Historic! Sales Soar for Famed Obama Painting

Posted by on Feb 08, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Of course a depiction of this arrogant snob stepping on the Constitution isn’t quite being embraced by the Obama zombies.

Sales soared for a painting depicting Obama trampling on the Constitution after a story CBS Las Vegasproduced 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.”

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

Delicate  subject matter because, um, the object of his ire is half black?

“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.”

The stormtroopers are sure to make his life miserable.


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5 Responses to “Historic! Sales Soar for Famed Obama Painting”

  1. Questionman on 8/08/12 at 11:00 pm

    But it IS embraced by disrespectful racist haters like you.
    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.

  2. Georg Felis on 9/09/12 at 8:13 am

    Wow. I stand in awe of the first comment, the irony is hip-deep. (along with other things)

    1) Defending “Art” while decrying anyone who likes it as racist haters. (Shades of Zoro “She is permitted to speak. Arrest anyone who listens”)
    2) An insipid comment complaining that there will be insipid comments.
    3) Decrying anonymous posters while hiding behind a Nom de Cyber.

  3. Greg on 9/09/12 at 1:33 pm

    “The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.” — Ecclesiastes 10:2

    You were saying #1?

  4. macbrooks on 10/10/12 at 1:16 pm

    Just did a spin through the artist’s website and wow! Thank you kindly, Mr. J, for highlighting him. ^_^

    mac :]