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Controversial Artist Depicts Obama Trampling The Constitution

Provo, Utah (CBS Las Vegas) – In front of the White House a man is sitting on a park bench in the throes of depression. He is surrounded by all 43 presidents. In the forefront, purposefully ignoring the depressed man is President Obama, whose right foot is stepping on the Constitution. James Madison is next to Obama, pleading with him to stop.

This tableau is called “The Forgotten Man”, a painting by Jon McNaughton, an artist who is known for his politically-charged work.

The painting, which uses objects such as discarded dollar bills as symbols and scraps of paper with individual constitutional amendments scrawled onto them, has been making the rounds across the Internet.

The painting was initially released in 2010 and has resurfaced, causing a stir when it appeared for a caption contest on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow’s blog.

The responses have ranged from sarcastic — “We’ll trade you this peasant for that constitution. We’ll even throw in the bench.” — to Photoshop works of art.

McNaughton released an accompanying YouTube screen share video for his painting. The video shows McNaughton painting the piece with a soundtrack that emulates a movie trailer.

“For a long time I didn’t know if I wanted to paint this picture, because I worried it might be too controversial,” McNaughton explains in a voice over. “(T)his man (on the park bench) represents every man, woman, and child who is an American… he hopes to find the American dream of happiness and prosperity.

“But now because of unconstitutional acts imposed by the American people by our government we stand on the precipice of disasters,” he added.

McNaughton explained his position behind the painting. “I don’t place all the blame on Obama. On my website I try to explain what each president has done,” he said. “The thing I like about the painting is that it does get people talking.”

The painting has done well since it was released. “It sold thousands,” he told CBS Las Vegas. “I sold many different sizes and editions, and now that we are in an election year I expect to sell more.”

This isn’t the first time McNaughton waded into politically charged waters.

Previously, he released “One Nation Under God,” a painting depicting Jesus holding the Constitution and judging several archetypes such as a liberal journalist, a smug college professor, and another archetype that McNaughton calls “Mr. Hollywood.”

Originally from Arizona, McNaugton currently lives in Utah. He received a full scholarship to Brigham Young University. Initially he studied art, but switched to design later on.

“I hope my work will create conversation and reach people on a deeper level,” he says on his website. “I like to use metaphor and multiple levels of meaning to reach my viewer. If it makes them think and feel, then it is successful.”

He later added to CBSLV: “I’m not trying to create an art style.  I want to communicate my ideas.  Isn’t that the purpose of art?”


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  1. chukt says:

    what no one seems to write about are the radical presidents behind Obama smiling and clapping. Obama is in the front because hes the current POTUS….

    1. Sparky Nanook says:

      Very realistic depiction.

      1. BARRY'S CT. SSN 042-68-4425 says:

      2. Kevin Groenhagen says:

        It could be more realistic, esp. if Woodrow Wilson and FDR had their feet on the Constitution as well.

      3. stopthe says:

        Touch!

        AND Lincoln, with his contempt for states’ rights. And every single president since Howard Taft, including Ronald St. Reagan, who is merely the most saintly of the 20th century villains.

      4. Jeanine Ruby says:

        oh honey….what are we do to with people who make up stuff? You can’t prove this – you people can’t prove anything.

        However, Obama has proven to be a successful leader and Commander in Chief. Our votes go to Obama.

      5. samson says:

        Keep drinking that Kool Aid Jeanine…the only thing Obama has been successful at is the destruction of our country, bailouts that didn’t work, high unemployment, highest poverty percentage, more people on food stamps than ever before, solyndra scam, as bad as enron, the list goes on and on and on……

      6. Mark Christopher says:

        Dear Jeanine,

        Why?? Haven’t you seen enough?? Do you hate your country?? I mean that in a nice way….

        Do you actually believe what you hear on the 5 o’clock news? You seem so misinformed…

      7. Barry Levy says:

        successful.

        He promised that with his stimulus package unemployment would not exceed 8% and that hasn’t happened. When you promise something and don’t deliver that is called failure.

        He has failed to uphold immigration laws, yet sue states for doing that work. Where I come from, if you can’t do something that is your job and somebody else bails you out, that is a failure and even worse that he has the government, that is we the people, suing the people.

        But he did promise that with his energy plans the cost of energy would skyrocket and I am reminded that he has proven to keep his word on that every time I get gas from my car, and the thousands of dollars that I have had to shell out because he was successful, is enough reason to remove this man

      8. fgrey says:

        Sparky, you are more ignorant and probably as racist as he artist. Yes, this is America and one is entitled to their views and the stupids are the fair de jour for their like-wise massively short attention spanned audiences.

      9. Rk Warren says:

        I don’t find the work objectionable, it is art and one mans opinion, nuanced or not. What continues to amaze me is the denial the conservative public embraces. Their ideology failed time and again and they still continue to read the same book. J.S. Mills once opined the not all conservatives are stupid, but most stupid people are conservative. I find this well expressed in most of the responses following herewith. This note will engender the usual Kool-aid, foolish and insipid comments. After the blatant failure of Mr Bush s presidency and the decent of the GOP into what it has become today, laughably inept but hateful. I no longer wish to discuss issues with the anonymous posters. They are cowards hiding behind a non de plume without backbone, knowledge or sense of history.
        Rik Warren in Atlanta.

      10. Duneflower says:

        Agree with both Kevin Groenhagen and stopthe below, with the addition of the other Roosevelt and the other father/son duo named John Adams, and an emphasis on W – I think he should be right up there with Obama.

    2. Dr. B says:

      Did you mean POS?

      1. Lafe says:

        No, that would be you.

    3. Jeanine Ruby says:

      Yea, sorry your side’s so bad….too bad your candidates are such jokes.

      But yet you trash the only person in the ring who’s looking out for YOU.

      Obama will win his 2nd term and you all know it – we all know it. So go on and keep bashing Obozo and show us your true colors.

      Unleash! We need a good afternoon laugh!

      1. Tim W. says:

        Give it to ’em , Jeanine!!

      2. Jeanine Ruby is a fool says:

        Jeanine… somewhere there is a trailer park missing their idiot… please call in to report your just lost without a clue

      3. Susan Gate says:

        Obumbler is not going to win election.. there is only 10 states and the district of columbia that give him above a 50% approval….
        All the other states gus aoproval is around 40% and lower.. look it up by googling gallop obama state approval jan 2012. Obama will lose in a landslide. Nov can’t come here fast enough to get rid of the worst President ever. Unfortunately the damage Obumbler has done will take a long time to repair.

      4. RangerDan says:

        Your statement is way out of date. Look again!

      5. Elaine says:

        THE ONLY way he will be in the WH again is the same way he got in the last time: Voter Fraud; and I have no doubt he will try to do it. But that is his only chance to get back in OUR WH.

      6. Right Is Wrong says:

        Your WH? I am a registered voter and I voted for the President. I also got out the vote and walked hundreds of miles canvassing and meeting with voters. We were better organized and had a much better candidate than you. We won, fair and square. I had to sit through 8 years of former President Bush’s trampling of the Constitution and trampling of the Constitution. You can wait your turn or throw your vote away on Newt, Cain, or whoever the flavor of the month is. You blame everybody for your own shortcomings, except yourself. I did well under Bush, and I’m doing even better under Obama. I get up every day and work had. That’s all it takes, Elaine. So instead of thinking up you dim-witted little names for our president, perhaps you should apply yourself to your own career, business or education. You’re the typical Tea Party type–everyone else is to blame, never you for making poor life decisions. That’s all.

      7. Elaine says:

        “OUR” WH…You aren’t the ONLY person who got out and campaigned. You are an extremely arrogant man just like YOUR fearless leader who is destroying OUR Country.

        Just FYI: He didn’t get the votes to be President:
        2008 Republican presidential primaries delegate count
        As of June 10, 2008
        Candidates Actual
        pledged delegates1
        (1,780 of 1,917) Estimated total delegates2
        (2,159 of 2,380;
        1,191 needed to win)
        John McCain 1,378 1,575
        Mike Huckabee 240 278
        Mitt Romney 148 271
        Ron Paul 14 35
        This box: view talk edit
        Color key: 1st place Candidate has
        withdrawn
        Sources:
        1 “Primary Season Election Results”. The New York Times. (regularly updated).
        2 “Election Center 2008 – Republican Delegate Scorecard”. CNN. (regularly updated).

        Keep Dreaming….the ONLY way he will get in again is by FRAUD.

      8. Right Is Wrong says:

        I am arrogant, or what Republicans call intelligent and superior. You can quote any statistics you like, but the fact remains that President Obama is the President of the United States. We won. You lost. I served with 100’s of dedicated volunteers and I ran into your type every day. You generally back down when confronted. You equate your hate and bluster with power. Most Americans can see right through it. Your candidates, if they win, will do nothing that benefits the majority of Americans. If you’re a millionaire or a billionaire, they’re your party. If you enjoy being ruled by the Religious Right, vote for them. If you win, I can guarantee you’ll be out come the next election. Republicans always mess up.

      9. Stephen Johnson says:

        You realize Obama is still funding ACORN. The only difference this time is ACORN is under a another name.

      10. Right Is Wrong says:

        Voter fraud was of little to no consequence in the 2008 presidential elections, where it might have been much in play when George W Bush was declared president after Republican operative’s jackboot, thug intimidation at the Florida State Office entrusted to recount and inspect hanging chads. I find that Republicans take an isolated incident, e.g. the two Black Panthers (maybe) hanging out in front of one polling place. This is a classic Republican dirty trick tool–always create the illusion that there’s a huge problem and then hammer it home on Fox News over, over and over. Whether it’s the phony War on Christmas scandal, etc. Republicans find a way to distort the truth, dehumanize the opposition and spread their virulent form of propaganda. Currently, Republicans are trying to disenfranchise many legal citizen voters with laws that resemble Jim Crow laws, poll taxes and intimidation. You are the true enemies of democracy and you’re sore losers. Even if there was voter fraud from the boogeyman ACORN, whatever, it doesn’t even begin to compare with the way your side raises billions in secret money from corrupt corporations and criminal donors.

      11. Right Is Wrong says:

        You realize that Republicans receive money from shady casino owners, the Koch Brothers, Big Oil, Big Pharma and Big Religion, right? You realize that Fox News, the propaganda arm of the Republican party, distorts the truth, plants stories and gives talking points to everyone on the conservative side. You realize that Republicans gave us Jack Abrahamoff and other corrupt lobbyists who peddle influence, mainly with Republicans to overturn laws that might help the average American? You know that Newt Gingrich was a lobbyist. You know that Mitt Romney “hides” his money in the Cayman Islands to evade paying taxes, etc. Tell me when you want to stop. I don’t need any lectures from your side about morality, ethics, etc. Your side has shown time and time that you’re NOT the party of Family Values, or any other kind for that matter.

      12. Stephen Johnson says:

        Liberal, “open minded” CBS will no longer allow me to make comments to you. That, or you have block me. Otherwise, I have written you 4 times and nothing is posting.

  2. Bob says:

    Compared to the so called “Art” we see here in NY…this is so lame.

    1. jim says:

      It is art, because it speaks volumes without being overly impressed. AND I’ve SEEN ‘art’ in NYC. (Mapletorpe).
      I would take this art over what you got anyday.

      1. Jeanine Ruby says:

        Can you name one thing President Obama has done to violate the constitution – Just one thing….we’re waiting……

        yea. I didn’t think so.

      2. whosebone says:

        taken over a private auto company.

      3. jekyllisland says:

        NDAA
        The Healthcare Bill

        That is two

      4. John D says:

        You got OWNED by Frank Whyte, and he’s on YOUR SIDE. lol Do you realize what a moron that makes you? (Kudos to you, Frank, for having integrity and intelligence, unlike the Jeanine-bot here)

      5. Frank Whyte says:

        @Jeanine, He signed the NDAA authorizing the indefinite detention of American citizens. This is in direct violation of the sixth amendment. He also authorized the assassination of Anwar Al-Awlaki, an American citizen, without due process of law. I would call both those unconstitutional. I voted for him and supported him but it’s important we be honest about the state of affairs in this country. Blind allegiance is not patriotic!

      6. James says:

        Should we mention mandatory health care reform? Ok fine, I’ll pick another from this exhausting list, since you only asked for one:

        Czars: The moniker for appointees who report to no one but the president has taken on a new and eerie resemblance to the dusty Russian tsars of old. Article 2.2 grants the president leeway to appoint managers, but those managers may not have any regulatory, legislative or law-making powers — such powers are reserved to the legislative branch. Today’s “czars” have the power of cabinet members without having to go through a vetting process or the confirmation process prescribed for cabinet members. Czars are unelected and untouchable political decision-makers — in violation of Article 1.1

      7. John says:

        how about resigning the patriot act

      8. joyce says:

        jeanine, how about the killing of american citizens by drones without due process? think, before you speak.

      9. David Wamsley says:

        Let’s see now , so called recess appointments comes to mind; Gun registration in the southern boarder states, Fast and Furious, which is the attempt to undermine our second amendment, resulting in the death of boarder agent Brian Terry and hundreds of Mexicans, the war involvment in Libya with out congressional approvel, Selective enforcement of laws past by a elected congree and signed by a setting president I am sure there are more.

      10. demsvoteblindly says:

        Jeanine Ruby

        He attacked a foreign country WITHOUT congressional approval and never did let them vote on it. Say what you want about Bush, at least he let Congress vote on his war.

        He placed Czars in record numbers to avoid congress.

        He’s administration sold guns illegally to Mexican drug cartels under the operation “Fast and Furious” and has been playing cover up ever since. The reason for Fast and Furious was to build his case to take away the 2nd amendment right to Americans living along the boarder because too many guns were going across the boarder. When the facts didn’t show his case, he tried to flood Mexico with American guns and so far over 300 Mexicans have been killed by these guns and atleast 1 American Boarder Patrolman was murdered by such guns. Maybe you should do some research.

        I could go on and on, but for someone like as dense as you, you could witness the crime taking place and you would still not believe it.

      11. ER says:

        Wow, you people pin the blame for resigning the Patriot Act and singing bills passed by Congress all on Obama (he should have vetoes the NDAA). The rest of your cited examples have not been ruled unconstitutional. There is this thing called the Supreme Court that decides what is and isn’t constitutional, no all of you people. If you read the actual constitution, it is open to lots of interpretation. Take the second amendment. How many Militias are around these days, but the Supreme Court long ago decided that the text of the second amendment meant you could own any gun you want for any reason.

        Not another single example has been ruled unconstitutional, and therefore, your claims are your opinions (based on your years of legal study I am sure). The argument that all of these things Obama has allegedly done (even though many of them passed Congress) that are “unconstitutional” is ridiculous. Until the third branch of government (i.e. the Courts) decides, these things are not unconstitutional under current law.

        But this isn’t really about the facts, is it? It is about your unbridled political agenda.

      12. jim says:

        ER
        There is still a Militia around that is in excess of 65 million Americans strong.

        The need for a strong militia is just valid today as it was at the time of the founding of our country,

        Americans can still be secure in the fact America still has a strong militia to keep brain dead people with an old tired failed ideology from destroying the greatest country this planet has ever produced.

        If the third branch of government continues prostituting our constitution, America still has fourth branch of government, the American Militia, to step in and put an end to the destruction of this great nation.

        Saving a great nation, What a beautuiful political agenda.

      13. Right Is Wrong says:

        I am absolutely sick of hearing the whiny complaints of Tea Party, militia types, etc. President Obama we democratically elected as the President of the US. You may not like, it just as I didn’t like it when Bush was elected by the Conservative-leaning Supreme Court, but you didn’t hear me saying we should arrest the former president for treason, overthrow the elected government, raise militias, etc. I think at the core of it, Republicans, Conservatives, Tea Party folks or whatever are the true radicals and are dangerous to democratically-elected governments. If you don’t get your way, you threaten violence and other nastiness. You truly resemble the Nazis and other dictatorially regimes more than anything I’ve ever seen. My first vote ever was cast for President Ronald Reagan, a man who would be judged as “liberal” by the likes of you and your ilk.

      14. lafe says:

        Don’t worry Jeanine, these tools don’t have a clue. The President NEVER said unemployment would be held below 8%.

        The bailout of auto companies is not against the constitution. If it was, Teabaggers in the House would be screaming for the Supremes to do something.

        The Affordable Heath care act is a moderate success, only lessened by stupid republicans efforts to derail it. These are the same cowards who were too scared (re. YELLOW) to allow terrorists to be tried in the US so Guantanimo was forced to remain open.

        I could go on and on about how republicans trashed the economy and left the next administratin to clean up the mess, but why bother? These morons still wouldn’t get it.

    2. Bob A says:

      Not enough homcentric pornography for most New Yorkers.

      1. Tod says:

        Are you kidding Jeanine? Should we start with the indefinite detention of american citizens without due process or going to war without consulting congress. No, you’re right, Obama isn’t trampling the constitution at all, brainwashed ****……

      2. Rk Warren says:

        you being the Bob You being the expert?expert?

    3. rjames says:

      Not enough elephant dung or urine for NY art, either.

    4. G volans says:

      liberal new york snob

  3. Gary N says:

    Very thought provoking art. I like it.

    1. Yankee Doodle says:

      The founding fathers would kick our A55es for letting a Kenyan Muslim take over our country and for letting foreigners invade our nation by the millions under the guise of “immigration” and “multiculturalism”

      1. E in Canton says:

        Think they’d be more upset morons like you were making such idiotic comments.

      2. Rich says:

        Agree Yankee – Wish People would Read and Understand the Federalist Papers that made this country GREAT!.

      3. RR says:

        Hey “E”. Why don’t you buck up and provide a reason or two why you think Yankee is a moron. I’ll listen to the crickets while I await your brilliance…

      4. Joe Dutra says:

        E in Canton is an illegal immigrant.

      5. smokehouse56 says:

        Morons like E in Canton has no idea what your talking about when you said Federalists Papers.

      6. Dan Carter says:

        You are correct, Yankee. Though I am not sure whether or not he is Muslim, one thing is for sure – he is no Christian.

      7. TimVA says:

        Interesting, E in Canton. My guess is the Founding Fathers would refer to their recently written 1st Amendment Right of free speech.

      8. Steven says:

        Couldn’t have said it better and I’m a genius🙂

      9. Gabe Hernandez says:

        lest we forget, Yankee Doodle—except for native americans, we’re ALL illegal immigrants. I may have my weaknesses as a person, but at least I can say I’m not a bigot ike you.

      10. Steve says:

        @Gabe “Hernandez” I don’t know about you, but I didn’t enter this country illegally.

      11. Richard Halavais says:

        Steve, you’re wrong. Second generation Americans were almost universally born here so they’re citizens.

      12. Herman Vogel says:

        Good for you,,,setting a good example is what more people should be doing. You are a true American.

      13. Doug says:

        As a proud liberal, I’m always pleased to see that bigots like this are the ones who are opposed to Obama.

      14. Dirty says:

        LOOK EVERYONE!…Here’s a prime example of the problem right here. It calls itself Doug!!

      15. upaces88 says:

        It needs to check into a psychiatric ICU to have its meds changed.

      16. Pensieve says:

        Yawn … Doug’s reduced to the tiresome rejoinder of the intellectually bereft liberal..

      17. upaces88 says:

        It hasn’t had his/her meds changed yet. They still aren’t working.

      18. Sane says:

        Kenyan Muslim conspiracies just make liberals smile you moron. It’s people like you that will get Obama re-elected because they will paint all conservatives like whack jobs. Good work… http://static.ak.fbcdn.net/rsrc.php/v1/yq/r/RwaZQIP0ALn.gif

      19. david Still says:

        another nutter! Christ go back to day care

      20. Custis Washington says:

        George Washington would have Obama shining the silver.

      21. Jack Kennedy says:

        doug……….thanks for admitting that demonization is all you have with regards to the defending of oblamo

        e/canton……..obviously, sucks to be you

        gabe………..the natives, real Americans, deserve this country……..the mexicans, like you, need to go home

      22. scott Chester says:

        E in Canton is not to be considered too bright, eh? Spot on mate, right then!

      23. Jaime says:

        Yes, we are all illegal aliens Gabe. Plus the art has no resemblance to reality and Yankee Doodle comments are not correct. Was there a country to regulate migration when the Europeans arrive to North America? Was there a welfare system for illegals to parasite from taxpayers? So many imbeciles receive “multicultural” diplomas in the public education system that these days reasoning is a scarce commodity. Wait, logic is a product of western civilization why bother when logic equates cannibalism? We are in the times of multiculturalism, of relativism. How can I forget that?

      24. Zach Tyler says:

        I don’t like Obama, but he won the last election. This November, I’ll vote again.

        When I read ignorant, moronic posts like yours, I understand the reason the Founding Fathers created the Electoral College to actually elect a President.

      25. RT says:

        Our “founding fathers” were foreigners. Ask any Indian left alive.

      26. Pauler. says:

        Bull! The Founding Fathers were fifth generation Americans. Look it up man.

      27. REPUBLIC RISING says:

        Not all of the founders were born in America, but many were. But they were NOT NATURAL BORN that is why they allowed an exception in the Constitution for themselves.

        RIGHT NOW we have a COUNTERFEIT GOV’T, COUNTERFEIT SYSTEM, COUNTERFEIT MONEY, etc. that has ENSLAVED us all with SLAVERY DEMOCRACY.

        There is Only One Peaceful, Lawful, Constitutional Solution to end the Misery that we Live in Slavery Democracy – RISING in REPUBLIC “…and to the Republic for which it Stands…”
        http://www.RepublicForTheunitedStates.org

      28. upaces88 says:

        They wrote it into the Constitution because they did NOT want a British spy to work their way into a position to destroy their new found freedom from England.

      29. maryze says:

        I don’t know you but I love you.. You are soooo right and not afraid to say it..My kind of American.. Right on!!

      30. dan says:

        the only idiot here i read is E in Canton — typical globalist progressive liberal wussie

        america needs to get back to basics and take back our govt from this thugocracy

      31. Maryze says:

        My comment was for Yankee doodle

      32. David L says:

        Well the founders themselves were illegal immigrants. What constitutes illegal varies. does natural law not have a place in judicial law? That doesn’t mean that our founders were bad, they were doing what comes natural, dominating their environment using the tools that either evolved or were given to mankind. Blankets statements show why our nation is in such dire straights, there is not only a loss of intellectualism, currently there is a fad of anti-intellectualism going on. To state facts is called making a judgment, it is hating America, it is hating God, wanting poor people to die, you name it. It is everything but an honest discussion of how to save ourselves from ourselves. Thanks to talking head TV and talk radio our national politics has devolved into a sporting event where our team has to win even if it means the entire league and fans losing. I have hope for our Republic but it is going to get much worse before it get’s better I’m afraid. The days of Pax Americana are over, hopefully the days of Pax Sinica have not begun or God help us all.

      33. scott chester says:

        For Maryze, I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy also, can you love two of us?

      34. Martinez says:

        To Gabe and Jaime, I am Hispanic, and you to don’t what the he11 you’re talking about. Your just race baiting. You probably think you’re talking about Aztlan that’s the biggest joke I’ve heard since doing some real research on Azteca. It’s disgusting how socialist hispanic pigs like you fail to point out that true American Hispanics are the most devout and family oriented people in the US. You give us a bad name!!

      35. SARGESGIFTSHOP says:

        This is a free country, if E in Canton wants to put lipstick and a dress on his camel that’s his right..
        But come Nov. this year I will personally cancell out his vote.

      36. Daniel Tipping says:

        How about taxing human labor, undeclared wars, and a central bank?
        There’s plenty about which the founding fathers could be upset.

      37. HeckSpawn says:

        E in Canton is obviously in Canton, China…

      38. Miguel says:

        I agree with Mattiniz. As an ex-democrat out her in CA, I solidly attack the vicious haters, Obama,

        This painter is right on! My former party has utterly destroyed our hopes, our dreams, out children’s futures here in Ca. Our 12% unemployment rate is proof that democrats and their academic cabal pf environmentalist, and government union thugs hate The American Worker and are happy to sacrifice The American Worker on their alter of academic environmentalist purity.

      39. LIBERTY ONE says:

        Jack Kennedy , “RIGHT ON BROTHER” spoken like a true AMERICAN.

      40. T.Paine says:

        No ”E”, they’d kick our a44e4 for ALLOWING morons like you stay in this Country

      41. T.Paine says:

        No ”E”, they’d kick our a$$e$ for ALLOWING morons like you stay in this Country

      42. Chelle Mitchell says:

        Yankee Doodle – Bravo!!

      43. LIBERTY ONE says:

        The forgotton man needs to get his sorry candy ass off the bench and grow a spine along with the will and heart of a warrior! and take back his country (THIS IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR) it is up to us! Americans that believe in true Freedom and Liberty.

      44. Clarity-jane Seer says:

        Agreed! Its time for Americans to get off the Obama Kool-Aid they are drinking!

      45. upaces88 says:

        RR, I posted this same remark far down on the Blog. E in Canton sounds just like one of those Craig’s List Hirees Obama paid for Yahoo Buzz….they get paid to be stupid.

      46. John says:

        You said it!

      47. eve hunter says:

        i feel so helpless. our newspapers no longer report news but are bought and paid to report the news as people against our government want them to. what do we do? there are huge blocks of people who want a weak government to continue. the tough old people who know better are dying off.

      48. Facts says:

        Barack Hussein Obama…the odd man out of all U.S. Presidents. And NOT in a good way. This painting totally captures that. Now what are our liberal ‘friends’ — who are normally ‘all for’ freedom of expression — going to do…all of a sudden say there’s no right to paint something like this?

      49. Francisco Juarez says:

        i agree with all who think barrack “HUSSIEN’ obama is a muslim kenyan who hates America…he is destroying our country little by lots. he is getting rid of our military and using that money fo fund the wall protestors and other incidious un-american organizations. the muslim brother hood for one. the black panthers, the anti- tea party people. i want to buy this poster and i would proudly frame it and display it in my livingroom… and if you are here illegally, you should be deported immediately if not sooner. and obama should be the first to to…

      50. Paula E Saunders says:

        So true,,, we will ge a long time, if ever getting out of the mess we have dug ourselves into, was ot realy only three years ago, our great nation elected this idiot….!!

      51. lafe says:

        Morons like smokehouse and the rest of the deluded right-wingnuts put too much emphasis on papers they’ve never read.

      52. mcp123 says:

        “going to do…all of a sudden say there’s no right to paint something like this?”

        No we are going to laugh at another insane nutjob republican propaganda piece. like we always do… then will watch Jon Stewart do an even more funny piece about your insanity and nutbaggery.

    2. Brick Bats says:

      Obama is likely going to be one of the greatest two term presidents we’ve ever had. He is literally one of the best presidents and followed one of the worst. God bless America and God bless Obama!

      OBAMA 2012 HILLARY 2016

      1. idaho2run says:

        What? Get off the crack pipe!
        Do you even know what the Constitution is?
        And he already is the worst President by all indicators ot this Country.

      2. Michael Baram says:

        I have a better idea…one you’ll love. Declare him “President for Life”, disband Congress and the Supreme Court, and let His Gloriousness rule by decree.
        Oh…ooops….he’s already doing that.
        Fool!

      3. RT says:

        I’m sorry if your Xanax prescription ran out as you were composing this but in what world is Barack doing ANY of the above? Last I heard the Supremes were hearing cases and Congress was digging itself an increasing deeper hole in the polls.

      4. jschmidt says:

        Bricks- you get hit by one of those bricks?

      5. E.F. Young says:

        Quite taking drugs now! A mind is a terrible thing to waste

      6. Willie says:

        You must be a Marxist too.

      7. Don Ingram says:

        You are right about one thing; he will be the greatest president ever in driving up the debt. Let see, so far to date, it is five trillion dollars, yep! he is by far the most spending president ever in history. We have a real winner in the white house.

      8. Collin Jonn says:

        Apparently your mind has become delusional with the hope and change BS…..whenever obama speaks its nothing but lost hope and change for the worst. Research what our founding Fathers wrote in the Constitution, Obama is destroying it piece by piece, and your praising him ? I HOPE your one of the first to be culled from the heard.

      9. Arnold Milligan says:

        Please Google, if what you find does not scare you then something is wrong:

        -Larry Sinclair press conference
        -Obama gay lover murdered
        -Obama tax fraud
        -Obama humiliated by half brother
        -Obama lied broken campaign promises
        -Obama raised more money from rich bankers than any candidate
        -Obama’s communist mentor
        -In early Obama white house, female staffers felt froze out
        -Obama says founders were wrong

    3. mark says:

      only one problem with the painting. barak obama is the 43rd person to hold the office of president but the 44th president. grover cleveland served as 22nd and 24th, meaning the picture should hold only 43 men

      1. Max17 says:

        There are only 43 presidents in the picture. You must have counted the bench guy to get to 44.

      2. James G says:

        You counted them? Really?

      3. James says:

        I counted them in seconds. It’s pretty easy. There are only 43 presidents pictured.

      4. Zut Allure says:

        That’s because Obama is George Bush 44 lol.. http://youtu.be/u4s5gKlyCnU

      5. charlie says:

        check you gramma biatch

      6. padutch1 says:

        I do not care who runs against Obama. I will vote for that person. PERIOD! 4 more years of Obama will kill this nation.

      7. Wang Chung says:

        Who cares? Obama thinks there’s 57 states !!!

      8. Jeff Stone says:

        Barrack is the 44th President, no one is disputing Cleveland’s 2 non-consecutive terms…but Obama is still the 44th President in terms of proper numeration.

      9. Jeff Stone says:

        Counting the actual presidents in the picture, lol, you people have way too much time on your hands.

      10. Foghorn Leghorn says:

        It does.

      11. eugene says:

        Really Mark? Thats what you find in the painting? Completely ignoring the point of it to try and sound clever?

      12. jim says:

        You people are a bunch of meat heads

      13. Calvin Kenney says:

        MORE ACCURATELY WOULD HAVE BEEN WITH GW BU$H JR & SR, CLINTON AND VP’S CHENEY & BIDEN, THE TRUE AUTHORS OF THE HORRIBLY UNpatriotic U.S.A.P.A.T.R.I.O.T. A.C.T. ALL WITH THEIR FEET ON THE CONSTITUTION AS FELLOW LUCIFERIAN SKULL & BONESMEN, THEY EACH HAD A PART IN THIS TREACHEROUS TREASON! AND EACH GUILTY OF TREASON AND SHOULD BE ARRESTED ASAP!

      14. Mary Beth says:

        Doesn’t the man on the bench represent the people?

      15. 50gary says:

        The man on the bench according to the artist is “The Forgotten Man” of the Great Depression. The artist has him representing the unemployed man of today, that is not how the phrase was originally coined and used, so this artist mis-named his painting. Actually during the Great Depression the Forgotten man was the man still working and paying all the taxes and bills. Everyone always feels sorrow for the poor down trodden man (as it should be) but the forgotten man was still working Mitt Romney. just mentioned the modern forgotten man, the middle man that still works and still pays his taxes. Mitt R. was misquoted (on purpose by many) when he said, I don’t worry so much about the poor they have the safety net the middle man does not.

      16. ClapYo Hands says:

        To Calvin Kenney, I agree. Don’t worry, we’re not through with those silver spoon goofs. Wheels of justice grind slow but exceedingly fine, and we want every lump of snot taken out of them. Ol Cheney gets so scared he runs to the hospital with heart probs to get cover and sympathy. Won’t work, fella. Bush doesn’t seem to be chopping down trees on his plantation since he left office, maybe hoping he can hide behind them. Wolfowitz gets booted from jobs and no one wants to be close to him because Americans are angry and will inflict Justice. All of those neocons and zionist anti-Americans are not out of range of American attention. Obummer is just one in the same and thinks his theatrical glares at the zionists will make us think he is not their pal. That’s all for today, folks! Have a good weekend everybody.

    4. alex c says:

      Its so rare that Republicans make art.. I’m impressed that he painted at all!

      1. mark says:

        yeah, they are generally creating jobs, running businesses, and adding value to the economy. not a whole lot of time for art.

      2. David Christensen says:

        Nearly as rare as a democrat who isn’t impressed by Obama’s farts.

      3. Charles Casey Ross says:

        Art for “special needs” Marxist tools like Alex is a crucifix in a jar of urine or elephant dung on the Virgin Mary. That we Republicans helped pay for. You’re welcome Alex! Now go collect your unemployment check.

      4. Steven says:

        E in Canton pull the pickle out of your ass, it’s clogging up your brains and clouding your judgement🙂

      5. lafe says:

        Yes, right wing Nazis usually only steal art.

    5. robert m. simon says:

      I think that it is very provocativd and accurate.

      1. InvertedFartKnocker says:

        Indeed, Keanu Reeves (on the bench) hasn’t made a good movie in quite some time.

      2. Mark Twain says:

        IT’S only a work of art. Why the hell is this a controversy, in a free society?

        (shut up and bite tongue)

      3. WDarwin says:

        This is a good way to find yourself hurried away to a gulag. Kings and Czars do not tolerate this insolence.

      4. Benjamin says:

        Indeed art often imitates life. Obama has little respect for our Constitution. In an interview in 2002, he criticized the constitution for it being an instrument that specified what the government could not do to you, but lacked content specifying what the goverment could and should do for you. He is a totalitarianist, that believes the Government should control every segment of socdiety. If he remains in office our freedoms will continues to vanish. He is among the most corrupt presidents our country has ever had.

    6. joejo says:

      What’s funny is everybody’s blaming Obama.

      And yet we’re rooting for Romney (who said he would also have signed the NDAA) and Rubio (who voted yes to NDAA and sponsored SOPA.)

      Swapping the president’s (D) for an (R) doesn’t mean much these days.

      There’s one GOP candidate who is against all of this nonsense. You know who he is.

      1. Roger says:

        We’re not swapping joe, Obama’s going to get re-elected. Not saying I want it, but it’s gonna happen.

      2. Don Kaag says:

        Doesn’t matter if Obama gets reelected so long as Conservatives increase their presence in the House and take the Senate from the Democrats. If that happens in November the Obama Administration will spend the next 4 years trying to stay out of jail and they will get zippo passed in the Legislature. I don’t think much of RINO Romney either, so I am focusing on the elections in the Congress.

      3. proudnot2bliberal says:

        Oh good God not another Rupaul nut! Ru is in agreement with odumbo on man issues!

        Ru blames America for 9-11 & other issues hes jimmy carter thinks we can just let the chips fall where they may. Gee let me ask if you next door neighbor was building a nuke plant in his backyard wouldnt you be a bit concerned? Ru & the paulettes arent! That speaks volumes

      4. tim thomerson says:

        Like!

      5. upaces88 says:

        Joe! I know! Even George Sorros said the same thing! Maybe they just watch the news and think they are getting it. The Media is shoving Romney down our throats.

      6. Eric N says:

        Who’s rooting for Romney? Me and nearly everyone I know is rooting for Ron Paul – the one who is against the nonsense.

      7. Big_Mack1 says:

        Joejo said, “There’s one GOP candidate who is against all of this nonsense. You know who he is.”

        Yes, but unfortunately, the LameStream Media drove him out of the race about a month ago.

      8. Smack Dab says:

        You might have a point there, if only I knew what your alphabet soup meant. This is a little too insider-y for me.

      9. oldtexasgal says:

        Don’t know if this has been verified, but all you Ron Paul fans might be interested in this article by Mark America: “Has Ron Paul Sold His Soul to Mitt Romney?” http://markamerica.com/2012/02/03/ron-paul-sold-his-soul-to-mitt-romney/

      10. brassia says:

        yes, and he sold out to Romney for a chance to speak @ the convention!

      11. ClapYo Hands says:

        Sure we do, Joejo. There is only one American candidate who is loyal in everything. Ronnie. Test yourself folks. Can you imagine the subject painting showing Ronnie stamping on our Constitution? See, it doesn’t woik. We know who is stamping on our Constitution, and the artist got that right.

      12. Ken Bowser says:

        yea, me. KENEMA. And Obama has been the most blatant. And to think he taught constitutional law.

      13. Luap says:

        tu(R)(D)s

      14. linda says:

        Don Kaag–It does matter if BHO is reelected. He MUST NOT be reelected! He will pass his laws by Execu Order, just like he does now. He will add more Czars who bypass Congressional approval and scrutiny, he will stuff Liberal/nonConstitutional judges into place, he will absolve term limits and be “President for Life” if ever given the chance. And–who can stand another 4 years of listening to all the lies and conspiracies he creates!

    7. RJ O'Guillory says:

      The U.S. of Hollow

      Junior demons litter the culture,
      sucking up all that’s left.
      The Elder knew how to pick em’
      The Boy claimed no such heft.
      Picked apart and long picked over,
      our bird of Giving Thanks.
      America, finally laid to rest,
      by her own traitorous Yanks.
      Liberty & Freedom,
      need no such plan to follow.
      Bleeding slowly across our land,
      The United States of Hollow.

      RJ O’Guillory /Author/ Webster Groves-The Life of an Insane

      1. charlie says:

        this might be the gayest thing I ever read…

      2. RJ O'Guillory says:

        …well Charlie,…I’m the author,..not gay,…but laughing my ass off at you and your bigoted comment,…well, at least you had a reaction,..sad though you were raised to be an adult bigot,…and sad you were raised to be so stupid as an adult, ….you cannot find meaning in the poem, that’s fine,..but to insult gay folks,..what an ass-clown you must be…

        Regards,

        RJ O’Guillory
        Author-
        Webster Groves-The Life of an Insane family

      3. Lewis says:

        I like it. Keep on with the truth. The truth is mighty and it shall prevail.

      4. ClapYo Hands says:

        Wowzer. Hope it slaps awake at least some snoozing Americans. Poor junior demons never had a chance to be anything else thanks to the empty, vacant of truth and morals society enabled by their parents and which Americans have watched “progress” like flipping magazine pages and then ignoring. Charlie, zombie like, brings in for comparison his reading experience which confirms the trash opportunities in our glossy society.

      5. DeputyMarshal says:

        Not so fast Mr. O’Guillory! I bet charlie has read lots of gay stuff!!

      6. cwgf says:

        Great poetry RJ, thanks. And so true. Funny thing about Truth. They can ridicule it, hurl insults at it, try to suppress it, and after all that work, there it stands.

      7. JeffreyJ says:

        Awesome poem, my friend. Only an idiot could miss the truth of it. But…take no heart, as we have about a hundred million brainwashed idiots here in the USA, apparently. Spend one night watching TV and you will see where it comes from.

    8. Ohio says:

      First of all. I know the Great Great whatever Grandson of Sitting Bull. He will tell you he is AN AMERICAN INDIAN Not a native American.. Most other American Indians like to be called American Indian rather thennative American. Only the wacko American Indians who want to remove the great names of College or HS with a non Indian name. How many times have you heard of a college changing their sports nick name to something other then Cheif or Indian or Warrior of the like? In Ohio, Miami U on Oxford, Oh, changed their name from Miami Redskins to a safe name. It was after a unheard of until then tribe of Miami Indians , protested the nickname Indian.. They have since gone back in to the blackness of no one knowing where they are today. Other tribes protest , are offered MONEY to go away and they do..

      As for E- Canton. Really we are morons, to call one a name is to be a racist..

    9. Jo Davy says:

      Just because art provokes does not mean the message is good or even accurate. Leni Riefenstahl was one of the great directors of all time – having made “Triumph of the Will” for the Nazis….

      There are other Presidents in the modern era that clearly overstepped their bounds that might be more appropriate in this painting. No doubt – for those who already dislike Obama – this simply helps fuel their anger – even if it is unwarranted that he appear this way in the painting..

      1. jaklynrose says:

        We don’t need anything to fuel our anger. Obama is doing fine all on his own. so sorry I voted for him. won’t make that mistake again. Dont’ like Romney or Gingrich but they would both be preferable to Obama. I was a moron when I voted for him.

      2. Brassia says:

        Unwarranted you said!!! One has to be deaf and blind and illeterate to be able to conclude it!

      3. Anthony says:

        Unwarranted? Where have you been the last three years? Mars? Oh wait, because of Obama, we are out of the space program…..and have to catch a ride with the Russians.

        Over-stepped? He has not stepped on the Constitution, he is stomping it into the ground. He has bypassed congress with “executive orders” more times than I can even count. He has shoved this healthcare debacle down our throats, and appointed supremely biased justices to the highest court of the land, who advocated for the government, on behalf of the heathcare law before getting her LIFE LONG spot on the bench. Nothing unusual about that? He attacked Libya, with out the consent or the will of the people and congress behind him. He took over private industries, and actually told a private company where they can, and CAN NOT do business in America.

        How much more proof do you need, this painting is VERY WARRANTED, and that idiot will probably get four more years because the republicans are just as stupid.

        Best ticket in town would have be Col. Allen West, because unlike obuttmer, he ACTUALLY KNOWS about foreign affairs, and is not afraid to use the word “terrorists” or “islam” in a bad light, or in combination.

        VP should have been Cain, he has actually WORKED for a living, not been smoking pot, and organizing communities……….

      4. JohnD says:

        Jo Davy, if you think this is unwarranted than you must have been asleep for the last 3 years. Keep drinking that liberal Kool-Aid, foolish person. Maybe you will wake up some day. But I seriously doubt it.

    10. Jo Davy says:

      Well just because art provokes does not mean the message is good or even accurate. Leni Riefenstahl was one of the great directors of all time – having made “Triumph of the Will” for the Nazis….

      There are one or two other Presidents in the modern era that clearly overstepped their bounds that might be more appropriate in this painting. No doubt – for those who already dislike Obama – this simply helps fuel their anger – even if it is unwarranted that he appear this way in the painting….

      1. Ozlanthos says:

        I’ve hated every president since Carter. Mostly because between their own inflation of the function and size of government, but mostly their UNCONSTITUTIONAL national policies. Now, when legislation is passed with the signature of the prez, that makes him personally responsible for it’s passage. He may not have drafted Obamacare, but he backed and signed it. He may not have drafted or even supported the NDAA BUT HE SIGNED IT!!!! Worse yet, he might have been entirely ignorant of it, but if he signs HR 3166, IT’S PASSAGE WILL BE HIS FAULT TOO! That is why we hate Obama! Not because he is black, not because he is a democrat, but because HE LIES, and (as a result of his ignorance, or an inherent lack of ability to perform his function as president) as we knew he would, has done a lot to harm the people of this nation.

        -Oz

      2. Kevin says:

        Really? You just had to support your talking points with the Nazi card? Really?

      3. Cregg Calhoun says:

        Know one else has stepped all over the constitution like Obama has signing treaties with the UN to under mine the constitution giving the UN the unlimeted power to come in to the USA and arrest who they want come and get your guns etc. ,!,

      4. JeffreyJ says:

        The message is very accurate, though not necessarily complete. Fact is, the constitution was trampled very much along the way. Roe v. Wade is an example. States rights have been obliterated. The Rico laws are another example.
        I think the painting is conveying a contemp and hatred of the constitution by Obama, more than anything else. Never has the office of the president been occupied by such a virulent anti-american in our history. Obama despises the constitution and would turn us into a place like a hybrid of his birth country Kenya and communist China if he could get away with it. The ideologue fool has got to go in November if we want to pass a nation on to our grandchildren.

      5. Laura says:

        Don’t forget the three fifths compromise James Madison wrote into the constitution.

      6. lb 22 says:

        Boy is this ever a moron fest. I’m astounded that so many people consider such facile propaganda a profound work of art.

        I’m no fan of Obama, but at least when I criticize him it is based on actual policies he has enacted rather than some made-up delusional hodgepodge of paranoid imaginings.

        I mean honestly Cregg, what treaty are you talking about that gives the UN the unlimeted(sic) power to come in to the USA and arrest who they want come and get your guns etc.

    11. upaces88 says:

      It hurt my heart because it is real.

    12. Lee says:

      Hey Gabe Hernandez, so you think native Americans just sprung up out of the ground here? We all immigrated here, even “native” Americans immigrated here. Some “natives” arrived first, then other “native” tribes shifted and displaced the original tribes for many years. Do you think all nativie American Indians are the very same? Do you think all Asians are the very same? Do you think all hispanics are the very same. No, they are not. So the natives that Europeans met when they arrived were not even the first group to live on this land. There were even Europeans to arrive in North America way before Columbus. The “natives” that later Europeans met had displaced others that were here first. Europeans just did what the “natives” had been doing for centuries before them; they joined the crowd and moved in on this land just like all of the other “natives” moved in before them. Do you think the Aztecs were the first to live in Mexico Mr Hernandez??? NOPE! Your Aztec ancestors in Mexico conquered the other Indians in that place and took over their land. So the ancestors of the Mexican natives were not actually the original natives. It is very racist and bigoted of you to treat one group of people differently because you don’t like their white skin.

      1. Smack Dab says:

        Off topic, but yeah, what you said about how no one is a “native” is absolutely true.

      2. David L says:

        Correct the Red Dirt People existed here before the contemporary “Native Americans” they are also called Paleo-indians but don’t let reasoned thinking and fact keep you from hating the brown people. That said we need border security to insure National Security and that goes for the northern border as well. You can freaking canoe into Maine from Canada We need a giant submerged fence there.

      3. Common Sense Guy says:

        If Barry Soetoro is re-elected, it will be Canada that is invaded by canoe traffic from Maine, not vice versa.

    13. Lori says:

      Mr. McNaughton, your painting takes my breath away. I wish I could see it up close in all its grandeur. You’re a great Ameican.

      1. Brushman says:

        Sorry i am a native i was born here…

    14. LJLoyed says:

      I went to the website to see the painting and it’s unavailable. Since being on Drudge I bet the traffic is astronomical and crashed the server. It’s good to see some people still care. I hope this Drudge posting sells that artist 1000 paintings.

    15. kyl says:

      Whenever the U.S. Postal Service decides to make an official Obama commemorative stamp, THIS WOULD BE PERFECT!

      1. upaces88 says:

        LOL, Except, no one would buy it.

      2. michiganruth says:

        I’d buy it!

      3. upaces88 says:

        Why in the world would anyone want to buy an Obama Stamp?

      4. Kevin says:

        Oh, you’ll buy it, alright… But it or pay the mandatory fine….

    16. deadpammy says:

      I saw this painting a while back, what 2 years ago? At that point the artist knew, a lot of us knew, why did it take so long for the rest of you?

      Rachel Maddow is a sad woman who wants so desperately to be in the cool crowd. But Sadly she is only a propagandist. Hoping her lies will be noticed by the WH to expand her carrier of idiocy.

      1. Dr. 9 says:

        Rachel Maddow? Is he/she/it still around?

      2. aubreyfarmer says:

        Madow has been thoroughly indoctrinated in the Marxist school of thought. She received her education free of charge through the Rhodes Scholarship. Total traitor to our Bill of Rights and Constitution.

    17. OldBittyBates says:

      Obama is the Apostle of hopelessness and poverty. He sure does enjoy his devil’s food cake.

    18. Ghostsouls says:

      obama and the democrats support the arts…. so what’s the problem….?

    19. A. Levy says:

      Let’s see if it provokes enough thought so that people actually think before they vote. In the end, it will be the weak, gullible, and mindless voters, not Obummer, who will destroy this country.

      1. upaces88 says:

        I REALLY want everyone to watch this. The Judge went way out on a limb to do this:

        udge Andrew Napolitano Explains HCB + More+A Lot MORE

        This is extremely important!!!

        http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=7n2m-X7OIuY

    20. Fraya says:

      It’s not controversial if it’s TRUE!!!

      1. Perspective says:

        That’s exactly my thought. What is so “controversial” about this??? Nothing at all unless you are still a “believer” in the Man Who Will Lower the Seas and Implement Dreams of His Father, through the Word of Jesus, ( latest comment from The One at the Prayer breakfast yesterday, apparently channeling a Jesus I don’t recognize who taught us that it is right to steal from some for your own wishes..do you recall when Jesus taught us to ignore the 10 Commandments, and to treat others the way we would not wish to be treated?)

      2. HammerDoc says:

        That’s what MAKES it controversial!

    21. Ghostsouls says:

      Where can I order a prints to display at my home and businesses?

    22. Larz Larzen says:

      Hopefully Obama and his henchman, “Stonewall” Holder, will be in Leavenworth prison before the election.

      1. Al Mount says:

        Hope Hell Larz..
        I’m praying for it.

      2. shimauma says:

        Well said Larz!! I’m looking forward to that faker barry hussien getting perp-walked to the police cruiser and I hope his hits his head on the roof with they shove him in the door

    23. MJS says:

      Yes, indeed.

      I wonder who the Mormon will vote for?

    24. Carlos says:

      Anyone who thinks Romney’s a RINO, is a kool aid drinking reactionary. He CUT taxes 19 TIMES. Vetoed pro-‘choice’ legislation, fought tooth & nail for the GOP in hostile NE.

      I’m proudly voting for him. So no more Americans have to look like the poor SOB in that painting.

      VIVE ROMNEY/RUBIO 2012.

    25. old white guy says:

      at the rate obama is destroying the constitution he could be shown burning it.

    26. meadowlands says:

      Great picture – Where can we get a copy?

    27. Janet says:

      Where can you get a copy? Great picture

    28. Bill Brown says:

      there is a congress helping him do it as well….

    29. Lee says:

      Goofy! “Goofy” always gets attention.

    30. Comrade Mike says:

      Gary N. So you like this anti Obama screed, huh? We have special re-education camps for racist mal-contents like you. Oh yes Gary, we know who you are and where your family lives. Comrade Obama and Comrade Hillary will surely re-educate you. For you and your families own good of course.

    31. Drake Jones says:

      What’s the big deal? According to Bush the Constitution “is just a god damned piece of paper!”

    32. Patriot says:

      You should look up the video on youtube. Were dealing with a rogue Administration, totally lawless. Throw Holder in Prison then arrest Obama and that would be a good start.

      Concerned Patriot.

    33. Maria-Erlinda says:

      Not only very likeable art, very accurate art also!

      And the message conveyed, that Obama is trampling on the Constitution should surprise no one; it was Obama who –publicly, in front of TV cameras– stated that the Constitution merely is “…a charter of negative liberties.”

      It’s Obama’s own words, and all the artist has done is jut put it graphically.

      Of course, Obama made acts follow his words; the violations of the Constitution Obama has so far perpetrated are evident and keep acceleratedly increasing in number, scope, breadth and impudence, as the main ones called to bring it to the Courts, the ones we have hired to do it in our name –the U.S. Congress– do nothing about it.

      The Democrat-controlled Senate is in the hands of Obama’s comrades; the Republican-controlled House is in the hands of RINOs, establishment Republicans and other spineless GOP specimens.

      Meanwhile, it has to be artists and other plain citizens the ones to bring the case to the attention of the rest of the American people.

      Thank you, Jon Naughton!

    34. bill booth says:

      One Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words !

    35. bill booth says:

      one picture is worth a thousand words!

    36. Jim in Houston says:

      Calvin Kenney : Hey, Cal all that dope you’ve been smoking has messed up your pathetic little brain. By the way, please learn how to take the Cap lock off and use lower case, except when capitalization is called for. All caps makes you look even stupider.

    37. Larry Miller says:

      It’s right on the money. Would like to see this on billboards all across the Country.

    38. HARRY says:

      THE TRUTH HURTS.

    39. aubreyfarmer says:

      2). “IN WHATEVER COUNTRY JEWS HAVE SETTLED IN ANY GREAT
      NUMBERS, THEY HAVE LOWERED ITS MORAL TONE; depreciated its
      commercial integrity; have segregated themselves and have not
      been assimilated; HAVE SNEERED AT AND TRIED TO UNDERMINE THE
      CHRISTIAN RELIGION UPON WHICH THAT NATION IS FOUNDED by
      objecting to its restrictions; have built up a state within a
      state; and when opposed have tried to strangle that country to
      death financially, as in the case of Spain and Portugal.
      For over 1700 years the Jews have been bewailing their sad
      fate in that they have been exiled from their homeland, they
      call Palestine. But, Gentlemen, SHOULD THE WORLD TODAY GIVE IT
      TO THEM IN FEE SIMPLE, THEY WOULD AT ONCE FIND SOME COGENT
      REASON FOR NOT RETURNING. Why? BECAUSE THEY ARE VAMPIRES,
      ANDVAMPIRES DO NOT LIVE ON VAMPIRES. THEY CANNOT LIVE ONLY AMONG
      THEMSELVES. THEY MUST SUBSIST ON CHRISTIANS AND OTHER PEOPLE
      NOT OF THEIR RACE.
      If you do not exclude them from these United States, in
      this Constitution in less than 200 years THEY WILL HAVE SWARMED
      IN SUCH GREAT NUMBERS THAT THEY WILL DOMINATE AND DEVOUR THE
      LAND, AND CHANGE OUR FORM OF GOVERNMENT [which they have done
      they have changed it from a Republic to a Democracy], for which
      we Americans have shed our blood, given our lives, our
      substance and jeopardized our liberty.
      If you do not exclude them, in less than 200 years OUR
      DESCENDANTS WILL BE WORKING IN THE FIELDS TO FURNISH THEM
      SUSTENANCE, WHILE THEY WILL BE IN THE COUNTING HOUSES RUBBING
      THEIR HANDS. I warn you, Gentlemen, if you do not exclude the
      Jews for all time, your children will curse you in your graves.
      Jews, Gentlemen, are Asiatics; let them be born where they
      will, or how many generations they are away from Asia, they
      will never be otherwise. THEIR IDEAS DO NOT CONFORM TO AN
      AMERICAN’S, AND WILL NOT EVEN THOUGH THEY LIVE AMONG US TEN
      GENERATIONS. A LEOPARD CANNOT CHANGE ITS SPOTS.
      JEWS ARE ASIATICS, THEY ARE A MENACE TO THIS COUNTRY IF
      PERMITTED ENTRANCE and should be excluded by this
      Constitution.” (by Benjamin Franklin, who was one of the six
      founding fathers designated to draw up The Declaration of
      Independence. He spoke before the Constitutional Congress in
      May 1787, and asked that Jews be barred from immigrating to
      America. The above are his exact words as quoted from the diary
      of General Charles Pickney of Charleston, S.C.)

      1. misterlimbo says:

        You , my friend, are mentally ill.

      2. Elaine says:

        Yep, you got that right. I’ve seen a couple of the “looney tunes” on here today.
        They seem obsessed. Hmmm, wonder if they know this about the Muslims. Talk about Looney Toons?”

        Muslim Inbreeding: Impacts on Intelligence, Sanity, Health and Society
        Report; Posted on: 2011-04-13 01:21:37 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
        The religion of peace…the closer the blood relative, the more likely was there to be a schizophrenic illness.

        Massive inbreeding within the Muslim culture during the last 1.400 years may have done catastrophic damage to their gene pool. The consequences of intermarriage between first cousins often have serious impact on the offspring’s intelligence, sanity, health and on their surroundings

        The most famous example of inbreeding is in ancient Egypt, where several Pharaonic dynasties collapsed after a couple of hundred years. In order to keep wealth and power within the family, the Pharaohs often married their own sister or half-sister and after a handful of generations the offspring were mentally and physically unfit to rule.

        http://www.wvwnews.net/story.php?id=9989

  4. david says:

    The Truth has become controversy? Interesting. RON PAUL!

    1. ronpaulismypotus says:

      I hope his next painting is of Ron Paul picking up and showing us taking back our constitution,holding it over his head victorious,& Obama sitting on the bench chained to his entire incompetent administration..RON PAUL or nobody in my oppinion!

      1. madamsnowgal says:

        Should have been Perry!!!!

      2. david Still says:

        rofn is flaming racist dope…and you? a follower

      3. Derrick Sexton says:

        David Still is the dope. Look at every speech Ron Paul has ever given, every word he has ever said, every thing he has ACTUALLY written, and it is obvious to all except the blind that this man wants equal individual liberties for ALL people, freedom for ALL. Justice for ALL. Those like David just haven’t used to brain power to look into the subject and instead think they are so cool and so smart for trying to sling mud on a white wall. Get informed, please, for the sake of all.

      4. upaces88 says:

        Thank you! I get soooo frustrated at the Ron Paul People.
        I have never in my life heard sooo many excuses when I ask them:
        1) Do you realllly want prostitution;
        2) Do you realllly want to legalize drugs?

        You should hear the ridiculous responses.

      5. Eric N says:

        I believe that every person has the right to live their life the way they want to, as long as it doesn’t hurt anybody else. It is what America is all about. Do you really disagree with this?

      6. brassia says:

        Your Ron PAul already sold out to Romney

      7. aubreyfarmer says:

        upaces88 We already have prostitution and the fact that drugs are illegal only makes drugs more profitable for the drug cartels and our CIA. Do you see any decline in drug use after the billions upon billions that have been spent on the so called war on drugs? You can not dictate nor enforce morality on people. Morality is a decision that each individual must freely choose for themselves. It is pathetic that there are those that think for society to function that we must have an all powerful government acting like our mommy and daddy. You either believe in individual liberty and personal responsibility or you don’t. My individual liberty guaranteed by the Constitution gives me the freedom to choose and does not rely on receiving permission from people like you for how I wish to live my life. You and millions of others are manipulated by the Jewish controlled media and consent is manufactured with the help of the sheep like yourself, which results in the loss of freedom for all. Who are you to tell me or anyone else how to live my life, when the way I choose to live has no negative results for your life? A government that promises you everything can also just as easily take everything away and often does so to coerce those they are suppose to serve into doing things that are against their best interests. You are ignorant, but I hope you aren’t stupid. Everyone needs to wake up and help the rest of us save our nation from tyranny. A very good place to start. http://www.iahushua.com/JQ/436quote1.html

      8. The Classical Liberal says:

        Yes upaces88 , I do want to legalize prostitution and drugs.

        Much of the problem in both those industries is because it’s illegal. If alcohol was illegal and people were killing each other over beer; using kids as couriers because they wouldn’t be imprisoned – would you then say that legalizing beer and wine would be a silly, stupid idea?

        I’m not in favor of prostitution or drug addiction but … what exactly are we truly accomplishing by having it illegal. Could we not deal with the problem better if it was legal?

      9. BRUTUS says:

        I wish before you say Ron Paul that you would read the Constitution, as for those of us that have we know that Paul is NOT a supporter of the Constitituion rather he believes in the Articles of Confederation which limits the Central government the way Paul would have it but NOT the way it is the the Constitution, read and be informed. I too like many of Pauls ideas save one on National security and defense and for eigh policy. We can’t live in a dangerous world wth our heads buried in the sand. Like it or not the world is a very dangerous place and we must be ever vigilant and prepared for the unknown for we do not know what we don’t know. This from an old combat warrior, 1/506th air assualt infantry, 101st A.B. DIV.

      10. Amillennialist says:

        I’ve always admired Ron Paul for his defense of the Constitution.

        However, I cannot support him as Commander-in-Chief, since he’s stated his belief that if we leave Islam alone, it will leave us alone.

        Nothing is further from the truth. Islam exploded out of Arabia nearly one and one-half millennia ago and has since waged war against the non-Muslim world on the basis of universal, open-ended commands like “kill the pagans wherever you find them” (Qur’an 9:5).

        Paul’s position on jihad is essentially the Left’s: When Muslims attack us, it’s our fault.

        If you really believe that, then how do explain the Barbary pirates attacking American shipping just after the Revolution? (George W. Bush wouldn’t be born for another two centuries!) You historians will recall what Adams and Jefferson discovered when they asked our Muslim antagonists why they were attacking us, since we had done nothing to them:

        “In March 1785, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams went to London to negotiate with Tripoli’s envoy, Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdrahaman (or Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja). Upon inquiring “concerning the ground of the pretensions to make war upon nations who had done them no injury”, the ambassador replied:

        “‘It was written in their Koran, that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every mussulman who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise. He said, also, that the man who was the first to board a vessel had one slave over and above his share, and that when they sprang to the deck of an enemy’s ship, every sailor held a dagger in each hand and a third in his mouth; which usually struck such terror into the foe that they cried out for quarter at once'” (Wikipedia, First Barbary War).

        Obama says, “Respect Islam.” Paul says, “It’s our fault.” Romney says, “There’s nothing inherently violent about Islam.” Utter nescience (or worse).

        We need to fill the Oval Office — and the Congress! — with citizens who understand not only that government exists to protect our rights (not that we live as a resource for the State to exploit), but that while there may be moderate Muslims (google “taqiyya”), Islam itself is not “moderate.”

        amillennialist.blogspot.com

      11. frank says:

        Don’t you all understand that if you don’t agree with obama you are a racist, racist , racist and stupid, wheras if you agree you are inspired.

        Speaking of inspired since Barry was inspired by Jesus to say higher taxes on the rich are ok would some one please ask him to check with Jesus again and ask about some other issues like say the morning after pill or maybe abortion.

    2. Gary 1206 says:

      David,
      So true. Mention constitutionality to someone and they look at you as if you’ve two heads. How did that come to be?

      1. bill says:

        Because our beloved teachers are not teaching the Constitution. They are teaching American Civics anylonger. They use the time to teach Union By-Laws and Rights…….Good job teachers…..You will be the one who suffer the most for your lack of honor………

      2. Sick of the Commies says:

        Teachers spend their time indoctrinating kids about “Jenni has 2 mommies” and how white people are evil. They don’t have time for the Constitution.

      3. LTCB says:

        They’ve made “Constitution”, “conservative” and “Christian” all equally toilet talk. I would say May God have mercy on their souls. But, I can’t right now. I’ll have to pray to God whom they deny for the grace to forgive them enough to be able to honestly pray for them rather than about them. Jesus said to pray for our adversaries. Only by God’s grace can you pray FOR your enemies.

      4. James G says:

        Barack Hussein Obama….hhhmmmm….hhhmmmm…hhhmmmm

        That’s how. Nitwit teachers imposing their nitwit political ideas on our children.

        When we take back the country, that has to include the schools. Otherwise, we will be fighting this battle forever.

      5. ajeff says:

        So true!

    3. GOLDCLAW says:

      obummer has written his own Constitution–The crook is a TRAITOR to America!

      1. Gerald Carter says:

        What I would like to do is find this artist and punch him in his unpatriotic face and when I’m done find you and do the same.

      2. REPUBLIC RISING says:

        That’s so manly of you, you already proved that you are a BULLY, but now engage your brain and tell us what is so “unpatriotic” about this painting or the artist’s other Great Works. If you can’t do that maybe you should stay quiet or be punched in the mouth yourself.

        RIGHT NOW we have a COUNTERFEIT GOV’T, COUNTERFEIT SYSTEM, COUNTERFEIT MONEY, etc. that has ENSLAVED us all with SLAVERY DEMOCRACY.

        There is Only One Peaceful, Lawful, Constitutional Solution to end the Misery that we Live in Slavery Democracy – RISING in REPUBLIC “…and to the Republic for which it Stands…”
        http://www.RepublicForTheunitedStates.org

      3. Right Is Wrong says:

        You know what cracks me up about Republicans is they always bash New York and New Yorkers, but right after 911, all they did was declare how much they loved New York and that we’re all in it together. It’s funny to see how they’re right back to their old ways of bashing New York, LA, San Francisco, etc. San Francisco gave you the computers, social media, etc. that you’re using right now. New York has given you Wall Street (big business) and LA produces all the movies and TV shows that you so love. I guess it proves when you’re so blinded with hate, that your ability to reason is severely impaired.

      4. upaces88 says:

        I haven’t seen anyone bash NY; however, I have seen people bash Bloomberg for selling NY out to the Muslims and CAIR.

        CAIR is now running the NY police dept. telling them how they should or should not train their officers to respond to the Muslim Community.

        My heart goes out to NY.

      5. John S says:

        FO Gerry!

    4. drainthesswamp says:

      So if Ron Paul gets elected we will have prostitution and drug use.

      That’s so shocking. All the hard work by the hordes of Federal/State/Local anti prostitution and anti drug which have kept us free of these social cancers will be for nought….

      LMAO at the numbskull Paul haters.

      The real reason for Rons hatred is his foreign policy which is despised by the Zionistas…

      1. Nestor says:

        Do you honestly think we don’t already have drug use and prositution? What will change under Ron Paul is that the state will no longer be able to profit from these activities! Use your brains please!

      2. Bryant says:

        How is the state profiting from prostitution and drugs? Won’t the difference be under Paul that if drugs and prostitution are legal they can be regulated and taxed and therefore made PROFITABLE to the state as opposed to a huge drain of resources to fight?

      3. Upaces says:

        Amsterdam did what you are suggesting. They made prostitution and drugs legal. When that got out of hand, they implemented a program of “GIVING” those addicted to drugs FREE drugs.

        Amsterdam has now seen that the combination of drugs with Prostitution has brought their crime rate to an all time high; and they have corrected their mistaken policy.

        ANYTIME, you have drugs and prostitution, you are inviting:
        Human Trafficking;
        Crime including murders, violence will jump to an all time high due to “wanting” to own the prostitutes and “ALL” the drug trade.

        Please research the stats for yourself in France, etc.

    5. Barry Hardman says:

      We get the President we vote for…. Will you repeat the same mistake in November?

    6. HAWK says:

      TRY PROOFREADING BEFORE PUBLISHING!!! The simple error of a two letter word changed the meaning of the entire context when you typed “by the American people” but clearly meant “on the American people.”

  5. sosad says:

    Nothing controversial about this. It depicts the facts and the truth of Obama.

    1. LAstud says:

      Second that. As soon as I saw it, I wondered what’s controversial about it. It’s absolutely true.

      1. rich says:

        LOL .. so agree. No Controversial Issue here .. Just the TRUTH.

      2. Cka Redstate America says:

        And that is exactly what makes it controversial.

      3. Latrina Axkoon says:

        dis paintin beez racist bro

      4. hawk says:

        agreed

      5. tressa says:

        The truth hurts but of course because it is depicting this Pres it is “controversial”. But, when they hanged G.W. Bush in effigy, called him a war criminal, wanted him impeached, criticized him on a daily basis, not one word fin defense or horror rom the Lame Stream Media…It seems like this Pres. is covered in teflon doesn’t it? I am sick and disgusted with this shield around him…

    2. Texas Freedom says:

      Right on. Truth.

      1. Z1 says:

        Its one of them things, we can’t keep talking about recovery and everything without actually doing anything.
        Issues have to be addressed.

        http://www.dailyjobcuts.com
        ~

    3. Dave says:

      The only thing that makes it “controversial” is that he’s still in office for a little while and the sycophantic press doesn’t usually question the emperor’s new clothes.

      MORONS

      1. upaces88 says:

        Dave, there have been reports online where impeachment proceedings had begun — suddenly they all disappear. There is something going on that we are not privy to.

        Might want to Google his Corpse Count…

    4. Margie says:

      This painting needs to be left where it can be found by the next to find this planet. It can answer the question, “I wonder what happened to them.”

      1. Bryant says:

        They really sucked at art?

      1. Right Is Wrong says:

        Sorry, Ken, but art only reflects the “reality” of the viewer and artist. There are no “facts” in art. It’s the artist’s interpretation of reality or fiction. Nothing less, and nothing more. You can “read” into it or project whatever you want–that’s what great art does.

      2. delatopia says:

        You really think this is “great” art? Only hacks feel the need to gin up fake controversies and malign good people in order to get people to notice their art.

      3. Barack Mugabe says:

        No, we think this is ACCURATE art.

      4. Denny says:

        Right is wrong

        Ifyou cn’t see te truth in the painting, you must be blind. Maybe there should be a copy made in Brail.

      5. Ian MacFarlane says:

        The truth is that the Republicans and their extreme right fringe are the ones trampling on the Constitution. Obama is not trying to shove religion into our secular government and is acting entirely within the law. All the right wing lies cannot change that, although the Rethuglicans are trying the “Big Lie” technique. And they are being assisted by Matt Drudge, Rush Limburger, and Faux News.

      6. ryan says:

        It is all going down hill. I am preparing for the apocalypse if we have to choose between Romney and Obama.

        http://www.postapocalypticsurvival.com/2012/01/how-do-you-start-preparing-for.html

      7. sandiego1969 says:

        So the vast right-wing conspiracy theory still lives. Look at it this way. If Mr Obama has the right to enact an HHS rule, a conservative president will have the right to outlaw-by-rule-not law the same insurance coverage and more. Do you really want that kind of government? Government by who paid off the president last to get what they want? That is why this needs to be stopped now.

      8. tymtrvlr says:

        TOOL, keep drinking the obama fool-ade. You see only what you want to see. obama has trampled the Constitution and has used it for toilet paper to wipe his marxist arse. If you would care to actually read the U.S. Constitution AND the Bill of Rights along with the Federalist papers let me know, I’ll send you the websites. Not going to waste my time publishing here, because you are obviously a parasite that just wants to keep the marxists in power to GIVE you more free stuff at the producing Americans expense. You are the new American, unfortunately a pathetic breed.

      9. steven f brown says:

        Just ask yourself are you better off now than 4 years ago. I guarantee you if you have holdings in the stock market you are. Such children using grownup words like Marxist, socialist. etc. I am amazed at how many un-patriotic people there are out there. I stand by our President. To think we get him for $4000,000 plus benefits, WOW.

      10. MrGJG says:

        You idiots that talk about Fox news like it’s some kind of right-wing cabal make me laugh.
        Fox news is center-left at best.
        They were at one time, somewhat conservative, but those days are over.
        Faux news indeed.

    5. Stephen says:

      It’s controversial to liberals because it points fingers at their god.

    6. teaisstronger says:

      I PRAY NIGHTLY THAT US MARINES BE ORDERED TO ARREST OBAMA FOR HIGH TREASON.

      He is Commander in Chief and we are at war. Obama must stand trial for Treason before a General Court Marshall. Impeachment does not have any penalty but Treason does.

      1. Stephen says:

        Unfortunately, there’s not one of the individuals running for office on the GOP ticket has any intentions in pressing charges against him “just becasue” he’s black.

      2. Kamran says:

        What exactly has he done to warrant arrest for Treason?

      3. Right Is Wrong says:

        Hey, knucklehead, if you’re dreaming about the Marines arresting Obama, than you need to keep dreaming and dream a little bigger. On what grounds has his behavior been treasonous? Just because you lost the election, doesn’t mean you get to arrest every one. You’re the true enemies of freedom. Just read history and see who did that kind of thing-the Nazis. You are incredibly sore losers and you’re going to lose again.

      4. Clete Torres says:

        Hey nipplehead:

        The Democrat Party’s platform approximates Nazi philosophy than anything ever put forward by the Republicans.

        Look it up.

      5. lb 22 says:

        You know, the military deposing a democratically elected president is pretty much the definition of treason.

    7. George Johnson says:

      Not sure why it WOULD be controversial. During the Bush years, they had a painting of Bush with a gun to his head. And we were told that was “art” and we must accept it. They books and movies about his assassination, and we were told that’s all “Art” and we have to accept it.
      But THIS!!! THIS!? Isn’t “art” all of a sudden? And we must NOT accept it?!/
      Liberals, besides destroying America little by little, are SUCH hypocrites and liars.

    8. Afterburner says:

      The truth hurts yet it will fester if not brought out into the light.

    9. iceman72 says:

      I’d like to see the Artist, Jon McNaughton do the same painting again with Mitt Romney’s foot also on the Constitution. He’s the same as Obama.

    10. laurac68 says:

      This oughtta be the front page photo on every newspaper in the country. I wish I had the money to buy/lease a bunch of billboards..this painting would be on all of them No caption needed, the painting says it all.

  6. johnsta says:

    Wonder why this artist didn’t choose to do this when GW was destroying the Constitution with warrantless wiretapping, Executive Orders denying us several rights, the TSA unreasonable searches and the Patriot Act?

    Oh I know why, because it’s always OK if it’s a Republican….

    Pathetic.

    1. Ronster says:

      Your boy has re-upped on every single one of those Bush programs, PLUS signed a bill saying he can hold American Citizens for as long as he wants with no trial.

      You sir are a lying hypocrite!

      1. Dave says:

        “My name Kunta Kinte!”

        “Your name Toby!”

        (crack of a bullwhip)

        “My name Toby!”

        It takes a Village…..

      2. America The Beautiful says:

        Obama isn’t Communist!

        I was just kidding about my comment above!

        Obama + Romney= Nazi Amerika!

        Obama= Adolf Hitler?

        Mitt Romney= Heinrich Himmler, Josef Gobbels, and Adolf Hitler…

        Don’t let this country fall to the swatstika!

        For all we know Obama and Romney could change the national flag to a red flag, white circle, and blue swastika. GET RID OF THE NEO-NAZIS NOW!

        BOTH OF THEM ARE ANTI-SEMITES! GET RID OF THEM!

      3. Catherine Fore says:

        PLUS STARTED ‘ANOTHER’ WAR IN SYRIA, ‘ANOTHER’ WAR IN LIBYA, ‘ANOTHER’ WAR IN EGYPT, ;ANOTHER’ WAR IN PAKISTAN AND ‘tripled’ the war in afghanistan…………..

        .HE HAS BURED DOWN THE MIDDLE EAST – HE AND THE IMPEACHED STAIN’S WIFE HAVE DESTROYED EVERY COUNTRY – BUT IRAN – HE HAS A HANDS OFF POLICY FOR IRAN – BETTER PAY ATTENTION – HE LETS IRAN GET AWAY WITH ANYTHING THEY WANT…………………HEY BOYS

        JUST LIKE JIMMY CARTER – HE IS ONCE AGAIN GOING TO LEAVE US ON OUR KNEES TO IRAN – the same guy that kidnapped our hostages UNDER IDIOT CARTER is NOW THREATENING WAR WITH US UNDER OBAMA

        N O MORE DEMOCRATS – THEY ARE IDIOTS AND DESTROYING AMERICA – WE WARNED YOU GUYS THAT LEFTWINGERS HATE AMERICA – HAVE YOU HAD ENOUGH PROOOF?????

      4. Right Is Wrong says:

        Our “boy” is the President of the United States. He won the last election and as your former president (see we’re more cordial and respectful of the office) stated: ‘Elections have consequences and I’m going to spend my political capital.’ We’re spending ours. President Obama can’t win with you folks. If we stay in Iraq you complain. If we leave because we’re honoring an agreement made by former President Bush, you complain. By the way, if Bush had actually acted during his 8 years against Iran, our current president wouldn’t have inherited yet another mess. You act as if the previous 8 years and the Bush Administration’s policies had no effect and they ended as soon as the president took office. Conservatives always act from emotion, superstition, hate and a complete indifference to facts, science, logic or history. If you can distort, utilize lies of omission or rewrite history all together, you always do.

    2. Moosemiester says:

      Nice troll comment johnsta but the facts are that Obama has taken everything GW did and doubled down. Three examples:

      Obama now has the right to arrest anyone, anywhere, and hold them indefinitely.

      Obama assassinated an American citizen without a trial.

      A Democratic super majority not only renewed the Patriot Act, they made it stronger.

      1. Upaces says:

        What deeply concerns me? He has twisted the Patriot Act to the point that “HE has the capacity within him” to arrest a citizen for disagreeing or protesting against him.

        There was a Protest in D.C. that was “NOT” allowed on You Rube and the Media was NOT allowed to cover it. I know because a friend of my family called me about it. She was shocked because they were NOT violent…it was a simple protest with signs — and without being loud and rowdy.

    3. Jack Ryan says:

      Compared to what Obam’s been doing Bush’s actions were childs play. And very little of what Bush did had not been done by Presidents before him.

      1. RT says:

        Funny, I don’t remember Obama starting two wars on faked up information. Or ignoring the leveling of an American city by a hurricane. Or blowing a surplus on bogus tax cuts.

      2. mariee says:

        No, he started a third war and encouraged the Muslim Brotherhood and their zest for Sharia Law. He has done a horrible job comforting and supporting states that have had tragedies like tornados, you just don’t hear about that because the MSM covers it up. Just like the MSM isn’t hammering his admin. about Fast and Furious! If something like that happened under Bush, it would be amplified day and night, if you can’t see that, you are an idiot!

      3. littleleers says:

        I advise anyone who wants to know more about Obama’s failures to turn to the British press. Our MSM covers for the fool in the WH, but the British had no need to.

      4. littleleers says:

        RT, you memory is short. Have you forgotten the botched response and ignorance by Obama during the BP oil spill? Gov. Jindahl was BEGGING Obama for Fed help and received silence!!!!! Basically, there was NO response from Obama.

        As far as wars go, Obama took military assets over to Libya. After 90 days he refused to get the approval of congress, which is a courtesy and required. Obama believes he is a King. The MSM has been quiet, but the British press is reporting the ongoing civil strife in Libya….great job ZERO!

        Obama washed taxpayer money on a risky investment (as he was advised by the DOE, that is was!) into Solyndra….that failed and all taxpayer money lost.

        Or what about Fast & Furious? Having the ATF sell guns to the Mexican drug cartels so that you, Obama & Holder, can lie to the American people and say that the U.S. is also responsible for the violence in Mexico (as said by Obama with Pres. Felipe Calderon standing by his side on the WH lawn two years ago.) One of our border patrol agents was killed with one of those weapons.

        Obama is a BIG FAT ZERO…and he and skinny rear will be out of the Peoples House come Nov. 2012.

      5. Tami says:

        Amen littleleers! Spot on!!

    4. Boswick says:

      You do know that Joe Biden wrote the Patriot Act in 1995.

      1. Michael Baram says:

        I’m shocked. I didn’t know Biden could write.

      2. Calvin says:

        Yes, Biden himself congratualated himself on it’s passage. Look it up.

    5. johnsta is clueless says:

      How do you know what his views were on Bush? And I would ask the same question of you – are you concerned that Obama has pretty much kept doing what Bush was doing? I’d guess no because you are a democrat. Pathetic.

      And Bush didn’t destroy the constitution. Quit with the hyperbole. The warrantless wiretapping in effect is constitutional and severely restricted. And you have no right to fly on a commercial airplane without being checked for security reasons. I have no idea what executive orders you are referring to and I doubt you do either. I guess you’ll need to go look at a left wing website to get more information…

      1. James G says:

        Just for he record… What part of the Constitution gives the federal government the right to grope citizens who want to travel? Many of those “gropes” would get you arrested if you did it to another person– especially a child.

        This is not about security. TSA has never apprehended anyone, they fail every test they are given, they steal from our luggage, and they are the ones who are almost always responsible for airport security shutdowns– because they leave their posts, or leave doors unlocked, or just don’t pay attention.

        TSA was foisted upon us to relieve airlines of liability– not to protect us. TSA is an amateur hour collection of otherwise unemployable misfits. If you think you are safer– think again.

      2. earl eakin says:

        It is security theatre. We have the technology to scan everyone without their knowledge but like a quiet vacuum cleaner…no one thinks it’s working.

    6. Bruce says:

      If you would look, the artist has George Bush place on the opposite side of the Founding Fathers and the presidents who were conservative and who upheld the Constitution. GW is placed among the liberal presidents and right behind Obama. The aritist knew very well the failings of this man.

      1. HansJurgen says:

        Nope, he placed Bush in the “recent” president position. In fact, if I were the artist, I would have had Bush raise his middle finger at Obummer, but then that wouldn’t accurately represent Bush since he has more integrity than Obummer.

      2. davec says:

        yeah I noticed that, with his back to them. The meaning is clear.

    7. Justme says:

      I took a plane when GW Bush was president and I didn’t have the TSA scanning me or patting me down. That is BO’s doing. He also dramatically EXPANDED the Patriot Act. BO promised to repeal it.

      1. Ted Knight says:

        During Bush years, bad guys weren’t shoving explosive in their underwear or up their ass.

      2. RT says:

        No, they were flying airplanes into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon.

      3. Ted Knight says:

        The problem is that the bad guys dramatically expanded their efforts. During Bush years, bad guys weren’t shoving explosive in their underwear or up their ass.

      4. RT says:

        The TSA started doing all that after the 9/11 attacks, during the Bush admin, you schmuck.

  7. Danny Nix says:

    I saw this work on his website in 2011. Excellent work, as well as his other fine works. They make you think and understand what is happening to our country and freedoms.

    1. freecheese says:

      I went to Bing to find a pic I could send to friends. It has been pulled from the net.
      Is Bing going the same way as Google has? Reports that “non transferable file.”

      1. upaces88 says:

        I tried for two days to get on Bare Naked Islam and kept getting a 404 code. (think that was it)

      2. Barb says:

        Check photobucket.com

      3. Kevin says:

        I just downloaded the picture via 2 different links from the bing search and had no problem visiting barenakeislam. There isn’t a conspiracy in everything

  8. William O says:

    The artist got it wrong; he should have both feet on the constitution.

    1. George N. Weezie says:

      Nope, more like wiping his royal posterior.

      1. Baja Bert says:

        Concur completely!

      2. deeb lteif says:

        you must dependent on the government

      3. Cka Redstate America says:

        And also urinating on the Constitution.

  9. Ricky Soliai says:

    The truth will always be labeled ‘controversial’…like a weak flicker of light in the darkest room…it exposes evil! Great portrait!

    1. madamsnowgal says:

      Takes me back to when Ted Kennedy killed the girl on the bridge and got away with murder. I suppose that means if you are a democrat you get away with murder :O(

      1. David Christensen says:

        Not only a murderer, but admired by democrats. Nutty, huh?

      2. Larry Carrigan says:

        Or if your name is g bush, republican, and you MURDER 5,000 of my fellow servicemembers in a fake illegal occupation of Iraq.

    2. teaisstronger says:

      NO MAN, NO MATTER WHO HE IS CAN TRAMPLE OUR CONSTITUTION, OUR CULTURE, OUR PEOPLE AND ESCAPE PUNISHMENT.

      He has violated his oath of office to God and America and that is Treason. Those who defend him are guilty of the same crime.

      1. pitter43 says:

        Exactly right. He should be led off in cuffs, tried and convicted, then hung, along with his co-conspirators.

      2. Ken Bowser says:

        Notice those on the right side applauding and those on the left are not? Both parties and ALL adnimistrations in my lifetime are guilty as sin. Wanna change it? Lets send HONEST, middle class citizens to D.C., then DEMAND ALL classified info be de-classified except for sensitive military, defense, trading and patents. We all need to see what the government knows about 9/11, 1st trade center attack, Waco, ect…. I doubt the citizens would be very happy if we knew all the facts.

      3. Elaine says:

        You just made a “Red, White and Blue” EXCELLENT Point.

      4. 31337 says:

        you talk the talk but do you walk the walk? Its just not going to happen😦

      5. Upaces says:

        I agree with you 100%!!!!1
        He seem sot believe you can run a country making up the rules (his rules) as he goes along!

      6. Miriam says:

        Article 1 Sec 6 Senate/Rep cannot be arrested during their term except for Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace.
        Article 2 Sec 1 Pres shall receive compensation which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the period for which he shall have been elected and he shall not receive within that period any other emolument for the United states or any of them.
        Article 2 Sec 2 The Pres, VP and all civil officers of the US shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for and conviction of Treason, Bribery or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
        Article 3 Sec 2. The trial of all crimes, except in cases of impeachment shall be by jury and held in the state where the said crimes shall have been committed
        Article 3 Sec 3. Treason against the US shall consist only in levying war against them or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.
        Also, I don’t remember where I read it but the Pres is not allowed to hold any other offices while he is

      7. djw663 says:

        And yet they are getting away with it each and every day. It has taken the Democrats 40 some odd years to get to this point it is time for a major change in the leadership of this country. The Tea Party and those with similar beliefs are the one’s to get us back on the right path just like Andrew Jackson way back when. The first Republican.

      8. Mirian says:

        TREASON:
        Violation of allegiance toward one’s country or sovereign, especially the betrayal of one’s country by waging war against it or by consciously and purposely acting to aid its enemies.
        A betrayal of trust or confidence.

        Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/treason#ixzz1kckzTDVK

      9. carlb says:

        you are absolutely right. but what made america great has been lost in the last 50 years. we could no longer even get the people needed for another world war . we have become sheep and weaklings. tyhe painting is true but if you will notuice all the main media has not shown it . even fox to all of america it took drudge to do it and the internet.

      10. Bruce Frykman says:

        Hello Pitter43,

        He should be “hanged” after he is tried and convicted, of course, for what he has done to the dismal state of government education.

      11. Zman says:

        We can’t keep talking about recovery and everything without actually doing anything.
        Issues have to be addressed.

        http://www.dailyjobcuts.com

      12. Mirian says:

        ZMan, I can’t add anything to that; except,my acknowledgement that you are right..

      13. Stu in Iowa says:

        What did the caps button ever do to you teaisstronger?

      14. RHO says:

        We are at the point of no return. Our divisions can’t be glossed over or resolved any longer. The democrats are Marxists and Marxists don’t compromise. We are going to have to settle this the old fashioned way.

      15. Michael says:

        I have just finished reading the comments in this thread and you all need to go to school and get an education. This is pure hate built on to much BS from Fox, CATO Institute, Heritage Foundation and no real input from American History. It is as though you all want to re litigate the civil war. Face it you all lost and you all are going after the wrong president. Bush and Reagan would be better targets but you all would have had to actually read something. Some mentally ill person reading this mess might try to do harm to someone and that would be a tragedy. Where were you all when Bush destroyed our economy and allowed our finanical sector to infect the world economy. Oh thats right Sean Hannity was on and you were too busy …not letting your heart be troubled. The sad thin is no one took time to put you back on the short bus. By you I mean all of you. Your are being disrespectul and your knowledge and patriotism are in serious question.

      16. Real Deal says:

        Pitter43 I agree George W. Bush should be tried for treason and put in jail for this illegal war that has cost more than 4000 American lives.

      17. S.Acebedo says:

        Are you kidding me – Obama is a patriot, an honest man and cares about the people. This is the most disrespectful rhetoric I’ve heard to date.

      18. Kevin Kehoe says:

        it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

      19. Sara says:

        Please read michaels comment above.

        It is the most important comment on this thread.

        Please understand, you have been brainwashed.

        Most of you are uniformed.

        Seek the truth.

        And if you are taking psychotropic drugs, quit. ” They ” are killing you.

      20. dgor says:

        The rope he is hanged with had better be” Made in America”

    3. Constitution says:

      Think things are bad now? If Ron Paul does not get elected, get ready, you have not seen anything yet from this Tyrannical govt. The FBI is now using chainsaws to get into your house.

      1. Elaine says:

        Please provide the article about the FBI and Chain saws. We can’t just take your word for it.

      2. Fanny Forbes Franklen says:

        “The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.” – Margaret Thatcher

        ================ http://911essentials.com

      3. Ron Langevin says:

        They MIGHT get into my house but I damm sure would get a few of thwem first. I am 75 and don’t much care what happens after that.

    4. Kate says:

      Exactly right. Obama could give a dam- about the Constitution. His Marxist administration “has to be defeated” if America does not want to end up a third world country, because under Obama, that’s where we’re headed.

      1. Bryce says:

        Marxist? His War on Terror has been Bush’s War on Terror. His health care bill was basically the same thing Mitt Romney signed in Massachusetts, and the same thing the Republicans were proposing as an alternative to Bill Clinton’s overhaul. His tax proposals would only take a few very wealthy people back to Clinton-era taxation levels.

        Obama isn’t a Marxist. he’s a mainstream centrist politician, and a huge friggin’ improvement over the last guy. Get over your rabid hatred.

      2. Stu in Iowa says:

        Just when you think somebody can’t post something even more stupid than the last post…..

      3. ed says:

        None so blind as those who refuse to see. Hey Kate, you have a lot to say of which you don’t understand. Think woman think for a change. Look deeply into the mirror.

      4. Elaine says:

        U.S. Drops to 47th on Press Freedom Index
        Go figure: The United States ranks only 47th among 179 nations in the 10th Annual Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders — lower than such nations as Jamaica, Mali, Niger, El Salvador, and Papua New Guinea.
        Reporters Without Borders is a France-based nongovernmental organization whose contributors include an institute funded by left-wing financier George Soros.

        Continue Reading:
        http://www.newsmax.com/InsiderReport/Jews-Shift-to-GOP/2012/02/05/id/428512

    5. Ryan says:

      Obama is destroying the constitution, this nation is headed down so fast and we have MITT ROMNEY to save us? Please.

      I just read an article on how to prepare for the apocalypse and I am seriously stocking up. It is all going down man.

      http://www.postapocalypticsurvival.com/2012/01/how-do-you-start-preparing-for.html

      1. Aaron says:

        Here’s a good link to aid your personal preparedness. http://www.providentliving.org Coincidentally, it’s from Romney’s church.

      2. RHO says:

        When it comes down to election day, Romney is a less evil choice than Obama.

    6. Travis says:

      I find it interesting how conservatives bash the left for it’s “socialist” programs yet use an image like this to suggest Republicans would help the man on the bench. The right would have him arrested for loitering.

      1. c says:

        Travis we are NOT ASKING FOR HELP just get the government out of our way

    7. buddy says:

      You are all idiots. Have you even read the constitution, do you even understand Law. Educated Yourself and stop listening to Talk radio

    8. chris says:

      How come no one painted a picture of George Bush lying to start a war we are still fighting & losing life over. Great picture my arse!

  10. Ronster says:

    The truth hurts, so it’s no wonder that the leftists/socialists/communist/Democrats object to it.

    To outrage a Republican, lie to him….
    To outrage a Democrat, tell him the truth.

    1. david Still says:

      hey dope!

      1. Jerry Allen says:

        yes david is a dope..or on dope (talk to mommy)

    2. Son of the 101st says:

      The detention camp hell you liberals are planning for we Christians, may really be your new home at the rate the subversion is occuring.You liberals may want to win this struggle, for your own good.Many a German my father said in detention field camps would say to him “i was not a a Nazi”

      1. lb 22 says:

        I’m pretty sure that a psychiatrist would be able to give a name to whatever condition you are suffering from. Delusional paranoid, with a unfounded persecution complex is my guess.

      2. Bryce says:

        How exactly are we supposed to put 78% of the country in detention camps? Or do you define “Christian” as the 1% of actual Christians who are stockpiling weapons and peanut butter, refusing to pay taxes, and building underground bunkers out of decommissioned school buses?

        Do you have any idea how ridiculous it is for someone whose religion includes four fifths of your fellow Americans to claim religious persecution?

      3. SenorPlaid says:

        Please, Bryce, you’re trying to reason with someone who is clearly delusional. No sense wasting your time.

    3. deeb lteif says:

      thank you!

    4. UriahJob says:

      Except I would not give Republicans so much credit for honestly. There are quite a few crooked Republicans like Gingrich and George W.Bush, neither of whom really care about Obama’s trampling on the constitution.

      1. Elaine says:

        Unfortunately, you are right!
        At first, I thought, Maybe(?), they didn’t know; or hadn’t read the same articles; or listened to the same Video(s) I had. I was WRONG.

        They read and watch, then turn right around and argue against the truth WITHOUT using an article OR a Video to prove me wrong.

        They want us to take “their word for it” and/or because “I say so” as their complete argument.

    5. Joanne Newnam says:

      Great comment

    6. teaisstronger says:

      Well said!

    7. Michael Vaughmit says:

      Kids, pay attention. When you abandon your capacity to think and reason in favour of mindless partisanship and hatred, you’ll say things like this, much to the delight and ridicule of the rest of us.

      1. Right Is Wrong says:

        Republicans are the ruling class when it comes to spewing propaganda, lies, lies of omission, distortions, manipulation of facts, denial of science, reason, logic and morals. You will always defend a Republican whether it’s New Gingrich, serial adulterer, David Vitter (frequent visitor of call girls), Mark Foley, Sanford, etc. You talk a good game when in comes to values, yet cannot apply these same judgements to your side. Basically you’re intellectually dishonest, or what most people call liars.

      2. g13 says:

        check out your liberal rap sheet. why don’t you put that up? i don;t have enough time dika dirka

  11. Chukkalady says:

    Are there prints of this picture avaialbe for sale? T-shirts?

    1. madamsnowgal says:

      I think there are some on his website.

    2. Juliann Cornwall says:

      He will be moving to Amazon because his website overloaded after this story posted. I am a FB fan http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Jon-McNaughton/157211518652 and he is a fantastic artist and will be gearing up for the popularity of the painting soon be paitient and let him catch up. Some pictures speak more than words could ever say.

      1. Himynameis says:

        amazon loses your data and nickel and dimes you. Use http://www.dincloud.com way better…

    3. carlb says:

      google it. i got a great wall paper and jpeg and have printed 20 and handed them out to my sons school mates. they all took them to school and posted them in the classrooms.alotwere ripped apart by teachers.not in the program for indoctrination camps

      1. Right Is Wrong says:

        Totally inappropriate and good example of why this generation is so inept, brainswashed and uneducated. How would you have liked if your brat’s classmates had brought picture of Bush dressed in a Nazi uniform? You are a sorry bunch of haters and what’s worse, you’re teaching your devils spawn how to be as dim witted as you.

      2. djarhead says:

        carlb,

        I’m with you on admiring Mr.Naughton’s work and wanting to raise awareness of his artistry. McNaughton’s images provides a stark, compelling illustration of how we as Americans were beguiled four years ago and how important it is that we “don’t get fooled again”.

        I would hope that you and all others who are moved by McNaughton’s work will respect the essence of our free enterprise economy. A truly evocative artist is rare and should be fairly compensated for his work.

        If you’re going to buy a wallpaper jpg since it is of higher resolution than a basic screen grab and therefore more suitable for desktop reprinting, and you don’t have the decency to ask the artist for permission to steal 20 copies of his work, at least don’t brag to us all about your “patriotic” larceny. Your copyright infringement, also known as “theft” sets a bad example for your children and their friends.

        Sorry to ding you but I just have to call ’em as I see ‘um. Otherwise, keep fighting the good fight and we’ll probably be seeing each other soon ‘enuf on the barricades.

  12. Dwight E. Howell says:

    I like it.

  13. Dilbertnomore says:

    Spot on, sadly.

  14. Ricky Soliai says:

    Truth will always be ‘controversial’…like the weakest flicker of light in the darkest room…it exposes evil! Great portrait!

  15. Factchecker says:

    This is OLD news. GREAT painting. Love it.

  16. J Ruben Kincaid says:

    That is the change Obama believes in.

    Texas Secede Now!

    1. Ethan Edwards says:

      Amen brother.

    2. madamsnowgal says:

      AMEN!!! Been saying that all along :O) Be careful what you type because Big Brother reads all and snuffs out ambitionists.

    3. Larry Carrigan says:

      Please do, hillbillie backward slow losers.

      1. J Ruben Kincaid says:

        LOL. Okay bigshot. Clearly you are yet another deranged liberal because I PROMISE you that Texas is doing better than whatever state you call home. I can also PROMISE that I do better than you. Libs are good name callers because its all you have.

      2. sensible american says:

        The hillbillie backward slow losers as you put it, are much better people than the liberal losers who are always looking to the government to do everything for them, even think for them.

      3. Dave Umb says:

        Hey Larry! It’s “hillbilly” – not “hillbillie”. Stupid.

      4. DVD_Charlie says:

        It appears your Liberal Education has done wonders with your spelling. or it could be you are a slow backwards learner.

    4. Bryce says:

      I agree. For the love of god, please Texas, secede. And take the whole Confederate South with you. I swear, we’ll let you go peacable-like this time.

  17. LogicNotHuff says:

    The painting when viewed in real life (a reproduction) is striking in its accuracy, power, and clarity. This artist has done a wonderful job of showing just what the Monster Obama is up to…. jams down churches throats that they must hand out contraceptives, hires 150 leftist, bolshevik “czars” to make policy outside of the constitutional processes, issues books and books of regulations on industry with no conressional process, involves the USA militarily with Libya with no Congressional authorization, says he’s not going to enforce the law of the land DOMA, changes military policy toward gays by kingly order instead of involving the citizens of this nation, and he’s about to give amnesty to illegal invaders by kingly order, and he’s said he will go around congress on budget. This guy is a monster and should be impeached today, even though he has 11 months and 2 weeks to inflict damage.

    1. nowangel says:

      But, but……Obama’s a Constitutional ‘lawyer”. Right?

      Show me a Constitutional lawyer that doesn’t love our Constitution. I’ll show you Ginsberg and Obama.

      1. founding fathers student says:

        YOU have to wonder what consitution he is a lawyer of ,

      2. Joe says:

        He’s the perfect operative. Understand your enemy and then beat them at their own game.

      3. Mirian says:

        Recently, Hillary Clinton’s campaign has picked up on this charge. In a March 27 conference call with reporters, Clinton spokesman Phil Singer claimed:

        Singer (March 27): Sen. Obama has often referred to himself as “a constitutional law professor” out on the campaign trail. He never held any such title. And I think anyone, if you ask anyone in academia the distinction between a professor who has tenure and an instructor that does not, you’ll find that there is … you’ll get quite an emotional response.
        http://www.factcheck.org/2008/03/obama-a-constitutional-law-professor/

    2. ClapYo Hands says:

      Can’t wait to follow his strings to the hands of the puppet masters. Those are the ones that must be stopped first, taking O’s scriptwriters away from him. Then listen to him sing to the Supremes.

    3. Bryant says:

      Wait, do you mean the same DOMA John McCain called unconstitutional? And wasn’t Don’t Ask Don’t Tell something the military leadership itself largely opposed and only abolished after being voted on by both houses of congress who are the representatives of the people? And didn’t Obama double the number of deportations of illegal immigrants? And aren’t churches exempt from the birth control thing and it’s only for universities and other organizations that take federal money? And didn’t that Libya thing work out pretty well with zero dead and way less than 1% of the cost of Iraq?

      Obviously people can disagree with Obama, but I feel like you might be being a little histrionic.

      1. Hugh K says:

        Well, let’s correct a few misconception – Where to begin? We’ll skip over DOMA and gays in the military. Virtue in our society has sunk to such depths, what is the point of pointing fingers on that matter?
        Moving along…..Deportation – Obama recently bypassed Congress (he seems to do that a lot – does’nt that concern you?) via DHS instituting a new rule halting deportation of all illegal immigrants on a case by case basis. And we all know how swift the courts operate.
        Churches are not exempt from the birth control ‘thing’? Under Obamacare, religious employers are forced to provide birth control coverage to their employees – something the Catholic Church among others are challenging vigorously. Ironically, these are the same religious organizations originally supported Obamacare – now we know why Nanny Pelosi told us we would have to pass the Bill to know what is in it.
        Libya worked out well? For who? Just last week in Gadafi’s former stronghold of Bani Walid its inhabitants staged an uprising. They overran guards at the main prison, where growing numbers of their friends had been detained, and ejected pro-government forces from the town, killing at least four of them. Thousands of men have been dragged away across Libya in the past few months to prison and in many cases torture, in some cases for revenge just because they came from a town that was pro-Gaddafi during the war. The United Nations and human rights groups accuse militias of doing what Gaddafi’s torturers used to do, with whips, chains and plastic hoses. Yeah, Libya worked out real well. Where is the same concern now hysterically displayed in the recent past for Iraqi civilians? Hypocrites.
        A simple google/bing search will confirm all of the above.
        Histionic or truthful?
        The real question is why would you support a President that tramples the constitution appointing czars and bypassing congress in a multitude of ways? If it was Bush would you be so apologetic? Keep in mind that their will be another President after Obama – might be a right-winger that will invoke this precedence set by Obama and trample the rights of those whose ideology you agree with. And remember that person can invoke Presidential precedence. Be careful what you wish for.
        Either you are greatly misinformed or have an aversion to truth..

      2. proudnot2bliberal says:

        RE: HUGHK HOW DARE YOU! You used FACTS & TRUTHS when dealing with a LIEberal! Don’t you know this is the reason they watch CNN (communist News Network) & PMSnbc (Progressive Marxist Socialists news) neither has told the truth in years. Just ask one of the dunderheads who watch PMSnbc about Fast & Furious, or about the case of the black panthers in front f the polls in Philly … you’ll get a blank clueless stare (more than usual because they have no idea of the real news. everything is Bush’s fault according to them even things he had nothing to do with.

        You want to PO a conservative LIE to him you want to PO a LIEberal tell them the truth. LIEberals are the most closed minded bigots around… don’t believe me just ask them to watch FOX news for a week! & wait for the 5 minute profanity laced tirade

      3. dmoney says:

        Facts, so inconvenient to the paranoid

  18. Kevin Sorrels says:

    Love it!!

  19. baldowl says:

    He’s just painting what so many of us have been thinking.

    1. lb 22 says:

      There do seem do be a lot of people whose heads are filled with insane, paranoid delusio0ns these days.

      1. bobsled says:

        LB 22;

        That is a ‘rich nugget of insight’ coming from a religious zealot of the progressive socialist environmentalist doctrine. You really believe that If only the world were able to see the truth in your religion and make the elitist socialist environmentalist holy people dictators for life, then humankind would approach perfection.

        The tone of your insightful response says otherwise. Not knowing what to do with reasonable people who refuse to be come fools with you, you provide a diagnosis for which you are not qualified to prescribe. The fallacy in your whimsical notion is that while you have the right to be a fool, you cannot make another become a fool with you. You are to be pitied; you cannot help it. You want to be deceived and you must hear these lies constantly so that you can sleep at night.

      2. Quanuck says:

        Yes, you do seem to be out of touch with reality. Google “45 Communist goals Congressional Record”, “Psychopolitics” and go to http://www.cpusa.org.www. yclusa.org and http://www.plp.org.

        Obama is completing the ambition of communist Russia long after it fell. Unfortunately the moles sent into Europe, North America, the Middle East and SE Asia after WW II are in full bloom.

      3. JonSEAZ says:

        Keep sucking on the Kool Aid straw, son.

      4. Cka Redstate America says:

        Why don’t you enlighten us all with a list of 10-20 things?

      5. lb 22 says:

        Bobsled,

        take a breathe, get down off your hind legs, and then type. You won’t come across like you are so insane.

        Redstate, I don’t think I have time to type twenty, but I’ll do what I can based on comments I’ve seen on this thread alone.

        1. Obama is gonna take away our guns. (name one piece of legislation that has even been discussed that aims to limit gun ownership)
        2. Obama is going to round up all the christians and put them in concentration camps. (Again, evidence?)
        3. Obama is a marxist communist fascist. .(Name a single policy he has proposed or enacted that wasn’t supported by a major repub previously)
        4. Obama wants to eliminate private ownership (????)
        5. Obama wants to bring in Sharia law (how can this be described as anything but paranoid delusion?)

        Sorry my ride just got here or I’d keep going

        1. Obama is go

      6. Cka Redstate America says:

        TO lb22 re: you list: Clearly, sir, you believe that cognitive dissonance is something to be prized.———– That said, I’d say that 69 million or so of the electorate allowed themselves to be deluded that Obama actually meant anything he said while campaigning.————Well, actually, he did in some cases: driving fossil fuel prices through the roof comes immediately to mind.———-This is it for me, with you.

      7. Right Is Wrong says:

        Gas prices continue to rise for a variety reasons: 1. Global demand. 2. Market speculation. 3. Geoglobal unrest, specifically in the mideast 4. Strength of other currencies used to purchase oil 5. Use in plastics, paints and numerous household and industrial items.

        I always thought that Republicans are free market capitalists, yet the forget that oil is one of many commodities traded on the global market. If you don’t like how high oil prices are, perhaps you should get a more fuel efficient car, quit driving so much, switch to a hybrid, etc. Blaming Obama for oil prices is ridiculous. Don’t forget that Exxon Mobil and BP had record profits. I own both, plus Slumberger and Occidental. See just another wealthy Democrat making money in the stock market.

      8. lb 22 says:

        Wow redstate, you sure give up easily. You didn’t even try and dispute one point on my list. Are you sure the cognizant dissonance you perceive is not your own, as you realize you can’t actually find any evidence to support your beliefs?

      9. lb 22 says:

        Also, I don’t recall Obama ever campaigning on a platform of raising gas prices through the roof, so lets make that number six on the list of delusional beliefs.

      10. Barack Mugabe says:

        lb 22 wrote: “Also, I don’t recall Obama ever campaigning on a platform of raising gas prices through the roof, so lets make that number six on the list of delusional beliefs.”

        Obama was asked if he thinks rising gas prices are a good thing and he stated “I would have preferred a gradual adjustment.”

        And he’s been working overtime to decrease production in this country, his propaganda notwithstanding.

        Of course, he naturally didn’t “campaign” on it. He’s a lying fraud. He knows the people would reject his agenda if he had campaigned on it. He didn’t campaign on a health care mandate, either, claiming that forcing people to purchase health insurance would be like trying to solve homelessness by forcing people to buy a home.

        He DID campaign on “fundamental transformation” and I’ll let a genius like you figure out what that means. Hint: He’s been working over time to swallow up the private sector and expand the size, reach and power of the government. That is hardly advancing the constitutional principle of limited government.

        He also stated that “when you spread the wealth around, I think that’s a good thing for everybody.”

        “Spreading the wealth” is not part of his constitutional mandate, either. In fact, we have a fifth amendment preventing it.

        And he’s been an absolute imperialist, with his executive orders, czars, bureaucratic mandates and insistence that if “Congress doesn’t do what he wants, he’ll do it alone.”

        Hence, the picture. And its accuracy.

        OK, now go back to sucking your thumb and sticking your head deeply in the sand.

      11. lb 22 says:

        The “gradual adjustment” comment was hardly a campaign promise, and its not exactly clear from the clip that he thinks they should go up, merely that he prefers they be gradual than sudden. And since it is pretty much inevitable that they will go up over time, which would you prefer, gradual or sudden? You’ve already indicated you are against gradual.

        A quick search showed that 2001 was the highest year for oil production in the US since 2003, the exact opposite of “working overtime to decrease production”, and number 7 in the list of easily disproven conservative fictions.

        In a broader sense, the gas price issue is an interesting one, because it reveals how hollow conservative’s idiot ideology is. Evidently any government interference with private companies or free markets is outrageously tyrannical, except when it comes to oil. In that case conservatives seem to want government to force companies who produce oil domestically to sell only to Americans, at a reduced price, rather than selling it on world markets, where supply and demand will determine the price.

        As far as your other points go, over three years the federal civilian workforce has expanded by less than half a percent, which is slower than population growth. Not exactly evidence of an out of control expansion of government.

        Obama certainly campaigned on a promise of healthcare reform. He may not have talked about mandates, but since he had yet to negotiate the bill with congress, he wouldn’t know what exactly would be in it.

        I’m not a constitutional scholar, my association with the fifth amendment is the right to refuse to testify in a court of law if it might incriminate you. You will have to point out where it says something about wealth distribution. I would point out though, that Republicans are all for wealth distribution, they just believe in using government to transfer wealth from the poor and middle class, to the mega-wealthy.

        I’d keep picking apart your arguments, but I’m sure you get the trend, and have already concluded that none of your points will withstand scrutiny, and I have to take my son to the park now.

      12. bobsled says:

        LB 22;

        Not only are you deceived, you are arrogant as well.

      13. bobsled says:

        LB 22, your entire discussion is a religious argument. The facts really don’t matter, they are not the point. If it were, you would honestly attempt to understand the viewpoints of those you so easily write off. You have a religious world view that requires you to ridicule anyone with whom you disagree. You label them as ‘insane,’ or ‘paranoid’ because it makes it easy for you to deal with their view points. You are a violent religious fanatic.

        In your mind, and in the minds of others like you, it is perfectly acceptable to have a juvenile emotional response to very reasonable objections. Pretty soon, you, and others like you will project your issues on those with whom you disagree and respond to them as you believe they would respond to you. You will find it very easy to justify your violence because in your mind, ‘those
        people are insane and they deserve what I give them.’ The ultimate end of your argument is the religious persecution of all heretics who disagree with you. In reality, you are projecting your insanity and paranoia on others. It is impossible to have any meaningful discussion with you and with others like you.

        what is really scary about people like you is that you are a religious zealot. True insanity is found with the religious zealot believers of progressive socialism who assume that their ritualistic creed should be self evident to all men, women, and lifeforms inhabiting Earth. Their liturgy requires the entirety of mankind, (or womankind, etc.), to conform to their fervent belief that humankind can become perfect, if only they would convert to their confession of faith and
        let self proclaimed high priests of progressive socialist elites, be they so called scientists or elitist politicians or other experts in their respective fields, dictate to the world what is acceptable in the eyes of the mother earth goddess they claim to worship. The fanatics of progressive thought don’t understand when reasonable people do not genuflect and become breathless in the presence of holy ones of progressive socialist environmentalist doctrine.

        These progressive fanatics are intolerant of any disagreement from heretics and would violently constrain freedom of speech. Ultimately, the devotees of the new world order would set themselves as thought police and take it upon themselves to become the fascist army.

        This fanaticism, this new totalitarian state mind is scary. The lies they swallow are laughable. They strain really hard not to swallow gnats of improper believe while swallowing lies the size of camels and elephants whole. They are entitled to be fools. That is their choice. They just cannot handle the fact that others refuse to become fools with them.

        Lets come to an agreement. You are free to follow your foolish whims. Grant those who don’t want to drink you Kool-aid the freedom to pursue their own happiness. How about minding your own business and let everyone else protect their own self interests?

      14. lb 22 says:

        Hi Bobsled,

        I read most of your manifesto verbatim elsewhere on the thread, so it wasn’t really necessary to copy/paste it here.

        Honestly, it seems like the raving of a mad person, I know you think I say that because I want to avoid addressing the substance of your post, the problem is there is no substance to address. Your description of what I, or any other progressive wants, or believes is cartoonishly absurd and based on nothing but you wanting to imagine the worst of people you disagree with.

        You say that what I think is basically religious belief, and then in the same sentence state that facts aren’t important to you.

        Well, I have defended all of my points with facts, and none of you have even tried to dispute them. I would humbly suggest that you are the one whose view of the world is religious in nature, since it is clearly based on what you want to believe, and not factual evidence.

        As far as me not even trying to understand the viewpoint of those I write off, I have given you all an opportunity to dispute my points and the response has been to call me a stupid idiot with my head in the sand, and leave all of my points unaddressed. If you want me to understand your viewpoint you need to give me more than that.

      15. lb 22 says:

        ps. I may use the word insane to describe people who are deluded or appallingly ill-informed, but even if I really thought they were clinically insane I don’t think they should all be rounded up, imprisoned, or exterminated, so it seems fairly unpersuasive that the inevitable conclusion of my mindset is a violent fascist religious army that will persecute and exterminate all who disagree.

        You however, really seem to believe that people who disagree with you are violent fanatics who intend to oppress and persecute you.

        Now in all honesty, don’t you think the distance between your point of view, and violence against people who disagree with you looks a whole lot shorter?

  20. Marine says:

    As a fellow artist, That is the most incredible piece of artwork I have ever seen.

    1. Seriously? says:

      Wow, really? Must have never been to an art museum.

      1. Gary 1206 says:

        Seriuosly?,
        Oh, to be as cultured as you.
        BTW – hasn’t “seriously” become the new “whatever” ?

      2. David Christensen says:

        Been looking at Jesus immersed in urine Seriously? That’s democrat art.

      3. upaces88 says:

        If you don’t understand why it is soooo important…I can’t imagine the kind of art you enjoy.

    2. Lou says:

      Agreed. I’m not even a fellow artist, but even I can see that da Vinci, Renoir, Rembrandt, Michelangelo and Van Gogh can’t hold a candle to this guy. USA!

    3. Bryce says:

      I prefer Michelangelo. He lets us see some nipple.

  21. BJ says:

    Wouldn’t be half as “controversial” if the man on the bench was GWB and Obama was standing in his normal arrogant posture wagging his finger at him. The left is just upset over an accurate portrayal.

    1. Ted Knight says:

      The difference is that during Bush years, bad guys weren’t shoving explosive in their underwear or up their ass.

      1. James G says:

        What does that have to do with anything? Besides, you don’t know what the bad guys were doing. We only know about the underwear bomber because some morons let him get on a plane– after the guy’s own father warned us about him.

        We should never have heard about the underwear bomber– our intelligence agencies knew about him and should have dealt with him before he ever got near a plane, let alone on one flying into the USA.

      2. lb 22 says:

        The worst terrorist attack in American history was during Bushes term, that was followed by a wave of anthrax attacks, then the shoe bomber. Have you just decided to forget all of that, or do you remember, but feel that the underwear bomber is so much worse, because underwear is naughty?

      3. Noel says:

        Ib 2 obl was after wtc for years there was the bombing in the 90s they couldn’t care less who our pres. Is unless they fear him her

      4. lb 22 says:

        Noel, I realize that terrorist attacks happen under every president. That was exactly my point in responding to Ted Knight, who, while great in Mary Tyler Moore, seems to think that terrorist attacks began under Obama.

      5. Cka Redstate America says:

        To Ib 22: What a foolish juvenile comment you made re: terror attacks on Bush 43’s watch.———–But if you’re going to play that Democrat/progressive/liberal/leftist tripe about 9/11 occurring on Bush’s watch and the other things, then chew on this: Were it not for Bill Clinton’s “serve them with legal papers” approach to combating terrorism — actually, he lacked the stones to call it that — and that includes the first bombing of the WTC, the U.S.S. Cole and the embassies in Africa, to name a few — the stage would have not be set for what unfolded in Bush 43’s term.———Oh, yes: The shoe bomber did not originate from the U.S. His flight originated in Paris.———-The underwear bomber’s flight originated in Amsterdam.———- I’ll just spitball it here, but seems the French and Dutch dropped their end of security.———-And given that both bombers had al-Qaeda training, did you ever think that what they did was simply a test to see if they could execute the plan and innocents.———But, per usual, facts are just hindrances to you Democrats/liberals/leftists/progressives who appear so frequently to be so obviously intellectually and morally bankrupt.

      6. Right Is Wrong says:

        Al Qaeda determined to attack US. Saudi Arabians learning how to take off, but not how to land. Face it–inept leadership caused 911. It had nothing to do with former President Clinton. Weak logic and further proof that Republicans are incapable of accepting responsibility for anything.

      7. lb 22 says:

        Redstate, what is wrong with you?

        As I already explained once, my comment was purely in response to what Ted Knight said here:
        “The difference is that during Bush years, bad guys weren’t shoving explosive in their underwear or up their ass.”

        I merely pointed out how obviously false this statement is. I made no judgment about how capable or inept Bush was on terrorism. If you want to get into an argument over that, go ahead, but based on how incapable you are of actually reading and comprehending someone else’s position, I don’t think I’ll join you in that.

  22. Bet says:

    Nothing controversial about reality

  23. Jack says:

    Unfortunately for some the truth hurts. This potus has been trampling on the Constitution since Day 1 with the hope of replacing it with his questionable ideology.

  24. Kelvin says:

    Only surprise here is that Obama isn’t depicted as an Occupy Wall Street protester defecating on the Constitution.

  25. Christopher Bonante says:

    Nothing remotely controversial abount this.

    1. Justme says:

      There is if you’re a leftist “lib” who has a distorted reality to begin with.

  26. wendy says:

    Let’s ‘hope’ that owebowma is the ‘forgotten presidunce’ a year from now…..

    1. madamsnowgal says:

      If Romney is elected all that does it put Obama in his pocket so in times of need he can pull Obama and ask for his advice (What would you do?). I’m writing Perry in and pray all of my fellow Republicans can take blindfolds off and see that he is the future of tearing down generations of liars, and thieves.

  27. artcritic says:

    Leave it to the lib media not to notice that behind Obama applauding is Clinton, Wilson and the Roosevelts.

    1. David Wamsley says:

      That was noticed

    2. shropster says:

      Is Lincoln applauding as well? After all, he was the one who took away our Republic and gave us a democracy.

  28. Denan says:

    That Obama is trampling the Constitution is not controversial – he is. The truth is that most presidents and almost every Congress over the last 50 or so years have all trampled on the Constitution.

    Our government has far, far more power and control over our lives, freedom and liberties than is actually allowed by a reasonable interpretation of the Constitution. The result is that today government control over our lives is accelerating and growing faster than ever under the presidency of Barack Obama.

    In the name of doing things “for the good of the people” we are slowly being transformed into a ‘soft’ totalitarian nation.

    Thomas Jefferson:
    “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

    “Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.”

    “The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.”

    We the people are at fault for not reigning in the natural tendency of politicians and bureaucrats to take more and more power – and use it to gain more power and more money.

    1. poorhardworker says:

      Well said!

    2. bob says:

      You are exactly right. It wasn’t until we elected this sleeze for president did anyone begin to notice the idiotic changes that were made. I guess we can thank Obama for something.

    3. eve hunter says:

      denan…the words of jefferson are important to be read and re-read by all voters. thank you for knowing this and sharing it. we are slowly loosing the finest country ever to exist. post it again and again whenever it fits. people (like me) either were not taught real history or did not pay attention. but it is never too late. (i hope)

    4. RyanJ says:

      To continue your though train:

      Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, Paris, 13 Nov. 1787:

      “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.”

    5. Noel says:

      YES!
      We are too soft too tech spoiled and most of us do not know anything about how America was founded in such an amazing way compared to the rest of the world.

  29. Mike says:

    Conservatives forget how much trampling on the Constitution was done by Bush and Cheney!

    1. Denan says:

      @Mike: No, conservatives were griping loudly about Bush for spending like a Democrat and his contra-constitutional positions on other matters as well. It’s just that when you have to choose the least bad of Bush, Reid or Pelosi, Bush was the only rational choice.

      Don’t confuse conservative with Republican they are not necessarily the same thing. There are even Democrats that when it comes to fiscal and financial aspects of government are conservative – not many, but a few. And there are far too many Republicans that are as, or almost as, drunk with greed and power as the Democrats.

      1. Bob in Ind. says:

        If conservatives were griping so loudly about Bush, how come they voted for him? TWICE!

      2. steve says:

        You are correct brother.

      3. Smack Dab says:

        Ditto, kiddo. Too bad we always end up voting for the “lessor of two evils”. This year though it’s anybody except Obama.

      4. lb 22 says:

        I don’t ever recall criticism of Bush 2 until the very end, when even the true believers couldn’t figure out how to defend him. In fact criticism of Bush was invariably met with screams of “traitor” and “anti-american”, or even “terrorist lover” from conservatives.

        Its not enough that you guys want rewrite the history of Bush’s terms, you even want to rewrite how you reacted to it.

      5. Thomas Austin says:

        (Bob in Ind. — If conservatives were griping so loudly about Bush, how come they voted for him? TWICE! — February 3, 2012 at 3:30 pm ) Just what other choice did we have? The democrats were nutcase communist. It was not that we voted FOR GWB, but that we voted for the lesser of the 2 evils.

    2. Mark M Webster says:

      Not forgotten by us, nor by the artist. Find W in the pic, then look for 41, Ford, etc. Now go look for Reagan, Grant & Coolidge. We remember.

      1. madamsnowgal says:

        Reagan was one of the best if not the BEST president we have ever had!

    3. David Christensen says:

      God Bless these courageous men for keeping America safe against Islamist extremists. Frankly, I know of no law-abiding American citizen whose rights were denied during the Bush-Cheney administration.

      1. SamWam says:

        Are you such an idiot not to know that all Americans` rights were violated by Bush and Chaney. Are you not familiar with the patriot act that they enacted? Please learn your history before you attempt to make an intelligent comment.

      2. Elaine says:

        Lord! The blame game again?!!! Bush is NO longer the President and hasn’t been for quite a while.

        Please live in the present and stop the blame game.
        IN THE PRESENT we are losing freedoms every day!
        Feds to take over internet;
        Negative comments about Muslims is a “no no”
        He spies on us on blog sites;
        He favors Islam over Christians as he recently allowed 80,000 Muslim refugees to come here vs. even attempting to allow the Christians in the Middle East who are being slaughtered on a daily basis the freedom to take refuge in the U.S.

        He has given our Missile secrets to Russia;
        Want me to go on?

      3. Right Is Wrong says:

        Yes, please, but only if you have some facts, not just your bizarre conspiracy theories. Fox News really has you worked up in a lather don’t they?

      4. Elaine says:

        You tell me “what facts YOU want”…
        another way of making excuses….or side tracking the issue at hand.

        After I do that — you will come up with MORE excuses.

      5. Right Is Wrong says:

        How many cats do own, Elaine?

      6. Barack Mugabe says:

        SamWam wrote: “Are you such an idiot not to know that all Americans` rights were violated by Bush and Chaney. Are you not familiar with the patriot act that they enacted? Please learn your history before you attempt to make an intelligent comment.”

        Name the American(s) whose rights were violated as a consequence of the bipartisan Patriot Act?

        We’re waiting.

      7. Bryce says:

        Elaine: Asking you to bring evidence to back your assertions is “making excuses?”

        Mugabe: Virtually every single American was surveilled without a warrant under the Bush administration. Thousands of Americans were kicked off flights for having names similar to names on the No-Fly List, including peaceful political activists and small children. The FBI was granted the power to demand things like library and Internet records of anyone they liked, so long as they claimed it was relevant to a terror investigation. No court order needed.

        And as this was happening, most “conservatives” were calling anyone who objected to this widespread surveillance “terrorist sympathizers.”

        Yet Obama is trampling on the Constitution by running up some debt?

    4. James G says:

      Conservatives are a lot smarter than you. We knew what Bush was doing was wrong, and many of us objected. But, the reason we voted for Bush again was because the Dem alternative is always far worse– as we see what the Indonesian president is doing to our country.

      Obama is the fool who described our Constitution as a “charter of negative liberties.” He is a disgrace, and he was foisted upon us by the left. There are no lefties who could ever get elected president if they told the truth about what they believe. That is why Obama represented himself as a very different person during the campaign.

      You have asked a foolish question– clearly one you did not know the answer to. That is unfortunate on many levels.

      1. lb 22 says:

        Its funny, but everything you say seems to describe Republicans. If they were honest about their actual policies (lower the taxes on the superwealthy to zero, raise taxes on everyone else) they would never be elected.

      2. lb 22 says:

        ps. two recent scientific studies found that conservatives were on average less intelligent than liberal, and also more fearful.

        So, scientific proof that you are cowardly and stupid.

        Its probably not true though, after all, I’m sure the scientists were liberals since scientists tend to be smart.

      3. The Classical Liberal says:

        A flat tax is not reducing the tax rate to zero. A flat-tax takes out the ambiguty and cheating. It is the left that is preventing a simple flat tax.

      4. lb 22 says:

        I have heard Republicans promoting the notion of eliminating the Capital gains tax entirely. That would make Romney’s tax bill effectively zero.

      5. Robin says:

        Lb22 is missing the fact that Romney has already paid a 35% tax on the money before he invested it. With a 15% cap gains means double taxation. He is actually paying 50% of his money to the gov.

      6. lb 22 says:

        robin,

        Your response makes no sense.

        Capital gains tax is on money you make from investments. He doesn’t pay tax on the money he spent to buy the investment, only on the interest he makes off that investment. Aside from the fact that he hasn’t had an actual job in tens years, so hasn’t paid the 35% rate in at least that long. He most definitely does not pay 50% income tax. The year released showed a rate of under 15%, and although he didn’t release earlier years, there were enough clues in what he released, such as the carried interest deduction, that have caused people to speculate that he may have paid nothing the year before.

        You need to learn more about what you are talking about.

    5. TeaRunner says:

      Liberals use Bush as an excuse to keep trampling. You hated Bush yet everything Obama has done has been justified with, “But Bush did it too!”

      When do you stop justifying Obama’s actions with those of a man you supposedly hated? We had kicked the Republicans out over Bush. Democrats took Bush policies and went off the deep end. They’re going to pay for it too.

  30. Susanna Gordon says:

    Remember when our tax dollars funded the likes of Maplethorpe, even though it was offensive to many? I am guessing the National Endowment for the Arts won’t be steeping up to fund this artist anytime soon.

    McNaughton is a hero. I hope there are prints for sale. This painting should be plastered everywhere.

    Obama is evil, deliberately destroying the country, and setting himself up for to become our dictator.

  31. Evan Smillie says:

    Beautiful voices.

  32. Bob A says:

    Liberals hate the truth!

  33. Joe Bidenn says:

    Why is this controversial and the picture in the liberal art gallery of the Cross of Jesus sitting in urine not? Liberals always have a backward sense of morals and outrage. Never believe the liberal media.

    1. madamsnowgal says:

      May the LORD have mercy on all of their souls!

    2. lb 22 says:

      I never met anyone who didn’t consider Andres Serrano’s work to be controversial. Even the curator wrote about it being controversial. Your point is pointless.

      1. Right Is Wrong says:

        Mapplethorpe and Serrano’s works were both controversial. Most art is meant to be provocative. Most posters on this forum take exception to the depiction of Obama as the one trampling the Constitution, since it was the Bush Administration that practiced torture, created the Department of Homeland Security, passed the Patriot Act (Democrats went along) and led us into war under false pretenses. Oh, and don’t forget they also revealed the identity of a undercover CIA agent. If the artist he might have depicted a different president trampling the Constitution.

      2. Barack Mugabe says:

        Right Is Wrong wrote: “Mapplethorpe and Serrano’s works were both controversial.”

        The controversy wasn’t the art — it was the fact that they was paid for with public funds.

        A key point that seems to constantly escape the notice of the left.

      3. Barack Mugabe says:

        Right Is Wrong wrote: “Mapplethorpe and Serrano’s works were both controversial.”

        The controversy wasn’t the art — it was the fact that they were paid for with public funds.

        A key point that seems to constantly escape the notice of the left.

      4. lb 22 says:

        Mugabe, are you saying that a photo of Christ in urine was not controversial on its own? You may need to explain that.

    3. dwstick says:

      Wasn’t there a play making the rounds when GW Bush was president that depicted him being murdered? I think it was the work of a Canadian playwright. I also seem to remember that the libs in the news media and art world said not to take it literally or seriously. It was just art, they said. Now that its their hero being scrutinized they get offended.

      1. lb 22 says:

        Actually, a film, and while the assassination of Bush took place in the film, the film was really about how the country reacted to that. It wasn’t some liberal revenge fantasy about killing Bush.

        As far as being offended, most people are generally amused by such facile, obvious partisan propaganda being presented as though it were high art.

      2. Right Is Wrong says:

        Artists and writers from Shakespeare to Miller, write about political and historical figures. It’s art and it’s generally fiction. I mean, did you take the “Manchurian Candidate” seriously? It has obvious parallels to JFK’s assassination, but as is typical of your pretzel logic, you take one isolated incident and twist it to fit whatever ridiculous, hysterical argument make.

  34. Tim W. says:

    God… reading these posts reminds me of how stupid so many people here in America are.

    8.3% unemployment…. GDP is up…. Osama is dead… More illegals have been deported than every before… And military over-spending is finally being checked … and once the Affordable Healthcare Act is found to be Consitutionally accepted, President Obama will be on the fast-track to a second term. And he did it all with no help from Congress.

    Deal with that.

    1. Tim W. says:

      … and the Stock Market is at it’s highest point in 11 years as of today!

      1. HansJurgen says:

        They’re getting ready to “cash-in”, but you wouldn’t understand that thinking. They know that the economy is about to hit the fan and they’re making the most of it while they can. So, the “evil” rich as you call them are “driving” the markets to “stimulate” the “warm and fuzzy” minds causing a rise which then those “evil” rich can cash in and walk out leaving you holding the bag. Heee, heee. Show our stupidity and follow along. Feed those “evil” rich that you hate so much.

      2. Mikey says:

        Here are some facts for you Tim.

        When the democrats took control of Congress on January 3rd 2007:

        The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
        The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
        The Unemployment rate was 4.6%
        The annual budget deficit was under 400 billion.
        George Bush’s Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB CREATION!

        And since the democrats have taken control of congress we have gone over 1,000 days without a true budget even being submitted by the senate.

        FACTS.

      3. madamsnowgal says:

        Democrats knowing they won’t be re-elected) are famous for spending globs of money and leaving America in a sad state just in time for the election so they can pin it on the Republicans. Funny thing is when there is a Republican in the White House things get better. Thankfully I am NOT a SHEEPLE!

      4. Nikita63 says:

        Only if you can believe the lying duplicitous piece of pork in the White House and his eqally lying and deceitful Soros controlled media!

      5. lb 22 says:

        Response to Madamsnowgal

        “democrats…are famous for spending globs of money and leaving America in a sad state just in time for the election so they can pin it on the Republicans.”

        Can you give an example? Reagan was the president who kicked off the deficit spending binge, leaving (at the time) a historically massive deficit and hugely expanded government. The deficit spending slowed, but still continued under Bush 1. Clinton inherited a massive deficit, and left office eight years later with a historically large surplus. Bush 2 blew the surplus within two years, and left office with a deficit that dwarfed Reagan’s, a massively expanded bureaucracy, and an economy in shambles. Obama came into office finding tbat the mess left by Bush was so bad, that he couldn’t focus on the mandate that got him elected, and instead had to spend most of his political capital cleaning up Republican messes. Nonetheless, three years later the deficit is starting to go down.

        No doubt in Bizarro world you have some way of rationalizing that the irrational view that Republicans are fiscally responsible, and Democrats are frespending sailors.

    2. HansJurgen says:

      All “warn and fuzzy” “facts”. If you study or search for the real FACTS, unemployment is over 10%, real GDP is down, Osama was basically dead anyway, and yes, more illegals have been deported thanks to Republican pressure since Obummer really depended on their votes to elect him. And Affordable “GooberMINT” Healthcare will cost more and be less effective. Name any GooberMINT program that has been handled effectively and efficiently. So, get your FACTS straight before you start flapping your lips. But, then you’re probably a brainwashed liberal who can’t think or study for facts.

      1. Tim W. says:

        Normally, I would find it pretty easy to eliminate any input on America coming from someone named “Hans”. Also, having a serious discussion with an adult who uses words like “Goobermint” and “Obummer” is normally a lost cause. But, let’s talk about facts.

        FACT: You have no way to prove what unemployment is beyond those numbers which are published weekly by the Labor Dept. You’re speculating. Also, since you’re so quick to pull numbers out of your butt; where would the unemployment rate be if President Obama hadn’t passed the stimulus? 12%? 13?% I don’t know…neither do you….Hans.

        FACT: You have no idea how the Affordable Healthcare Act will impact the economy. You’re just guessing or buying into the propaganda that was put out there by big insurance and big pharma.

        FACT: More leaders of more Islamic fundamentalist groups have been eliminated in the past year than at any time during president Bush’s term as pres. But, you want to make it appear that Osama was already a corpse. Right. Spinster.

        And, off the top of my head, I can think of a good example of a GOVERNMENT program that is running effectivley and efficiently: the DOD (that’s how we Americans abbreviate the Department of Defense). No more gross overspending. And no more wars that we don’t need to be fighting.

        Thanks for playing. Now, go back to Germany or wherever.

      2. Mark M Webster says:

        Tim,
        If you truly believe that the DOD is efficiently well run, then there is no hope for you. Incidentally, that is one function of the government that we can at least agree is constitutionally within its powers.

      3. lb 22 says:

        Hans, you confused “your opinion” with “fact”.

    3. Tim Holt says:

      8.3 unemployment is a liberal numbers game. We are NO better off this month than last or last year. More illegals have been deported DESPITE obama and his agenda. Military cuts have weakened our nation and have made us vulnerable to the nut bags of the world. Obamacare will be repealed as the pig of the bill it was…passed by liberal hook and crook and lies. Obama and moochie will be shown the door back to the slum of chicago where they have ALWAYS belonged.
      ABO!

      1. inevitable says:

        1.2 million unemployed Americans have left the system as they are no longer eligible to collect benefits, have given up or both. Math and the ability to interpret facts and trends are not part of a Liberal Arts education, hence the blathering of the left in defense of their propaganda.

      2. lb 22 says:

        The military budget has gone up every year since Obama took office.

    4. Larry G says:

      Tim W. 8.3% unemployment is good? Our economy is in the toilet. Gas is twice as high as it was when obama took office. Our debt has increased by 6 trillion since this clown took office. You think this is good?

      Reading your comment reminds me of how stupid some people here in America are.

      1. madamsnowgal says:

        Americans are not stupid, they just simply don’t care enough when it is time to vote. Just look at poll turn outs over the last 2 centuries. I think they are sheeple with blindfolds on and following the voice that leads them!!!

    5. bobsled says:

      Tim W.

      You are deceived. You actually desire to be lied to. Does it help you sleep at night? One can’t have a discussion with someone who actively wants to be lied to.

      8.3% unemployment? What about the 1.2 million people who ‘fell out of the Labor Force’ this month? The reason the unemployment statistic is going down is because the 1.2 million who’ve been looking for a job for the last 12 months are no longer counted as active job seekers. That is 1.2 million people who really would like to work but could not find jobs and no longer qualify for unemployment.

      For every lie that you hold dear, there are facts that you ignore. Ignoring the facts might help you sleep at night, but that doesn’t fix the problems.

    6. David Christensen says:

      Ah, our constitutional expert speaks. Too bad he is so ill-read. You see, we have what is called “Separation of Powers” Tim. This is to keep fools like His Arrogantcy from having too much power. Have you actually read the Constitution?

      1. madamsnowgal says:

        Can’t claim that David. Our Constitution isn’t the same Constitution that you remember. Our FREEDOMS ARE SLOWLY GOING DOWN THE DRAIN!

    7. RyanJ says:

      Job creation is not even keeping up with births, also one of the primary reasons it is falling right now is cause people are leaving the workforce at record numbers. Obamacare will be invalidated because you can not force anybody into a commerce exchange. In most battleground states even the liberal gallup poll says Obama is going to lose in a landslide.

  35. RJ says:

    Just remember it wasn’t Obama who came up with the PATRIOT act, or guantanamo.

    1. Bob A says:

      Of course not! Obama wants our muslim terrorist enemies to help him destroy our country.

      1. Tim W. says:

        Bob, you’re a nut.

    2. Boswick says:

      Joe Bieden wrote the Patriot Act in 1995 – before the Oaklahoma City bombing..

    3. krp says:

      NO. It was Joe Biden.

      You liberals really expect us to believe that the World Trade Center was attacked and then Bush crafted the Patriot Act overnight? No. Staffers write legislation and they stick them in drawers just waiting for the moment to when they can introduce them in Congress. How else do you think we get 1000 pages monstrosities like the ObamaDon’tCare Bill that no one bothers to read before they vote on them?
      The Patriot Act was sitting in a drawer in Joe Biden’s office and he just magically pulled in out after 9/11 and got it passed.

      1. Boswick says:

        Oops I meant Biden. The Apollo Alliance wrote the Stimulus Bill AND the Cap and Trade Bill.

        The Apollo Alliance consists of a coalition of UNIONS, like SEIU, Social Justice groups the likes of ACORN and at the helm is Van Jones a Communist that was Obama’s “Green Czar” and head of the Green Initiative.

    4. upaces88 says:

      But! He HAS expanded the meaning and the outcome is horrendous.

  36. kj77 says:

    constitutional law claaes are just affirmation for the weak of principle…let’s have a class where we can talk about ways to subvert the constitution by claiming we know what the “intent” of the framers was without considering what the words actually say! Case in point – the second amendment which is interpreted by some so-called constitutional experts to exclude the citizen from the right to bear arms as they aren’t members of the state or federal organized militia – the militia in those days was every single free man who was capable of coming forward with their weapon to help when needed, no organization sanctioned by state of fed needed.

  37. Geoff Caldwell says:

    First saw the painting months ago and must admit I’m a little surprised that Maddow would be stupid enough to try to make fun of it when there’s so much truth to it. But then again it IS Maddow and it IS MSNBC………

    1. Denis says:

      First of all, President Obama knows the Constitution better than most everyone on this post. Secondly, like it or not, he is the President. Thirdly, we have only had 43 men as President. (Cleveland is counted twice).

      1. David Christensen says:

        C’mon Denis. Do you really believe this nonsense? Obama’s ignorance on Constitutional issues is surpassed only by his arrogance.

      2. Tom says:

        Knowledge of the Constitution is different to loving, respecting, honoring and supporting it.

        That said, Obama doesn’t even know the Constitution.

      3. upaces88 says:

        He knows enough of it as to “which parts” he wants to shred.

        You know, the parts that get in his way.

    2. eve hunter says:

      i don’t waste my time looking at maddow or msnbc. i like oreilly and and his crew. he gets into some spirited arguments and when he is wrong he admits it. also, many times he gets someone on who is an expert and oreilly learns and we with him.

  38. Bob A says:

    Telling the truth about liberals is always controversial. They are used to their lap-dog media covering up, ignoring or outright lieing about the embarrassing historical record.

  39. Spence says:

    The next worthwhile person to come from Utah will be the first.

    1. krp says:

      Julianne Hough? Steve Young?

  40. George Davey says:

    They should have painted in Ron Paul shaking his head NO.

  41. Neil says:

    Tim W. – I defer to legal scholars on some issues, but you put too much faith in men wearing black robes, considering Justice Ginsberg very recently said she doesn’t believe in the U.S. constitution is worthy of FINAL interpretation:

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/02/ginsburg-likes-s-africa-as-model-for-egypt/

  42. James says:

    Right on- Obamanation is destroying our constitution and the useful idiots in congress and America are either with him or ignorant. This administration is denying Catholics the right to be Catholic with their forcing of the Churches institutions to provide birth control to all of her employees, even abortifacients. Hie is horrible!

    1. WE ARE THE ONES WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR says:

      Consider yourself duly reported to http://www.AttackWatch.net

      OBIDEN 2012: YES WE CAN… AGAIN!!

      1. Don Ingram says:

        Attack watch, you are kidding me right? Here’s 50 cents, call someone that cares.

  43. Drudge just made this fella McNaughton’s week……

    http://rhymeandreasonable.com

  44. Kanus says:

    Quality wise, I’ve seen better paintings at a high school art festival, or a paint by number gallery. Garbage.

    1. Kevin Groenhagen says:

      And I suppose you could do a better job while wearing your straitjacket in your padded cell.

      1. Michelle says:

        Give Kanus a break. Obama fans are generally blind, deaf and dumb.

      2. RyanJ says:

        This is the key to know that Obama has failed. His liberal supports make excuses for the most powerful man on the planet.

    2. David Christensen says:

      Yes, I prefer the National Endowment for the Arts subsidizing naked women covered with chocolate. Now that’s art!

    3. Tom says:

      Kanus….. You’re obviously a troglyte when it comes to aesthetic discernment.

      1. lb 22 says:

        Yes, if you can’t discern facile propaganda from high art you are a moron kamus

  45. enmyoftheobamastate says:

    What’s wrong with this painting? Obama is an American traitor.

  46. javmanbill says:

    I disagree that Obama and Old Hickory would be on the same side of history when it came to doing what is best for our country. Would Obama abolish our central banking system…the Fed? Uh, no! While Andrew Jackson vetoed legislation that renewed the charter of the Second National Bank, which was a courageous act of political courage (James Webb’s Born Fighting).

  47. Bogusbob says:

    Rachel Mad-cow is a joke. I missed whatever she said on her alledged show on msnbc as it is not watched here in our house. I guess her 10 viewerw commented on her twetter. It is a very true illustration of what is happening in WDC. You could add a few congress-folks and a lot of senators as well.

  48. Karen R. says:

    There is nothing “Controversial” about this painting. It is historically accurate.

  49. YankeeI says:

    I’m sorry! What’s the problem? The picture is a perfect depiction of what this Chicago thug has done every day of his reign of terror! This picture should be posted on every billboard in the country!

    1. madamsnowgal says:

      Well we only have OPRAH and all of her followers to blame for Obama :O(

      1. eve hunter says:

        oprah is an entertainer and should be regarded as such. she doesn’t pretend to be a brain. she liked obama because of his color. i am sure she regrets it. when she starts paying her new high tax bill she will probably start doing some serious…quiet…thinking.

  50. Robert says:

    Indeed! I’ve always appreciated Realist Art. Kudos to the Artist!

  51. ejeff says:

    Tim- The constitution allows the liberties taken by Lincoln as written in the section regarding suspension of Habeas Corpus in a time of national crisis. ObamaCare will be found unconstitutional- It must as the Commerce clause will not cover the federal grab by Obama. And finally, the division in the painting appears to be on the basis of Progressives vs. constitutional conservatives, which is why Bush and JFK are in the middle and Teddy R., Wilson, and FDR are with Obama. Remember, Obama has already expressed his disagreement with the constitution- he doesn’t like it as written and as intended. It limits federal power!

    1. Tim W. says:

      Jeff,
      Any inter-state commerce is grounds for federal intervention. It is not difficult to find examples of the judiciary ruling FOR federal intervention – on the basis of commerce – where the evidence wasnt nearly as clear-cut as it is in this case. It will pass… and it won’t even be close.

    2. RyanJ says:

      Tim, you are incorrect. Yes the constitution allows for inter state commerce regulation. However health insurance is not inter-state. Also commerce by definition is a social dealing or exchange between two or more willing parties. In this case people do not have a choice but they are forced to participate. This is the part that is unconstitutional.

  52. Neil says:

    Some people (Republicans included) don’t interpret the Declaration and the Constitution properly, but Obama simply disagrees with the idea of life , liberty and private property. His mind has replaced liberty with a set of government funded priviledges.

    This always leads to shortages, rationing. Diminution of the dignity of the individual

    He is blight to our way of life. The figurehead of a philosophical cancer which goes undiagnosed because those responsible for exposing this disease (the main stream media) are, infact, attempting to mask the symptoms and deny it’s causes.

  53. Gary 1206 says:

    Why is an artist such as Jon McNaughton considered controversial while one drawing a statist depiction, such as the joy of receiving a welfare deposit in the checking account, considered safe? How did we come to that?

  54. Sal says:

    He is governing with no respect for the constitution. If the Supreme Court
    doesn’t respond to put him in his place the country will become another banana republic…something Obama would like to see. We are at an inflection point in democracy. Hopefully if will not be violent but as a founder father once said…A little revolution can be a good thing.

  55. Katepatate says:

    The headline should have been, “Great artist paints controversial president.” I see nothing controversial about this. Obama has stepped all over the Constitution and has, in fact, said it gets in his way.

  56. Ira says:

    Give the artist the Nobel Prize for Truth Telling!

  57. James says:

    The same picture could have been drawn of Bush trampling the Constitution. I consider Bush just as bad as Obama when it comes to preserving our Constitutional rights.

    1. krp says:

      How so? It was Joe Biden that wrote the Patriot Act

  58. Jeanine Ruby says:

    Please – tell us how Ovomit has violated the constitution – some real facts. I’m curious.

    1. rb says:

      I’ll give you one, there are more!! His health care and financial “reform” bills violated the Constitution in whole (but especially the Commerce Clause and the 9th and 10th amendments) because they assumed federal powers not granted by the Constitution. The waivers he granted to his buddies violate the Equal Protection Clause (14th amendment). And he has yet to prove he is actually eligible according to Constitutional rules to be president.

    2. Tim Holt says:

      I’ll play. Start with going in to Libya without Congressional consent, recess appts and culminate in the abomination known as obamacare. Then break the pitcher of kool aid and join Americans in defeating this divider.

  59. Bill smith says:

    Even the Kenyans don’t want him…

    1. davec says:

      the Village is better off without the Idiot.

      Our villaige, however…

  60. Brian says:

    I’ll buy a print. That image is poignant and apropos and captures current events brilliantly.

  61. ftimmins says:

    Tiny Tim, better check out that mirror while looking for stupid. Even if true unemployment were 8.3% (which it isn’t) that qualifies for bragging rightts???

    And “military spending is being checked”. Er…..Did you mention anything about overspending with democrat crony capitalist buddies for scam green deals?? It seems you are applauding cutting the only federal expenditure that we actually get any benefit from. Hmmmmm

    If you are holding out for Obamacare to be fully implemented, I hope you brought a few cans of beans because you are going to have a very very long wait. Deal with that.

    1. Tim W. says:

      Ftimmins,
      The name is just Tim. Thanks for trying to get to my level; your effort is appreciated…. you represent your party well.

      The unemployment figures absolutely qualify for bragging rights when you consider that our “bought and paid for” COngress (rep and dem) have had only 1 agenda for the past 3 years: defeat the President’s agenda.

      And yeah, military spending has been cut by 20%, spin that anyway you like. I served in the military for 6 years (did you?) and I am well-aware of how poorly our funds are allocated across and throughout the DOD. “It seems that you are…that we actually get any benefit from”…really?? You an alarmist there, tough-guy? Seems like your the perfect target for the fear mongorers at Drudge and Fox News: frightened little lamb.

      Also, read up on the voting histories of the 9 Supreme Court Justices. Alito is probably the only one who will definitely vote down the new law… and maybe Thomas. It’ll pass 7-2 or 6-3… and then you’ll have to find something new to complain about.

      1. bobsled says:

        Tim W.

        You are deceived. One can’t have a discussion with someone who needs to be lied to. You actually need to hear the lies repeated every night like a nice little bed time story. Go to sleep, Timmy.

      2. David Christensen says:

        Tim, it isn’t hard to get to your “level”. All one has to do is jump in the sewer.

      3. James G says:

        Wow. You are really out to lunch. You do not understand anything about the unemployment figure– it is not calculated the way you think it is.

        You also have never, ever read anything about the voting histories of the SCOTUS judges. You are off in fantasyland. Did one of your liberal pals tell you that Scalia already has written an opinion on the commerce clause that would seem to be supportive of Obamacare? I bet they did. But, they never read or heard Scalia’s explanation of that opinion. neither have you.

        How sad it is for our country that clowns like you have foisted Obama on us. It will not happen a second time– you can take that as the gospel.

  62. Jeanine Ruby says:

    boy the GOP are desperate. Now they’re actually and blatently making cr@p up. You people just don’t know what to make of a successful President. Your posts are very telling. We just laugh and shake our heads….

    1. RomeagainRomeagain says:

      Don’t shake it too hard or it may come out of Obama’s arse!!!

      1. Pablo says:

        Whatever you say, Rogaine.

    2. Steve says:

      You should laugh..especially every time you think about how ignorant and anti-American you liberals are. Laugh every time you think about raising taxes just to support another one of your useless, idiotic “social programs”. Laugh every time you think of supporting such a clown as the one currently occupying the White House….laugh…..laugh….laugh…..

  63. Vince says:

    Excellent painting. Kudos to the artist for accuratly depicting that treasonous marxist piece of (bleep) squatting in the oval office.

  64. JustAGuy says:

    Nice art!

    Funny, the left are perfectly comfortable with “art” such as a crucifix in a jar of urine or a picture of Mary, Mother of Jesus with a female anatomy part all over it, but they call THIS controversial.

  65. Michelle says:

    It’s only controversial to liberals who hate the truth. Barry is a disgrace.

  66. Ron223 says:

    Awesome. I want one.

  67. Bill S. says:

    Accurate portrayal, unfortunately.

  68. urdumb says:

    To the extent he is against your right to be enslaved by the rich, the portrait is 100% truth. Now get off the internet and worship your wealthy overlords.

    1. stopthe says:

      If you’re a slave, what does it matter who the master is? Whether it is a capitalist oligarchy or a collectivist oligarchy?

      If you’re choosing your populist FDR-like overlords over the capitalist/robber-baron overlords, you’re just bickering about the color of your chains.

  69. jerrykregle says:

    Thst’s Funny I thought he wiped his A55 with it

    1. Noamsayn? says:

      He doesn’t need to. Most of the ‘news’ media and TV/Hollywood celebrities gladly lick it clean for him.

  70. Windfall says:

    The author’s understanding of basic American history is no better than Clueless Comrade Barry’s.

    In the third line of his Inaugural Address, Clueless Comrade Barry stated,

    “Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath.”

    Actually, 43 Americans have taken the presidential oath. The reason why Comrade Barry is considered president number 44 is because Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms and is thus counted as presidents numbered 22 and 24.

    You can maybe, sort of, make the excuse that Comrade Barry was tired and misspoke with his “we’ve now campaigned in all 57 states” remark but his statement: “Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath” is still posted at Whitehouse.gov.

    We’re 36 months into an administration headed by a President who still doesn’t know who Grover Cleveland is!

    There can be no doubt. Clueless Comrade Barry has less than a schoolboy’s understanding of American history.

    And the Useful Idiots think Governor Palin is stupid?

    Compared to Clueless Comrade Barry, Governor Palin is The Sage of Monticello.

    Addressing the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, The Ever Pandering Clueless One said, “Long before America was even an idea, this land of plenty was home to many peoples. The British and French, the Dutch and Spanish, to Mexicans, to countless Indian tribes. We all shared the same land.”

    Actually, the United States of America declared its independence on 4 July 1776.

    Mexico didn’t exist until 34 years later (16 September 1810).

    Now how is it that Mexicans shared the same land before there was even such a country as Mexico?

    Don’t you have to exist before you can share?

    What we have in the White House today is nothing more or less than an ignorant, incompetent, narcissistic Marxist miscreant – the living embodiment of The Peter Principal in (Affirmative) Action – who the media refuse to hold accountable for anything.

    By the way, they speak German in Austria (not “Austrian”); the automobile was invented in Germany (not the U.S.); the “ps” is silent in “corpsman”; the U.S. Constitution was not written “20 centuries ago”; Europe is a continent not a country; Colorado (like Wyoming) is a rectangular-shaped state but it shares no border with either Idaho or Montana; there is no such thing as an Intercontinental Railroad in the United States; Canada has a prime minister not a president; Abraham Lincoln was not the founder of the Republican party; but, yes, technically Israel is indeed a “strong friend of Israel”, though this would hardly seem to be a point worth stating.

    Let’s face it. The only guy in Washington that has said more outrageously stupid things than Comrade Barry is Joe Biden. Not even Marion Barry tops The Clueless One.

    The Ruling Class must perpetuate the myth that they are the “best and brightest” in order to give them license to organize and legislate against the interests of those whom they are supposed to serve.

    They are neither and their Beloved Dear Leader Clueless Comrade Barry is, in fact, nothing more – or less – than a complete dullard.

    Clueless Comrade Barry, President Zero, Doctor Downgrade, Dear Leader of Food Stamp Nation, The Barackalypse, The Obamageddon, The Debt Man Walking, The Redistributor-in-Chief, The Living Embodiment of the Peter Principle in (Affirmative) Action is, in fact, the one and only president to actually blow his own Inaugural Address.

    Now, that truly is S-T-U-P-I-D.

    1. Jeffreyj says:

      As badly as the Brits treated the local indian population, it pales in comparison to how the Mexicans (descendants of the Conquistadors) treated them It was total genocide and looting. So I find it ironic as all hell how Obama makes us out to be the root of all evil but the Mexicans are these nice sweet guys who are victims of the bad norte americanos. A real joke, just another anti-american propaganda stream from an idiot.

    2. Kev Kehoe says:

      Beautiful and Thank You

  71. jesse_a_b says:

    Obama is doing the same things Hitler did in Germany, and most people were braindead enough to vote for him. I predict that between 30% and 60% of American will DIE because of their failure to stop genocidal warmongers get in the white house.

    1. flo says:

      Agreed. And they will be happy to take our names off this board for test cases. I say that only partially in jest.

  72. Humpty Dumpty says:

    13 million out of work and climbing, home prices in the toilet, foreclosures up the asss, 47 million on food stamps, 15 trillion in debt, yup, this Obozo is doing a great job in this steady decline, uhh uhh, yup, oh yeah. Whoopie.

  73. sb36695 says:

    This has been out for a while. I guess there’s not enough current news to report? Or does it not fit the agenda?

  74. p-anna says:

    LOVE IT! or leave it….

  75. Gregg Cannon says:

    This is TRUE are… not like the cross in a bottle of urine!

  76. stopthe says:

    The only problem with this painting is that fully half of the 44 Presidents should be standing on the Constitution… starting with Lincoln and FDR, who had no respect for it whatsoever.

    A more realistic metaphor would be a tug-of-war with maybe 5-10 Presidents on one side fighting for the people and the states, including Washington, Jefferson, Jackson, Cleveland, and Taft; and at least 34 on the other side fighting for their own aggrandizement and the aggrandizement of power and wealth in Washington – and winning.

  77. Balloon Boy says:

    If you look closely, you can see Nixon taking advantage of the distraction to pick Grover Cleveland’s pocket.

  78. Throw Away says:

    I like how butthurt your liberals get when someone puts you in your place.
    It’s too easy!

    1. Tim W. says:

      Throw away,
      You, sir, cannot spell.

      Go back to 4th grade. Then maybe you can put someone in their place.

      1. bobsled says:

        Tim W.

        You are deceived. You really need the lies to sleep at night.

        By the way, name calling, taunting, and being abusive is a brilliant way to distract attention from the fact that you don’t know the truth.

        Go listen to your bedtime stories. Time to go to sleep, Timmy.

      2. David Christensen says:

        I get it Tim. You are about 12 years old?

  79. 1776 says:

    True enough. However, BHO isn’t the only Globalist shill to trample the Constitution….Jorge Boosh (Sr. & Jr), S1ck Willie ClinTAX & Gimpy Carter got in their licks too.

    1. James G says:

      We are trying to deal with the current lowlife in the WH. The others are no longer a problem for America (Well, Carter is, but still, the jackal that is in the WH now is the threat to liberty– not the guys who are out of office.)

  80. Joe Doakes says:

    It’s the end of the world as we know it, t’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel terrible.

    Apparently this artist does too.

    Good work.

  81. David Axelrod says:

    What the HE|| did you think would happen when you voted for a disingenuous 3rd World leftist as POTUS??

    Allen West is RIGHT! You dopey liberal leftists need to get the HE|| out of America.

  82. Barry bin Inhalin says:

    Hoping this cancer called OhZer0 is cut out of the body America in November.

  83. Max P. says:

    I see a ton of angry white dudes and the first black President. Wonder what they are so angry about. The last 5+ Presidents could be argued to have “trampled” the constitution, but not surprisingly we see Obama is the worst President.
    At least this painting has more African Americans than Brigham Young University. (Actual diversity stats from university below)

    African American 0%
    Asian American 4%
    Hispanic 4%
    International 3%
    Native American 1%
    White 86%

    1. David Axelrod says:

      1) The fact that BYU doesn’t have negroes is the exact reason it’s such a good school….duh!

      2) The reason those white dudes are angry is because they were lied to by a disingenuous 3rd World leftist President.

      GTFO … Coming in November!

      1. Max P. says:

        WOW..and my point proven You gift wrapped that one for me.
        Thank you for being a predictable racist. I am sure BYU is happy for your vocal support.

    2. Barb says:

      Pity trip racist car doesn’t work. There are plenty of angry BLACK dudes, too. Allen West, an awesome patriot, should have been the first BLACK President. Nobama has brought shame and dishonor to the oval office.

      Go to france24,com, bbc.com, al jazeera. Any news outlet outside this country!
      MSM has their own corporate agenda and are LYING TO YOU!

      1. Max P. says:

        “The fact that BYU doesn’t have negroes is the exact reason it’s such a good school….duh!?”

        So this is not a Racist statement?

      2. upaces88 says:

        GO West!!!!

    3. MAx P sux says:

      So? I don’t see what you have proven even if your statistics are true. Utah isn’t exactly the most diverse state in race or any other way, and I am sure most non-mormon racial minorites with ANY other choices aren’t exactly breaking down the doors to get in to BYU. I’d say the most likely reason for low racial minority enrollment is that it is a mormon school and the vast majority of mormons are probably white. Also, there is the issue of self selection. I don’t think your typical black or hispanic would want to go to an almost all wihte mormon school. You shouldn’t imply the school is racist unless you have evidence that reasonably shows that and your statistics don’t. BTW, I am not a mormon, don’t live in Utah, and have no connection to BYU. I just like to call out cowardly cheap shots when I see them. Max P is an idiot. Are “historically black” schools racist in your eyes too? Idiot. And if you had any sense, you’d know that people were even more angry at Bill Clinton. Maybe your are too young to know – I hope that is true because then you have an excuse for being so stupid. Also, Obama is not black. He is half black and half white.

      1. Anthony says:

        Well if you know your mormon history, you would know that indeed the churches official stance on blacks, until 1979, is that blacks were children of the devil, as written by the joseph smith.

        The book of mormon, is supposed to be the actual word of GOD, but each time a new head of the church is elected, they are actually chosen by god, but through a human election (divine guidance I guess), that new “head” becomes a mouth piece for god himself, and when the head speaks, GOD IS SPEAKING.

        Seems that the mormon GOD, like RICH WHITE MEN from Utah to be his mouthpiece…..strange don’t you think?

        Second point, if the original book of mormon was the true word of god, why has it been changed so many times over the last 200 years? Is god really that foul-able? Plural marriages were banned, by GOD, in the very late 1800’s, by Brigham Young (the current GOD of the time).

        Blacks were not officially allowed to join the church until 1979, not sure why any of them would want to though. It is a racist organization, more cult like. And if their hero joseph smith was truly a martyr, then why did he have a gun smuggled into his prison cell, and die while shooting back to defend his own life?

      2. Anthony is a bigot says:

        Anothony, Max P didn’t prove his point and you also haven’t shown that BYU is racist. The fact that the Mormon church had some offical doctrine until 1979 doesn’t mean that BYU is racist today or was then. .

        Most religious people think God can act through people, that isn’t a novel theory of mormons. And we get it, you don’t believe in the Book of Mormon. You don’t think it is credible. That is all you need to say. Now go troll somewhere else with your anti-mormon bigotry.

    4. Robert Johnson says:

      What utter bogus nonsense. Stats like that are ridiculous. Liberals are the real racists, all they think about all day is race, race, race, race. How many “minorities” in your household? Is your spouse a different race? Is there a perfectly even mix of all minorities where you work? Where you go to school? Where your kids go? Are your kids friends an even mix of all races?? No?? Then you must be a racist!!!
      What nonsense. Numbers mean nothing.

    5. Chris says:

      Are those statistics really true? Because if they are, I’m sending my application immediately!!!

  84. stopthe says:

    The Constitution started dying in 1787 and was completely moribund by 1865. I have no idea why we even talk about it anymore.

    Revolution is the only thing that can save us. And since we are public-educated pansies, total cataclysmic collapse is the only thing that will inspire revolution. May it come quickly.

  85. amazed confused says:

    I guess Obama is reacting to the fact the US Constitution permitted slavery by the plutocracy.

    1. cromyism should die says:

      Don;t be ridiculous. Since when are those people who do still work not wage slaves? Do you know anyone who can afford to quit the job they may or may not have now….or lose to outsourcing in the next 6 months?

  86. Jack says:

    Regardless of politics, it is a very powderfu, emotional painting. Best work of art I have seen in a long time. I just can’t stop looking at it.l

  87. malcom says:

    The Constitution is dead, America has stage four cancer and dying fast Thanks to liberalsims, democrats and multiculturalism. If you love America you have to point your finger in a liberal’s face and rightfully blame them. If you want to save America you should BOYCOTT every business that supports the liberal agenda and gives money to democrats. NO GM,NO GE PRODUCTS, NO PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE. NO HOLLYWOOD LIBERAL MOVIES, JUST FOR STARTERS. stop giving them your money so they can use it against you.

    1. eve hunter says:

      malcom…i started boycotting those i thought had ideas different from mine some time ago. i don’t watch the view, mad-cow and others who thought their acting ability made them into einsteins who were now on earth to teach..

  88. MuneShadowe says:

    Why is truth controversial?

  89. Richard says:

    Is this any more controversial than a crucifix in a jar of urine?

  90. amazed confused says:

    Obama must be reacting to the Constitution permitting slavery….

  91. cnredd says:

    The picture is incorrect…It doesn’t include Obama’s rainbows and unicorns…

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  92. DHD says:

    What a wonderful work of art. The libs defend urine on Jesus but are outrages by this. That is racist.

  93. Mark of the wild West says:

    It is enlightening, therefore, it is ART.

    It says in one picture what most of the media hides from you, 24/7 !!!!

  94. Teddy Novak says:

    What’s worse, the painting or Obama’s acts which do trample the Constitution? Live it to liberals to get their panties in a twist over a picture. Guess it figures since they can’t read. This is the government the founders warned us about. It’s time to take back America. I hope it’ll be at the ballot box.
    http://www.zazzle.com/FirstPrinciples?rf=238518351914519699

  95. Votenoobama2012 says:

    vote for anybody but Obozo in 2012

  96. CAnd says:

    Thank you Mister McNaughton,

    Not only have you created a wonderful piece of art but you are brave enough to show the truth and stand up for it!

  97. dlm12 says:

    There’s not one thing he’s done to violate the Constitution, but how about 10?

    1 – Individual Mandate
    2 – Medicare coercion
    3 – Auto Bailout
    4 – Dodd-Frank
    5 – Deep Water Drilling Ban
    6 – Political Speech Disclosure for Federal Contractors
    7 – Taxing Political Contributions
    8 – Graphic Cigarette Warnings
    9 – Health Care Waivers
    10 – Independent Advisory Boards (Death Panels)

    1. quizibo says:

      None of those things violate the constitution….

    2. quizibo says:

      In fact, half of those things arent even true. Just misinformation reported by the conservative media.

  98. koven66 says:

    just a continuation of the Bush policies.

  99. David Wamsley says:

    How will you feel when some nameless faceless bureaucrate denies you or a loved one the life saving care they need. You must know that the decision will be final, it can not be appealed, Tell us how you will feel knowing you supported this travisty?
    I would like to know

    1. some guy says:

      “life saving care” is already being denied…mostly by insurance companies … don’t care much about the painting.

    2. Susan Gate says:

      What has Obamascare changed about insurance companies? All he has done is make the premiums more expensive and unconstitutionally at that.

  100. Louis says:

    Compared to what is called art this is a walk in the park,

  101. Natural Law says:

    I think the painting is just as it should be–a picture worth a thousand words. Similar, to this video where local residents want to have their local government hear their concerns. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuJNErMSGEo

  102. Joe says:

    If the Founding Fathers could see what Obama has done to the COnstitution they worked so hard to craft for us, they would weep in frustration and pain.

    1. Bryant says:

      Really? That’s funny because I weep in frustration and pain when I see that whole 3/5ths of a person thing.

  103. bobsled says:

    You are deceived.

    1. bobsled says:

      Tim W.

      You are deceived. One cannot have a discussion with someone who really wants to believe a lie…. Feel free to believe what you want, if it allows you to sleep at night.

    2. madamsnowgal says:

      There is one Constitutional right that is quickly diminishing even as we type: Freedom of Speech :O(

  104. JungleCogs says:

    A well done and truthful work of art!

  105. Dave says:

    Extremely accurate and succinct. Let’s hope nobody Vince Foster’s the artist.

  106. Federico Panda says:

    Is that really James Madison or the Y U No Guy???
    http://cheezburger.com/View/5783714048

  107. Donald Butler says:

    So, the controversial part is?…

    Seems pretty accurate to me.

  108. Stephen says:

    I think it is great…I see obama but where is Holder?? Wait he is off selling arms to the Cartels in Mexico!!

  109. tonyrohl says:

    ANDREW JACKSON-TEA PARTY PRESIDENT
    Andrew Jackson made clear he harbored no impulse toward economic equality or societal leveling. “Distinctions in society,” he wrote, “will always exist under every just government. Equality of talents, of education, or of wealth can not be produced by human institutions. In the full enjoyment of the gifts of Heaven and the fruits of superior industry, economy, and virtue, every man is equally entitled to protection by law…” It is worth lingering over these words. Jackson was saying not only that government should not interfere with any citizen’s pursuit of wealth, but that it also has an affirmative obligation to protect the rich from elements of envy bent on taking their wealth from them.(Beckel?) This gets to the heart of conservative populism, as opposed to liberal populism. The liberal version begins with a hatred of the rich and of corporate America and wishes to bring them down, largely through government action. (beckel?)Jackson harbored no ill will toward the winners of society. What he hated was governmental action that favored the wealthy or gave favored citizens special paths to wealth. His message continued: “but when the laws undertake to add to these natural and just advantages artificial distinctions, to grant titles, gratuities, and exclusive privileges, to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful, the humble members of society-the farmers, mechanics, and laborers-who have neither the time nor the means of securing like favors to themselves, have a right to complain of the injustice of their Government.” Jackson then added a touch of eloquence to his message: “If it would confine itself to equal protection, and, as Heaven does its rains, shower its favors alike on the high and the low, the rich and the poor, [government] would be an unqualified blessing.” Jackson sustained his veto in Congress and went on to a resounding reelection victory in November 1932. Biddle, who dismissed Jackson’s veto message as having “all the fury of the unchained panther, biting the bars of his cage,” wasn’t prepared for this defeat or what came after. Upon reelection, Jackson promptly killed Biddle’s bank by withdrawing all federal funds from it and depositing them in various state banks. The American people, by all indications, approved. Jackson was an unabashed nationalist. When South Carolina moved to “nullify” federal tariff laws it didn’t like, meaning it declared those laws null and void as far as South Carolinians were concerned, Jackson made clear he would not tolerate this assault on the Constitution. “Give my compliments to my friends in your state,” he told a South Carolina congressman. “And say to them, that if a single drop of blood shall be shed there in opposition to the laws of the United States, I will hang the first man I can lay my hand on engaged in such treasonable conduct, upon the first tree I can reach.” He infused his threat with credibility, and the nullification movement fizzled (though Jackson also helped craft a compromise reduction in tariff rates to mollify South Carolinians at least a little). As a nationalist, Jackson harbored bold ambitions for his country that included westward expansion yielding a transcontinental nation, facing two oceans and positioned to dominate global trade. As a master military strategist, he fixated on anything that could threaten that vision, particularly British encroachments in the independent republic of Texas or the Mexican lands west of it. And yet he repeatedly adopted prudent courses of action designed to avoid unnecessary wars with either Britain or Mexico. This became particularly challenging when Mexico proved intransigent on the matter of reparations to U.S. citizens who had been abused by Mexicans on the high seas or in their efforts to do business inside the country

    1. Jacksonian says:

      Thanks for that!

  110. me says:

    there are only 43 men who have been presidents, he can’t be surrounded by 44 of them.

  111. Hitokiri Craig says:

    Why is so “controversial” when it’s so true???

  112. Juan says:

    I can tell it is CBS because it is called “controversial”. I prefer truthful.

  113. Common sense Jim says:

    T-shirt sales of this could make the artist a millionaire several times over. It’s puzzling, however, that an image which reflects political reality is somehow controversial.

  114. Randy Paré says:

    The motivation behind these continual attacks on Obama [by the right] are why this is perceived as racist. All the criticisms seem odd – wanting to provide health care, getting rid of DODT, marriage equality… essentially all these laudable pursuits many think should not in any way be criticized and thus when they are – they believe it must be due solely to racism. It’s not racism that makes the conservatives hate Obama [though I am certain that for some rednecks it is added incentive]. It is that they truly hate their fellow man and believe whole-heartedly in ‘dog eat dog’ as a cultural aspiration.

    1. bobsled says:

      Randy Pare;

      You are deceived. You need to believe the lies so that you can feel better about the choices you have made. When others disagree with you, you project your issues on them.

      There are good reasons for disagreeing with the liberal lies. The primary reason is that they are not true.

      The liberal lies are religious arguments to justify the persecution that that zealous liberal adherents will put the ‘heretics’ through. You tell yourself the lies because you want to feel better about the actions you look forward to doing.

  115. Midge Martin says:

    “We have art to save ourselves from the truth.”
    – Friedrich Nietzsche

    ————————- http://911essentials.com

  116. JJ says:

    This is controversial, while eight years worth of depictions of Bush burning the constitution or murdering the Statue of Liberty were all hailed as genius.

    Intellectually and artistically, the left is a lost cause.

  117. Juan says:

    Can we have this one all over the house of reps and senate walls?

  118. allen Milller says:

    keep up the great work. its a beatiful piece of work and it says what so many americans want to say but do not have the means to express it.

  119. BrianM says:

    It’s true! But it’s not just Obama but a whole host of liberal politicians that are shredding our constitution in the name of “saving the planet” and a whole host of other wacko reasons. The government needs to get out of our individual lives because that’s what the Constitution protects is our individual sovereignty! America is waking up and I believe we will see a Constitutional revival in the 2012 election. We are going to kick Obama and the other liberal politicians butts out of office and start putting common sense back in place. We need more men and women like Allen West who are not afraid to take a stand. We can no longer be whimps!

  120. Hitokiri Craig says:

    Why is it so “controversial” when it’s so true???

  121. Pablo says:

    Oh, so it’s all good for the right to allow cops to kick down doors AKA the Nazis whenever they want, all in the name of “Homeland Security”. When Armegheddon comes, who do you think will be checking for your 666? The very cops you love.

  122. vic from Denver says:

    Obama’s destruction of America has to be stopped. I’d sleep well knowing the Mosad had taken care of our problem while dealing with theirs.

  123. quizibo says:

    I am pretty sure most of those presidents depicted trampled the constitution, especially Abe Lincoln who practically ripped it to shreds. What has Obama done in particular that was different from his predecessors exactly? No one seems to have a clear answer.

  124. Tex Expatriate says:

    What’s controversial about this is— drum roll—it is the truth. Marxist and Fascist Democrats object to something only when it is the truth. I am seventy-four, so I don’t know if I will live long enough to get vengeance on Democrats. On the other hand, I’ll remind you that Republicans started the assault on the U.S. Constitution when Abraham Lincoln, in the name of “Unionism,” launched his War of Northern Aggression on a duly constituted American government and in the process was responsible for killing 650,000 Americans and starting the landslide toward denying the legal foundation of America, the U.S. Constitution.

    Oh, you weren’t taught that? Gee. I wasn’t either. I had to study history to learn it.

  125. Rick Clay says:

    I love it and it 110% Correct! Well done. I want one. I will purchas this painting!

  126. Jonathan Silberger says:

    PERFECT!!!

  127. Barney Fwank says:

    You let the negroes gather in your inner-cities. Now your inner-cities are crime-riddled sh|tholes.

    You let the negroes move out into your neighborhoods, and now your neighborhoods are violent cesspools.

    You let negroes attend your schools, and now your schools are sh|t.

    Then you turn around and elect a negro as POTUS, and you’re surprised that your country is going to he||?

    FACT: White Americans are S T U P I D. They don’t appear to learn anything from their past mistakes.

    WAKE UP AMERICA !!!

    1. Alej says:

      Couldn’t agree more. America began its downward slide in 1956, at Central High School, North Little Rock, Ar.

    2. Thomas Jefferson says:

      What can you epect from stupid goyim?

    3. lb 22 says:

      I’d point out how racist this all is, but I wouldn’t want to be accused of playing the race card.

  128. comprof says:

    Wen did truth and reality become controversial? The artist is much closer to the truth than the author of this article.

  129. Dan Carter says:

    He is missing Harry Reid spitting on it and Nancy Pelosi setting fire to it.

  130. BT says:

    Truth is treason in an empire of lies.

    ~Ron Paul

  131. Richard Zoppo says:

    Why is this controversial? He redistributes wealth though he publically lamented that it is NOT in the Constitution, he confiscates private property ie GM and gives it to his supporters, and he publically states he will go around Congress when he doesn’t get his policies approved by the representatives of the people. He obviously does not believe in the Constitution and subverts it every chance he gets by allowing appointed Czars to make law.

  132. Rosie says:

    This is the only picture of Obama I would like because it is an accurate portrayal. Thank you to the artist.

  133. David Christensen says:

    However, those cited did not cause the duress. Obama brought on this duress as you call it. I call it a tragedy from which your children and grandchildren will never recover. And tell me Tim what you know about the Constitution? This could be the biggest laugh of the day to hear your interpretation.

  134. Hairy Wall says:

    One question, where can a citizen get a museum quality print of this heroic work. The original should be purchased by the National Endowment for the Arts and hung in the National Art Gallery in Washington DC as a warning of just how close we’ve come to despotism.

    1. mariee says:

      No no, the National Endowment for the Arts only makes propaganda posters for the Democrats. Remember, they made many of the “YES WE CAN” posters and other communist messages for Obama.

  135. Founders1792 says:

    “The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”
    — Benjamin Franklin

    Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
    — Thomas Edison

    “But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.”
    — John Adams

    “I am for doing good to the poor, but…I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. I observed…that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.”
    — Benjamin Franklin

    “The beginning of the end came at the passage of the 16th and 17th Amendments, that institutionalized national envy through progressive income taxation, then further insulted the Constitution by denying rural citizens from their roll in selecting Senate representation.
    -Founders1791 (Me)

    ————————————————-
    Alexander Fraser Tyler, Cycle of Democracy (1770)
    “Tytler Cycle” – “The Fatal Sequence”
    ————————————————-
    A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury.
    .
    From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over lousy fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.

    The average of the world’s great civilizations before they decline has been 200 years.

    These nations have progressed in this sequence:
    FROM BONDAGE to spiritual faith;
    From faith to great courage;
    From courage to liberty; (US 1776)
    From liberty to abundance;
    From abundance to selfishness; (US 1913, 137 years)
    From selfishness to Complacency;
    From complacency to apathy;
    From apathy to dependency; (US 2011, 235 years)
    From dependency back again TO BONDAGE.

    ————————————————-

  136. Hugh Jorgan says:

    Why is it controversial , it’s THE DAMN TRUTH .

  137. Phyllis says:

    TRUE….AND IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE PAINTING THEN YOU ARE UN-AMERICAN.

  138. Fred Pascal says:

    What is infinitely scarier than this piece of kitschy “art” are the inane comments of displaced racism.

    1. bobsled says:

      Fred Pascal;

      Actually, what is really scary is the religious zealot believers of progressive socialism who assume that their ritualistic creed should be self evident to all men, women, and lifeforms inhabiting Earth. Their liturgy requires the entirety of mankind, (or womankind, etc.), to conform to their fervent belief that humankind can become perfect, if only they would convert to their confession of faith and let self proclaimed high priests of progressive socialist elites, be they so called scientists or elitist politicians or other experts in their respective fields, dictate to the world what is acceptable in the eyes of the mother earth goddess they claim to worship. The fanatics of progressive thought don’t understand when reasonable people do not genuflect and become breathless in the presence of holy ones of progressive socialist environmentalist doctrine.

      These progressive fanatics are intolerant of any disagreement from heretics and would violently constrain freedom of speech. Ultimately, the devotees of the new world order would set themselves as thought police and take it upon themselves to become the fascist army.

      This fanaticism, this new totalitarian state mind is scary. The lies they swallow are laughable. They strain really hard not to swallow gnats of improper believe while swallowing lies the size of camels and elephants whole. They are entitled to be fools. That is their choice. They just cannot handle the fact that others refuse to become fools with them.

  139. Chad says:

    It’s so very telling that the Left is incensed and that this is ‘controversial’ purely because the artist dared depict Obama so close to how he’s acting and not for how Obama is acting. The crime isn’t in the art…it’s in the tyrant now in the White House.

  140. Bilford Rielly says:

    There are two things going on here:

    BO knows what he is doing in this picture.

    Jon Naughton knows what is happening by creating this picture.

    2 Thumbs Way Up Jon!

  141. Hasan Chandoo says:

    Google Obama Chandoo.

  142. Founders1792 says:

    “…My object in life is to dethrone God and destroy capitalism…”
    Karl Marx

    The 10 Planks in the Communist Manifesto
    by Karl Marx in 1848

    1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.

    2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

    (( ENACTED by Democrats in 1913 – The Income Tax Act ))

    3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.

    (( ENACTED by Democrats in 1916 – The Revenue Act ))

    4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
    (( Forfeiture Laws ))

    5. Centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.

    (( ENACTED by Democrats in 1913 – The Federal Reserve Act ))

    6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state.

    (( ENACTED by Democrats in 1934 – Communications Act, Dept of Transportation – 1966 LBJ ))

    7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.

    (( ENACTED by Democrats – Hussein Obama Auto Industry Takeover ))

    8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.

    (( ENACTED by Democrats in 1935 National Labor Relations Act))

    9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.

    (( ENACTED by Democrats in 1913 17th Amendment ))

    10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc.

    (( ENACTED by Democrats in 1979 Federal Dept of Education ))

    Karl Marx, Barrack Hussein Obama, Jr, Van Jones, Rev.Wright, Frank Marshall Davis, Obama Senior, Bill Ayers, these are his friends and mentors.

  143. Archon says:

    The image that comes to my mind is Obama squatting, with his pants around his ankles, taking a massive, steamy dump on the Constitution…

  144. Joe E in the IE says:

    Mild compared to the “art” depicting the killing of Republicans.

  145. Holaamerica says:

    Love This!!!!!!!!

  146. fishfinder911 says:

    A surf artist / old friend of mine painted a great piece of work after he won office , The painting was of two hands in suites , one white (bush) one black(Obama) holding a bouquet of flowers painted with stars and strips that were weltering away!

    Sold fast!

  147. jonn says:

    BUSH,CLINTON,MOST OF CONGRESS,OBAMA SHOULD ALL BE IN JAIL.

  148. Chisco says:

    I’ll bet that obummer is probably livid with rage at the fact that he’s being so ACCURATELY portrayed!!!

  149. John Rory Jr. says:

    Obama signed the NDAA

    I’m surprised Obama isn’t spitting on the constitution in the picture.

    Welcome to the NDAA / Patriot Act police state!

  150. Scott Chester says:

    So what’s the controversy? It could have been drawn with bozObama wiping his butt with the constitution, which is what he’s been doing the last few years. As it is however, it is a great description of what the fool in DC is doing & the sooner he is GONE, the sooner we can try to put our country back on track.

  151. Chicago Nick says:

    Here’s a photoshop I use and made for the header on my Facebook page, pretty similar ideas there, only I made mine 4 years ago!

    http://bit.ly/zPu2WQ

  152. BobStrebs says:

    What a legacy: the first African-American president leads the nation back into slavery.

  153. tubaman says:

    Obumma hates the Constitution because it stands in his way.He wants to change this country into a Socialist mishmash the way Europe is.The ironic thing is that Europe recognizes what socialism has done to their economies and know they have to change or go bankrupt.

  154. San Diego Steve says:

    Liberals actively dislike the Constitution and its restraints which prohibit unlimited government power. When asked if the Constitution might not authorize forcing Americans to buy a particular product – health insurance, Nancy Pelosi responded: “You’re kidding!” as if there was no question that the federal government had power without any constitutional limitation whatsoever. In college, Obama wrote a paper stating his opinion that the Constitution was actually a barrier to equality. The painting is accurate. Obama has, indeed, trampled on the Constitution.

  155. me3213 says:

    I’m waiting for a picture of Ø nailing the nation’s Catholics to a cross with his mediSCARE decision!!!

  156. Big Yawn says:

    I would be impressed if the man on the bench was black. This is nothing more than ‘get even with whitey’. Big Yawn

  157. Mark Uptergrove says:

    I’d love to have a print of this framed! Are they for sale?

  158. James G says:

    I wonder how stupid you will feel when Obamacare is swatted down by the SCOTUS.

    Your silly argument about the spread of the commerce clause does not get anywhere near requiring all citizens to engage in commerce with private companies. There is no ruling on any other matter that even approaches that level.

    Even the SCOTUS knows that if they OK Obamacare, there is abso;utely no limit to what the government can require of citizens in the name of the commerce clause. I think SCOTUS is much smarter than you. I am counting on it.

  159. Paul says:

    Couldn’t resist this one: Art imitating life!

  160. Craig Morris says:

    Wel done, though I wouldn’t call it art but rather illustration like Norman Rockwell. I couldn’t find McNaughton’s site but in the article he points out that Obama isn’t alone in stepping on the Constitution. He kind of makes a judgement call showing some Presidents as the bad guys. George Bush is on the edge of the bad guys. He shows Lincoln as one of the main good guys. Lincoln undermined the constitution probably more than anyone that preceded him, both in his abuse of personal liberties and states rights. After Abe and especially in the 20th century every president did it, both democrats and republicans. Sure Obama is doing it but I doubt his offenses are the worst. Willson, Roosevelt, Johnson, Nixon, Reagan, Bush– they all paid lip service but did what they darn well pleased, constitution be damned. Romney, Gingrich and Santorum are cut from the same cloth.

  161. elevenhundred says:

    How is this controversial? It’s been in the news. He hasn’t denied it. There’s a certain pleasure in telling the truth…

    Random factoid: His illegitimate appointments were actually made during a series of pro forma sessions which he was signing the laws coming out of them. Most notably the NDAA.You can’t say they’re do nothing while you’re working with them!

  162. Kelly says:

    It’s only edgy and avant garde if it’s from a liberal point of view which is funny if you think about it.

  163. commonlogic says:

    That about covers it.

  164. RJ O'Guillory says:

    ….Every President..and every member,…of every administration since November 63 has been a War Criminal,….and should be tried for treason and war crimes,(possible exception-J. Carter)….and when found guilty of those charges in an international, or American criminal court (along with every other political leader/intelligence liar…The Bush Family, The Cheney Family…The Obama’s,…all of them)…..and when found guilty by a group of honest, patriotic Americans,..
    ….all of them, the President, the Congress, anyone who voted for the Patriot Act,…voted to invade Iraq,….they should be publicly hung by the neck,….long enough to begin feeding their traitorous, murdering buttocks into an industrial meat grinder,…..The political leadership and military leadership of the United States should be chewed up , bit by bit,…very slowly,…. just so they can feel ,…“the power of the force “ necessary to finally do away with these lying, thieving war criminals and traitors,…..kill them all…..bring the “force” that they want to project all over the world to their own doorstep,…find their kids and families guilty of war-crimes and of “profiting off the death” and destruction of the criminal, traitorous acts they have been involved in….

    …and if we were really going to bomb the country that is most responsible for 911,….perhaps we should begin bombing in Tel-Aviv…..

    …they are all filthy, lying war criminals….I say we publicly charge them,…try them,…. and kill them all…..it is the only “force” they understand,…so let’s deliver a little of it to their offices, their homes and their personal selves,….after we’ve found them legally guilty,…of course,…in a court of law….

    Regards,

    RJ O’Guillory /Author/ Webster Groves-The Life of an Insane Family

  165. Publius2012 says:

    It is truly a shame that the picture does not show Obama being ridden out of DC on a rail, tarred and feathered and carried by the founding fathers accompanied by all of his administration lackeys in sack cloths and covered in ashes.

  166. commonlogic says:

    Perfect. Can’t argue with that depiction.

  167. chukker says:

    Apparently truth is “controversial.” What an annoyingly overused and misused word by the media.

  168. Malfunction Junction says:

    WOW, now theres a real life portrait if I ever saw one…….YES this prick is doing what GWB started…its not a dem vs repub anymore folks….its US vs THEM
    Georgia’s seriously considering keeping this assclown off the GA ballot because he’s ILLEGAL…..please lets hope other states do likewise😉

    1. RT says:

      Oh give it a rest, you clod. Barack is an legal as you or I. Don’t multiple tail kickings in court teach you birther chumps anything?

      1. tjz says:

        And with every court case more get informed about the truth. Saying the people have no standing and ignoring the facts isnt a win: It’s a cover up.

  169. FlamingSword says:

    There’s no controversy here. The artist is depicting the truth. However, I’m sure he will now added to 0bama’s ever growing enemies list.

  170. some guy says:

    which do you fear more…big government or big business?

    1. RT says:

      Big business, by many, many miles. No government ever built a truck that blows up or spilled oil from a cheaply made refinery.

  171. RT says:

    “Multiple meanings” huh? This is so simplistic it may have well been drawn in crayon. As it is it’s drawn in spite, racism and right wing spew.

  172. steve says:

    If the sheeple wernt so mind controlled they would vote for Ron Paul who would save the USA. So be prepared for the when the Dollar crashes, WWIII and being held in a debtors prison controlled by china

  173. commonlogic says:

    I hate to think of what he’ll paint if Obama gets 4 more years. He’ll have his foot on all our necks and the guy on the bench will be in rags and half starved.

  174. Nate Simpson says:

    Sorry I missed it, but how has Obama trampled on the Constitution? I mean give me examples. Name five specific ones. Leave out all the diatribe of the Kenyan, muslin BS, how much you hated him, etc. How, as President, has he trampled on the US Constitution?

    And more importantly, since the Republican have a majority in the House of Representatives, why have they not brought impeachment on him?

    1. RT says:

      Awright! Finally, a sane response!

    2. George Washington says:

      1. Running trillion dollar deficits, Unconsitutional.
      2. Fast & Furious – pumping guns into Mexico, Unconstitutional
      3. Making appointments without Senate approval, Unconstitutional
      4. No federal budget in 3 years with Reid’s help, Unconstitutional
      5. Redistribution of wealth, taxing workers to give to non-workers, Unconstitutional.
      I could go on and on, what he stands for and what he is doing is not what this country was founded on. It is crystal clear, one needs only look objectively at what he is doing and if allowed to continue he will destroy and bankrupt this country.

  175. Victoria Ksk says:

    This is an accurate depiction of Obama trampling our Constitution. Vote him out of the office so he can get out of the way of the incoming True Patriotic President who will restore our faith in the Constitution and we can be proud Americans again living the American dream. B.O is bad for this country with his radical views not in tune with the rest of America. I cant even imagine what he’ll do with his 2nd term.