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America’s Greatest Artist Jon McNaughton’s New Painting May Be Too Subtle

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There's no rollover explanation of the wedding cake with two dudes on it. We'll never know what it symbolizes now!Like the dude in that great Gahan Wilson cartoon, Jon McNaughton just paints what he sees. And judging by the apparent popularity of his work with at least some segment of Real America, his optic nerve is wired directly into the right-wing id. Still, one wonders: is it possible that McNaughton may at some point commit an act of artistic overreach, some grandiose hubristic mess like Francis Ford Coppola’s One From The Heart, Michael Cimino’s Heaven’s Gate, or Jerry Lewis’s The Day The Clown Cried?

It is perhaps too soon to judge whether McNaughton’s latest achievement, “Obamanation (One Painting That Says It All),” will be the artist’s crazy-old-man-yelling-at-a-chair moment, but at least we can say with absolute certainty that it is accurately titled: it contains “sixty symbols” of “the subtle, mindless, radical and dangerous atrocities of the Obama administration.” Mr. McNaughton says that he produced this work in “an undisclosed studio” so he could “paint privately, without interruption” and possibly because he is such a powerful enemy of socialism that he feared Obama’s death robots would vaporize him with their abortion lasers or something.

But Mr. McNaughton is not afraid of criticism! He also has a challenge — nay, a DARE — for the viewer, and this challenge is far more intellectually challenging than the challenge of finding Waldo or looking for the hidden “Ninas” in a Hirschfeld caricature!

To those who scoff or wish to trivialize this painting, I challenge you… I DARE YOU… study the links of the various symbols and metaphors that you see. There are over 60 in the painting. No person can analyze this image and learn about these facts and still, in good conscience, vote for Obama in 2012…

Take the Challenge! If you still choose Obama, congratulations…you’re a part of the Obamanation

If only people would open their eyes to Mr. McNaughton’s obvious truths! We find his earnest certainty of this rather endearing, because it reminds us of that one time we posted an image of Mitt Romney with a funny caption on our Facebook page and then all our Mob Wars friends knew they should not vote for Mitt Romney. (And speaking of Mittens, he is depicted here, kneeling for some reason behind Obama’s shoe-desecrated desk and holding a $1 bill, which The Artist says is “to imply—lets talk about saving our economy!” Because there’s no way that dollar could remind anyone of any other Romney image, right? Oh, also, Obama eats dogs but hypocritically joked about Seamus. The horror!)

Anyway, McNaughton also made a video that will make you laugh, so here that is:


There are just so many wonderful things embedded in the rollover explanations on Mr. McNaughton’s fine-art painting thing; too many to mention in this post (and that is what the Wonkettariat is for, after all). Oh! There is a bridge in the upper right corner! “Bridge (You didn’t build that!). Yes, President Obama, I painted this by myself.” Yes, because painting an image of a bridge is exactly like how entrepreneurs build their own bridges and roads and…uh…this doesn’t even make sense as a misquote of Obama, does it?

Perhaps someone will do alternate captions for “Obamanation,” like David Willis (of the fine webcomic “Shortpacked!”) did for “One Nation Under God” back in the day. We will simply point out that cramming too many “symbols” into a single image can lead to idiocy like this: See that little tiny plant sprouting out of the concrete (by the sad drunk beer-summit cop’s foot)? McNaughton has this biologically improbable explication:

You will notice that the oil spill quietly funnels into a crack in the ground and eventually leads to small green sprout. Just as the oil will eventually become clean waters and wetlands again, so shall our country become clean again. But this may, like the small sprout, require an act of God.

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Doktor Zoom Is the pseudonym of Marty Kelley, who lives in Boise, Idaho. He acquired his nym from a fan of Silver-Age comics after being differently punctual to too many meetings. He is not a medical doctor, although he has a real PhD (in Rhetoric and Composition).

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Comments

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  • Barbara_

    "Free abortion on demand"
    Why didn't the artist give a phone number or address for this location? This would have come in handy.

    And ladies want to carpool?

    • AbandonHope_

      You know what? If I get banned right now, I really don't give a damn. You're being an obsessive little fuck, and you need to shut up.

      • CapnFatback

        Oh, you won't get banned; you're on the right side of history.

        EDIT: Er, I meant herstory, of course. Or hysteria. Either works.

    • JustPixelz

      somebody has waaaay too much free time.

      • http://wonkette.com ChurchofRealism

        The level of detail says "I'm Crazy".

    • SorosBot

      Is it time for an abortion party down at the abortionplex? Awesome; I'll bring the beer.

      • Lascauxcaveman

        Don't invite that cop, though. He's already had a few and he's a weepy drunk. Don't want him to spoil the party mood.

      • tessiee

        I'll make fetus smoothies for the non-drinkers.

        • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

          No alcohol in mine, please. Just fetus. I have morals, you know.

      • JustPixelz

        It's wine cooler before the abortion, beer after. Right?

      • redarmyzombie

        Hey, has anyone seen the hibachi?

    • Jus_Wonderin

      Ladies have all the fun.

    • drewehartnyc

      @Barbara_ Hello. I am a long time reader of Wonkette, but have never commented until now. Barb, when I read an article, the first thing I do is look for your comments – I love your sense of humor and find you one of the most enjoyable aspects of this site. I don't know what Extemporanus is talking about nor do I care – I ignore people like him and so should you – keep the humor up! Love from NYC (well sort of love, I am a gay boy, so I think girls are icky),

      Drew

    • CindynEncinitas

      Calling all sluts!

    • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/2012/06/introducing-bad-note-millstones-of-jazz.html Chet Kincaid_

      Outstanding!

      So, your research has shown that if one is insanely jealous over the valueless upfists and pee-points someone else acquires in an arbitrary commenting system, and that person is a little Internet-unsavvy and a little naive about giving away too much of herself online, then stalking her and ridiculing her in multiple media can goad her into making some inadvertently unfair accusations. Well done! You are the J. Edgar Hoover of comment data-mining! The coordinated effort it took to deliver the goods on this notorious Internet criminal is…quite something. Have you got everybody's comments indexed in your precious files? I've forgotten something I said 7,000 comments ago.

      I think I liked you better when you got your yucks making cracks about "little girls' swimsuit areas."

      • CapnFatback

        Let's see if you're peeking in.

        Chet, I hope you don't disregard as mere lip service my admission that over the years, I have enjoyed your snark. No doubt, I love that you wear Chicago–my hometown also–on your sleeve. And when your sanctimonious dressing-downs come from a place of nobility and are supported by the circumstances, they are a delight to read. However, when you rebuke with tongue in cheek without fully understanding the context, when you invent wholesale a person's intention for action and couple it with–hilarious, to be sure–hyperbole, when you dismiss the ugliness of the truth ("that person is a little Internet-unsavvy and a little naive about giving away too much of herself online"–cue Scooby-Doo "HUH?" double-take) and cover it up with a fucking character shot disguised as a snarked comment ripped from context, well, now, you have exercised such denial and projection that you could very well change your name to Reince and gin up a campaign to profess that Barack Obama should be ashamed for getting us into Afghanistan.

        Of course, I could be misunderstanding your intentions. Perhaps you meant yours to be a reply to the lead comment of the thread.

        • SorosBot

          Uh, no; I thunk we can all understand how a bunch of assholes have been horribly stalking and harassing Barb, and trying to chase her off of the comments here, for no reason except, as far as I can tell, for the crime of being funnier than them on the internet while having the temerity to have a vagina instead of a penis. And quite frankly, all those shitheads should just fuck off and knock that shit off.

          • CapnFatback

            I'm glad that you decided to share what you thunk, SB, as I tried to reach out to you before. Your assertions are wildly inaccurate. The imagined misogyny would be just darling–as I am fairly certain there are Vaginal-Wonks among those whom you may consider "the enemy"–if throwing around claims of it so cavalierly weren't quite dangerous. Here's where I'll play Clinton to your Romney. A challenge to you, my friend:

            1) Show me evidence that misogyny is in play.
            2) Show me evidence that this "bunch of assholes" is acting out of jealousy toward "funnier" comments. I'd also love to hear your opinion on what makes a comment funny.
            3) Define "stalking and harassing." Because I'd bet I could make a better argument about who has been engaging in "stalking and harassing" than you can.

            I cannot for the life of me understand how you and others are so good at calling out the bullshit when it comes billowing out of the mouths and Twitter feeds of those on the right–how demanding everyone is for claims based on logic, and reason, facts–and yet you could post such scurrilous and spurious tripe like what's above without a second thought. C'mon, you're better than that, man.

  • Lucidamente1

    What's the big deal? It looks like the last Wonkette meet-up.

    • mrpuma2u

      Someone brought a Yule tree and assault rifles to the last meet-up? I gotta get me in on some of that action.

      • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

        And a nobel peace prize, also too.

    • Arborista

      Obama attended the Charlotte Wonkette drinky thing? No wonder it was held in an undisclosed location!

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com MittBorg

      Less Bodily Fluids.

      • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

        Hi Z baby! You get teh bugz out of your house?

        • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com MittBorg

          Hey, sweetpea! Unfortunately, not yet. They did an initial spray of the furniture, and a bunch of beetles fell out with their frass and died all over the floor, so that's what I've been doing for the past few days, vacuuming (ew) the little fuckers up and trying to breathe. We went with the environmentally safe alternative, but don't let anybody tell you it won't fucking TRY to kill you. The cats are all freaked, too. And the guys are coming back this weekend to dig a trench somewhere around (Jeezus, I'll have to put on pants, for fucks sake) and pump stuff in to get the subterranean bugs. Little dead things keep falling out of the furniture. Yich. Well, the non-teak furniture. Teak is pretty resistant.

          One of the doors has serious rot, so it's gotta be replaced. (bugs. Termites, to be exact. Assholes.) And some of the windows too. Not thrilled about this, but hey. Life is what it is. Right? C'mere, gimme a hug and make me feel better like the sweet pretty lady that you are! (squeezes the LittleStar most mightily)

          • redarmyzombie

            Yeesh! That, ah, must have been quite some bug problem.

            A couple years back when my sis was moving out of her apartment, we put some pine-sol on the floor, and two hours later there were dead roaches EVERY-where!

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com MittBorg

            YERK! It is not permitted to use the word "roach" in my presence. I have a real *thing* about cleanliness in human-infested space.

            No these were powder-post beetles. The spousal unit is an entomologist of the amateur variety and recognized them by their frass. Imagine our delight when the bug dood showed up and agreed with the assessment. I wouldn't have given a shit except they were in my great big bookshelf which contains over a thousand books, most of which are mighty, weighty, "AHT" type bookie-thingies, you know, with the fancy-ass paper and AHTY covers and shit, and they would make a godawful pain in the ass of a mess if they all came cascading down onto a giant pile of beetle frass. Expensive, too. I might have to give some of them up soon. (sobs heartbrokenly)

            Apparently our "rural" enclave is a veritable paradise for wood-eating bugs. Mostly the outside is redwood which is good and resistant, but things like doors and windows, which USED to be made of heartwood redwood, are nowadays made of farmed fir and pine, which are just like little hand-printed beetle dinner invitations. The bookcase was Mexican pine, and I never did stain it because I liked the oiled rubbed look. Shoulda oiled the whole fucking thing to death. We saved it though. Now I'm thinking about which books to give up. (sobs some more.)

          • redarmyzombie

            Yeah, my sister used to live in a hellhole. If I remember correctly, there was a family-run catering service directly underneath her apartment, which URGH!! *shivers*

            I am so sorry, Mittborg. Books are a terrible thing to waste. Is there no way to save them?

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com MittBorg

            Oh, no, they're mostly fine. The beetles just damaged the wood some, but we got it in time. At least the guy said it wasn't too bad, haha. Of course, when you're vacuuming up frass by the ton, it always seems worse. I just meant I'll have to give them up because I have too many books. It's just ridiculous how many goddamn books there are in this house. Every room has at least two bookshelves, they're mostly floor to ceiling, and books are crammed and stacked in various formations. It's not good for the books (damages the spines), and really there's no point in having a thousand books that you will never read again, no matter how beautiful they are to look at.

          • redarmyzombie

            Oh, well, still a sad thing nonetheless. Perchance you have a friend or relative who'd be willing to take them? One who isn't a shithead, of course. I have NO shortage of those in my family…

            But yes, books. I love books. Worked at the library while in high school, and I loved every moment of it, even when I was bored beyond tears. Why? Books, that's why!

          • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

            (Hugs teh Z back with great enthusiasm and tenderness) Zactly,sweetie. Life is what it is. Hope you get rid of disgusting bugs and rot soon.

  • An_Outhouse

    If cops can afford a beer, then we're paying them too much. That's my tax money!

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Give him a break. He's on patrol. He's probably recycled that one a few times.

      • glasspusher

        First they let the cops eat donuts, and I did nothing. Then…

    • cromiller

      Isn't that a frosty mug of Obama's homebrew?

      • An_Outhouse

        doh! of course it is. He's sneaky that way, incapacitating the public safety officers so his thugs can do what they will.

  • ElPinche

    I guess that's supposed to be me with a shovel..except I'd be sitting next to that cop with that yummy pitcher of Tecate.

    Btw, it is possible to make a painting in ALL CAPS.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Btw, it is possible to make a painting in ALL CAPS.

      That….that's just beautiful! *sniff*

    • Doktor Zoom

      I am definitely stealing that for whatever artistic horror McNaughton perpetrates next.

    • Lascauxcaveman

      No, no, no. It's carefully constructed SYMBOLISM. It's all so incredibly and thoughtfully SUBTLE.

      So are the rambling, standard talking-point CAPTIONS, explaing IN GREAT DETAIL exactly what each and every SYMBOL means.

      This is how you have to do it your target audience is made up entirely of MORONS.

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com MittBorg

      This one's not just ALL CAPS. It's ALL CAPS with shit on top.

  • smashedinhat

    Where is the Hulk taking a dump?

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      And no Angry Birds? Really? How could McNaughton's keen eye for satire and ridicule miss those?

    • T3rbo

      Wherever he wants to?

    • tessiee

      Allllll over the canvas.

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com MittBorg

      You leave my baffroom habits outa dis.

  • FakaktaSouth

    Well, he's definitely coming from the Republican's most honest side with their best symbol of all – Not a female in the whole group. Not even being a murdering rape victim. Just, invisible, like we are supposed to be.

    • prommie

      Someone say something? What was that?

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com MittBorg

        It's really hard to hear when these ladies start flapping their vagina lips. You can't tell WTF they're saying. Ladies, take off your panties and say that again. Bet we can ALL hear you then.

    • Doktor Zoom

      No, there's a lady in there. She wants everyone to pay for her abortions.

      • FakaktaSouth

        Half-a-face, short hair with a trench coat? Who would legitimately rape that? Okay then, I'll defer to your superior art-analysis.

        • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com MittBorg

          Oh, you're looking for *legitimate* rape. That's down the hall. This here's the ILLEGITIMATE rapes that we don't want you bitchez talkin' about.

    • Arborista

      I'm not going to that web site to see what crazy things the crazy artiste says about stuff, but since I'm old-fashioned, I think art should speak with its own voice. Regardless of what the subtitle says, I'm pretty sure that the patient on the gurney is a victim of a botched illegal abortion…

      I'm actually kinda glad that our gender hasn't been defiled by this man's "artistic vision".

      • FakaktaSouth

        I thought about that, but then I figured it was either a victim of the war in Afghanistan PresO started, or a victim of Obamacare's, um, making it half way possible to die on an actual gurney?

        • AbandonHope_

          Perhaps its a victim of the war in Iran that the Big O didn't start. You know, like, the soldier was so crushed he couldn't go kill some Muslins he just keeled over, dead.

          Makes about as much sense as the rest of this cacophonous train wreck, anyway.

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com MittBorg

            No, no, I like your interpretation. Whatever you do, don't abandon Hope.

    • eggsacklywright

      Yeah, jest hushup and cover yourself up. Like they do in them furrin muslin places.

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        So that's it! That corpse with the shroud is a broad!

        • T3rbo

          needs moar coat hanger

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com MittBorg

        You ever seen how them Mormon ladies dress?

    • no_gravity

      That's cuz we're all at home pregnant and barefooty.

    • tessiee

      What about the babe in the orange dress and stylish matching hat?
      Oh, wait.

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com MittBorg

      Well, see, unlike those dumb DIMocratic broads, you KNOW this shit, and make yourself invisible, like you're supposed to be.

      Those goddamn bitches actually took their VAGINAS up there and paraded them on stage under hot klieg lights and stuff.

    • CindynEncinitas

      We're at the abortionplex! The Slutmobile left hours ago! Derp!

    • Tingomonkey

      The sad thing is, that if there's something that is obvious about this painting it's that the "artiste" is insane, but not in the Pollock way, this is the insanity of a very dull person.

    • Not_Mother

      The lone, blood-on-her-hands, activist female in this masterpiece is standing in front of the U.N. with a "grateful" sign that reads "free abortion on demand–thank you President Obama." The guy I thought was Bernie Madoff standing right next to her is…Soros! And who could miss the yellow caution sign ( riddled with bullet holes) of the eye-legal mother dragging at least one daughter into the Promised Land? Dude covered most of the bases.

  • CapnFatback

    McNaughton's symbolism is so rich. The kneeling priest, contemplating taking birth control, smartly portrays the religious right's bafflement with how ladyparts work.*

    *Re-posted from Wonkville.

    • tessiee

      Priest?
      Do you mean the silver-haired man kneeling in front of the lectern, who appears to be puzzling over a pack of birth control pills?
      I thought that was supposed to be Bill Clinton.

  • no_gravity

    Needz moar Bob Ross.

    • Stevola

      "And we'll put a happy oil spill here…"

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        "We don't spill oil, we have happy little accidents"

    • MissTaken

      And a happy little nuclear fallout cloud over here…

  • http://wonkette.com ChillBill

    Jon still needs to work Romney hair technique.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Say, maybe some gay high schooler with a grudge could jump him?

  • elviouslyqueer

    I'm still trying to work through the symbolism of Jeremiah Wright. Is he an actual cock, or does he symbolize Barry's deep love of cock? I haz a confuse!

    • T3rbo

      Yeah, what the hell got into this guy's brain? I kept moving my mouse around, thinking I was in the wrong spot. The 'artist' should really adjust his meds. Or stop huffing gas, whatever.

      • tessiee

        Or start huffing gas.

  • EatsBabyDingos

    I see a crack and a pot; is that McNaughton putting himself in his work?

    • WhatTheHeck

      How does he, autobiographically, symbolize “Hey guys, I’m a fucking idiot?”

  • WhatTheHolyHeck

    Man, that veteran with the flag sucks. He can't even mourn his lost benefits without the aid of a teleprompter.

    • tessiee

      However, he did get a piece of cake.

  • AbandonHope_

    I can't wait until Obama wins and this fucker's head explodes with all the others. I will laugh, and laugh, and laugh, all the way to the Gay Muslim Mexican UN Abortionplex.

    • Lascauxcaveman

      I just hope we get enough of congress back so the Republicans don't have the opportunity to run this country into the ground by doing nothing but endless symbolic votes to criminalize abortion de-fund the health insurance reform.

  • freakishlywrong

    Jesus H. Tittyfucking Christ. These people.

  • no_gravity

    What's Mitt doing with that money? Trying to stuff it into the collective G-string of the country?

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    Obama has a nice cock.

    McNaughton's jealous?

  • Ruhe

    I know I'm not the first to hope that this guy is actually a Lib in wolf's clothing. That would be awesome.

  • freakishlywrong

    Has Sean Hannity purchased this yet?

    • timbo71351

      He's exactly the sort of shithead this "art" is aimed at.

    • Generation[redacted]

      Expect a full hour of detailed analysis by the round table.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    If only we could convince McNaghten to use his talent for good.

    • HistoriCat

      Is there really a good use for overwrought hysteria?

    • GemlikeFlame

      Talent?

    • YasserArraFeck

      Like bringing out a line of handpainted rolls of tough, yet soft and absorbent toilet paper? He could become "The Painter Of Light Where The Sun Don't Shine"

  • Franknflower

    Wow, that painting really opened my eyes. I know who I am voting for now.

    • timbo71351

      Obama?

    • no_gravity

      Thomas Kinkade?

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Guy who painted "A Friend In Need" (Dogs Playing Poker)?

      • tessiee

        David Bugnon (the guy who painted Breitbart in armor) is healous jealous.

    • tihond

      Gary Johnson?

    • http://twitter.com/iburl iburl

      Dalí?

    • kittensdontlie

      That rooster on the podium that's crowing the end of America as we know it?????

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    Just as the oil will eventually become clean waters and wetlands again

    Bohunk say whut, now?

    • ChuckieJesus
      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        No, because I know

    • prommie

      My sister is marrying an oily bohunk?

    • schvitzatura

      God's little bacteriological wonders p. aeruginosa will eat the oil and excrete clean water and wetlands from their teeny tiny little bug bums.

  • SorosBot

    Great artists always annotate their work to explain the symbolism in painstaking detail.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      I could have sworn Caravaggio footnoted his cherubs. And if I'm not mistaken, Wyeth went to great pains to paint an entire paragraph about how Christina had polio in his famous "Christina's World, As Told To Andrew Wyeth"

      • Oblios_Cap

        Did the fellow that painted the "Warrior Breibart" tribute have to to annotate his work? I think not!

        • tihond

          He did have to clean up the "protein" stains after he finished, also.

    • eggsacklywright

      This must be the same McNaughton that wrote "Painting for Dummies."

    • tessiee

      Except the Shroud of Turin.

  • SoBeach

    "Some may say this painting is controversial…"

    …Who? Who will say that? I don't think that word means what you think it means.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Maybe in Wingnut, "controversial" is a synonym for silly?

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Some may say this painting is controversial pedantic.

      There, that's better.

    • http://lostintarnation.blogspot.com/ SayItWithWookies

      See, it's already causing controversy.

    • pdiddycornchips

      Others may say it's a childish rant composed by man of below average intelligence.
      Still others may say the only wall fit for this shit on canvas work is an executive bathroom at Koch Industries.

      BTW—Why is a plane flying into the UN building? Do wingnuts think crashing jetliners into buildings in the the name of rightwing ideology a good thing?

      • Doktor Zoom

        All we know is, he's called The Stig.

    • tessiee

      "Some may say this painting is controversial…"

      and some may say it's preaching to the choir.

      the latter group would be correct.

  • CrunchyKnee

    Of course the guy who "needz work" with a shovel in hand is a blah.

    • Kid_Charlemagne

      Actually, he's getting ready to kill whitey after he picks up his welfare check.

      • Oblios_Cap

        I noticed he had no bootstraps by which to pull himself up.

  • no_gravity

    The ballot box should read Diebold and say 2004.

  • UnholyMoses

    What in the holy hell …

    • GemlikeFlame

      Yeah, Breitbart in armor and Jimmy O'Keefe in a pimp suit are nowhere to be seen.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    How come black guy gets the shovel? Little bit of projection going on there, methinks. And where is his hoodie?

    • fatbob54

      It's because he's sitting down. If he'd just get up off his blah ass he'd find some work, but no, he's lazy.

    • tessiee

      "How come black guy gets the shovel?"

      Because he's a…
      digger.

    • schvitzatura

      Needs moar canned iced tea and Skittles…

    • Doktor Zoom

      Don't you see? It is about the failure of the Stimulus, which was supposed to be for "Shovel-Ready" projects but actually did NOTHING! Haha, it is a visual pune, or play on words, involving a shovel! And no actual pun!

  • Typodong3

    Everyone knows that spilled oil is the fuel that grows our trees and flowers. Its the circle of life!

  • Serolf_Divad

    Fuck me for saying it, but: this guy's the new Norman Rockwell, isn't he?

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      If Norman Rockwell was a pig-headed douchenozzle, yes.

    • SoBeach

      Maybe the biologically impossible offspring of Norman Rockwell and John Birch.

    • Arborista
    • DocChaos

      Norman Rockwell by way of Andy Kaufman.

    • Doktor Zoom

      Well, he's like another Rockwell

      • SorosBot

        He always feels like somebody's watching him, and he gets no privacy?

    • tessiee

      If by "new", you mean, "minus every shred of talent, compassion, and public spirit", then yes.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/30500320@N06/ DerrickWildcat

    I think it's a little too much. It's very confusing. He should maybe paint 60 separate paintings with each having 1 of the themes.

    • Arborista

      Assuming this is actually a real painting, I applaud his patriotic determination to conserve oils.

    • Terry

      Recall that Rockwell was the guy who managed to make Nixon look not-unattractive in his portrait: http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/hall2/nixons.htm

      • Geminisunmars

        Needs more beads of sweat.

        • Steverino247

          And five o'clock shadow…

          • tessiee

            And evil.

    • T3rbo

      Have you looked at this idiot's other paintings, the ones where he can't just slap a bunch of nonsense on canvass? Think about how terrible a painting with just that obama featured would be. This guy has to stick to massive amounts of bad in one frame so you don't notice the lack of talent or technique. http://www.mcnaughtonart.com/artwork/view_zoom/93
      This is total crap: I am guessing that a bunch of kind hearted people bought this goof's paintings at church sales, and the guy got the wrong message. They probably thought the 'artist' had something wrong with his brain, and look what happened.

      • Doktor Zoom

        Wait, that has no captions at all! I do not know what to think about it!

        McNaughton, McNaughton, why hast thou forsaken me?

  • http://wonkette.com ChillBill

    I went to a customer's office last year to work on some "issues" they were reporting with my company's software. I was forced to spend the day with this Robin Williams, child molesting looking motherfucker, stuck in a 3×6 office cubicle. He kept complaining about how the software did not work, crashed or installed properly, but he did not have any evidence to prove it. And yes, he had a big Jon McFuckingNaughton painting, which basically covered half of his cubicle.

    • http://inappropriatejobpostings.blogspot.com/ fuflans

      oi.

    • freakishlywrong

      How oh how did you refrain from not punching him in the crotch, Chill? Other than that pesky "jawb" thing?

      • http://wonkette.com ChillBill

        Well, I tried some subtle jabs ("well, it's hard to diagnose a problem when you don't see it") but he did not seem to get it.

        • http://www.blogula-rasa.com GinnehRED57

          Too subtle. Next time try "Ah! Here's your problem. You're not connected to reality."

          • Arborista

            Win!

          • Doktor Zoom

            PEBKAC

    • Terry

      You should have told him that his computer issues were obviously a virus developed by muslins and socialists that he picked up while reading patriotic web pages.

    • tessiee

      Ask him if his computer was plugged in, and if he tried turning it off and back on, like the help desk guys always do.

      It probably wouldn't have helped you, but it would have aggravated him.

  • Kid_Charlemagne

    It's like the "Garden of Earthly Delights" for wingnut douchebags.

  • UnholyMoses

    My son did something similar, but it was centered on Star Wars, with some dinosaurs thrown.

    Because, ya know, they're dinosaurs.

    We put it on the fridge.

    • T3rbo

      The dinosaurs represent how 9/11 was an inside job?

  • Stevola

    I saw a lot of Bush failures in that "painting." But what he really seems to be saying is that President Obama has a big cock.

  • Dr_Zoidberg

    This just makes me donate more money to Obama's campaign.

    • http://Wonkette.com DemmeFatale

      Yep.
      Keep hoisting that petard, wing nuts!!
      (I love the smell of a good melt down in the morning.)

  • magic_titty

    Look at Romney running off to hide that dollar.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Caymans Ho!

      • tessiee

        You rang?

    • Terry

      He probably borrowed it from his father.

    • Steverino247

      Yes, Winter is approaching, the time when Romneys gather and hoard money for the months ahead.

  • Ruhe

    Of course Mitt is holding a dollar! Did you forget the final image of Atlas Shrugged? John Galt, while holding his temporary girl friend Dagney by his side, triumphantly traces the dollar sign with his finger onto the broad and newly freed American sky? And the message of that gesture is clear: America will now conform to my crazy fantasy of it.
    That seems to be how this painting works too; a petulant, irrational demand that the world conform to your own inner "A Boy and His Dog" fantasies.

    • tessiee

      "That seems to be how this painting works too; a petulant, irrational demand that the world conform to your own inner "A Boy and His Dog" fantasies."

      This?
      *kisses bunched-together fingertips*
      Sheer perfection.

  • OneYieldRegular

    50 shades of awesome! (Btw, I just saw Heaven's Gate again for the first time in decades, and found it actually surprisingly great, just the kind of thing to feature in an anti-Romney film festival. Apparently some more of its original five and half years length has been put back in).

  • Estproph

    Why is there a chicken there?

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      It's not a chicken. It's a cock.

      Get it now?

      • prommie

        The Gallic Cock of Justice? Symbolizing eurosocialism?

      • Estproph

        Oh, I got that. I just think it's really stupid.

      • http://inappropriatejobpostings.blogspot.com/ fuflans

        i think it is obama and his pet cock standing far taller than mitt romney and his pet dollar.

      • IncenseDebate

        Why did McNaughton's cock cross the road?
        Because it was chicken of Obama's cock.

      • glasspusher

        It's not a chicken, it's just the way she's holding the grapefruit .

    • prommie

      Universal symbol of Mexicans nearby?

      • Steverino247

        It is in my neighborhood, or at least it was. God, it was like every one of my neighbors was raising chickens…

    • Terry

      Somehow, it stands for Jeremiah Wright. Don't make me try to imagine why.

    • eggsacklywright

      To barter with for health care.

    • Doktor Zoom

      It has come home to roost. Haw Haw.

      That, or he thought it was about time to call Chico Marx's bluff.

    • Arborista

      It's Morning in America.

      • Estproph

        Now that was funny!

    • SorosBot

      The sun is not yellow, it's chicken.

    • eggsacklywright

      So Paul Ryan can keep fuckin' it.

    • CindynEncinitas

      Cuz why the fuck not? Anyway!

    • tessiee

      To remind us that Chick-Fil-A are fine, gay-bashing Amurrcans, and nobody should ever eat eggs, because they're chicken abortions.

      • eggsacklywright

        Or chicken caviar.

    • schvitzatura

      It's Malcolm X's and it has come home to roost on Bamzie's podium?

      Before the banty rooster crows twice you will disown me 3.14159 times…

  • Goonemeritus

    I just finger painted a picture of Romney ordering mass pickax beatings of all blue collar workers.

    • Terry

      …while sending their jobs to China.

    • T3rbo

      I don't get it, what did it symbolize? Needs moar interpretation

  • http://hong-kong-actresses.blogspot.com/ Chow Yun Flat

    "To those who would scoff or trivialize this painting…"

    Sorry, Jon, it is impossible to make it any more trivial than it is.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    I wonder if this guy's favorite song is Ten Years After "I'd Love to Change the World."

    • Estproph

      I doubt it. I expect his favorite song has to do with Marines kicking Ayrab ass and trucknutz.

  • magic_titty

    I also don't see why it was necessary to take a shot at Alfonso Ribeiro needing work.

    • ChuckieJesus

      CARLTON LIBEL

    • glasspusher

      Nice to see you back, titty. Where've you been?

  • BklynIlluminati

    It is so nice that we allow the psychotics to paint as therapy. Paint the crazy out McNaughton just let it all out with your brush buddy

    • tessiee

      Try to use more of a brush stroke and less of a stabbing motion.

  • Wilcoxyz

    No swingset with a 12 year old who just had her first abortion? This guy's just phoning it in.

  • RedneckMuslin

    It's not teabag complete until there's a swastika and a mustache.

  • ShreditorsDesk

    Would you let this man paint your porch?

  • Kid_Charlemagne

    As the painter says, "it was painted in an undisclosed studio" otherwise he would not be able to concentrate on his work with all the howls of derisive laughter from other actual artists.

    • Doktor Zoom

      If only it had stayed there…

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Y'know, the Unabomer used to handcraft the wooden boxes to mail his bombs in from his little undisclosed shack in the Oregon woods…The FBI agents who ransacked the shed said that his handiwork was pretty artistic and elegant.

      Maybe there's more to this painting than we're crediting him for.

  • Poindexter718

    The only accurate image in the entire work is Bam's big cock, which is clearly a source of both envy and longing for the hackneyed "artist."

  • http://wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

    It's Paint by the Numbers as how Teabaggers understand them.

    Soviet Art Academies would have been proud of McNaughton's Shit.

    • Willardbot9000_V2.5

      I was just thinking about how similar his "style" is to Soviet modernism right down to revision of symbols to fit his "historical" narrative. I just find it funny that the very people who bitch the most about Stalin and constantly fearmonger about his legacy are the ones who most emulate his style. I mean, it's all there, the hypocritical attacks on "leaks" which "comprimised agents" (really, coming from the people who defended the outing of Valerie Plame?). Idiots like this are dependant upon people having amnesia, it's fucking amazing the stupidity of wingnuts. Yes this art is DEFINITELY Soviet modernism, right down to the right wing views and smug superiority (not to mention the underlying racism).

    • Willardbot9000_V2.5

      Not to mention it's fucking ugly…just like Soviet modernist style was…there was a time this guy would have been treated like a nutjob as he deserves to be. Instead his airing of the crazy and Faux Nuuz talking points (really, Fast and Furious was an Obama-originated operation?), Muburak and Gaddafi were "good?", Mitt Romney is holding money for any other purpose aside from masturbation? BP SHOULDN'T have been required to pay money to clean up its damages to the environment, the people and the animals its ridiculously greedy profit seeking FUBAR'ed? Oh, and theres the birther shit…it's like every deranged racist bigot on Free Republic got together and circle jerked onto canvas but omitted their Klan love. This has all the elements of hysterical right wing bullshit right down to (oil spill) + (?) = green plant?

  • prommie

    You know, The Nutty Professor really is genius, its just fantastic, its a kick in the nuts to Frank Sinatra, Jerry's acting when he's sending up the cool players is incredible. The French are right about this. They are generally right about everything, the 4-day work week, cheese, 10 weeks vacation, and Jerry Lewis, too.

    • Mahousu

      They're not right about deodorant, though. Or more accurately, the use of cologne to replace showers.

      • prommie

        I only noticed on the Metro.

  • Nesnora

    Please link to the Cthulhu photoshopped one too. I have it saved in huge, glorious wallpaper format. Who did that one? This painting really needs the same love.

    • Generation[redacted]

      Cthulhu Rooster would be awesome.

  • JustPixelz

    There's so much symbolism! But um, what does the rooster on the podium represent? WAIT! It's a cock. Obama brought cock to America. That bastard!

  • BaldarTFlagass

    That's some real stupid shit right there.

    • Oblios_Cap

      A pithy, yet fitting critique.

    • eggsacklywright

      A delicate subject, handled with good taste.

  • Doktor Zoom

    It's just like Jefferson said: The tree of liberty must from time to time be watered with toxic sludge and tarballs.

    • JustPixelz

      Didn't he also say the bush of slavery must be watered with semen.

      • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

        You said bush hehehe.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    I remember doing the "Hidden Pictures" puzzles in Highlights Magazine when I was wee. Guess this operates on the same intellectual level?

    • tessiee

      McNaughton is Goofus.

    • Doktor Zoom

      It operates on the same level as wee.

  • thefrontpage

    McNaughton is to art what Meghan McCain is to intellectual political commentary and analysis.

    McNaughton is to art what….

    • Estproph

      Atmospheric carbon dioxide is to the arctic icepack

    • Terry

      Todd Akin is to gynecology.

      • eggsacklywright

        Hank Williams III is to aesthetics.

    • ChuckieJesus

      Baking soda is to cocaine.

      • Baconzgood

        Win

    • fatbob54

      cheap airport toilet paper is to butts. and fingers…

    • http://wonkette.com/ Sharkey

      Mitt Romney is to Computer Science.

    • Steverino247

      Hitler!

    • tessiee

      Ayn Rand is to literature.

    • tessiee

      Joseph-Ignace Guillotin is to hairdressing.

    • tessiee

      Lucrezia Borgia was to cuisine.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    He has a nice cock. It's that simple.

  • http://inappropriatejobpostings.blogspot.com/ fuflans

    so did obama do 9/11 or am i reading too much into this?

    (also, i cannot really see it very well).

  • Misty Malarky

    OBAMA FORCES OUR TROOPS TO EAT DELICIOUS CAKE!

    And why does Lincoln look like he belongs to the Kallikak family?

    Hey! I spy a NINA in the fetus blood on the Feminazi's sign!

    • prommie

      Hey now, I live in Kallikak country!

    • eggsacklywright

      Right next door to the Beans of Egypt, Maine.

  • GeorgiaBurning

    Bin Laden's picture should have a black border, shouldn't it? If we bring back the WPA, McNaughton gets a job painting straight lines along the center of a road someplace

    • JustPixelz

      Yes it should. Obama oversees the killing of bin Laden. That's one of his failures. But I'm not an artiste, so maybe I'm off-the-mark on this stuff.

      My litany of Obama's failures are:
      Should have closed Gitmo. In the Declaration of Independence we indicted King George for "transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended Offences". Under a different King George, we did much the same thing but without the actual trial.

      Should have told Mitch McConnell to go fuck himself.

    • tessiee

      "If we bring back the WPA, McNaughton gets a job painting straight lines along the center of a road"

      I think that would be well beyond his level of competence.

  • Terry

    McNaughton kind of went for the visual equivalent of word salad here. There is no theme or order to this thing. He's stepped from wing nut to just plain nut.

    • T3rbo

      Sure there is a theme: things racist old white men believe because they are too old to use Google to fact check

  • FidoMcCokefiend

    Air Force One about to crash into the UN building is a nice touch.

  • prommie

    His earnest certainty reminds me of this man I see on the sidewalk all the time here in Trenton, wearing a pair of glasses with one lense missing, who is always involved in some violent argument with some invisible person. His flamboyant gesticulations are very entertaining.

    • FidoMcCokefiend

      Clint Eastwood lives in Trenton? Who knew.

  • Kid_Charlemagne

    NEEDZ MOR REPRESSED WHITE PEEPLE!

  • LibertyLover

    Where's Waldo?

  • ThundercatHo

    I think somebody watched WALL-E too many times.

  • Misty Malarky

    Well, I'm off to pour some nice healthy crude oil on my petunias.

    • Kid_Charlemagne

      It's got electrolytes, it's what plants crave!

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    McNaughton is a prized student of the fArt Institute of America.

  • http://inappropriatejobpostings.blogspot.com/ fuflans

    at least the christmas tree is the right height.

  • Arborista

    If you believe that symbolism in art is at least somewhat an expression of the unconscious mind, how do we interpret the elevation of Obama into the top third of the painting? And we only see Obama depicted from the chest up, so clearly the artist connects Obama with a superior intellect and/or elevated spiritual love or agape.

  • Baconzgood

    It's like Christo only it sucks.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      It's like Christo only it sucks more.

      • tessiee

        ^^
        ^
        I kiss both of you on the lips.

    • IncenseDebate

      Maybe Crisco?

  • CapnFatback

    And so topical! He's such a quick painter to squeeze in Clint Eastwood's toilet.

  • Beetagger

    I live in Utah. I'm going to find him and punch him in the dick.

  • elviouslyqueer

    I don't get the inclusion of Qaddafi and Mubarak, unless McNaughton is secretly hoping that Barry will be overthrown as per. And if that's the case, then I'm sure our beloved paint-meister won't mind a little visit from the Secret Service.

    • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

      It's simple, really. Absolutely everything bad that exists in the world is Obama's fault.

  • http://www.blogula-rasa.com GinnehRED57

    It's like Hieronymus Bosch, but with more teabaggery.

  • Estproph

    All vomiting aside, it's scary that we have people in this country that think this is an accurate representation of anything other than a fever dream.

  • LibertyLover

    Oh, lookie– he even got the teleprompter in there….

    The artists says that Obama is the most dangerous? Who started 2 wars and almost drove the economy over the cliff? Who let Lehman Brothers fail ( a company over 100 years old?)

  • MozakiBlocks

    I took a look at Mr McNaughton's website and although I am not a psychiatrist nor do I play one on TV, I can say with great confidence that this man is clinically insane.

  • fatbob54

    The soldier eating cake is supposed to symbolize the repeal of don't ask don't tell? Does that mean the military gets their cake and gets to eat it too? They get to kill people and have buttsex? I'm confused…

    • prommie

      Its a gay wedding cake, silly. I think the trick is to always go with the most obvious, even downright stupid, interpretation, when considering this guy's work.

      • shelwood46

        If you eat a gay wedding cake, you become gay? Does it make you gay? This is like watering plants with oil, isn't it?

      • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

        I though it was some kind of Marie Antoinette reference, but you're right, Prommie. It's probably wedding cake.

  • barto

    Counterpoint here

  • http://lostintarnation.blogspot.com/ SayItWithWookies

    No wonder right-wingers think Newt Gingrich is an intellectual giant.

  • SigDeFlyinMonky

    Mudflap art. It evinces a certain cute naiveté like a shaman trying to ensure a successful hunt with ritual.

    • prommie

      I have seen cave paintings, I have admired the beauty and evident humanity and soul of those artifacts from the distant dawn of human culture, and this shit is nowhere near even the level of shamanistic cave paintings.

      • tessiee

        Although it *is* painted with poop.

  • DocChaos

    This guy's stuff just keeps getting wilder, I can't wait to see what he does for Obama's second term. It's going to make Pieter Bruegel look like Thomas Kincaid.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    I bet this dude makes kick-ass Advent calendars.

  • http://wonkette.com/ Sharkey

    I can't figure out whether it's okay to fap to this.

    • tessiee

      I can't figure out whether it's possible to fap to this.

  • red_kira

    That's a pretty chicken.

  • http://inappropriatejobpostings.blogspot.com/ fuflans

    thanks doc. i forgot how brilliant that shortpacked analysis was.

    made my morning again.

  • TootsStansbury

    Impressive! Wonder what he had ro eat ro produce colors other than the varying shades of brown?

    Edit: I've mamaged to teach my phone naughty words and that "to" should correct to "ro" cool.

  • Mahousu

    McNaughton’s art work is much easier to understand if you think of every single character in it as just being Elvis in disguise. Or a poker-playing dog; that works, too.

  • CZL

    MORBO SHALL NOT VOTE FOR PUNY ROMNEY. ONLY RICHARD NIXON HAS THE STRENGTH TO RESIST THE FLEET OF DOOOOOOOM!

  • ttommyunger

    Never got along with "artists" and "musicians". This will not change anything.

  • Troglodeity

    I like the golf-playing priest checking his scorecard.

    • Steverino247

      Warn that priest about the approaching thunderstorm.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Obama’s death robots would vaporize him with their abortion lasers or something.

    If he really loved America like the rest of us, O'Bama would do that that. Release the Death Robots!

  • http://wonkette.com/ Sharkey

    Wow, Burning Man was even worse than usual.

  • BoroPrimorac

    So this is what the inside of a Teabagger's brain looks like.

  • anniegetyerfun

    Today, we are all part of the Obamanation.

  • http://wonkette.com/ FlownOver

    Needz moar Kelly

  • tessiee

    Oh, look, it's got Teleprompters in it!
    tee hee!
    The painting is every bit as clever as its title!

  • valgal2342

    Putting that rooster on the podium is pretty cocky.

  • tessiee

    Needz moar ded fetus.

  • anniegetyerfun

    I like the way the Afghani cake decorator is depicted. Diversity!

  • tessiee

    Wait — Romney is pledging allegiance to one of those soft-serve ice cream light bulbs?
    I thought he was the white guy!

  • tessiee

    "looking for the hidden “Ninas” in a Hirschfeld caricature"

    Hirschfeld was not only an awesome artist, he was also friends with awesome writer S.J. Perelman, AND he lived to be 100.

    • eggsacklywright

      I wonder if Hunter Thompson acknowledged any Perelman influence? Perelman on meth.

  • rickmaci

    You know who else loved propaganda poster painting with not at all subtle "symbols" of the so called threats to the nation and the scapegoats responsible?

  • Peckerwood_Pete

    Kinda reminds me of DC comics (circa, early 00s)…. an era of DC which sucked.

    • T3rbo

      Oh you totally fucking nailed it-it's a moralizing comic book painting! If this guy didn't generate media attention, we would just refer to him as a terrible artist. Look at this piece of crap
      http://www.mcnaughtonart.com/artwork/view_zoom/11

      He gets away with a poor sense of perspective, poor use of light, and just poor technique when he goes DC Comics, but when he can't just slap a jesus on a canvas and call it good, it is obvious that this guy is terrible
      http://www.mcnaughtonart.com/artwork/view_zoom/35

      This looks like something from a sweatshirt for sale at michael's that you can buy for $5 after Halloween is over.

      I think you owe DC Comics an apology….

      • Peckerwood_Pete

        Perhaps… DC's artwork during that period had more gloss. I guess I am just a 70s/80s era DC, old son of a bitch…

  • tessiee

    "Mr. McNaughton says that he produced this work in “an undisclosed studio” so he could “paint privately, without interruption” "

    As opposed to his usual method, which involves multitudes of admirers crowding around him and begging to touch the hem of his garment.

    • zippy_w_pinhead

      he just borrowed Cheney's bunker for the weekend

  • sullivanst

    I was expecting Mr. McNaughton to be much older.

    • Generation[redacted]

      You thought he was 15 years old, not 13?

  • BlueStateLibel

    Well, somebody certainly flipped his lid!

    Also, I didn't know Obama had a pet rooster, interesting.

  • tessiee

    All snark aside, I don't think that the "painting of Bin Laden" next to "actual Bin Laden burning the Bible" was well worked out.

  • T3rbo

    Holy shit, man. This 'artist' managed to fill a painting with symbols, but none of the symbols actually represent anything at all unless you have a ridiculous answer key. A teleprompter? Obammer is bad at making speeches! The UN? The UN IS BULLSHIT AND FOR COMMUNISM!
    And if you check the links provided, it is pretty clear-this painting actually represents every bullshit right wing email ever forwarded. What a masterpiece.
    Proof that Obama disrespects veterans? A right wing email about Obama not saluting during veterans day, even though in the picture, EVERYONE IS SALUTING OBAMA, because Obama is Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.
    Obamanation: I don't fact check ANYTHING because America. Also, I'm mad about shit!

  • Generation[redacted]

    Not to pick nits, but the picture of Bin Laden is not entirely accurate, as his head is still intact.

  • randcoolcatdaddy

    CFLs are a threat to FREEDOMZ!

  • BoroPrimorac

    The guns strewn about on the lower left corner of the painting are a symbol of every nonsense story about Obama the cons couldn't push into the mainstream. If this asshole found a way to draw a "Solyndra" it would've been placed right next to those guns.

  • Nostrildamus

    Identify all 60 talking points and you win a degree from Liberty University.

  • MrsConclusion

    The Russian-born artists Komar and Melamid surveyed 1,001 Americans, asking them what objects, subject matter, and motifs they most wanted in a painting. Then they painted one that contained them all. See it here: http://awp.diaart.org/km/usa/most.html

    Now this clown has done the same thing for wingnuts. Good job, Mr. Artist!

    • tessiee

      The link is a very nice painting, but they clearly did not ask anyone in the wonketteverse, or it would have been a painting composed entirely of boobs, buttsechs, and snack trays.

    • Baconzgood

      There was a music project that did this too. Only they did a song everyone liked and one that everyone hated. The song everyone liked sounded like a Back Street Boys song and the one everyone hated was an Opera with kids singing about Labor Day.

  • JohnnyQuick

    Would commenting rules allow me to paint a response of this guy skullf**king himself? I'll put it in the mail.

  • SpiderCrab

    I'm happy that Jon McNaughton's career is moving along so swimmingly. Frustrated artists have been known to have achieved the very pinnacle of anti-social behavior, and that's never a good thing.

    • tessiee

      You know who ELSE was a frustrated artist?

      Yeah, that's right.
      John Wayne Gacy.

  • http://krisbunda.com/blog/index.php Designer_Rants

    THANK GAWD… He didn't forget to paint in the teleprompters. They're important. For some reason.

  • SaintRond

    My favorite is the curious little rodent like creature in the corner wearing goggles and brandishing a knife.

    • tessiee

      That's a bear, and he's from the other article.

  • DahBoner

    Why does that soldier eatting the cake look unhappy?

    BECAUSE SOMEONE LEFT THE CAKE OUT IN THE RAIN

    • tessiee

      OH NOOOOO!!!!!
      *crashing orchestra music*

  • pdiddycornchips

    When I saw this, something I read years ago came to mind. I quote here from another failed artist.

    "Propaganda must always address itself to the broad masses of the people. (…) All propaganda must be presented in a popular form and must fix its intellectual level so as not to be above the heads of the least intellectual of those to whom it is directed. (…) The art of propaganda consists precisely in being able to awaken the imagination of the public through an appeal to their feelings, in finding the appropriate psychological form that will arrest the attention and appeal to the hearts of the national masses. The broad masses of the people are not made up of diplomats or professors of public jurisprudence nor simply of persons who are able to form reasoned judgment in given cases, but a vacillating crowd of human children who are constantly wavering between one idea and another. (…) The great majority of a nation is so feminine in its character and outlook that its thought and conduct are ruled by sentiment rather than by sober reasoning. This sentiment, however, is not complex, but simple and consistent. It is not highly differentiated, but has only the negative and positive notions of love and hatred, right and wrong, truth and falsehood."

    Cut and pasted directly from the pages of Mien Kampf

  • Nostrildamus

    I'm surprised George Soros' nose is not larger.

  • CindynEncinitas

    Aaaahh, nuance. Sweet, sweet nuance…

  • Steverino247

    If the painter ever says his four years on the Western Front where the happiest days of his life, somebody shoot him.

  • LibertyLover

    Shouldn't Soros have chains attached to the minds of a group of libtards?

  • elgin_pelican

    It's like Thomas Kincade, but with lies! Kudos !

  • http://wonkette.com Pres.Beeblebrox

    Wow. It's like a modern-day Hieronymous Bosch painting, except without the bagpipes and hurdy-gurdies.

  • CommieLibunatic

    Christ alive, I've made paint spills better than that and I don't even paint.

  • NortheastCasey

    Don't forget folks, Jon McNaughton is a Mormon artist, living in Utah with his wife and 8 kids. As a former Mormon, I can attest that much of this painting reflects their doctrine that God himself directed the Founding Fathers on how to write the US Constitution. No word on whether the Founders were aware of being so directed.

  • Generation[redacted]

    If you place your mouse below the rooster's butt, it says, "Confused Obama Supporters."

    Yes, I am very confused.

  • BarackMyWorld

    This painting is the world's most detailed and time-consuming cry for help. All the hours it took him to paint this, he could have been in therapy.

  • zippy_w_pinhead

    Needs moar dogs playing poker…

  • Native_of_SL_UT

    Can't I just join Obamanation without doing all the clicking. I read all my brother-in-law's Emails. Isn't that enough?

  • tessiee

    I liked these things better when MAD Magazine did them.

    • GeorgiaBurning

      You could fold them in to see more funny…

  • LibrarianX

    What? No Teletubbies????

  • rocktonsam

    the "artist " did a good job staying within the lines.

  • zippy_w_pinhead

    I've finally put my finger on what this reminds me of- the Circus Circus scene in Gilliam's Fear and Loathing in Vegas movie, Needs moar ether and psychedelics

    • T3rbo

      This guy's paintings would be what the Western World would be looking at if Hitler won the War?

  • BTWBFDIMHO

    I see John Bolton crashing that plane on the United Nations.

  • tessiee

    What has paint boy got against Christmas trees?
    Yet more proof that white Christian Americans are the most persecuted group in history, ever.

  • tessiee

    I like the severed head of the Jebediah Springfield statue next to the wastebasket. Simpsons references are usually a nice touch.

  • tessiee

    You guys, it's even worse than we first suspected.
    This isn't a painting at all —
    It's Chris Christie's tattoo.

  • Neoyorquino

    I've painstakingly pored over every last pixel. That painting doesn't include one single crying eagle. And this hack calls himself an artist.

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    He calls his company McNaughton Fine Art Company because he couldn't get any banks to let him collect credit card charges for the McNaughton Batshit Crazy Crayon Picture Company

  • Guppy

    holding a $1 bill, which The Artist says is “to imply—lets talk about saving our economy!”

    Then he can start by using dollar coins instead. They save the taxpayers money through long-term production costs, and they save businesses money by being far easier to count and sort more quickly and more accurately.

    Now there's a metaphor for ya. But does it represent the GOP's feel-good economic policies that ultimately do nothing but hurt the budget and the economy, or does it represent the artist getting too fucking lost in his precious "symbols" to convey through oil-on-canvas what would best work as screed-on-chainmail?

  • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

    How dare Obama use the BP oil spill as "a political platform for environmental policy"/11!1!1?1111!!1?

  • Slim_Pickins

    I started to watch the video but my dog went crazy, and I had to stop.

  • zippy_w_pinhead

    Painting from an undisclosed bunker, the same one Dick Cheney hid in for eight years and where Romney keeps his tax returns…

    • zippy_w_pinhead

      In fact, McNaughton's most important objective was to use those tax returns as a canvas in order to keep them from the evil clutches of Kenyan Muslim

  • MLite

    We betrayed Hosni like the "Shaw" of Iran. Bernard Shaw?

    • zippy_w_pinhead

      the shawl of Iran

      Garment Libel!

  • MLite

    Although I've gotta give McNaughton credit for making Rev. Wright a giant cock.

  • http://krisbunda.com/blog/index.php Designer_Rants

    A wingnut with an artsy fartsy paintbrush and glasses? What a fag!

  • http://crasstalk.com/ grandinquisitor

    This guy's "art therapy" better not be paid for by Medicare dollars.

  • Willardbot9000_V2.5

    If this guy has such a religious bent why is he wasting his time creating compendiums of right wing bullshit right down the links to all-CAPS nutbar spew as confirmation? Couldn't he do something more productive, like paint cottages with rays of sunshine gleaming down that he claims is god (not Sol Invictus, noooo waaayyyyy). This guy is a douchecanoe in every sense of the word…but wait, he has no power so he's just a garden variety douchebag, the Drudge of painting if you will….

  • Exhausted66

    Know why bin Laden's in a picture frame?

    'CAUSE HE'S FUCKING DEAD!

  • mavenmaven

    Total failure, not one image of or reference to Ayn Rand. Obviously a pinko communist.

  • McPdx

    Would that look good on the wall above the plaid barcalounger (X-tra wide)?
    I think so.

  • arihaya

    Ahmadinejad

    The current president of Iran, Ahmadinejad, points at Obama and tells him not to dare attack his sovereign country. The attack of the US and Israel against Iran may be the catalyst that begins World War Three. How can the US possibly stop the proliferation of nuclear missiles in the world? Our time and efforts would be better used developing defensive measures to stop a nuclear war.

    So this big fat ugly Mormon is angry to Obama because he didn't attack Iran and start the WWIII so that Jeebus can return to earth !!???

    This painter is SICK!!

  • arihaya

    The big fat Mormon also some how upset that Gadhafi and Mubarak is no longer in power??!!!

    this person is really in serious need of mental therapy

    • glamourdammerung

      I had a scumbagger whining the other day about how President Obama "had an unarmed man gunned down in front of his family". After I realized they were referring to bin Laden, they pretended to be indignant because I asked them if they were retarded or just on drugs.

  • Baconzgood

    Last comment on this piece of shit "art" work.

    Baconz never gets the first.

    McRib Forever!

  • Veritas78

    The perspective in this is really shitty. The ground plane, the gurney, and the desk all have vanishing points on different horizons. Did Obama cut funding for art classes, too?

  • C_R_Eature

    Mr. McNaughton says that he produced this work in “an undisclosed studio” so he could “paint privately, without interruption”

    Ah yes and in the future, Art Historians will reference these pieces as Mr. McNaughton's Works from the Studio with no Lawn period.

  • http://wonkette.com/ outragedcitizen

    If you think this is something you should see his collection of pornographic paintings he keeps hidden in his basement. Because seriously, no one can be that fucked up without being a closet pervert.

  • randomsausage

    Tell you what though, Obama sure looks pretty happy in this pic. Could have at least had him sneering or some such. Missed opportunity methinks.

    The pic will only be complete when we see a "Liberal-jew-television-executive" crumpling up a contract in front of a prostate Dennis Miller.

  • bettysrants

    Why is Osama bin Laden alive and why is there a wedding cake next to him?