained in contemporary aesthetic philosophy.

  79. Rational Centrist says:

    It’s too bad that conservatives are too simple minded to understand the complexities of the political process. Given that conservatism is more of a cult than an ideology at this point it isn’t surprising that someone like this artist paints what’s been fed to him by Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and John Boehner without stopping to question how exactly Obama is destroying the Constitution. If all you can come up with is “health care” (noting that Obama’s plan was more conservative than the one proposed by the Heritage Foundation and championed by Newt Gingrich and House Conservatives in 1994) then you’re as ill-informed as the rest of the conservative cultists.

    Take some time to learn about history, science and economics before regurgitating what the conservative cult spoon feeds you.

    Ignorance.

    1. JPD says:

      Sounds like you’ve never actually read the Constitution. If you had, you’d know Obamacare was exactly the kind of power grab the framers sought to prevent.

      There is no Constitutional basis for upholding it. And any contention that the framers were attempting to create legal ambiguities that could morph to suit the interpretive whims of power-hungry absolutists, would have truly disgusted them. The founders were not writing cover language for tyrants.

      1. Sketch says:

        “ambiguities that could morph to suit the interpretive whims of power-hungry absolutists” sounds a lot like religion.

      2. JPD says:

        Sorry, I was talking about Marxism-Leninism. Most of the Founders were quite comfortable with religion and belief in God (see Declaration of Independence and the “Blessings of Liberty” in the Constitution’s preamble, George Washington’s proclamation for Thanksgiving Day, etc.

    2. PeeWeeQ says:

      You sure are good at taking shots at the right. Doesn’t look like you actually contribute any argument to the conversation, though. Not any accurate ones, anyway. I sure hope you read my reply to your earlier post, Hypocritical Centurist…You’re the one who hasn’t researched any of the actual facts about oil exports and just “regurgitated” whatever you saw on CNN. I have no doubt you watch all the shows (Mathews, Shultz)and read all the dribble from the left, but, I doubt you do any real, all-night long, painstaking reasearch. Nor do you know much of history. If you do you don’t site it..You just slam the right. REAL intelligent…Why don’t you actually read the Federalist Papers, John Locke’s Two Treatises of Government, and really, really read the Constitution. Find out about what the similarities and differences are between what this president is doing and what others have done when it comes to limiting freedom in favor of security.Compare Obama’s legislation and executive orders (not just health care for heaven’s sake) to what the Constitution says. I’m a libertarian; a Federalist, Constitutionalist, Soldier, Father, husband, and a lover of my country; the way it was founded….You’re a bug, and the real spoon-fed hack. Come at me anytime…You’ll lose….Have a nice day.

  80. Sam Brady says:

    Actually it isn’t a painting at all. It’s really a photograph!

  81. Art Victim says:

    At least Obama isn’t depicted as a vampire murdering the Statue of Liberty — or any of the thousands of Evil Bush paintings and stencils I’ve seen everywhere for the last 10 years. No one seemed to think any of those were “controversial” at all, and the media even laughed off that movie that fantasized about Bush’s assassination. Now this is controversial? Please.

    1. Freddie says:

      Amen Brutha!

    2. Sketch says:

      Any political or religious material can be considered controversial.

  82. Roger Fishwife says:

    At least they found an art critic who was able to work in a reference to “Jim Crow”. Play that race card, baby, play it!

    1. Sketch says:

      It was a reference to the lack of subtlety. Political satire cartoons aren’t exactly considered “fine arts”.

      1. JPD says:

        Yeah, well I have another word for the “lack of subtlety” in McNaughton’s latest work of art: BOLD

  83. Boldtruth11 says:

    He captured the inner soul of this man. Stunning. This President scoffs at us and has hatred in his heart toward us yet he tries to come across like such a jovial nice guy but he is a narcissist. I swear sometimes he fits the description of the future antichrist.

    1. think says:

      Yes, because you and this artist have the unique ability to know the inner heart and soul of a man. I thought only God has that ability, I guess we’re all mistaken. In any case, if you are going to believe that he could be the “antichrist” and believe in prophecy, then you should be doing everything to ensure his success — otherwise the prophecy will not come to pass.

  84. jimmy not THAT jimmy says:

    i thought it was just a presidential portrait

  85. John says:

    Not a very good likeness of the POTUS.

  86. BOtheJoker says:

    I’d love to watch a current “Zapruder-like film” and see Obama’s head whip forward. This man is evil and is doing evil things to our nation. It would serve him right.

  87. jimmy not THAT jimmy says:

    I don;t suppose there was NEA funding for this

  88. dla says:

    Sounds like both the artist and a lot of those commenting are typical Utah whack jobs. Nor surprise there.

  89. Deserttrek says:

    the so called art critic showed his true lib colors. if this was 2006 and it was a painting of Bush,the critic would be gasping in delight as to the hard hitting depth and other mumbo jumbo

    the painting says it all

  90. WilliamPenn says:

    Of course New York Magazine would pan it. What else would you expect from Communist Party cheerleaders?

  91. Mark says:

    Obama, is so far left that he is in danger of falling off, I heard that he actually admires the dictator Mugabe in Africa for murdering the Caucasian farmers and stealing their farms from them and thus set into motion mass starvation, because their is little food production now in Rhodesia . Obama exhibits the symptoms of an individual that has huffed to much spray paint or sniffed to much glue .

    1. Wabewalker says:

      Oh? Where did you hear that? And why do you call it Rhodesia, not Zimbabwe? I sense an ulterior motive to this post. But maybe not, please clarify.

      1. Kip Noxzema says:

        Why do you nitpick and avoid the real topic? Why do you attack anyone with a clear and substantial answer? Get off your self-righteous stool.

  92. Freddie says:

    Too bad there is only one foxnews. If there were two more fair and balanced news networks to compete with the eight liberal slanted news networks, then maybe enough of the truth would get out there, and even then the brainwashed idiots might wake up and vote for someone and his ideals, not simply because of a catch phrase and promise to give more free “stuff” to americans.

    So sad.

  93. eamon diaz says:

    One ‘nation’ under the United Nations

  94. Shemp McGee says:

    That painting sums it up. How did we get here?

  95. dman says:

    Yes, I can see where Obama would be angry at the way the GOP is burning the Constitution. Trying to enslave free Americans their religious chains.

  96. hal says:

    Next one should be Santorum holding vaginal probe and killing gay people.
    just another fundamentalist nazi

  97. jamesa46 says:

    I’ve seen the so called “art work” produced by the Nazi’s and Stalin’s Russa. The contributing art critic in this column is full of s**t. The garbage coming out of Russia and Germany was on the same level of quality as comic book pulp.

  98. marc says:

    My grandfather, Irving Brant, remains the principal biographer of President James Madison, and nothing in Brant’s 6 volumes (3+ million words) indicates McNaughton’s art is representative of Madison’s personality or politics. Actually, Madison would be quite proud of President Obama leadership in these troubled times.

    1. myself-zxcv says:

      Who cares?

    2. myself-zxcv says:

      And who the he!! is McNaughton?

  99. T. Jefferson says:

    Next week Jerome Corsi will release all the evidence that proves obuma is not a natural born citizen of the U S A……GET THE HE’LL OUT YOU LYING IMPOSTER…

  100. JustCurious says:

    Can someone please explain to me exactly HOW Obama is destroying the constitution? Thanks.

    1. Wabewalker says:

      Okay, I’ll try to answer your question as best as I can.

      1. The health care reform act of 2009 forces people to purchase a product, a power not explicitly given to the federal government (Amendment X).

      2. The President made recess appointments while the Senate was not in recess, violating Article 2, Section 2.

      3. In supporting a war in Libya that lasted more than 60 days without permission from Congress, the President violated the War Powers Act and Article 1, Section 8.

      4. Many argue that the TSA’s scanners constitute an unreasonable search, violating Amendment IV. Even if there remains an argument that the scanners could save lives by catching the occasional weapon, some professional studies and private citizens have shown that the system has some major security holes, implying that the methods are therefore unreasonable.

      5. The President has signed into law, and Congress has passed, legislation that allows the Secret Service to dictate where Americans may be allowed to peaceably gather in protest when the President is in the vicinity. This allows the President to forbid protestors from gathering in his presence, violating the First Amendment.

      6. The President has initiated policies forcing religious groups to pay for birth control for their employees, a violation of the groups’ religious beliefs. Those policies violate the First Amendment.

      7. In declaring it possible for the military to execute an American on foreign soil without due process, so long as the government deems that person a terrorist, the President has violated Amendment V (due process).

      8. By issuing “signing statements,” President Obama has continued President Bush’s tradition of declaring acts of Congress null and void without vetoing them (and therefore giving Congress the opportunity to override the veto). This goes against earlier precedent that implies that the Supreme Court has the power to declare laws unconstitutional, but the President cannot interpret the law, merely enforce it.

      9. The fact that he has done 1-8 above is really what gives “birthers” credence that the President might actually be covering up the fact that he is not a natural born citizen. An article in Pravda (usually a propaganda newspaper for Russia, but useful in bringing up legitimate criticisms of the U.S. government) about two weeks ago suggests that there might actually be some kind of cover-up taking place.

      10. This is not a violation of the Constitution, but makes my skin crawl just the same: from time to time as he has chided Congress for deadlocking as it argues about policy, he has lionized the U.S. military as an example of impartial, ever-faithful protectors of American citizens. The gentle implication, just as with Julius Caesar before him, is potentially that one day a military coup could “solve” all of our problems.

      Note that nothing in the above criticizes Obama’s policies as taxing the rich, redistributing wealth, etc. I would be fine with raising taxes, that and spending cuts are both necessary to balance our budget. Personally I tend to lean left, favoring higher taxes and market regulation, but that does not mean I would allow my rights to be violated.

      1. dave-in-san-mateo says:

        Wabewalker did not indicate this in his comment, but while each of his comments above would have support in the academic constitutional law community all are a significant minority opinion. Wabewalker also fails to point out that our current president held a tenured position as a professor of constitutional law at the University of Chicago between his service to the disadvantaged in the City of Chicago and his service to our Country as United States Senator and President of the United States of America. I submit that Mr. Wabewalker’s comments are driven less by constitutional issues than by his hatred of our current president. I suspect that in his more considered moments Mr. Wabewalker would admit that he is being dishonest in his above post.

    2. Capn Jack says:

      If you need someone to explain it to you , you are too far gone for any help.

    3. Kip Noxzema says:

      Whoa, you just got pwned, Lib!

  101. VillageViking says:

    In a word, the painting is “ACCURATE”

  102. mrhcaphill says:

    I love how CBS could only scratch up one art critic- ONE. But I’m not surprised that he recognized it as propaganda. CBS is a master of it. Hey Saltz- ever consider the artist might have FULLY INTENDED it to be “drop-dead obvious in message?” It’s not like Obama is trying to be subtle. Geez, Saltz. What a “Useful Idiot” you are.)

  103. John Galt says:

    Obama is:
    — the man who surrounds himself with and seeks the advice of only the radical left and worse
    –the man who redistributes (loots) the earnings of the producers to the non-producers so they will continue to vote for him
    –the man who is spending and manipulating the greatest country on earth into helplessness and ruin
    –the man who speaks of “social justice” but never of freedom.
    –the man who hates free market capitalism.
    –the man who prevents the development of our oil, coal & nuclear resources.
    –the man who rejects the Constitution.
    –the man who initiates force against us all by “mandating” his vision of health care.

    He is, at best, a cheap Chicago left-wing politician who cares only that he get re-elected to a position he is grotesquely unequipped for — yet doesn’t take even that position seriously enough to read Economics 101.

    1. If you really believe that it is only Obama who is the cause of all of America’s problems then you are delusional. Go pick up a history book. American has been a joke for the last 40 years. Obama is just another example of that joke.

  104. rightsofman says:

    Love the painting about time. Heck I pictured him with it rolled up in his hand and telling the Queen of England “Sorry, we didn’t mean it”

  105. Sketch says:

    I will gladly paint you a “30X40 one person with Jesus $7,200.00 $1,000.00 each additional person.”

  106. Red Ruffansore says:

    Saltz is better at critiquing the various nuances, flavors and shapes of man sausage and I do believe Jerry has proclaimed Obama’s beef dirigible to be his favorite piece of work that he’s sampled over the many long years.

  107. KFGS says:

    Hitler was a good artist too. Just sayin’

    1. Derp says:

      I am not sure if Berry is an artist, however he and Hitler have something in common.
      Berry got his political start in the New Party which was a National Socialist Party…
      Hitler was also a National Socialist…

      Just sayin’

    2. Sketch says:

      Not really, he couldn’t even get into art school.

    3. Wabewalker says:

      Uh-oh, Hitler’s come into this thread!! Where’s the gong? Sounds like it’s time to close the thread for commenting.

    4. bdunham says:

      Hitler could draw landscape like no bodies business, but his portraits were bad or maybe before there time,

  108. Patriot_Act says:

    So what? How has Obama really, and I MEAN REALLY taken away anyone’s rights?

  109. Patriot_Act says:

    Anything coming out of Mormon country is really suspect. Would this fraud artist depict Joseph Smith with a gaggle of naked child brides?

    1. nilskidoo says:

      Titled “Bring ’em Young!”

  110. Clay Cooper says:

    So, -Marcus Tullius Cicero 42 BC is wrong to when he wrote,

    “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.

    He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.

    A murderer is less to fear”

  111. Blake Davis says:

    Leave it to CBS to ask Jerry Salz, a liberal Democrat at a liberal Democratic magazine, for an opinion and then not to mention that the guy is a democrat. That;s how places like CBS spin stories like this since CBS wants Obama to win the election. Avoid the networks folks – they are from a different culture than you.

    1. Alfred Hussein Neuman says:

      Google Salz and Bush, and you can see every negative comment he has made. Google Salz and Obama, and you’ll see nothing but positive. Salz is a biased, limousine liberal who wants higher taxes on others.

  112. Blake Davis says:

    You need an opinion from Salz? How about asking a critic at a conservative magazine? Avoid the networks and check out my site:

    http://suburbanconservative-petronius.blogspot.com/

  113. RT says:

    That’s as subtle as a burning cross and a KKK outfit.

  114. Alan says:

    How pointless to ask an art critic’s opinion of the painting. That’s like asking a flock of sheep their opinion of the wolf. It’s meant to provoke thought. Not hang in a museum. Typical of MSM to marginalize anything conservatives have to say.

  115. piquerish says:

    The critics seem … so emotional.

  116. Jonathan Silberger says:

    PERFECT!!! (and oh so true!!)

  117. campaignstop says:

    Did CBSDC have Jerry Saltz and his subjective opinion on speed dial?

    LOL Gosh I love Obama’s media team.

  118. Tom Genin says:

    So would it have been art if the Constitution was on the wall with Obama facing it holding a lit match? Would it have been more artful if the match wasn’t lit? What if Obama had the unlit match in his left hand, with his right hand affixed to his chin as pondering whether or not to light it?

    So let me get this straight, The farther from reality, or the less clear the intended direction, the more artful it becomes? Would Raphael’s Madonna of Loreto been more artful if the blessed love of a child was less clear? Please.

    When some loser artist smears feces on anything, Art Lovers like Saltz typically fawn all over them. Saltz isn’t reviewing the art, but the message.

  119. NStone; Patriot says:

    This guy is spot on. The enemy of the state is the state. Our forefathers, brothers, and sister, and thier repspective praents who have spilt blood for our once great country are turning in thier graves due to this guy. I am 43 yrs old and now very embrassed of this once great nation. Get rid of Obama, the senate and congress. Time to go back to the Federalist Papers and reclaim this nation

    1. Wabewalker says:

      My heart goes out to you, my friend. Join the Tea Party movement, you can translate that pain of yours into real solutions.

  120. Clay Cooper says:

    I can go find a so called expert to agree with anything I want, even sex with minors!

  121. G says:

    Apparently there are A LOT of people on here who believe everything that Fox News tells them…

    I believe Democrats have done more to defend the constitution and people’s rights than the Republicans. For instance, under Bush, we got tax breaks for the rich while the middle class took on most of the tax burden.

    And Obama is socialist apparently? I guess he was thinking of the people’s interests when he reformed health care. Thanks to Obama medical insurance companies can’t drop your coverage when you actually become ill, for example. And he wants more equal taxation. He wants to close the tax loop holes and make the mega rich pay their fair share.

    Because, you know, during this whole recession, the rich have actually been getting richer with these Bush-era tax cuts.

    I would suggest that people get their news from a variety of sources for a wider perspective on issues.

    1. Alfred Hussein Neuman says:

      Obama 2008 – Obamacare will save money

      Obama 2009 – Obamacare will not cost more than $1 trillion over 10 years

      CBO 2012 – Obamacare will cost $1.8 trillion (and growing) over the next ten years

      Democrat Congress 2007-2010 – economy sinks as deems block all controls on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mack

      Republican Congress 2011-2012 – economy recovers

      1. miked says:

        YES THE VERY DAY OBOZO IS KICKED OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE THE ECONOMY WILL BEGIN ITS RECOVERY,HE IS WHAT HE IS A COMMUNIST

  122. Jessica says:

    McNaughton is a patriot! We want more!

    1. Wabewalker says:

      So many of those working to make our society better, on both sides of the aisle, are patriots. As long as a leftist honors the Constitution, I respect his or her earnestness, but when someone like our President uses extralegal methods to pursue any goal, that is when I have a problem.

  123. JinFL says:

    “when asked for comment, impartial Obama worshipping TeaParty hater calls painting stupid”

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/10/07/908399/-Jerry-Saltz-art-critic-V-160-Tea-Party-Live-in-St-Louis-

  124. Ar Amytas says:

    Jerry Saltz is a true moron. This isn’t WWII art, and to compare it to propaganda is inane. This is a statement, a wake up call, a warning to all of us,=. Jerry, go take one and clear your mind.

  125. NStone; Patriot says:

    where is my previous coment?

  126. Tam says:

    Too obvious. Not high art. Boring. Soulless.

  127. Samuel Adams says:

    This article states, “CBSDC contacted Jerry Saltz, an art critic for New York Magazine, about the painting.” Among the comments Mr. Saltz made about the painting, he is quoted as stating, ““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.”

    So, according to both CBS, which seeks no other opinion, and Mr. Saltz, there is a moral equivalence between the Nazi genocide of European Jewry, Institutionalized Racism and racial oppression in the American pre-civil rights era, and the so called USA Red Scare. Of course, all of these are closely related to any Americans who would dare to assert that President Obama is a socialist trying to fundamentally change the USA.

    Of course, President Obama has plainly and openly stated that he wants to bring about a fundamental change of The United States of America. To date, I do not recall his putting forth any constitutional amendments for consideration. No, he is attempting to bring about this fundamental change through a combination of legislation and abuse of executive power the likes of which we have not seen in my life, Nixon notwithstanding.

    Contrary to the lie of CBS and The New York Magazine propagandists, there was no USA Red scare. What there was in the 1950’s and what remains today in President Obama’s administration is a clear and present danger to our Republic by the Marxist social and political ideology that was championed in the 50’s by the Soviet Union and is now being implemented by this traitorous President.

    No honest person who has taken the time to try and understand President Obama can conclude anything other than the obvious; namely, that Barack Obama is a Marxist devotee of Saul Alinsky and is the culmination of decades of fifth column Communist subversion of American social and political institutions.

    Of course, those on the Marxist / Socialist left, including CBS and every other mainstream media outlet in America, will dismiss the assertions I have made as hate-speech, and likely racist.

    Nevertheless, every assertion I make is accurate and true. I only hope that our professional military will remember that they swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of The United States of America against all enemies foreign and domestic.

    Marxism is diametrically opposed to individual liberty. Marxism is the enemy of the free-market, capitalistic economic system that is one of the bedrock social institutions of America. The Constitution of The United States of America enshrines both, and President Barack Obama is its enemy.

    1. JPD says:

      Excellent post. People need to read “Power Kills” by R.J. Rummel. Tells what needs to be told about the freedom-crushing, deadly totalitarian ideologies Obama seems so comfortable with…

    2. Wabewalker says:

      Hear, hear. Thank you.

  128. tpaine says:

    I love the artists past works…THIS one kinda bothers me a bit. Obama looks just too manly in this painting.

  129. johnny says:

    YEP…..the artist is good.. but hes a moron like the mojority……i didnt vote for him…nor agains..t bc i know “our decisions” aren’t there…..please b4 you act on stupid…relize he is a spokesman…..the only power he has is to say NO

  130. Bucko says:

    It captures the Faustian, nightmarish quality of the Obama administration.

    An excellent depiction of the reality of the situation.

    Controversial? I think not. Provocative? Yes indeed. As in, “thought provoking.”

    Wake the hell up, America.

  131. Uncle Omar Onyango Obama says:

    He depicted Pres. Food Stamp’s Dumbo Ears perfectlt!

  132. SoCalMike says:

    CBS=Communist Broadcasting System or Service.
    Daffy Duck, Alec Baldwin and a firm solid belief in the Tooth Fairy are FAR more credible than any of the revisionist lying vomit and factual diarrhea on CBS.
    And Balwin and Daffy Duck are synonymous with stupidity, pedophilia and malice. Alec routinely sexually and mentally abuses his daughters.
    It’s no secret.

  133. Steve says:

    This artist is obviously a kook. Where were his paintings when Junior signed the Patriot Act or the Wiretap Act?

    1. Bucko says:

      You’re obviously an Obama apologist assclown, still stuck on “stupid,” still stuck on Bush — as if all Bush’s shortcomings somehow excuse the aggressive destruction of our liberties occurring under ruling-class leftist power-mongers.

    2. Alfred Hussein Neuman says:

      Oh, you mean the Patriot Act that Obama expanded or the warrentless wireless tap Act that can be used against American on domestic calls that Obama passed? What about the text and twitter monitoring that OBama has put into place? Do you mean the websites Obama established where you can report “Anti-Obama” postings?

      Is this the Big Brother you are talking about?

  134. Jason says:

    At least the art critic they interviewed made an attempt to put his politics aside when discussing this painting…LOL!

  135. baracklover says:

    Good news! Under Obamacare, every American will receive, for free, one of these!

  136. Philster says:

    So your news organization contacted an Obama supporter who works as an art critic at a publication that supports only Democratic politicians, and he said the painting was bad. What a surprise!

  137. BFA says:

    Art is about the idea. Some see the idea and some ~

  138. James Brenner says:

    YES – Obama is a domestic enemy of all Americans – destroying the Constitution – DESTROYING AMERICA – for the Foreign Bankers.

    America is IN TROUBLE! Those who take their OATH seriously to defend against all enemies foreign and domestic must know – Revolution is coming!

  139. Glenc says:

    Freedom of speech does not guarantee intelligence of speech.

    1. Bucko says:

      Brainless Obama apologists are tiresome.

  140. Brodave says:

    McNaughton is a Great American.

    Vote for anyone other than Obama and his Democrats this November – and forever!

  141. Relas says:

    Anyone on these message boards who is not insane? Wow, put down the bottle people…

    1. Elliott Carlin says:

      and you take off the blinders. My word, do you have your head in the sand?

    2. Bucko says:

      Brainless Obama apologist thinks he has a “good bead” with head plugged up rectum.

    3. Bucko says:

      To reiterate, Relas, I’m saying your head is jammed way up your ass.

      HuffPo and DailyKos are thataway <<<<<<<<<<<

      You'll find what you need there.

  142. Elliott Carlin says:

    At least it’s historically accurate

  143. stonedome says:

    why is he controversial? is it because leftists don’t agree with his right to freedom of expression. they certainly squeal loudly when they’re exposed in public…

  144. TomC says:

    I distinctly remember staunch defenders of the ‘art’ that was the movie “To kill a president” which depicted the killing of President George Bush while he was still holding office. I wonder if one of those defenders was Jerry Saltz

  145. Laswrence says:

    Jerry Saltz = washed-up old jewish red-diaper baby with really bad taste from the 20th century, working at a totally -has-been rag/publication.

  146. Teresa says:

    I immediately noticed the likeness of George Bush in the mouth of Barry. Unsure where the artist is going with that. Surely one of those flames is symbolic of the flame-like symbol we see connected with islam, also…

    What’s amazing to me is that no one sworn to uphold the Constitution is doing anything to put out the fire!

  147. Tom Truthteller says:

    It was on this day in 1854 that members of the defunct anti-slavery Whig Party met for the first time as a new political party opposed to slavery. It was named the Republican Party. Something that no child in a public school will ever know. And just several years later, the new party’s candidate, Abraham Lincoln brought slavery to an end. Revisionist history has changed or hidden this story.
    Today, the same brainwashed students will support BO because they do not understand that he is burning the Constitution and waging a war against the core tenants of our country. Those students would be presented with the “art critic” and his left-wing worldview instead.

  148. Roman O says:

    hope he won’t end up like Breitbart.
    The regime will probably sick the IRS on him.

  149. Occupy the US says:

    Vote Obama in 2012! Defy capitalism, up with SOCIALISM! Occupy the US, workers unite to empower the People. Make Peace with the World, that is what they are expecting of us! Share the wealth!

  150. Tgun says:

    The burning constitution also resembles the twin tower burning with people jumping from the flames.

  151. Otto Zeit says:

    “Jerry Saltz, an art critic for New York Magazine”. . .
    Hmm – i wonder what his political allegiance is. Hmm — I wonder if his politics has anything to do with his response to the painting. Hmm.

  152. Rationalist says:

    Vote for the cure in 2012: God, Constitution and ANYBODY but Obama.

  153. Executive Flight says:

    I found only three things lacking in the painting….the CROWN on his head ,the cigar sticking out of his mouth.and the BLOW TORCH expediting the process.

  154. Jonathan says:

    Even though the critic is an ideological pusbag of Marxist bacterium, I must agree that the painting is a rather poor representation of Obama, as well as an overly simplistic rant about the subversion of the nation.

    Obama was not even born when this “burning” began. Obama’s grandfather was not even born. So, this conservative tendency to heap so much scorn on one man as the face of the bullseye is rather stupid.

    Wake up Americans. See who your real enemies are. Obama is nothing but a shoe shine boy who sold his soul for the paltry presidential perks and faux status.

  155. susanna king says:

    Nice picture where the horns and pitchfork needed to finish the work

  156. Winslow says:

    How profound and insightful.

  157. Spud says:

    Is Bomba the Kenyan boy king way in over his ears?

  158. Eugene says:

    Bush was a pile of garbage abd Obama is the ooze leaking out.

  159. Mike Merryman says:

    True dat!

  160. thgirbla says:

    Some U.S. Citizens STILL believe that the U.S. Constitution is BIGGER and STRONGER than whoever is sitting in the Oval Office OR on the Supreme Court !!!
    That includes the 1st Amendment Right !!!

  161. nutstoyou says:

    Thanks to Obama there is currently a plentiful supply of Volts.

  162. Diane says:

    Their is truth and their is FOX NEWS truth … which is really fiction …
    This artist is obviously a FOX NEWS FOOL :::

  163. Diane says:

    Republicans rewrite the U.S. Constitution …
    Then claim President Obama is taking away their rights :::

  164. Diane says:

    FOX NEWS DRONES are told the Reichwing version of the U.S. Constitution … which is actually their REDEFINING IT … They then claim President Obama is taking away the rights only THEY know about because THEY invented them :::

  165. Diane says:

    FOX NEWS trained chimpanzees wouldn’t know the U.S. Constitution if it bit them in the boo boo :::

  166. Diane says:

    Reichwing bigots don’t believe anything until after they get through REDEFINING IT :::

    1. B.F. says:

      I guess it takes one bigot to know another. Go find another country to live in if you don’t like the one built by the U.S. Constitution created by our forefathers.

  167. Diane says:

    These FOX NEWS DRONES live on a delusional planet where they create their own version of the U.S. Constitution … they then claim President Obama wants to burn up all their imaginary rights they invented :::

  168. Diane says:

    Talented artist … Too bad he’s a delusional FOX NEWS trained chimpanzee :::

  169. Diane says:

    These Reichwing bigots think everyone has forgotten all about George W Bush :::

  170. Diane says:

    Just another act of desperate Republicans :::

  171. Diane says:

    Capitalism is the all time ultimate PYRAMID SCHEME …
    And like all pyramid schemes … it only works for those at the top :::

    1. Kip Noxzema says:

      Yes, keep blaming Bush. He ruined your life. We know.

    2. Sam E Moore Jr says:

      Madam America “Still ” has the largest middle class of any Nation on Earth .
      As well as Homeowners.
      73 % off Millionaires and Billionaires in America are ”Self Made ” .
      Many come in and out of wealth . I did my self several times .
      I sorry you are a Obvious failure in life but it obvious from your on words “”WHY “”!
      DUH !
      You fail to mention Radical Socialism–> Really Communism is a massive failure .Starving to death and murdering over 180 Million in the last 100 years .

    3. robg8888 says:

      The ones at the top got there, in capitalism, or a pyramid scheme, because they worked the hardest. So basically you are coming out….you are a lazy, unmotivated failure who puts more effort in blaming others, than actually working to achieve. Got it. Man, I would steal your woman right before your eyes. Women like men who have a backbone. I would outwork you every day. They certainly don’t like excuse making liberals who rip women to shreds.

  172. Diane says:

    Capitalism is a Pyramid Scheme … and delusional FOX NEWS trained chimpanzees are brainwashed into constantly criticizing Socialism :::

    1. jenny says:

      Get a job, Diane. Work for something in your life…then maybe, just maybe you’ll realize SOCIALISM doesn’t work. This country was built on hard work and CAPITALISM. Sounds like you’d be happier in North Korea.

      1. diana kunselman says:

        Liberal don’t work they just get “free money”.

      2. Zoo Station says:

        Socialism is an economic arrangement where the state controls the means of production. President Obama is not a socialist and does not advocate socialism. The purported “evidence” of President Obama as a “socialist” is his nationalization of General Motors and his health care reform, in which individuals purchase insurance on an open exchange. Nationalism is where the government purchases stock on the open market. This is what happened with General Motors. When individuals are required to purchase insurance through an open market or through an exchange this is still capitalism as the state does not control the means (in this case health care) of production.

  173. Jen says:

    Why is this news? There are tons of Obama paintings out there showing him in a negative and TRUTHFUL light. Impeach. Charge Bush for his crimes as well.

  174. Kip Noxzema says:

    Ha! Did you really think CBS, part of the State Run Media, would find an art critic who LIKED the painting? It’s the perfect reply to the fraudulent one this failed president used in his campaign.

    How do you like the Hopey Changey he did to our Constitution? Do you really want more regulation, high taxation, and unemployment for you and your famiily?

    Won’t you vote for what is right this time?

  175. J says:

    Art is a form of expression… but this is ridiculous. And the comments on this are alot worse. It upsets e to see how venomous we have all become. Then again, this is something VERY unoriginal, as political satires as art have always existed. The problem with this is that it got people talking, not in a nice way. Have we all become brainwashed by extreme political media poop? Have we all lost track of what the Constitution really stands for?

    You right-wingers talk about upholding the constitution, but what does it say when you discriminate on another person’s religion? race? sexuality?

    And then all you do is stick your head in your bibles and say this is wrong?

    SMDH! You want REAL change? Change yourselves.

    1. Sam E Moore Jr says:

      J Your full of B/S !!!!!! And a Total Hypocrite !!!!!

      When those three Movies were made about Bush being Murdered …You must be Govt. Suckled for Life leftist Loved them and gave them rave reviews .
      Not to mention the over 300 rotten filthy names and words you leftist called him .
      Sarah Palin is still being attack 4 years later with words CBS want print .
      As you far leftist did of 11 Hollywood movies making our Troops look like Goons . morons and baboons .
      You are typical of a lefty seeing the bigger picture all the way to the end of his nose and Govt. check !

    2. robg8888 says:

      ahhh, more mindless ramblings from a Bush blaming, unmotivated failure, angry that others have outearned you. I have no respect for your party….the party who says its ok to kill a baby, just as long as you don’t harm the convicted murderers and rapists. Typical liberal drone…..thinks art is just an expression….but then goes on to bash it because they don’t like the content. But I bet you’d be perfectly ok with a picture of Palin hanging from a noose.

  176. Zoo Station says:

    Mr. McNaughton is a talented painter but it is astonishing how ignorant he is of what is socialism. Socialism is an economic arrangement where the state controls the means of production. President Obama is not a socialist and does not advocate socialism. The purported “evidence” of President Obama as a “socialist” is his nationalization of General Motors and his health care reform, in which individuals purchase insurance on an open exchange. Nationalism is where the government purchases stock on the open market. This is what happened with General Motors. When individuals are required to purchase insurance through an open market or through an exchange this is still capitalism as the state does not control the means (in this case health care) of production.

    1. tharp42 says:

      These idiots have no idea. Here’s mine: If Obama is truly some sort of “socialist”, just go and ask any real socialist out there what they think. There are actual socialists who aren’t ashamed of the title. Ask them if Obama is a socialist. I guarantee that 100 percent will laugh in your face.

    2. Sam E Moore Jr says:

      Your worse than pathetic and know absolutely Zero about how Business works Obviously .
      “”The Word is World Wide Competitiveness “””” ! NO PROFIT NO BUSINESS .
      America pays the highest Corp taxes(35.6 %) in the world plus a huge capital gains tax (15 %) . As well as cost to do business because of Obama metaling .
      Obama is raising both Taxes 20 % .Plus a 3 % Investment tax .
      We are just getting Starters … Obama name should be President Expensive “Regulations “Rules. permits ,health care cost ? EPA inspections . CEDA and laws ,,, Business killers . That is why very few small business have restarted or old Co. expanded because of
      Obama creating MARKET PLACE UNCERTAINTY . He is totally against Business(REALLY CAPITALISM ) and has proved everyone in business well knows .

  177. Emma53 says:

    I have to laugh. It’s funny when Obama is portrayed rising above the clouds with a crown of glory and hanging on a cross ( or some such nonsense) that is called ICONOGRAPHY! But when the paintings are accurate metaphors of what he is really DOing, then it “It panders and preaches to the converted . . .” Liberals are just so clueless and so hypocritical.

  178. Yestical says:

    Nothing interesting to report eh Drudge? This isn’t news. It is political art. There has always been and there always will be political art. Then again, Drudge is more of a gossip purveyor than a news purveyor, so it shouldn’t really surprise me. Just had to get that out there.

  179. robert g says:

    Who is this Saltz guy and what makes him think that his opinions are so special.

  180. TJRedneck says:

    Perfect painting, it says it all and is dead on right.

  181. Pioro says:

    ugly conservative garbage

    1. robg8888 says:

      at least call it “ugly liberal-like garbage”, since you party calls a female governora c**t, and insults the children of Republicans. Classy group you are. But this bothers you???? HAHAHAHAHA You are no man. If you can’t even be honest with yourself, then I take your man card.

  182. steve mcfadden says:

    We can all stop the burning of our precious constitution by not voting for President Obama in November.

  183. Jethro says:

    Oh, it’s the Constitution! I thought it was a pair of pants. But pants would work too!

  184. Kelvin says:

    A picture is worth a thousand words.
    Only thing missing is Marx Communist Manifesto in his pocket.

  185. JC says:

    I noticed the constitution is being held with his RIGHT hand (representing Republicans) and he is pointing with his left (Democrats), depite him being left
    handed. Also, there is no flag on his lapel, which is common for Presidents to wear.

  186. frory says:

    you can all drop dead…I’m outta here. it isn’t getting better, just worse

  187. dachozen1 says:

    Wow! He’s a really scary Black man. He something different. He’s not 1 of us. He is working with the Muslims aroung the world to take over America. This stuff is too funny. It’s a good thing for America to look itself in the mirror.

  188. Madison says:

    I see the Drudgies have crawled out from under their rock. A). The Federalist Papers called for a strong federal government. B). The founders looked for a voting system where only the rich land owners could vote – but hey weren’t elites, now, we’re they?

  189. steve says:

    I was just told I am posting comments to quickly and to slow down… thanks Big Brother

  190. TX turkey hunter says:

    any “artist” who protests to this piece of art is no artist at all. All throughout my life I hear all the artists say art can be anything, art is the interpretation of the artist, blah blah blah. anyways, it will be funny to see a so called artist with left leanings be interviewed by your typical left wing media that this actually isn’t art at all.

  191. Greg C says:

    Where can we buy a print – i’m sure it will be a buig seller and bury obozo in 2012. The muslim….

  192. TX turkey hunter says:

    definitely a faint image of a deathly skull in the upper left hand of the painting. excellent use of subliminal imagery

  193. niki says:

    ” if removed a few years from Obama’s presidency could the work be then viewed as art?”

    Is this Saltz guy a joke? Art is anything you want it to be. People throw feces at statues of Christ and THAT is viewed as art? Some guy over in Spain I think slit a cows throat in front of people and he called THAT art. But a painting can’t be art? Whether or not something is “good” or there is “talent” is a different thing. But anything can be viewed as art.

  194. Kenny F. says:

    There is nothing National Socialists, Communists and other fanatics hate more than being portrayed next to the unvarnished truth. That is why their favorite weapons are name-calling and intimidation.
    Facts, history and common sense leave them angry and frustrated, so they refuse to go there. Kudos to this artist for his blatant and dramatic portrayal of the truth. The irony is the true liberals will be the first to go under a national socialist regime. They add no value and are high maintenance!

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  196. Chuck says:

    The real situation is why arent all the rest of the socialist in there, kagen, sotomywhatever, the worlds smartest latino, pelosi, reid, that idiot holder & the head of homeland stupidity, rahm hocking emanuel, axlehead and all the rest of the various czars, cabinet members, mouchele & biden? Why is this news? In a perfect world he would have been found guilty of seditious behavior against the Constitution, tried, found guilty & thrown on a boat to Kenya where the village missing it’s idiot can feel whole again. Don’t RE-NEG in 2012

  197. Randy says:

    It is a very well painted piece of work that is very thought provoking. You can see how this Art critic Saltz swings in the world. He refers to this piece of art as “hate images” like in germany and early america. Once again, if you are not voting for Obama you are an absolute racist. RIDICULOUS!

  198. jncarlos007 says:

    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.”

    He later said

    However I love the obama hope poster. It is the kind of brilliant artistic expression we need. All hail the obama

  199. jncarlos007 says:

    I am an artist. I have an art degree.
    The one thing I know for sure about “Art” today is that the only element it MUST contain is an expression of liberal progressive ideology. If it does not, then it is not art. Period.

    If you don’t believe me you are either not an artist or are a liar. Period

    1. B.F. says:

      What have you been smoking??? Is your art degree out of a Cracker Jack box? Or are you really just that narrow minded?

  200. Mike G says:

    The painting tells the truth and the art critic is a fool. What more needs to be said?

  201. John Locke says:

    Art for idiots.

    Liberals wrote the Constitution.

  202. Bikerbill says:

    Saltz’s review is a perfect example how the left attacks what they do all the time. One of many leftie-proclaimed pieces of art is a crucifix in urine, but more importantly, in real life, we have an empty suit masquerading as a president. He isn’t even an artful dodger. He is simply protected by progressive parasites eating away at our freedoms.

  203. rockman2257 says:

    Yeah, Saltz prefers “Crucifix in Urine” or “Madonna made from feces” 2 very important works or “art”.

  204. Alfred Hussein Neuman says:

    Most democrats own several passports, all fake. Bunch of fat tea baggers

  205. coma44 says:

    The Artist is 100% correct the Big O hates the Constitution necause it’s in “His way”.

    More people should have the same clear view of this “man” in office.

  206. Brian says:

    In response to JOHN LOCKE,

    True Liberal Males DID write the Constitution, however anyone who has ever studied history or political science knows the difference between CLASSICAL LIBERALISM and modern day Progressive Liberalism.

    Shame on you for displaying your ignorance in a public forum such as this and shame on you for comparing the greatest men that history has ever known with the likes of modern Progressive liberals!

  207. badguy444 says:

    Jerry Saltz is allowing his own political position and prejudices determine his opinion of what constitutes art. Turn the clock back a few years during the passage of the Patriot Act, exchange G. W. Bush for Obama and Saltz would find it to be the epitiome of art. I believe both of them would tell an important message.

  208. Barry says:

    I’m purchasing numerous copies of this print to post in my stores across this country. My business depends on the free market, which this president is out to destroy in favor of a proven failure – socialism.

  209. Jack says:

    It’s quite appropriate, although to be fair he should have put every politician (president) throughout my lifetime at LEAST…then add Ron Paul with in a fireman’s outfit putting it out.

  210. Sam E Moore Jr says:

    His Artistry clearly depicts what Millions of Americans deeply believe about Obama .
    How could we not Seeing his all out class Warfare on the Country .
    Creating racism and his total hate of American values Ethic’s , Virtues ,traditions and Principles .
    Not to mention Buying Votes from those who what the Govt. to take care of them .While knowing that is destroying this Country .
    I loathe them as much as I do Obama .
    I all addicted to Govt. worse than Drugs .

  211. Barry Soetero says:

    So what’s the controversy? Barry hates America, hates the Constitution, hates the rule of law, hates to tell the truth (did I mention ‘hates the Constitution’?

  212. spoofproof says:

    Beasts of the field are more sensible than the bourgeoisie & proletariat of the Marxist Democrat Political Party. The Marxist paradigm diminishes the virtue of life itself. Obama is a Marxist rat sharpening his teeth on the U.S. Constitution. Democrats are enemies of Liberty. A Democrat proletarian forsakes his Liberty and does anything for a free lunch. Democrat bourgeoisie sell their patrimony to provide it for them.

  213. Jeff in New Orleans says:

    Is the “art critic’s” view really all that important here? Wasn’t the point of taking the painting to a “critic” just to get the typical left liberal rhetoric? The “critic” obviously doesn’t agree with the message so, in an attempt to sound intelligent, he bashed the painting using academic art terms. Art is art. It’s not a fact. It’s interpretation is entirely subjective. I believe the painting will find acceptance by more than 50% of the population who currently disapproves, as does the artist, of the job Obama is doing. I applaud the artist for taking the fight to liberals’ home turf.

  214. bondxo says:

    McNaughton’s paintings are revealing the true Obama and what he is doing to this country.
    Check out The Obamanary on Amazon. It is a dictionary that is revealing the true Obama, uses his own words against him.

    Vote in 2012 to restore America.

  215. Carolyn Spaulding says:

    What I would like to know what “painting or other statement” would open the eyes of those with their hands out and of his own color only voting black ? What ? What? I cannot believe anyone would want to destroy our country and everything it stands for like this man. God have mercy on us. This painting is Obama’s core.

  216. Ellie Lightt says:

    where can I order the bumper sticker?

  217. ordman says:

    This is what progressives want:

    The Progressive Pledge of Allegiance.
    I pledge allegiance
    To the community organizer
    Of the Open Society Foundations
    Run by George Soros
    And to the socialist agenda
    For which it stands for
    One world government indistinguishable
    With subservience and loss of freedom
    For all.
    The Tea Party is where the line is drawn to stop it.

  218. COTUS says:

    I believe he has captured the tyranny of it all

  219. Otis Campbell says:

    Interesting how uninformed liberals are. They’re so inept at stating their case, instead avoiding facts, ignoring the truth, and clouding the real issue.

    Obama and his cabal are an absolute curse on America. This jerks has about as much regard for the U.S. Constitution as Hugo Chavez.

    Instead of listening to smarmy dolts like Bill Maher and Alec Baldwin, you liberals need to study the facts.

  220. Sheila says:

    Biased hit piece. Notice the artist is controversial because his viewpoint differs from the author’s and the art critic? I’ll bet you dollars to doughnuts that if you had the very same painting with George Bush instead of the Dear Leader, this same art critic would be fawning over it.

  221. Vicoria says:

    I am willing to bet the farm that the quoted “art critic” LOVED the crucifix in urine

  222. Cam says:

    Obama did put into place legislation that pretty much trashes the 5th Amendment and the right to receive due process. NDAA includes indefinite detention of American citizens without a trial.

  223. caligula says:

    LOL…this Saltz character is an obvious Obama lackey. If this was a picture of W, he would be lauding the sheer brilliance of the piece. it’s so obvious to everyone.

  224. TheFace says:

    Politics aside, it’s just not a very good painting. It looks like student work.

  225. Gary says:

    Mr. Saltz, as with most who inhabit Manhattan Island, is seriously misreading the sentiment of most Americans today. We do not buy what Obama is selling. We do not buy more liberalism at the expense of our future. Period. Mr. Saltz is going to see just how intent we are in changing the direction of America away from the elixir of a false nirvana Obama seems to seek. It’s over for Obama. This painting resonates with people who value the core beliefs of what made this nation great. What are you afraid of, Mr. Saltz? That not everything goes?

  226. Joe Loiacono says:

    “CBSDC contacted Jerry Saltz…”

    Hah hah! CBSDC *RAN* to Jerry Saltz, in desperation, tears streaming down their cheeks. Help! We need someone to tear this painting, artist, and idea down. STAT! We’ll give you over six paragraphs to do it, but we need it quick and dirty!

    1. Gary says:

      That, is both funny and very likely very true.

  227. Bill says:

    Nice photograph

  228. jim conch says:

    If the painting had Bush in it instead of Obama, the art critic would love it. He’d tell us how it portrayed truth and how artistic is was. The press is so stupid to fawn over such an empty suit.

  229. Jeff Dempsey says:

    Notice a few things about it…

    Obama is holding a burning Constitution, but notice he has no matches?
    That fire was started a while ago.

    Also, he’s not trying to put it out, either.
    My guess is he’ll want to get rid of the 22nd amendment first, then the rest later.

    Maybe we shouldn’t be ignoring it either when we vote.

    Bush 43 got a pass on a lot of things because he was on “our” side, and that kind of thinking gets us into tyranny real quickly.

    Ever notice how spending goes up, no matter who is in power? Even with Gingrich as Speaker, it went up:
    1997: $2.151T
    1998: $2.199T
    1999: $2.233T
    2000: $2.290T

    All of those were surplus years (except 1997, deficit was $29B, but let’s not fool ourselves, a liar is a liar, whether they’re on our side or not.

    The Constitution is made of strong stuff, but not strong enough to withstand a population that chooses to ignore it.

    1. cgmag1971 says:

      Newt is now getting the “in power” reverance of Obama, Bush, Clinton, et. al? Wow.

      1. Jeff Dempsey says:

        When Newt was Speaker of the House, he had a lot of power over the budget, citing Article I, Section 8 of the US Constitution:

        The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

        So yes, he was in power.

        The President is the executive branch, who takes the laws, passed by the Congress, and signed by the President and, essentially, enforces them.

      2. Jeff Dempsey says:

        and my point was not to give Newt more props than he deserved, but to illustrate that when he said that he “slashed” spending, it still went up.

        Spending seems to go up whether there is an R or D in charge of the spending or budgeting.

  230. Fed Up American says:

    Wow, let’s interview an academic about whether a work is ‘art’ or not, especially when it paints his hero and spiritual leader as a bad person. Oh, and his protector…

    How about calling maybe an art critic from the Wall St. Jouirnal, or from some ‘objective’ publication. This is schlock reporting and indicative of why newspaper readership and network viewership is waning.

    1. biskitts says:

      Bet that “academic” loved this piece of “art” that soooooo many liberals wore as a t-shirt not too long ago . . .

  231. Kathy says:

    I love how CBS gets this horrid write to agree with their policies. Seems funny that Saltz, who works for NY Mag, finds this trivial. I guess like most critics people do not listen to them because they are so full of themselves. Actually it is a talking point and that is what the photographer wanted it to be. Saltz is not that creative to understand that type of thinking

  232. Jeremiah says:

    If you voted for Barry Obama in 2008 to prove you were not a racist, vote for someone else (anyone) in 2012 to prove you are not an idiot!

  233. MattM says:

    Liberals are the most hate filled creatures on the face of the planet!

  234. E. Gomez says:

    These paintings are propaganda. No nuanced discussion is possible. The [painter is a hack, despite having technical skills. He is boring, reactionary and doesn’t even do a good likeness of Pres. Obama. Waste of time. Americans wouldn’t know art if it bit them on the butt.

  235. cgmag1971 says:

    As I just wrote to my friends: This picture is reviewed negatively by a NY Media, surpise there? I think not. This picture, for me, captures the essence of the Progressive movement, and certainly the essence of this President. This picture reminds me that America is not the country I was raised in; not the country that rewards hard work, education, and self reliance. It is not the country that once attracted immigrants from every corner of the planet with a single promise: free to pursue the opportunites for success. This pictures reminds me that we have a lot fewer Americans….

  236. Jack Clifford says:

    The left says art is supposed to offend. But now that it is on the other foot and they are offended, that “ultimate” truth about art does not apply. It is simply offensive, racist… but can it be if truth is subjective? Or does truth become real and “true” without being subjective or “relative” if it is the view of a leftist against their enemy?

  237. Vivienne says:

    Facts are facts. Love this painting.

  238. Airmail56 says:

    The libs will never see this as Art – it was not subsidised with tax payer dollars…

  239. Quin Larson says:

    I’m very much a conservative, but i think this painting is absolutely cheesy. i’ve seen more creativity in editorial page cartoons. If you have to paint the subject *pointing* at something, you might be trying to be a little too obvious. Seems to be aimed at elementary school level understanding. I was wondering where the horns and tail were, but he must have run out of time.

    1. rushbabe says:

      Here is the deal.
      George W Bush was never a Natzi, so that doesn’t make sense, but Obama is trying to push socialism on us and yes, it is as if our CONSTITUTION is being burned.

      So, I like the painting.

      1. Quin Larson says:

        by your spelling of “Natzi”, i think i was right on the elementary school target audience. god bless.

  240. PJN says:

    Go read the Chapter on Property Rights and Individual Freedoms in Alvin Schmidts book, under the Influence”.

  241. Michael B. says:

    Seeing as how he kills American citizens without a trial or due process, the painting is correct.

  242. TXnBud says:

    If the title of the story read:
    “Obama poses for historic painting” I would have believed it.
    Obama has done very little to refute the idea that he doesn’t take kindly to our Constiitution. He hasn’t convinced me that he’s working for the best interests of the United States…only his own.

  243. Eric says:

    It’s obviously racist, since he painted the president as a black man.

  244. freeulysses says:

    The paining represents an important new concept: Overt. We’ve always had socialists and socialist ideas bouncing around. But now, Obama and others like him are being pretty direct about it, as with the Healthcare law. They are openly questioning capitalism as a system. That’s never been a major topic in the news till this president.

  245. Joe says:

    Liberal art critic Jerry Saltz, proclaims McNaughton’s art as hate images (like those) produced in Germany pre-1939. In other words Nazi Propaganda. When the left can’t handle the truth they play the NAZI propaganda card, the race card, the enviormental card, it’s for the children card, on and on ad nauseum.
    America, you’re being warned daily about this President and his minions, when will you wake up? After it’s too late? Most liberals remind me of the average German in the early 40’s. They found out too late what the “Master Plan” was until they were in the showers.

  246. constantvigil says:

    We have a constitutional government. If Obama or others don’t like the constitution he/they can change it through a process that is in place. But Obama doesn’t have the authority to violate our constitution or law and as he has done that, if we act according to the constitution we can and should impeach him for high crimes and misdemeanors – he should have been impeached 2 years ago as he has not executed his oath of office: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”.

  247. JimCT says:

    When some nihilistic or radical left-wing nut produces an inherently offensive piece of garbage attacking religion, Christ or any Conservative it is, of course, “art”. Now suddenly the folks who applaud dissected human bodies, crucifixes in urine, simulated urination and graphic gay “art”, etc suddenly find this work too crude, shallow and lacking in true artistic expression?

    As usual, the left are flaming hypocrites.

    Obama IS a Socialist and views the Constitution as an obstacle. Study his background and you see why.

    Grow up America. The truth sometimes is painful.

  248. constantvigil says:

    And no one stops him?

  249. EHA says:

    In Art School, we were told about Art Critics.

    An Art Critic is some one that knows absolutely nothing about art, therefore he/she feels absolutely qualified to judge any and all art.

  250. Lone Wolf McWayne says:

    To quote JAWS….

    “… take a long, close look at this sign… those proportions are correct.”
    —Hooper

  251. Socialist Pig says:

    Well done!

  252. JeffMark says:

    Ah, very good Impressionistic Art!

  253. lj lle says:

    Wonder if the National Endowment for the Arts contributed to this work???

  254. dougiz says:

    I looked for artork by Jerrry Saltz and discovered he truly has no technical skill. Someone should tell Jerry that opinions are like butt holes. Everyone’s got one. I did discover this quote from Jerry:
    I’m looking for what the artist is trying to say and what he or she is actually saying, what the work reveals about society and the timeless conditions of being alive”
    Apparently, Jerry is a hypocrite. I’m guessing he leans left politically and allowed his “expert” opinion to cave to politics.
    Love the painting. Powerful and speaks to the truth.

  255. August says:

    You Fools, the US Constitution has been NULL & VOID for decades…..

  256. Jason says:

    I’m sure CBSDC did everything they could to find a critic that is fair and balanced. Funny thing is his facebook profile picture is of him and President Clinton…

    http://www.facebook.com/people/Jerry-Saltz/716179266?sk=wall

  257. mark says:

    So, does anyone really expect Romney, Santorum, or Gingrich to put the flames out? Their support of the Patriot Act and NDAA indicates to me a definite NO!

    Do I hear a violin playing?

  258. mike says:

    What utter nonsense ! How many “socialists” do you know who are the darling of Wall Street and the wealthy ? Well, Obama appears to be. You folks will spend your last dime on supporting lies from Limbaugh and Beck. . . you DESERVE the whompin’ that you’ll get in November.

  259. matt says:

    Great painting. At which point, according to the constitution, does it become legal to hunt down, try and hang tyrannical oppressors? It’s a question.

  260. Corey says:

    I do enjoy seeing all these comments. Looks like a lot of people get it. That government is too big and too powerful and is trampling on our liberty, aka property that the constitution is designed to protect us from.

    Is it enough to retire Obama in November?? Gawd I hope so for the sake of the children and grandchildren, or we are going to be telling them stories about what America was like back when it was free.

  261. Not Chicken Little says:

    It is so sad that nowadays, a metaphorical depiction of the truth of Obama’s disregard for our Constitution is considered controversial. But a crucifix in a jar of urine is high art!

  262. Bob A says:

    I want to buy a print to show my grand children what a facist American hating, illegal, negro does for our country.

  263. Fudfuwsi says:

    The artist is dead on correct with his depiction of how Obama has ruined this country, the ones that are running for Republican will be no better, because that is what the main stream politicians want in there, there is no good person to run this country anymore.

    The artist needs to continue painting as he sees and feels the way that this country is going, whether it be Obama, Romney or what fool in the White House.

    Keep up the excellent work at depicting the ruination of this country sir, there are more that support you than against you.

  264. Big Tom says:

    Notice the prayer bump. It can take the form of a discolouration of the skin, caused by repeated chafing and the build-up of callus. In extreme cases, the callus can be thick enough to create a real bump that protrudes from the forehead. They may also develop due to frequent prayer on hard surfaces such as stone floors.

  265. Jay says:

    “believe”? How about what we already know….. America is not as stupid as the media wants us to believe and the majority will have their say come November 2012.

  266. Barack Obama says:

    I posed for this painting but I was holding a burning american flag not the constitutution.

    I would like to thank the fools that voted for me and the republican nominees who drove them into my arms

  267. Morrissey says:

    I’m dumb and black I want my fair share.

  268. GodofHellfire says:

    So CBS reporters use aliases? Please, Peter V.(enus de) Milo?

  269. bdunham says:

    The painting is ok. He did a great job on the hands but the likeness needs some work. Fire is to ancient in my opinion, we live in the modern era; should have President Obama shredding it. Would have been both funny and poignant at the same time.

    Also critics are hacks no matter what the politics. Right now realism is not in, abstract is. Critics go where the money is.

  270. Peter J. Fusco says:

    How about this drivel: “When asked for an opinion, Saltz said that the painting contained ‘bad academic derivative realism…'” Reminds me of another NYC effete, Thomas Mann, who was a music critic for the NYT. He said of the Beatles song, Not A Second Time, “Harmonic interest is typical of their quicker songs, and one gets the impression that they think simultaneously of harmony and melody, so firmly are the major tonic sevenths and ninths built into their tunes, and the flat submediant key switches, so natural is the Aeolian cadence at the end of ‘Not A Second Time’.”

    John Lennon responded, “William Mann wrote the intellectual article about The Beatles. He used a whole lot of musical terminology and he’s a twit.”

    In 1970 Lennon added, ““I still don’t know what it (Mann’s critique) means at the end, but he made us acceptable to the intellectuals.”

    The same must be applied to Saltz, another twit.

  271. Big Tom says:

    Notice his prayer bump. It can take the form of a discolouration of the skin, caused by repeated chafing and the build-up of callus. In extreme cases, the callus can be thick enough to create a real bump that protrudes from the forehead. They may also develop due to frequent prayer on hard surfaces such as stone floors.

  272. ROMNEY2012 says:

    govcompguy… Johnson a democrat broke the SS lockbox. Nonstop spending and debt is the threat to SS and our Nation. A balanced budget and less spending would only stabilize and insure future benefits. Stop your liberal lies and spin! I thought this painting was a photograph at first.

  273. spencer says:

    that painting is extremely boring…as a piece of art it’s definitely a fail

  274. otaycec says:

    Had the painting been of Bush, Saltz would have called the painting a masterpiece, and purchased it for the museum.

  275. Steve says:

    Excellent work by McNaughton. One of the subtleties is possibly in the flames that seem to spell ‘HELL’

  276. know your civics says:

    It looks like he is burning only 2/3 of the Constitution which could represent the judicial and legislative branches of government, leaving 1/3 – the executive. The title should read ‘One Nation under socialist dictator”.

  277. Steve says:

    Obama You are a LIAR, Commie, Socialist, Marxist, Pinko Leftist
    Even Rep. Joe Wilson Yells Out “You Lie!” During Obama Health Care Speech

    Please watch the entire video….it is ALMOST unbelievable!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch_p

    Any one of these would be a good reason to not vote for Obozo. I found this on line. It was written by Js.
    50 More Reasons to vote out Dear Leader Obama:
    1 – Fast and Furious – Operation Gun Runner
    2 – Stopped the Keystone pipeline that would have created thousands of jobs
    3 – Gave half a billion tax payer’s dollars to Solyndra
    4 – Bowed to foreign dignitaries
    5 – Increased our deficit over 40% in 2/12 years
    6 – Backed release of Lockerbie Bomber
    7 – The Drilling Moratoriums
    8 – Soaring FOOD and Gas Prices
    9 – NO Shovel Ready Jobs
    10 – The Downgrade of America’s credit rating ( First time in American history)
    11 – First time in American history over 42 MILLION Americans are living in poverty
    12 – Never passed a BUDGET ( First time in 34 YEARS)
    13 – America drops to 5th place in GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS
    14 – Over 400,000 small businesses closing every year under Obama
    15 – Our Debt has increased $4,247,000,000,000 in just 945 days! . (That’s the fastest increase under any president ever!)
    16 – No Summer Recovery
    17 – Fed Suing States and States suing Feds
    18 – Pressured Retired General Shelton to ALTER his testimony
    19 – Enable the LARGEST number of HOME FORECLOSURES
    20 – Turn America into the LARGEST FOOD STAMP NATION
    21 – Filed lawsuit against Arizona for enforcing immigration laws.
    22 – Force a Trillion dollar disaster down our throats called Obamacare WITHOUT EVEN READING THE BILL
    23 – Increased unemployment despite “stimulus package”
    24 – Appoint a TAX CHEAT for Sec. of the TREASURY!
    25 – Appoint over 34 UN-ELECTED CZARS
    26 – Rebuffs subpoena on failed solar firm
    27 – Eric Holder turns a blind eye to voter intimidation by the Black Panthers then justifies with racial comments
    28 – First President to File Lawsuits Against the States He Swore an Oath to Protect
    29 – First President to Terminate America’s Ability to Put a Man into Space
    30 – First President to Tell a Major Manufacturing Company In Which State They Are Allowed to Locate a Factory
    31 – First President to Propose an Executive Order Demanding Companies Disclose Their Political Contributions to Bid on Government Contracts
    32 – First President to Withdraw an Existing Coal Permit That Had Been Properly Issued Years Ago
    33 – First time in American history a President with a Socialist radical anti American past gets elected, with the help of ACORN and the Black Panthers and gets away with it!
    34 – First President in history to create more PROTESTERS then JOBS
    35 – First President to Encourage Racial Discrimination and Intimidation at Polling Places
    36 – First time a President to enact OVER 4200 NEW anti Business regulations!
    37 – First time a President needed to make a website called attackwatch, a site that would make Karl marx Proud!
    38 – First time a President Attempted to fill my cabinet with avowed Communist like Van Jones
    39 – First time a President supported Anti-Capitalists, Union Thug, Marxists and Anarchists Protesting Mobs bankrupting major cities
    40 – The National Debt Has Increased 4.2 TRILLION Dollars
    41 – National Debt now 15 TRILLION!!
    42 – The USA Spends 4.2 BILLION Dollars More than it takes in
    43 – 25 MILLION Jobs LOST But he has added 140,000.00 to the Government payroll
    44 – Added 3 MILLION More Americans living in POVERTY
    45 – 4 MILLION More Bankruptcies
    46 – 2 .4 MILLION Home FORECLOSED
    47 – Gas Prices Have RISEN MORE THAN 80%
    48 – Health Insurance Premiums UP 13%
    49 – First President in history to have ALL his records SEALED
    50 – Takes RECORD amount of contributions from Wall Street

  278. Roger says:

    Our “Representatives” are cut from the same cloth, Bush was no better. They have done everything possible to take away our rights and hand over control of our country to the Banking system.

  279. Weeping Willow says:

    He was given the one thing his people have perpetually struggled for, an opportunity. He could have been the “Black Ronald Reagan”! Instead he is depicted, and rightfully so, as a “Black Man” burning the U.S. Constitution! Dumb negroes voted for this marxist and continue to blindly support his perfidy and perversion! Their paralyzing threat of turning the nation into a burning cauldron at any attempt to remove this illegal-alien usurper continues to grip America by the throat! They do not realize the damage they have done to themselves as a people for centuries to come!

  280. ByteRider says:

    I wonder if his real birth certificate met the same fate?

  281. PatTad says:

    Perhaps Saltz would approve if the artist had photographed a statue of Obama submerged in a jar of urine. Art critics are hacks, likely failed artists themselves, who pander to a crowd of less-than-zeros to boost their own self esteem.

  282. slktuc says:

    Great example of why the framers of the Constitution said you must be a “Natural Born Citizen”
    Africans only understand Tribal Government “Big Chief Rules”.

  283. Gunny says:

    Well all of you should be sent to GITMO and the key be thrown away. Non of you have a clue that the other countries are laughing at this country and YOU with your comments. Non of you have any respect for this country. Get a clue and read the book Ugly American. That is what all of you are. FNG Ugly Americans!!!!

  284. slktuc says:

    This is a fine example why the framers of the Constitution said , only a “Natural Born” person can be President.
    This is what happens when a African is elected President.
    They only understand the Tribal Government “Big Chief Make all Decesions”.

  285. B.F. says:

    @Jerry Saltz: You call yourself an art critic?? Maybe you should find another profession; you’re failing at this one.

  286. slktuc says:

    This is a good example of why the framers of the Constitution said, ” Only a Natural Born Citizen” can be President.
    When you have a African Citizen like in the picture, this is what you get.

  287. ME says:

    Let make that into a bumper sticker

  288. PatTad says:

    Perhaps Saltz would approve if the art was a photograph of a statue of Obama submerged in a jar of urine. Saltz is a senior hack pandering to the crowd of less-than-zeros that makes him feel important.

  289. georgiagator37 says:

    Have to agree this guy looks comfortable with Fire. Goes to show what elected him.

  290. LukeJohn says:

    Except that Obama, his masters and his minions have taken Marx’ slogan
    . “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need”
    and turned it into:
    . “From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed”

  291. ZMEEKER says:

    Anyone who can give a hoot about some wannabe artists attempted irreverence should think about getting a hobby.

  292. Kenny A says:

    He is clearly leaning/looking left. His ring is missiing suggesting he’s not who he says he is and there a halo over his head.

    I

    1. Kenny A says:

      Amazing observation

  293. Barry bin Inhalin says:

    Bravo. Could also be called ‘The Angry Kenyan’.

  294. Muskegon Critic says:

    It’s subtle how he uses Obama burning the US Constitution to symbolize Obama burning the US Constitution.

  295. Splat says:

    We know who Jerry Saltz is voting for.

  296. Chaz says:

    Jerry Saltz said, “It panders and preaches to the converted and tells them what they already believe,”. YOu could say the say thing about 95% of his opinions on Facebook which is nothing more than extreme leftists political drivel. The role of an art critic is one that demands keeping personal politics out of the mix. Yet this clown calls all conservatives “maniacs” and has insisted that conservative themes can’t exist in the art of today. He would not give a conservative inspired artist a ‘good’ review if his life depended on it because it goes against HIS agenda.

  297. HypnoToad says:

    This isn’t a news article. It’s Peter Milo taking an opportunity to endorse and repeat what a NYT art critic had to say, which is also laughable.

    For all the socially worthless, degrading, foul liberal garbage hack “art” out there — much of which taxpayers have been forced to subsidize — the NYT has the nerve to claim that this isn’t art. Arrogance beyond belief.

  298. tubaman says:

    The painting says it all.Obumma hates the Constitution because it protects individual liberties versus what the state says what freedoms you have.

  299. PatTad says:

    Perhaps Saltz would approve if the artist had created a photograph of a statue of Obama submerged in a jar of urine. Saltz is a senior hack pandering to a crowd of less-than-zeros to make himself feel important.

  300. vi says:

    Jon McNaughton is an awesome artist.

  301. seanoairborne says:

    Get a load of the look of Oblowmes face?Pure evil!You capture him well!

  302. Compassionate_Kudzu says:

    This is so funny to me. Talk about panic — on the left !! First thing they do is find a whiney leftist “art critic”, who criticizes the painting as pandering and preaching to the converted and telling them what they already believe. Then he continues, with comments that panders and preaches to the converted and tells them what they already believe !!! Lefties are so funny that way ……….

  303. VickyBevis says:

    All I know is that the artwork is terrible as a portrait; it looks nothing like B.O.

  304. Max says:

    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.”

    What else would you expect from a liberal New York Jewish critic?

  305. phillysmart says:

    Scary when you think about it

  306. Sammy says:

    The Obamanation is scrawnier than that.

  307. D. Thomas says:

    This person, if you can call him a PERSON should be in JAIL & not in the WHITE HOUSE,, He is the most evil person since HITLER. He cares nothing about this country, He want to ruin this country and make it like EUROPE, we don’t need or want this at all. The LIBERALS backing him are as EVIL as he is.

  308. Chucky says:

    No Wedding Ring? And the stripes on his tie are wrong, the stripe ties Obama wear go in another I direction for a purpose.

    The artist did not do his research in complete way

  309. Jack says:

    If you believe that socialism has anything to do with Jim Crow…. go read a history book. Nice job, author of this article, to pry from the real message of the story and bring race into it. And, most of the people commenting in this thread need some help… try not to bring down the human race too low.

  310. StageCoachDriver says:

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

    This is something Obama has never done … right?

    Even Justice Ginsberg has called our Constitution outdated and should not be used as a model by any other nation. In my opinion President Obama holds the same views.

    Our Constitution guarantees property right, the basis for capitalism. It guarantees states rights and the right of the people in each state to set their own destiny (we’ve pretty much lost that one).

    President Obama needs to continue the destroy the Constitution so he can put us on a course of “From each according to his means; to each according to his needs”

  311. MDez13 says:

    did anybody see the resolution of impeachment for treason in congress?

    opencongress.org/bill/112-hc107/show

  312. Thebes says:

    Sure, he set it on fire.
    But Bush handed him the matches.

    1. Brian says:

      Finally, someone who gets it.

  313. R Truth says:

    Would have made more sense with a condescending smirk. saying “don’t waste our precious time with this useless questioning”.

  314. Brian says:

    And the Destruction of the Constitution started with Obama? Were you all asleep between 2000 – 2008? How about 1992 – 2000?

    This is not a ‘Conservative’ or ‘Liberal’ question – And I doubt most people throwing those terms around know what they mean any more than they understand ‘Socialism’ or ‘Communism’ – This is ‘Corporatism’ at it’s finest. We have become a FASCIST country (merger of government and corporate power) – this is not a Democracy or even a Republic any longer. We are a plutocracy.

    As long as you peasants keep fighting amongst yourselves; the conversion of America into a Totalitarian State will continue apace until, one day, it will be too late to stop – if in fact that day has not already arrived.

    Stop swallowing the false liberal/conservative, ‘two party’ paradigm. It is those who would be masters versus the rest of us; who they would make their slaves.

  315. Buzz says:

    He forgot the mustache and the raised right hand in a “sieg heil salute”.

  316. DaMav says:

    So See BS drags up some liberal “art critic” to bash the painting — lmao

  317. CelsiusWhitehouseJr. says:

    I think it would have been an improvement had McNaughton depicted a gas can and a lighter in Obama’s left hand.

  318. Jazz says:

    I know I could not do better. However I would suggest to Jon in future paintings: the chin needs to be tilted up a bit more, and the facial expression more condescending than grim.

  319. Timeswoman says:

    YOU ARE HEARING FROM THE ‘SILENT MAJORITY’…

    WE ARE READY TO EXPLODE…. THIS IS JUST A SAMPLE, …

    YOU STUPID MAIN STREET MEDIA DOLTS.

  320. Smitty says:

    If it’s Bush instead of ObaMao, Saltz praises it as “visionary and profound.”

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  323. Schnurri says:

    Onlly look at Obama in your polished shield!

  324. Kahuna says:

    LOOK at the fire closely it spells ‘OBEY”

  325. Del says:

    He’s doing exactly what he told us he was going to do….
    The Transformation of America

  326. Fray Zamora says:

    The truth is the truth . If you can’t see it open your eyes. It is that simple.

  327. Ellie Lightt says:

    when & where can the poster and bumper sticker be bought? i know anout 50 people want a bumper sticker of this painting
    only thing missing are the horns & puitchfork

    ABO — ANYBODY BUT OBAMA IN 2012

  328. Brandy says:

    So True!!! On a different subject. Could people sign a petition for me? Go to: signon.org/sign/stop-cps-from-taken-children.fb1?source=c.fb.ty&r_by=3514644
    This is about us the people keeping our rights.

  329. Nath Taylor says:

    Every home should have one of these painting. Count me in. I hope the artist sells out soon! A Picture is worth a “Million” words.

    1. Ray S says:

      Only an anti-American would want a painting of the burning of the US Constitution in their home. You must hate military vets too.

  330. Timeswoman says:

    YOU ARE HEARING FROM THE SILENT MAJORITY…
    YES, YOU CAN BET THAT WE ARE READY TO EXPLODE.
    WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS CORRUPT INCOMPETENT
    RADICALIZED VICIOUS CHICANO ALINKSKY DOLT.

    THE SILENT MAJORITY IS ABOUT TO SPEAK… NOVEMBER 2012

    HAAAAAAARVAAAARD SHOULD BE ASHAMED.

  331. Brandy says:

    So True!! And why is this person still in office. I know there has been a lot of people to quit after seeing what he has done and what he can do.

  332. zucccchini says:

    No one asked a person that believes in the Constitution AND an art critic to critique this work, did they. Oh no, they asked a burning liberal. Of course, they got what they expected.

  333. sally says:

    Personallly, I would like to see him being the one burned, at the stake by the founding fathers!

  334. Bill says:

    This is what communism is folks, is this what you voted for, it’s exactly what your getting, the opposite of what you voted for in the first place. your potus will do jail time and Eric holder will do jail time, we demand it. jail time or hanging according to the laws of the land for treason. Military tribunal will be called in for his trial, not a civilian court, since he duped the military as commander and chief, it’s them that will have to follow through on his hanging for treason. Eric Holder will be tried for treason in a civilian court and found guilty, ?I would exile his anti white ass to Zimbabwe for life.

  335. Storm says:

    I would of added Obama waiving an American flag in his other hand. Obama is not the only politician who has ignored and violated the Constitution. Obama has done more than everyone else combined, but both parties are criminally responsible. The American flag represents our disconnect of what being an American really is, and that is our allegiance to the Constitution and its principles, and not to an American flag. Most people are aware of Flag day, but how many know about Constitution Day September 17th?

  336. Osamas Pajamas says:

    Same poster should show OhBummer’s pants on fire. ~:<)

  337. nick says:

    This is a painting? I thought it was a photo.

  338. Tony says:

    Of course if it were Bush holding a burning Constitution the critic would have praised the work as edgy and brilliant.

  339. Gordo says:

    I’m not an Obama fan in the least but what honestly has he done that would be equal to burning The Constitution? Libya is kind of a splitting hairs analogy since Article IV in The Constitution states any treaties we signed are the “law of the land” so there’s really nothing there, legally speaking, and he didn’t need to get congressional approval if we’re actually going to use the constitution. Obamacare has been challenged and upheld numerous times so I don’t see anything there, either. I mean, really, if there’s something I’ve missed, let me know.

  340. Ray S says:

    Interesting how so many folks are excited about the symbolic imagery of the burning of the Constitution.

    True colors are really being revealed in these comments. Seems that most of the Obama haters are clearly anti-American.

  341. shawn says:

    i think he is a few years late bush started this after 9-11 by the time obama made it to office it was already a smoldering pile of ash.

  342. dog says:

    Normally, a good liar mixes a little truth in the lie, to make the lie more powerful. In O’s case, he just lies and lies and lies…. Great portrait shot….

  343. Tom Hanks says:

    Oh Mr.Saltz…you have a dribble of Mr. Obama’s sperm on the corner of your mouth! Please wipe it off…it offends me!

  344. Tom Hanks says:

    Mr Saltz….brush your teeth…you have skunky obama sperm breath!

  345. firedog says:

    I think the artist is being too kind, I actually think Obama and his Progressive vermin pals use the Constitution as toilet paper.

  346. Bella says:

    Obama is clearly a globalist. He means to make America part of the Global community with that little Socialist twist added in.

    Our Constitution and honest lawmakers and vigilant citizens are what stands in his way. Vote Him Out in 2012!

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  347. Gordo says:

    I’m not an Obama fan in the least but what honestly has he done that would be equal to burning The Constitution? Libya is kind of a splitting hairs analogy since Article IV in The Constitution states any treaties we signed are the “law of the land” so there’s really nothing there, legally speaking, and he didn’t need to get congressional approval if we’re actually going to use the constitution. Obamacare has been challenged and upheld numerous times so I don’t see anything there, either. I mean, really, if there’s something I’ve missed, let me know. *

  348. Judge Rieker says:

    Obamanation is truly a pox on America!

  349. Grimreefer says:

    as it says in that burning paper he is holding.. it is time to lock and load and end our gov as it is corrupt to the core.

  350. unknown one says:

    Obama is abusing his executive powers, stepping on Religious Liberty from the Tyranny of Government Mandates, which are controlling us more since Obamacare has been signed by the worst abuser of Civil Rights this country has ever known since before the Civil War. If the Black population hated Negro Slavery, then they should also hate Mandated Obamacare, which stomps out Catholic Teaching and makes them subserviant to his Devilish Cabal of Mandated Healthcare. GREAT PICTURE! LOVED HIS OTHER ONES TOO! Sooooo True to life!

  351. jeremy says:

    The painting isn’t whats offensive to me,although the NDAA and HR 347 are laws that offend me!

  352. Mikel Borg says:

    Why didn’t he paint Bush buriing the constitution when he said that the “US would be easier to run if it had a dictator, and I (Bush) was the dictator?” Or when he pushed the idea of a unitary executive? Or when he challenged 1200 provisions in bills with signing statements, twice as many as all other presidents combined? Or when he got elected not by the people, but by the Supreme Court? Or when office outed an undercover CIA Agent, V. Plame (This is an act of treason, by statute). Or when he signed tax cuts that have punged us into debt, or gave away billions to Wall Street or lied us into two wars or when he started tapping peoples phone on foreign adn domestic calls? Why didn’t this painter depict Bush Shredding the Constitution? Because it’s OK if you are a Republican, This Painter is a jerk, so was Bush and so are the idiot republicans that buy into this load of baloney,

  353. Cheesy says:

    Jerry Saltz, an art critic for New York Magazine – surely an unbiased, centrist viewpoint, right?

  354. max frisson says:

    The portrayal of Obama itself is poor, facial shape is off, too square. 20 years from now a casual viewer will not recognize the image as the President. Agree with the NYT critic, nothing there of lasting value from someone with skills barely at the commercial artist level.

  355. meangene says:

    Well, if he wouldn’t trash the Constitution, he wouldn’t have to suffer pictures like this.

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