Controversial Artist Depicts Obama Trampling The Constitution

Atomic Fireball

Well-Known Member
Donator
Jul 26, 2005
6,261
4,199
613
#1
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 44 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.

“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.”

“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?”
Controversial Artist Depicts Obama Trampling The Constitution


The funniest thing about his work is the way it makes leftists' heads explode. The art world is overwelmingly liberal like the rest of the media, and justifies its constant bashing/tweaking/trolling of conservatives and Middle America as "Art". But Google this guy's images - 90% of the links are from hysterical progressives whining and photoshopping over his work.


“The Forgotten Man”


"One Nation Under God"
 

Lord Zero

Viciously Silly
Aug 25, 2008
54,127
12,916
373
Atlanta, GA
#2
I was with him until this part.

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.”
By the way, why does Jesus look like Jared Leto in Alexander?
 

Konstantin K

Big League Poster
Aug 25, 2010
15,784
3,875
273
#6
These are hilarious. I want one on my wall.
 

THRILLHO

Registered User
Apr 5, 2009
879
1,094
348
Bothell, Wa.
#10
And Clinton and the Roosevelts are playing rock-paper-scissors.
 

Your_Moms_Box

Free Shit / Socialism 2016
Dec 20, 2004
5,755
468
628
Dover, Delaware
#14
Faux Rage from my side of the aisle.

I saw plenty of shit with Bush that was way more offensive than this.

Jesus Lovers gonna Jesus Love
 

NuttyJim

Well-Known Member
It's My Birthday!
Feb 18, 2006
13,940
6,325
638
#15


 

LiddyRules

I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy
Jun 1, 2005
141,477
49,802
644
#16
I am very disappointed with this guy for not making the $10,000 bill. Sure, all the presidents are having a party but I don't see Jimmy Carter passed out on the couch.
 

Lord Zero

Viciously Silly
Aug 25, 2008
54,127
12,916
373
Atlanta, GA
#17
Are you complaining or asking/
Asking/jokingly complaining. If I was going to complain, it would be about why Hephaestion Christ isn't getting fucked by Colin Farrell. (I'm still bitter that they didn't at least make-out in that movie.)
 

LiddyRules

I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy
Jun 1, 2005
141,477
49,802
644
#18
Asking/jokingly complaining. If I was going to complain, it would be about why Hephaestion Christ isn't getting fucked by Colin Farrell.
My bigger question is why is Civil War guy such a pussy.
 

LiddyRules

I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy
Jun 1, 2005
141,477
49,802
644
#21
Am I the only one imaginining that the Presidents are laughing over racist jokes? Not even particularly funny or clever ones, but stupid old ones.
 
Feb 20, 2006
8,646
549
521
**** Island
#22
Am I the only one imagining that the Presidents are laughing over racist jokes? Not even particularly funny or clever ones, but stupid old ones.
"What's the difference between a ****** and a snow tire? A snow tire doesn't sing when you put chains on it."
 

Lord Zero

Viciously Silly
Aug 25, 2008
54,127
12,916
373
Atlanta, GA
#23
Am I the only one imaginining that the Presidents are laughing over racist jokes? Not even particularly funny or clever ones, but stupid old ones.
"What's the difference between a ****** and a snow tire? A snow tire doesn't sing when you put chains on it."
"That's not an angel, it's a bat."
 

Neckbeard

I'm Team Piggy!
Donator
Oct 26, 2011
24,897
15,280
303
#24
Why would Teddy Roosevelt be applauding Barack Obama trampling on the Constitution? I don't recall Roosevelt as being too terribly liberal or anti-Constitutional.
 

LiddyRules

I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy
Jun 1, 2005
141,477
49,802
644
#25
When Washington and Jefferson get high off their hemp maaaaaaaaaaaaan, would they be freaked out by the paintings in that room? And how come everyone's partying with Lincoln? I am bizarrely obsessed with these ridiculous paintings.