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Sales Soar For Controversial Obama Painting After Story Goes Viral

Provo, Utah (CBS Las Vegas) –– Sales soared for a painting depicting Obama trampling on the Constitution after a story CBS Las Vegas produced last weekend went viral.

John McNaughton’s “The Forgotten Man” sold in one day “what we would sell in three months.”

The amount of traffic the story generated even crashed his website.

“I hate to think of the sales I lost with the site being down, but I’m pleased that the message got out,” he told CBS Las Vegas.

His webmaster needed to increase the amount of bandwidth for the site four times before it went back up Saturday night.

While sales of the painting went up, McNaughton said he got reactions from a “mixed bag of people” over the story.

“People really loved the painting and some were really angry,” he told CBS Las Vegas. “Our country is really divided and emotions run high on both sides of the aisle, but the important thing is that a portion of the sale is donated to the much needed drug treatment centers in Florida.”

Because of the delicate subject matter raised in his art, McNaughton was often accused of racism.

“I think racism is a legitimate issue. But I think if you want to speak out against Obama and his policies is one thing, but being called a racist gets tiresome when it has nothing to do with the painting.”

McNaughton was hesitant to paint “The Forgotten Man” before it was released in 2010, but “pushed to do it” despite his friends’ reservations.

Since “The Forgotten Man” was released, McNaughton painted what he described as “a sequel.”

The painting is called “Wake Up America” and it features “The Forgotten Man” trying to saw himself out of the chains of debt.

Throughout the tableau there are faces of sadness, blame, and desperation. President Obama is also prominently featured as a ring leader to the madness.

McNaughton also did another painting called “Via Dolorosa” in which historical figures bear witness to Jesus’ crucifixion.

“A lot of it has to do with modern day Christians and where they stand in history,” McNaughton said about the painting.

As for his next work, McNaughton is keeping the details under wraps.

“It’s called ‘One Nation Under Socialism.’ It’s political, but I want to keep it under my hat. I want to surprise people so there are no misconceptions.”

“One Nation Under Socialism” will be released in about a month.

  • jb2817

    Got mine hanging up at my work space.

    • MrLawless Antipc

      I ordered one of the cheap posters.. havnt gotten it yet :(

      • Elaine

        I’m sure he has been overwhelmed with the attention and wasn’t planning on having to hire a staff to fit the demand. I feel certain yours will get to you.

      • Jill

        Same here, I love this guys artwork!

        Everything you need to survive the coming apocalyptic disaster!

      • Suzanne Noel

        NDAA 2012 is a fine example of Obama the nut trashing the Constitution. NDAA 2012 made Obama a dictator.

    • Med Mary

      3 people against Medical Marijuana: Castro, Obama, Romney – time for a new style of Government that George Washington envisioned with the curative cannabis plant.

      • Jim T.

        You go Girl – I’d love to live in YOUR Country…

      • CannAmerica

        Alcohol and Tobacco are for idiots, Marijuana is what makes this country great… God bless George Washington’s Cannabis America.

      • Mike Martin

        Make it four people – ME!

      • Marbran

        Cheers to that.

      • Me1

        The painting struck a cord with people, because it has meaning.
        This country has issues, and we are not addressing them. By just passing new laws/regulations isn’t the idea at all.


      • Hemp for paper instead of trees

        Count me in. The true and positive history of marijuana (hemp) has been covered up for almost a century now. It is time to Congress to abolish the laws against it, smoke a joint, pull their heads out of their rears, and re-evaluate their priorities. This non-sense is getting old.

    • Tom Garrison

      Another Psy-ops story. A military coup d’etat began in 2008 with the introduction of Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running mate. Unelected officials took over Washington and are now orchestrating the daily news. They even have most of the comments online.

      Obama is not the president, he’s the acting president. He disappeared for 2 weeks after his election win only to reappear looking exhausted sitting next to John McCain, with a bad poker face, for a press photo shoot. Obama is now a Pentagon puppet. Who did you think writes his teleprompter?

      This is the real story that the media is not and cannot report on. Here’s what Obama, Osama, Biden, Bin Laden, the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists, and Sarah Palin had to do with the last election and the military’s overthrow of our government.


      • Charles Braun

        Your tin foil hat is slipping again.

      • proudnot2bliberal

        Im taking bets Toms is
        1) off his Medications
        2) A Ron Paul supporter

      • Everything is NOT OK

        Good God, you’re a moron.

      • SandMan


      • Kevin Carden

        Are you sure it’s not the aliens (as in outer space people) who control B. Hussein? Or maybe they [aliens] control the Pentagon which, in turn controls B. Hussein. I say “which” instead of “who” because the Pentagon is a building. By the way, you didn’t tell us what was done to Obama in those, ever so important, two weeks that so exhausted our fearless leader.

      • Ye Old Way

        idiots who decide NOT to check outthe facts will stay in a bubble coated with lies at their helm.

      • Jsmith

        Does the home know you’re using the computer again?

      • leslie schetter

        Disorganized, paranoid, grandiose thought process. Please get some help

    • Rev Right

      I have an Obama doll hanging in my shi+ house.

  • MrLawless Antipc

    I love this artist work, They was trying to commission him to do a design for http://www.NoBarry.com but figured he would cost to much.

  • MrLawless Antipc

    Couldnt agree more, though I have to say if we dont get our Elections under control our republic is no longer going to work either election fraud is being committed in the United States http://www.WarnWire.com the video’s are pouring in of people being turned away, more votes being tallied then there are people voting. We have to get our system working again, or our elections wont mean spit. This Primary season is being bought and paid for.. The Nevada GOP Chair resigned the night of the election. Why do you think that happened.?

    • Charles King

      I dont know if you can answer me on here or not? Mr Lawless are you the same Mr Lawless that Crashed Newt Gingriches Rally..? If you are I like your vids bro, that was too funny! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLAOCemtB1g

  • caligula

    this man is a genius.

    • Adam Evans

      Man is horrible to pain a picture with Thomas Jefferson next to Jesus Christ. Since Thomas Jefferson never believed in the divinity of Jesus.

      • biil d

        You’re a brainwashed idiot believing in pre-,medieval fairy tales. Go get De-programed asap.

      • Rooty

        Hey Adam, don’t let Bill get to ya – he’s just jealous because he’s not “packin” Barry from behind…

      • dan

        bill d should get deprogrammed from the liberal progressive cult…and maybe use spell check

      • Another 5 letter word for Fraud... OBAMA!

      • Dave Colf

        Neither do orthodox Jews. What has that got to do with anything? Jefferson devoutly believed in God, in Divine Providence, and that the teachings of Christ were essential to the survival of this nation. Turns out, he was right.

      • Bruce B.

        Adam is correct. Thomas Jefferson wasn’t particularly religious and he rarely attended church. Read his biographies. But that’s not to diminish his greatness or importance in the history of this country. More importantly, Jesus is divine and as such is above the silly inventions of man such as politics. I’m sure Jesus would smash any depiction of him were he to see it walking through a gallery today.

      • Desert Fox

        Adam is corret . Jefferson should have been removed. Anyone who is a student of history knows that Jefferson removed all referrences of Jesus from his bible, which still exists. Like several of our Founding Fathers, he was a Deist.

      • discovega

        He does now you fool.

    • Smokey the Bear

      His website did not get “crashed”, he was simply updating his site and RAISING his prices to keep up with demand!

  • Not Sure

    Of course some dunces will use the race card, it’s all they have.

    • Krod

      Would someone who is intelligent please explain to me why a person who questions Obama’s policies is considered a racist. I don’t recall the term “racist” being used against anyone who disagreed with Bush.

      • Elaine

        Comment of Racism? Because they have nothing intelligent to say so they play the only card they know…racism.

        It is losing its meaning.

      • Don Schreiber

        The Left uses terms like racist, sexist, hater, etc., as a weapon to silence anyone who dares to publicly disagree with them.

      • Kevin Carden

        The U.S. media has completely changed the meaning of the word racist or racism into a term that applies to anyone who in any way, shape, or form does not completely embrace anything and everything done, said or believed in by the black community or individual black people (as long as they are liberal black people). Racism is the battle cry of last resort. Can’t win the argument with fact, common sense, or logic….throw the race card. It’s not that we don’t like B. Hussein because he is unqualified, inept, and a socialist, no, it’s because he is black!? Have a negative opinion about anything to do with black culture in America, it’s because your a racist. I don’t know if I’m considered “intelligent” Krod, but that’s my answer to your question. ( I do have an IQ of 147 but since I’m conservative, not liberal, that would not count as a factor of intelligence) In much the same way that two Ivy League degrees and the skill and knowledge of avionics was not a factor for George Bush he was “stupid” because Rosie and Oprah and Martin Sheen said so. And although he appointed the first black Sec Def and Sec of State he was a racist.

      • george

        As Don says elsewhere in this thread, it’s all about trying to silence the opposition. If you’ll recall, the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords immediately started the liberals on a mission to deny anyone the use of such words as :target,’ “cross-hairs,” or the like. (That argument began to fall apart when Obama’s “if they bring a knife we bring a gun” exhortation was dredged up from the recent past.)

  • PDK

    I’m anxiously awaiting this artist’s next work. I already got my reproduction of “The Forgotton Man” and have it prominantly displayed in my shop. Does anyone know if the artist is recieiving Nation Endowment money. His work certainly warrents funding.

    • Erlanea

      You are an excellent wiertr even if I have thought your writing seems sad sometimes! I am so glad you are honest! The truth will set you free, is true! I love you and I am so blessed to be your Mom!

    • Norman Campbell

      He’s fine w/o an endowment, and FREE to do as he pleases…

  • Charles King

    I wish I could afford one :( Hey Mr Lawless are you the same Mr Lawless that Crashed Newt Gingriches Rally.. LOL If you are that was funny! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLAOCemtB1g

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  • Adam Evans

    How is it racist? Not like it shows slave owners like Washington and Jefferson whipping Obama.

    • Mark Twain

      Nor does it show Obama’s ancestors who were also slave holders…Gotchya again! Ya really need to brush up on your game, Lefty!

    • Elaine

      Don’t worry about the “racist” comment. When liberals and people who are in dire need for Meds, they always throw in the race card (wait, literals do need meds!).

      The race card has been used so much…it no longer has a valid meaning.

      The Art work is a painting of the President of the United States stomping on the Constitution. How is that racist? It is an act of treachery…but no racist.

    • Angus

      You’re right, the race card has been played so oftern it has no meaning. Like in Philly when three young black men pull two white men out of a cab yelling racists comments and beating them, it was not considered a race or hate crime. I think that’s the reason isn’t it?

  • Zjak

    Wow, talk about finding a Niche and making money of it, this guy is a genius not in his artwork but his business plan.

    • Jack

      Hi Ashley,It’s Cassandra, Russ’ wife I love reading your blog so fun to get a mlpgise into your life. You and your family are beautiful and encouraging! Pray you are all well Keep up the blogging!

    • krp

      that’s the American way. More power to him

      • george

        Liberals should agree with your argument to the same extent they applauded the movie makers and authors who celebrated the idea of assassinating G.W. Bush.

    • FillB

      Of course, George, most liberals denounced the movie. But if morons want to give their money to this boob, more power to him. I hope he has four more years of inspiration.

      • Peter Clausen

        Wow….4 more years will e Americas undoing, MORON.

      • Elaine

        IF he gets in again….we will be flying a Muslim flag over the WH

  • Mark Twain

    Why should tax dollars support ANY artist through the NEA? Gotchya!

  • Charles King

    I like the one where Obama is standing on the constitution, but he could of painted one where Obama and Bush tear in half fighting over it and that would of been fine too. As far as Socialism goes, Its just a different frame of mind that Americans have then the Europeans have. We really like our illusion of freedom, what little bit we have left. :) Maybe one day America will have our personal liberties restored.

  • mrunpc

    Well, if it’s “working quite well in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland”, then why are YOU still here, hmmm?

    And no one is TELLING YOU that you have to support the artist, ARE they?

    Don’t let the screen door hit your sorry rear end on the way out…of the country.

    ANTI-Obmaa/Democrat/Commie/Union stickers, etc.

    • carlb

      they dont have millions of people storming into there country illegally and getting benifits. there is appromixatley about 30% living space in those countries most is covered in snow and ice all year long. who wants to live in that enviorment year long. thats why you can say it works. but in the end it does not!

    • Wascator

      Yeah, if it IS working in Europe, it is because we have the big military so they don’t have to have one, and they spend all their money on welfare and government.
      Sweden tried a tax on financial transactions, and immediately all the stock trading moved to London. They finally had to repeal their law.

  • DJ

    LOVE the painting. Wish I could afford one, but lost my job 3 wks after this idiot took office, and haven’t gotten a comparible one yet.

    We MUST get him out of office.

    • Trace

      You wouldnt by chance be collecting unemployment? Stupid socialist agenda. Yeah he has to go!

    • Jake Steed

      So it’s his fault that your incompetence can’t get you a job. Blame yourself.

  • Joel Rioux

    Depends what your definition of progressive is…if it’s a new word for liberal….More than half the country says, No Thanks!

  • mrunpc

    Changing the Constitution “isn’t a bad think, especially when it’s progressive and promotes equality and opportunity for everyone…”?

    Do you have the SLIGHTEST idea of what is even IN the Constitution, dork man. If you did, you’re realize that it does EXACTLY what you imply that your Communist pals in the “democrat” party have brainwashed you into thinking it does NOT say/do.

    Your Communist government schooling has done you well. S i e i g H e i l!!!

    ANTI-Obama/Democrat/Commie/Union stickers, etc.

  • Old #7

    Is it racist against the white people in the painting? Or against the mixed white/indians? Not quite sure what people really mean when they draw the race card, when that’s all they got.

    • krp

      And don’t forget that Thomas Jefferson was described in campaign literature as the son of a mulatto planter. He was as African as Obama ever was.

  • Chris

    Because America, the Country you live in, was found on the very same principles that the Christian theocratic republic believing author believes in. If it wasn’t for these beliefs, you wouldn’t even have the freedom to post on this website because these beliefs are what freedom of speech come from.

    It’s an unalienable belief that all men are created equal that allows you to be able to live in a free society. This belief comes from the thought that all humans have an inherent natural moral code that they live by.

    If you want socialism so much, then by all means, go move to Sweden. However, if you are going to stay in the United States then put up with the majority of Americans want and stop whining. I am not going to work my butt off so that “you” can benefit from what I achieve.

    • Jacob

      A belief in equal rights is not part of Christianity, but instead derives from the liberal Enlightenment philosophies of John Locke. The Enlightenment opposed the Church, which supported the nobility.

      We do not live in a “Christian theocratic republic.” The Constitution explicitly prohibits the establishment of a state religion and prohibits a religious test for leaders. The very basis of the Constitution is freedom of belief, which includes the ability to not believe.

      • krp

        Read Saint Paul ” All are one in the body of Christ, neither slave nor free, Greek nor Jew.”
        Wrong, you lose.

  • Rich

    Where Can I buy this? I am in the Military and this truly does depict our current state of Culture!

    • Danny Nix


  • jim

    Look at the size of those tiny countries. 10% of 40m is 4m, 10% of 320m is the size of Sweden or one of those countries. 1 crook per 100 federal employees and you have an army of thieves, bigger than congress. Do the math!!

  • The Big Jim

    The big difference between then and now would be that Washington signed an ammendment that changed the constitution as prescribed in the docoment.

    Obama on the other hand just ignores or grossly twists the constitution to push a utopian (i.e. totalitarian) state.

    Washington approached governance from the point of view of individuals making a life for themselves learning from mistakes and reaping the fruits of their labors.

    Obama meanwhile continues the drive toward a government that coddles everyone and shields people from the consequences of their mistakes and there by denying the lesson to learn as well. He also pushes for a society where the government decides what everyone deserves instead of allowing for drive and motivation to determine your reward.

  • Corey

    Who told you that? Karl Marx or Vladimir Lenin?

  • 11cracker11

    There is almost more people in NYC than in those 4 countries put together. It is much easier to have socialized medicine for example when there are 7 million people in the country as opposed to 335 million.

    • Charles Casey Ross

      and when all 7 million are cousins.

  • steve

    Proof that Obama will loose big in 2012.

  • Thomas Krigsmakten

    No it doesn’t work over there – I grew up there – managed to get away.

    Unless you like serfdom as a way of life of course. Little personal freedom, hardly any economic freedom, restricted freedom of speech, far heavier government intrusion in personal life.

    Even the weather is bad… :-)

    • krp

      But the women are blond. That’s all that matters.

  • Larry Lund

    You think so huh. You might want to read the report on the CIA website with how well Sweden is doing with their socialism. AND I’M OF SWEDISH DECENT. It don’t work goober



      • Kevin Carden

        You got that right Mr. McNeal!

    • Chicago Tommy

      Funny – you are correct about Sewden having a soclialist model but look at this quote from The Economisy in 2011 – (Mr Borg is/was the “pony tailed finance minister”)

      “Without dumping the generous Swedish social model, the government has tweaked it in the direction of lower taxes and smaller welfare benefits. Mr Borg calls this “reinforcing the work ethic”.

      Amazing what pony-tailed, finance ministers have to resort to to get results……

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