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Great news, America! Jon McNaughton, America’s Greatest Artist (after whoever came up with the chrome nekkid-lady mud flap silhouette) has an important announcement on the Tweetors machine! Looks like thanks to Sean Hannity, president-elect Trump will already have some super-classy art to hang in the White-Again House:

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McNaughton, you’ll recall, is the Great American Artist who gave us such brilliant hits as Jesus Gives the Constitution to George Washington and Barack Obama Burns The Constitution Because He’s Satan. McNaughton also wrote a teen-adventure Jesus fanfic that was so bad we had to review it in two parts to do it justice. So this gift to President-elect Trump, McNaughton’s “The Forgotten Man,” is fucking golden, and we bet McNaughton didn’t just give it up for fucking nothing, unless of course Hannity didn’t buy the original, but instead went for a print (available at JonMcNaughtonPaintsLikeAnIdiot.com). Update: A callback from McNaughton’s gallery said Hannity had purchased “an original,” not a print. Here’s McNaughton’s not at all overwrought description of his 2010 masterpiece:

Against the background of a darkening sky, all of the past Presidents of the United States gather before the White House, as if to commemorate some great event. In the left hand corner of the painting sits a man. That man, with his head bowed appears distraught and hopeless as he contemplates his future. Some of the past Presidents try to console him while looking in the direction of the modern Presidents as if to say, “What have you done?” Many of these modern Presidents, seemingly oblivious to anything other than themselves, appear to be congratulating each other on their great accomplishments. In front of the man, paper trash is blowing in the wind. Crumpled dollar bills, legislative documents, and, like a whisper—the U.S. Constitution beneath the foot of Barack Obama.

He goes on like that for a whole page, and insists it’s not partisan, because look, he has Nixon, Ford and both Bushes with the Bad Presidents, so there. This fine art so moved Sean Hannity that he even featured it in his opening radio-show monologue the day after Freedom Was Restored To America last Tuesday:

No, we couldn’t really listen to the whole thing either, but Hannity finally gets to the painting at the 8:30 point, sort of. Or not. He rambles all over the place, but he really loves the painting, which shows how Americans have been betrayed, and that’s why Trump happened. The Forgotten People all stood up and said no to the Globalist and party elites, and hooray for America!!! Then it’s more bullshit Fox Newsified economic stats about how everyone is poor now and the recovery is a fake, and somehow this painting communicates that. As art criticism, it’s a bit less thorough than Yr Wonkette’s discussion of the piece in 2010:

We don’t even know if we can blog about this painting. It might be too controversial.

Why didn’t Obama notice he had a Constitution stuck to his shoe when he left the restroom stall? Why doesn’t he notice the DOZENS of president zombies behind him? Why doesn’t he notice James Madison is trying to do a team-building trust exercise with him?

And why is George W. Bush looking at nothing in particular as he slyly points at James Madison’s butt? And why are Clinton and the Roosevelts looking at nothing in particular, as they applaud?

As with all great art, it’s open to interpretation. But scholars probably agree that this is what it would look like if all the presidents just finished having an orgy and realized there was a guy over there on the bench watching them the whole time, being grossed out.

Also, too, we hadn’t realized until reading the gushing replies to McNaughton’s tweet (“IMO this belongs next to Rockwell in the American Museum of Art”) that the central figure is pretty much stoled from a 1934 painting, also titled “Forgotten Man,” by Maynard Dixon, which was also political, but didn’t have a president in sight, much less an imperious Muslim Usurper stomping on the Constitution:

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That one’s in the Brigham Young University Museum of Art, a detail you might think McNaughton could have mentioned in his description of his inspirational kitsch. You see, McNaughton studied art and design at BYU and almost certainly had to be familiar with the original, which was more New Deal Social Realism than rightwing glop. No matter. If Trump can recycle “America First” from our 1930s fascist movement and “Make America Great Again,” the “Silent Majority,” and “Law and Order” from Richard Nixon, then there’s no reason a Great American Artist can’t borrow a little too. We can hardly wait to see Melania Trump reinterpret this fine art as a caviar-based skin cream.

[Jon McNaughton on Twitter / Jon McNaughton’s Paint-By-Number-Patriotic Emporium / Shaping America collection at BYU / SunStone]

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  • beingreleased

    I believe we’ve found our new NEA head.

    • OneYieldRegular

      Ha, NEA. That’s cute. Like that’ll exist after January.

      • beingreleased

        You know, I was thinking about the National Book Festival. It was started by Laura Bush. I was wondering if Trump would cancel it since they’ve never invited him to speak or featured any of his books.

        • SuspectedDemocrat

          They didn’t? But he wrote the best book since the Bible! Both Corinthians!

        • TX Taco Truck Brigade

          National Book Festival will become an autumn bonfire event.

      • Yr. Gma

        If Donnie can use it to his advantage in some way, he’ll be keeping it around. That goes for everything in the federal government.

  • The Wanderer

    I may not know much about art, but I know what I like. This dreck’s good for darts practice.

  • So Charlie Pierce today brought up a cheerful future possibility: http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a50672/state-legislatures-republicans/

    If the GOP takes ONE more statehouse, they can call for a Constitutional Convention.

    Imagine what that shitshow and the resultant document that comes out of it would look like.

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      They’re confident they can limit convention topics to minor tweaks like repealing every amendment except the 2nd.

      • And banning gay rights, returning the election of Senators to state legislatures, ending birthright citizenship, hell, at the fucking point, I wouldn’t put it past the South to revisit the 13th and 15th amendments altogether.

    • Oblios_Cap

      Now that was downright scary.

    • Ali | Cat of the Resistance

      Okay, well, I’m going to throw up again.

  • Mpeg

    the central figure is pretty much stoled from a 1934 painting… [a] detail you might think McNaughton could have mentioned in his description of his inspirational kitsch. You see, McNaughton studied art and design at BYU and almost certainly had to be familiar with the original

    Hahahahah “MAKE AMERICA RE-CREATE AGAIN!”

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Why didn’t Obama notice he had a Constitution stuck to his shoe when he left the restroom stall?

    IDK about the wingnuts, but most of us use toilet paper in our bathrooms FFS.

  • GunToting[Redacted]

    Did he use the Trump Foundation checkbook?

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      Only for tax purposes.

    • jodyleek

      Hannity has his very own “foundation” he can rob blind.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        One that is set up nominally, of course, to benefit veterans, but is actually a self enrichment (surprise, surprise, surprise!) scam.

  • SuspectedDemocrat

    How much for the Cthulhu version?

  • Cogswell

    Yeah, Shammity. Where were you when cheney/bush were wiping their asses with the constitution? Oh, that’s right… cheering them on.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Many sins can be forgiven if you kill hundreds of thousands of brown people.

  • Oblios_Cap

    That’s exactly what the White House needs. Put it right next to the picture of the dogs playing poker.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      More like dogs cheating at poker for the Drumpf years

    • mailman27

      That shit makes the dogs playing poker look like the Mona Lisa.

  • Hutch

    I think Artiste McNaughton is suffering from Dunning-Kruger Syndrome.

    “The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which low-ability individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability as much higher than it really is. Dunning and Kruger attributed this bias to a metacognitive inability of those of low ability to recognize their ineptitude and evaluate their ability accurately.” — Wikipedia

  • doktorzoom

    Insiders say the gift does NOT include a package of “Poster Putty,” so there’s some doubt whether Trump will get his security deposit back.

  • OrG

    More evidence,as if we needed any,fascists are not good at art.

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    Geez Sean, why not just invite him on your show and blow him on live television?

    • BackDoorMan

      … those cameras are gonna need a lot of zoom to show anything… eww! I just squicked myself out – where’s the barfroom?

  • TJ Barke

    Ham fisted is the new brilliant.

    • laughingnome

      Ham is the new brilliant.
      Fist is the new wit.

      • CogitoErgoBibo

        I’m willing to suggest some mutual fisting for those lads. With votes, of course.

  • doktorzoom

    True fact: Maynard King, the 30s-40s social realist painter, was the spouse of photographer Dorothea Lange. Can hardly wait for McNaughton to start appropriating her imagery too.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      if McNaughton appropriates Georgia O’Keeffe, we’ll never get Drumpf to keep his hands off the artwork…

      • Groundloop

        Grab ’em by the painting?

        • TX Taco Truck Brigade

          Grab them by the flower?

          • Groundloop

            GRAB THEM BY THE PETAL!

        • Whale Chowder

          Grab ’em by the pistil.

  • fawkedifiknow

    Needs moar Jesus to be truly awe-inspiring.

  • jodyleek

    How did he forget to paint a halo above St Ronnie?

    • beingreleased

      I’m also pretty sure Reagan’s feet floated 3 inches off the ground.

    • CountryClubRefugee

      Ronnie is wearing the halo as a cock ring now.

    • Resistance Ftr PuckStopsHere

      It’s implied.

    • OneYieldRegular

      Blasphemer! Stone him!

  • TX Taco Truck Brigade

    I’m sure it’s been noted, but should be noted again, this idiot’s “forgotten man” – blond haired white dude.

    Just sayin’.

    • CountryClubRefugee

      I think it may be Chip from Fixer Upper.

      • TX Taco Truck Brigade

        Chip sounds about right (even though I have no idea what Fixer Upper is).

        Poor downtrodden Chip! Just getting stepped on by big government and the blahs, and the Messicans, and “teh gays”.

        Won’t somebody think of Chip?!?

        It’s gonna be a rough few years.

        • Groundloop

          “This is Chip. Chip thought he had done everything right. He studied hard, went to church, and graduated with an MBA from one of the top universities. Then some damn dirty Messican rapist who had to sneak across the border after being abandoned by the Coyote he paid, terk Chip’s Wall Street jerb. We can’t have this happen anymore. Not to Chip, or anyone else like Chip. You know what we mean”

          – Narration from the TV ad used to promote the “Round Up The Browns” deportation policy.

          • TX Taco Truck Brigade

            I swear I read that in the voice of the narrator from Futurama (apparently someone put a helium filter on the voices here to get around copyright).:

            https://youtu.be/Zh7RH8ttI7o?t=495

    • OneYieldRegular

      McNaughton’s next painting will depict the Emancipation Proclamation as the event that finally liberated slave owners from the terrible burden of having to have slaves.

      • TX Taco Truck Brigade

        All the slaves tossing down their righteous christian farm implements and walking over to collect their welfare checks and Colt 45 beers. The poor slave owners, clothes in tatters, watching their fields in ruins, while the master’s house in the background falls into decay. I’m sure it’ll be a moving work.

        Notice Obama’s posture in the painting up there? Rigidly standing, staring away from his predecessors – arms crossed like some defiant blah dude. McNaughton should have painted a little Black Panther hat on him.

        Mockey…these things must be met with ruthless mockery.

        • SuspectedDemocrat

          “The Forgotten Slavedriver”

        • OneYieldRegular

          That is too chillingly accurate to upfist, but upfisted nonetheless.

    • JMP

      It goes along great with our media’s insistence that the working class only includes white men from rural areas.

      • TX Taco Truck Brigade

        Yeah, parts of Georgia, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tenn., and a few other states would like to have a word with them.

    • DahBoner

      Since most blondes have hair that turns darker around age 21, he obviously hasn’t been forgotten for very long, DOH

      • TX Taco Truck Brigade

        true story, I was a little aryan looking kid until about puberty (like ole Tweak over there <—–)

        Now, I could be described as semi-swarthy.

      • Foreign Agitator Ron

        Not so much ‘The Forgotten Man’ as ‘The Man who was Right Here a Minute Ago, I Swear, Now Where did We Leave Him?’

  • Crystalclear12

    Classy as fuck!

    • AntiDerpomeme

      Needs moar gold plating. And maybe a few chicks getting pussy-grabbed.

  • Lefty Frizzell

    That’s a fucking awful painting.

  • doktorzoom

    If you have a few minutes, go read Robert Rees’s scathing review of McNaughton’s bad art at SunStone magazine.

    Of McNaughton’s “One Nation Under God” — the Jesus-Constitution one — Rees says,

    McNaughton’s online guide reminds me of Billy Collins’s poem “Introduction to Poetry” in which the speaker tries to get his students to use their own wits in approaching a poem. He invites them to “press an ear against [the poem’s] hive” or “walk inside the poem’s room/and feel the walls for a light switch.” Instead, he laments,

    . . . all they want to do
    is tie the poem to a chair with a rope
    and torture a confession out of it.

    They begin beating it with a hose
    to find out what it really means.

    • Foreign Agitator Ron

      Thanks for the link. An interesting read, especially because I had a brief but thorough introduction to art history a few decades back, and it stuck with me as little else has.
      It really is garbage ‘art.’ Not only is the technique clumsy at best, McNaughton isn’t even good at realism – none of his faces look like the original people. It’s not even caricature. It is true that the awful things make you think, but what they make you think is, ‘Geez, what a piece of crap.’
      I find myself wondering if, as in the 60s, new artistic styles will appear that mock and invert and dismiss this sort of propagandistic ‘realism.’ Perhaps the satirical nudes of Drumpf, the painting and the statues, are the first shot in the war on McNaughton and his ilk.

    • CogitoErgoBibo

      Billy Collins is a poet everyone should read. I’m not a poetry person. A friend introduced me to his work while Collins was U.S. Poet Laureate. Not stuffy. Very accessible. Can even be funny! I mean, sure. Who doesn’t love the inspiring, uplifting poems of Maya Angelou or Rita Dove? I’m not saying he’s better or worse. Just that he’s worth the time. I always remember this goofy one, “Victoria’s Secret.” http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/cae_core/links/collinsvictoria.htm

  • OneYieldRegular

    Reagan looks like Bela Lugosi’s Dracula.

    • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

      Hardly any of ’em look like whop they’re supposed to be.

  • nightmoth

    Stages of grief: today I washed my hair for the first time in a week.

    • mancityhombres

      baby steps, it’s all about baby steps.

    • laughingnome

      I’m going to wash my hair as soon as it grows back in after I pulled it all out.

      • nightmoth

        LOL!

    • Crystalclear12

      I have decided to stay parked in angry. I am comfortable here.

    • dslindc

      I only had one bottle of wine last night. Progress!

      • Foreign Agitator Ron

        That’s the spirit! You’ll be back up to two in no time!

    • eka

      i thought interacting with possible trump supporter coworkers was the worst. it wasn’t. it was meeting with students (scheduling classes for next semester) and seeing them around campus.

      so many mixed thoughts. I’ve heard students buy into the shit complaining about hillary. mostly bernie folks, but I bet a lot of them didn’t vote. but at the same time i’m thinking, i’m so sorry at how screwed up the world is for you. I was 17 when Bush was elected. This is worse in a lot of ways, though of course we don’t know war wise what will happen. And there are hate crimes happening at colleges all over the country. Two in our region. We got a message from the president today about it, nothing here yet that we know of, but there was some hate stuff online a few years ago and … there’s always the risk. So I also wonder about how safe our students are feeling.

      Fucking scary times.

      And interacting with students is what’s starting the crying phase for me. But anger and shock are still very much alive.

      • nightmoth

        I’m so sorry. I feel for you. When I was a student, many years ago, we hid guys in our dorm who were on their way to Canada, because they thought Viet Nam was a big mistake. I hope it doesn’t come to that again. But be prepared.

  • Lefty Frizzell

    I mean – it’s really really bad. Bad colors, composition, brushwork. And the theme is fucking awful.

    • Ali | Cat of the Resistance

      I can’t figure out if Tricky Dicky back there is on the “good side” or the “bad side”.

  • Ali | Cat of the Resistance

    Wow, funny how there aren’t any women in that picture and the only black guy is wiping dog shit off his shoe on the constitution.

  • OneYieldRegular

    “Oh my god, look everyone! The black guy is shitting gold!”

  • Anna Rompage

    Besides being a shitty piece of certainly not art, isn’t the GOP the party of pull yourself up by the bootstraps, make something of yourself, and don’t expect anyone else to do it for you…

    • TX Taco Truck Brigade

      Right? Chip (we named the forgotten man) should jsut get up and go network with all those presidents – living and dead. There’s a lot of money to be made in that crowd!

      • OrG

        Why doesn’t he just “borrow” a million ameros from daddy and start his own business?

        • TX Taco Truck Brigade

          Cause he’s been forgotten!?! Apparently by every president, including George Washington…the more I think about this painting the more ridiculous it becomes.

        • TX Taco Truck Brigade

          I forgot to add: “Make Chip Great Again!”

    • OrG

      Obviously the gummit has appropriated his boot straps and given them to a lazy Welfare Queen.

    • shivaskeeper

      Personal responsibility is for thee, not for me. Also there are like regulations and things. It’s not my fault nothing works for me. It’s your fault.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      “Pull yourself up by your bootstraps” being functionally “fall out of the right uterus, or suffer”.

    • NastyBossetti

      Bootstrap-pulling isn’t for white men!

  • Villago Delenda Est

    McNaughton’s “Socialist Surrealism” oeuvre is the ideal medium for sucking up to a fascist shitstain.

    • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

      What is it with totalitarians and bad art?

      • JMP

        I’m trying to think of good art made in favor of totalitarians, and the most recent example that comes to mind is The Aeneid.

  • AntiDerpomeme

    There has never been a group of more petty, vindictive assholes. It’s like they don’t even realize or care how childish they appear. We live in interesting times, no doubt about it.

  • Look Closer

    These people are a disgrace to this nation. They can all just go fuck off as far as I’m concerned!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      The country they want back was crushed by Union Armies 151 years ago.

      • Rise Up, Demme!

        so true!!
        i wish i had a thousand upfists for you!

      • Foreign Agitator Ron

        They shoulda crushed harder.

  • Anna Rompage

    Oh wait, I get it, the guy hazz the bigly sadz because he can no longer exploit the minorities of the country for his own personal gains and the old school presidents don;t understand why a black person, or a gay, or a woman even, has the same rights white male citizen of the US…

    • Anna Rompage

      If women, the people of color, and the LGBT community all have the same rights, who’s gonna tend the plantations, cook the husbands, meals, and work for pennies on the dollars in all the factories…

      • TX Taco Truck Brigade

        “cook the husbands.”

        ….uh, with votes right? /s ;)

        • CogitoErgoBibo

          “To Serve Mankind.”

          • SuspectedDemocrat

            “How to Cook Forty Humans”

          • CogitoErgoBibo

            And a mule?

        • shivaskeeper

          You beat me to it. Damn commas.

          • TX Taco Truck Brigade

            now I feel bad – Anna was making a serious point…and I pissed all over it.

            Sorry Anna and everyone else…I’m in a hateful mood today. (The state of the future plus another damn test…didn’t we just do one of these?!?)

          • shivaskeeper

            I think Anna is down with it. From other comments she has made. Or I wouldn’t have said anything. Plus snark.

          • Anna Rompage

            The vile snark mob brings me smiles!

          • shivaskeeper

            I thought the snark mob might.

        • Anna Rompage

          Whoops, cook “for” the husband… But if they expect that, maybe they should be cooked…

          • TX Taco Truck Brigade

            Being single benefits me again! And you all laughed at me.

  • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

    Hannity wants to be Press Secretary so bad he’s willing to buy it. If Laura gets it, he’ll probably commit sideways…

  • Lefty Frizzell

    I know in a portrait you try and put the eyes at the golden section, but you don’t make a mass portrait by turning it landscape and have every single fucking eye at that level. And you don’t making the background totally symmetrical and loom over the foreground. What the fuck is this shit?

    • Clyde Barrow

      As the Alt-Right would say, it was special snowflake day during art class. Hannity knows all about being special.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      I call it “Socialist Surrealism” to get across that it’s the same shitty pedestrian “art” that Stalin advocated.

      Hitler, too. Also Kim Jong Un.

      • Foreign Agitator Ron

        Also known by the not-a-all-ironic label, ‘heroic realism.’

  • AntiDerpomeme

    This is still one of my favorite political paintings, EVER: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Allegory_of_Good_and_Bad_Government

    That devil guy might need to go back as my avatar again soon.

    • Foreign Agitator Ron

      Why is he trying to look at his forehead? Is it itchy?

      • Villago Delenda Est

        AND scratchy!

  • JMP

    As far as art stolen by right-wing propagandists goes, it’s still no Knight Dead Andrew Breitbart stolen from an Assassin’s Creed sequel.

    http://12631-presscdn-0-70.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/side-by-side-bartknight.jpg

  • CountryClubRefugee

    Who is the President holding Obama’s invisible royal robe?

  • Lefty Frizzell
    • OrG

      HAHA! Who’s more powerful,god or Lemmy? Trick question,Lemmy IS god.HA!

  • Oblios_Cap

    I went over tot the paint-by-number emporium. Hannity is a cheap-assed son of a bitch. Why didn’t he buy Donnie the $32,000 POS painting instead of this $29.95 one?

    Someone is going to purged from the inner circle.

  • PubOption

    “Hey, homeless guy, you’ve dropped your money, and there’s a black guy standing on your cardboard sign.”

  • beingreleased

    Our next President and Congress won’t be ignoring that homeless guy. They’ll be actively beating the shit out of him and telling him to go back to where he came from. (Oh – he’s a poor white guy. I guess they’ll only beat the shit out of him and tell him he much better off than those other guys).

  • Mavenmaven

    Actually, that blonde kid so upset by Obama is this kid, and he’s back: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/86/03/13/860313faff843e305aeff1c0b096c3e4.jpg

  • schmannity

    I prefer McNaughton’s later work, especially The Ungrabbed Pussy.

  • Logic of Color

    I’ve never been clear what these people think Obama did against the constitution.

    • Anna Rompage

      He’s only 3/5 of a person and not a valid president according to our original constitution?

      • Logic of Color

        Ahhh, right, sorry forgot

      • Beanz&Berryz

        Original intent…

    • beingreleased

      Blackety black black black.

    • JMP

      Presidentin’ while black; also, something something TAKE OUR GUNS!!!.

    • OrG

      KENYAN USURPER!!!!!!!

    • Jennaratrix

      AOT, K?

  • cheetojeebus

    They hang that POS in the White House, He better hope the ghost of Abraham Lincoln doesn’t get ahold of an axe handle.

  • DahBoner

    Was James Madison stupid?

    Real football hadn’t been invented yet.

    https://media2.giphy.com/media/l2SpKAR8xecpYIzWE/200_d.gif#3
    Hup Hup Hike

  • AntiDerpomeme

    Looking on the bright side of things, I never before considered how much a Trumpf administration would inspire new and provoking artworks. Bring on the new American Enlightenment.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/74/PicassoGuernica.jpg

    • Sedagive

      So much yes.

  • WiscoJoe

    I’m starting to suspect that this whole “forgottan man thing” is less about the Constitution or the economy, and more about the fragile egos of white dudes whom need constant recognition that they are inherently superior to everyone else.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      DING DING DING DING DING

      These people read the Declaration of Independence, or the Constitution, but they don’t grok the meaning.

      • Foreign Agitator Ron

        Since when have they actually read either? The Yangs had a better understanding of those documents.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          Fair point.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      well.. everyone else who’s not a white dude…

    • Erala Contratista

      And victims of everyone else, too.

  • Bitter Scribe

    That’s probably going to be the most tasteful thing in the Trump White House.

    • Foreign Agitator Ron

      I just threw up in my mouth a little.

    • Rise Up, Demme!

      i’m sure that an ornate, gold frame, complete with cherubs, will set it off nicely.

      is there a precedent for vicious, partisan, art in the WH?

      • Bitter Scribe

        Didn’t you hear about the oil that Thomas Jefferson commissioned from Gilbert Stuart, depicting Alexander Hamilton fucking a goat?

    • BackDoorMan

      … considering that he only wants to commute to the White House from Trump Fortress a few days a week, I’m thinking Donnie will want to showcase it in the (formerly?) public access lobby of the tower.

  • Clyde Barrow

    Totally revisionist. For starters, all the Founding Fathers should be tending to their hemp farms, stoned out of their gourds and inventing & patenting stuff.

    Next, why doesn’t that White guy who’s sitting on his ass go get a job? The plumber’s union has a apprentice program, maybe had he not spent his time watching Foxsnooze and had paid attention in algebra class, he can get some job training in the union.

    Last but not least, notice how President Obama is stepping on that chamois cloth? That means it’s time for you lazy White men to stop being so fucking self-entitled, and to wash your own damn cars. Better yet, I heard the car wash is hiring.

  • schmannity

    For 12 of 44 Presidents who owned slaves, this could be titled, A Day at the Auction.

  • Beanz&Berryz

    I’m just getting my head around “an original.” It sounds like a fresh-off-his-very-own-color-printer original of a cut-and-paste hodge-podge of swiped graphics images…

  • Mayor_Mayor_Mayor

    When does Krantzberg Syndrome begin to manifest itself in these shitweasels? What’s the over/under on beating out the Darklord Ronnie Raven?

  • Jennifer R

    Reminder: 2016 election season is not over. There is a Louisiana run off election for a Senate seat. It won’t push us to a majority but it makes theirs even thinner. http://www.fostercampbell2016.com/

  • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

    Jon McNaughton is Thomas Kinkade for America’s fascists and theocrats.

    • Jennaratrix

      Thomas Kinkade libelz!

      (Kidding. Mostly.)

      • Erala Contratista

        What I find fascinating about Kinkade is the leaving of his estate to his wife AND his girlfriend. All the local (Bay Area) Kinkade galleries closed years ago.

      • Jamoche

        I’ve lost the website that compared pre- and post-sellout Kinkades – some even of the same scene. He was capable of real art but gave it up for the schlock monies.

    • QHarp, Mujer malévola

      Painter of White (Supremacy)

  • Look Closer

    Republicans have turned this country into a piling putrid heap of shit.

    • Foreign Agitator Ron

      And now it has illustrations!

  • blondeiq

    Things That Make an Art Historian Want to Do an Edvard Munch Freakout, part eleventy billion: 1. Reagan is standing next to Lincoln, presumably with the “good guys.” 2. Jury is evidently still out on Kennedy. 3. Of course the “forgotten man” is a white guy, and a man. I didn’t spend two years deconstructing Derrida to analyze this shit!

    • beingreleased

      OT, but your comment reminded me of a Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal cartoon:

      How to make a Russian literature professor cry: “I don’t see any Ayn Rand on the syllabus.”

    • Villago Delenda Est

      I didn’t spend a term reading “Sumer Is Icumen In” to analyze it, either!

      • therblig

        Lhude sing you cuck!

      • blondeiq

        I knew I liked the cut of your jib. Pointless academics, unite!

    • SayItWithWookies

      Where’s the founder of the modern Republican Party, John Wilkes Booth?

    • Sedagive

      Alas: Edvard Munch is more relevant than ever.

      • blondeiq

        I should have been suspicious when I noticed that it’s only one of two fine art images rendered in emoji (the other is The Great Wave…should we worry?) Will resume alternating between screaming and crying now.

  • Jennaratrix

    Jeez, Hannity, just suck his dick already. It’ll be faster.

    • therblig

      and there will be room in there for a sandwich as well

      • Jennaratrix

        *snort* Even though that visual is disturbing.

  • dslindc

    That painting is bad and the artist, Sean Hannity, and Trump should feel bad.

  • Resistance Fighter Astraea

    OT Okay, I had a bit of a breakdown. But you know what? I’m sick of crying and sick of being afraid when it doesn’t do anyone any good. I’m going to learn from Hillary. I’m giving myself a kick in the ass, steeling myself. I’m going to be nasty when I need to. I’ll buckle down and do my job and do it damn well and be better than the assholes around me. Then I’ll go home and do what I need to do for myself and prepare to get into whatever needs to be done next year.

    • Jennaratrix

      YASS! We can do this.

    • Nasty Candy Apple

      Thatta girl.

    • Foreign Agitator Ron

      We’ve all been through Hell. We’re probably still IN Hell. But we’re slowly adjusting and figuring out how to get out again.
      I am sincerely glad you’re finding your path out, and that the dark didn’t claim you. And if a pony hug will help it’s yours. ‘Kay?

      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        Thank you! Hugs are great. I’m not gonna say it doesn’t suck. It does. But it’s not over and I refuse to let them take me down.

        • Foreign Agitator Ron

          ‘… it’s not over and I refuse to let them take me down.’

          That’s the spirit!

    • Anna Rompage

      In the long run, good is going to persevere… Keep your chin up the best you can and get ready to kick some ass over the next few years!

    • eka

      This is awesome! I admire you.

      I’m working myself there … but I’m a little lost. There are so many attacks from so many directions, I don’t know what I can or should do.

      What’s your game plan?

      Also, I want to speak out more than I have, but obviously can’t at work. I feel like going on facebook with one article every day on the horror, which isn’t much, but many of my parents’ conservative friends have added me, so it’s something to infiltrate the bubble, maybe. probably not.

      I want to give my time more than I have so far, but where? How can we be most effective?

      I’ve still cycling through anger and shock and crying, but the crying hasn’t set in much yet. It started a bit yesterday and today.

      In the cycles of grief I reject the bargaining – I see that as the “let’s give him a chance, we can work together” and I reject also acceptance.

      Instead of acceptance, let’s go for determination.

  • WeaselPoo

    Seems like the most apropos retort to that painting and this article, is…. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7f22fcbe2e2f45ef6db345aa9dc4a16722bfe7f8494a351cb1868f2b59e0d204.jpg

    • The Wanderer

      Huzzah! The return of Brolly Bunny! Now I know that things are going to be all right.

  • Nasty Candy Apple

    Just another indication that we may actually be in Hell right now.

    • yyyaz

      The programmers of the sim we’re in are tired of waiting for us to self-destruct.

  • therblig

    the Thomas Kinkade of Douchebaggery

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      I’m sure they’ll have a Kinkade in the Lincoln Bedroom.

    • JMP

      I’m pretty sure Thomas Kinkade was the Thomas Kinkade of douchebaggery. Besides his horrible “art”, didn’t he have a long TRump-esque history of refusing to the pay the dealers who sold them for him?

      • Painter of Goats

        Yep. Another good Christianist. Also, too, the inspiration for my screen name.

  • jesuswasablack
    • Jennifer R

      brb, must wash brain in bleach.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      “Male member in reality is smaller than depicted”.

    • Blanche Beecham

      This reminds me, the squirrels are hiding acorns in the gutters again and I need to get them cleaned before it gets too cold.

    • Foreign Agitator Ron

      I used to quickly scroll past this. But now it’s protest art.

      • Jennifer R

        We need to start making transfers of this that can be applied to buildings.

        • Foreign Agitator Ron

          How big would it need to be to be seen from space?

          • Jennifer R

            Several football fields to a side.

          • Foreign Agitator Ron

            When did we switch to the NFL measurement system?

          • Jennifer R

            I was in a highly competitive marching band in high school.

          • Foreign Agitator Ron

            I always enjoyed watching the hundred-yard-dash-while-playing-the-Liberty-Bell-March event.

          • Jennifer R

            My senior year was a ton of fun, our field show was Johan DeMeji’s Lord of the Rings Symphony.

          • Foreign Agitator Ron

            I am actually jelly of your band!

          • Jennifer R

            Yeah that is some really good music. It was the director’s final year and he was always a fan of the books and later the symphony so it was an obvious choice.

    • MynameisBlarney

      DAMNYOUSTRAIGHTTOHECK!

      You’ve been just icthin’ to post that again, haven’t ya?

    • Nasty Candy Apple

      Stahp.

    • Nockular cavity

      Hatewig and the Angry Inch

  • Mayor_Mayor_Mayor

    Can I get that in the original Velvet? I bet that is bitchin’ under a blacklight.

    • Jennifer R

      I would be worried that it would be stained.

  • AnOuthouse

    Ronald Reagan stabbing the Forgotten Man in the back is spot on.

  • Msgr_Moment

    You call that art? The guy on the bench doesn’t look like Keanu AT ALL!

    • dslindc

      It’s definitely no Dogs Playing Poker.

      • Msgr_Moment

        Black velvet is a fickle medium. Not everyone can do it justice.

  • dslindc

    Oh look, amusing animal pictures, which are far better to look at than that shitty painting: https://youtu.be/qgWj7y2yRC4

  • Blanche Beecham

    I think that Jon McNaughton is probably the greatest painter of the
    last 2,000 years. His portrait of Jesus making the Constitution of the
    United States makes me proud to be an American. (ahahahahahahahahahahahahah lolololololol ahhahaha)

  • Msgr_Moment

    Today is bitch-at-the-politicians-for-unsolicited-mailings-and-phonings day. My D assemblymember (woman canvassed my home despite the Do-Not-Solicit sign) gave three completely different answers on three phone calls as to how to remove my name. Waiting for the callback from Trump now.

  • therblig

    if hannity really admired trump, he’d have mcnaughton paint him into the original, like bigly.

    • BackDoorMan

      … y’know, I originally had that thought as well – Little Donnie would turn down the “gift” because he wasn’t in it. It reminded me of the story of Wollman Rink – he wanted it named after himself (of course he did), and when the City said no, but we’ll give you a 10′ tree and commemorative plaque in Central Park instead… Trump got all pissy because he thought he should get a tree at least the size of the one that goes up every year at Rockefeller Center. So he declined, because ego.

  • Foreign Agitator Ron

    I’m no art critic, but damme if this piece of dreck doesn’t make Bob Ross look like freakin’ Rembrandt.

    • Lefty Frizzell

      Bob Ross is better than Rembrandt. I will hear no word against him. I think we could all do with some happy little trees right now.

      • SuspectedDemocrat

        We need happy trees now more than ever.

      • Foreign Agitator Ron

        I think we could use a whole happy fuckin’ forest right about now.

  • boyblue123

    This is the art equivalent of having those little gnomes on the front of the white house lawn

    • therblig

      you can have my pink flamingos when you pry them from my cold dead fingers!

      • boyblue123

        so classy, the best

    • yyyaz

      The life-sized lawn jockeys are being shipped from China right now.

      • SayItWithWookies

        The yoogest, classiest terra-cotta army ever!

      • Nasty Candy Apple

        Aunt Jemima cookie jars, also too.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Well — judging by the artist’s description of the distraught guy on the bench, John McNaughton doesn’t know what a goddamn “corner” is. The rest of it sucks too, but I just had to point that out.

  • Sedagive

    Listening to a call in show about political resentment and how we can heal our national divisions. An earnest professor of sociology in Wisconsin was saying that the white working class were angry at being ignored by the federal government; they felt like they were putting more into the system than they got out, and “urban types” were benefitting more than, you know, white types.

    When the interviewer pointed out that a higher percentage of tax dollars flowed from blue states to red states, the prof said “yes, but they don’t see it that way.” The host asked: “how can we get them to hear the truth?” The prof said “I don’t know if we can.”

    *crickets*

    • Nasty Candy Apple

      Yeah. “We need to listen to them more.” What happens when what they’re saying is delusional?

      • Lefty Frizzell

        They need to listen to us more. And stop listening to Fox. Congress took your fucking job, not the fucking brown guy next door. Stop voting for a republican congress.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      There is one sure way. I can’t mention it due to the rules, though.

      • Nasty Candy Apple

        First against the wall when the revolution comes! …With votes.

    • Jamoche

      Focusing on the white working class is how privileged white people avoid confronting who actually put Trump in the White House

      Some demographic groups who were less likely to vote for Clinton than for Trump:

      White people.

      WHITE PEOPLE WITH COLLEGE DEGREES

      WHITE PEOPLE WITH COLLEGE DEGREES WHO MAKE A LOT OF MONEY

      Etc.

      . . . What I find particularly invidious is the constant refrain about how the Democrats lose elections because “the elites” are out of touch with Real Americans. THE ELITES IN THIS COUNTRY VOTE REPUBLICAN.

    • darnyoudarnyoutoheck
    • HooverVilles

      This! this! this!

  • Nasty Candy Apple

    There was a John McNaughton store at my mall. It closed. Apparently wingnuts don’t have deep pockets to match their deep convictions.

    • therblig

      no elvises

    • Rise Up, Demme!

      …which trump is gonna find out when the occupancy rate at his hotels hit the basement.
      wild horses…

      • Monty Market

        Vlad can have the presidential suite, since he owns it.

    • MamaBrown

      hahaha–when the local Borders closed, they were selling off everything at criminally low prices. in the final days there were piles of books by Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly sitting forlornly in huge stacks, marked 90% off. No takers. Guess the wingnuts aren’t much for fine literature either

  • MynameisBlarney

    Dear trump and trump minions.

    Fuck you.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/yYlqM5HxpDfSU/giphy.gif

    Your 1st lessons in civil disobedience will begin soon, you fuckin fascist fucktarded sonsabitches!

  • Shan

    Welp, looks like I’m gonna have to re-eat my lunch now.

  • jesuswasablack
    • Nasty Candy Apple

      I barfed a little.

      • jesuswasablack

        Your welcome!

    • Anna Rompage

      He looks like a nameless extra from the cast of the Sopranos…

    • boyblue123

      looks a little like scott bakula

  • btwbfdimho

    43 white men watching the US Constitution under the foot of a black man.
    Guess what happens next?

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      They all go out for lunch and have a good laugh together?

  • Gwennie_G
  • Anna Rompage

    And in other news, it appears Dr Ben Carson turned down a position in Trump’s cabinet. In a press conference today he was quoted as saying, “yeah, that shit’s a little too cray for me in there”

    • TX Taco Truck Brigade

      At another comments section ( i wasn’t cheating on y’all, i swear!) they were saying Carson said he didn’t have any experience in government and didn’t want to drag the presidency.

      As everybody noted – dude do you even know what job you were running for 6 months ago?

  • Nasty Candy Apple

    So every time Crotch Grabber looks at this, he gets reminded of how Constitution-crushing Obama had to school him in how to be a president. lol

  • Rohirim36

    A little too close for comfort to Bioshock Infinite for my tastes…

    http://i.neoseeker.com/ca/bioshock_infinite_conceptart_sUc1U.jpg

    • Hardly Ideal

      I’m guessing “Burden not America with your chaff” was too subtle for Trump’s campaign slogan.

    • AnOuthouse

      Needz moar blingee.

  • I thought America’s Greatest Artist was Cassius Marcellus Coolidge, the guy who invented ‘Dogs Playing Poker’ art.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6ca46a217ba9e8b6c860227533fe7ffaafebcee5185b0295c67d5a2f09bb900c.jpg

    Fookin’ A Art, Bro

    • AnOuthouse

      A noticeable absence of black labs. Racist.

      • Skadi

        The bulldog is apparently cheating. Anti-bulldogism!

  • btwbfdimho
  • bookish

    Wow, that’s some subtle symbolism there, as befits a great mind. Off I go to ArtWiki.

    • Hardly Ideal

      I’m pretty sure I’ve made farts more subtle than this garbage.

  • Tracy

    It still looks like Madison is waiting for Obama to drop a load for him to catch.

  • Look Closer
  • Angela Ruzzo

    Do you see a single woman in that painting? Where are the women? Do we not exist? Apparently not.

    • Jennifer R

      Wingnuts put women in the kitchen and the pregnancy bed.

      • freakishlystrong

        AFTER they grab our pussies.

        • Jennifer R

          How fixated on his tiny little hands he must be. Seriously who says “grab them by the pussy” It isn’t like it’s got knobby parts to really grasp, and you can’t do it bowling ball style. It really is he is self conscious about his hands.

          • kev

            you’re right only because bowling balls have three holes in close proximity. you’ve never heard of “carry her home like a six-pack”?

          • Jennifer R

            I have but I know trump couldn’t give The Stinger if he wanted to.

          • kev

            I need more details of this “Stinger” you speak of…

          • Jennifer R

            Two in the pink, one in the stink?

          • kev

            you’re a bad, bad girl J.R.

        • alpacapunchbowl

          Secular assault is how babbies are made, right?

    • btwbfdimho

      Hillary probably still trying to import those 650 million indocumentados by the end of the week in order to win in 2020.

    • btwbfdimho
    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      A crowd of (white ‘Merikkan) men that size needs a lot of sammiches.

    • kev

      they’re makin’ sammiches so the men-folk can do the real work. you run along honey, nuthin’ to see here.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        The menfolk can get their own god damn sammiches while I go off to Stockholm to accept my Nobel Prize.

        • thixotropic jerk

          Din’t know they gave prizes for sammich-makin’! Good job Sweety could you fetchus some brewskis also too? Tubörg or whatevs Swedey beer will do!

          /s lots and lots of /s

          • Angela Ruzzo

            Sorry, you’ll have to get your own beer. It’s in that big silver box in the kitchen. Help yourself.

  • Not enough gold leaf. He’ll probably re-gift it to Pence for Christmas.

    • Jennifer R

      He will charity auction it with the proceeds going to his foundation.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Gotta top off the foundation coffers, for when the Trump “University” case settles for tens of millions. I hope everybody on the plaintiffs’ side posts every word of every shred of evidence and testimony on the interwebz, prior to signing the settlement agreement.
        “Sure, Donny, we won’t say another word, in exchange for your money.”

  • JHan

    Let’s Make America Tacky Again

  • freakishlystrong

    Something this ridiculously partisan and hateful doesn’t belong in the WH, until Trumpland. I truly despise these assholes.

  • Painter of Goats

    I really should start a series of paintings to counter McNaughton’s. Make the Dems the heros and the GOP’ers evil and imbecilic. But I really don’t want to deal with the vomit I would get on my shoes while painting them.

    • kev

      what if I supplied the strap-on barf bags, just to spare your shoes but still bring your art forth? would you reconsider?

  • The Devastated Ms. MLG

    One of these Presidents is not like the other..
    One of these Presidents just doesn’t belong..
    Can you tell me which President made white heads ‘splode by the time I finish this bong?

  • JHan
    • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

      “He was always so polite & quiet… Everyone in the neighborhood thought he was just excavating a new basement.”

    • thixotropic jerk

      Meowwwwrrrrr! What Alt-right Babe wouldn’t want him to grab her by the pussy and paint it by the numbers until it collapsed writhing with white lead flake poisoning?

      • JHan

        I read all that aloud. It was worth it.

  • dshwa

    At least all the presidents are keeping their sternums up. Except Madison maybe?

    Why didn’t McNutjib mention that in his description?

  • TheDogAteMyVote

    Why does this young man feel so sorry for himself when President Obama has literally made money fall from the sky and Benjamins are just blowing around on the ground like autumn leaves and all one has to do is rake them up and go to the corner and get a fish taco from a taco truck? Oh, wait that was under President Clinton. Never mind – back to Sean Hannity.

    • MC Planck

      My thoughts exactly!

  • Nockular cavity

    and, like a whisper—the U.S. Constitution beneath the foot of Barack Obama.

    Yes, MacNaughton. We needed that symbolism pointed out because it’s so fucking subtle.

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      He knows his true audience well.

      • HooverVilles

        He knows them very well indeed!

    • Tacoclamgenda

      I thought Barack was protecting it so, indeed, explaining to me I did need.

  • Sedagive

    I would urge budding American artists to focus on classical forms that tend to the romantic and heroic. Anything else is Entartete Kunst, and it makes the Babby Jesus cry.

  • Resistance Fighter Astraea

    Whenever you feel like your talents are not needed by the world, just remember they’re definitely more worthwhile than McNuthin’s art.

    • UnsaltedSinner

      You know who else was a failed painter?

      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        W?

      • JustDon’tSayDittos

        Me. I never did get the house finished before we moved.

      • Tacoclamgenda

        Hitler, of course.

      • thixotropic jerk

        Churchill?

      • phoenix00

        I’m sure my nephew and niece tried it before wanting to do just about everything else.

  • UnsaltedSinner

    Well, Trump needed something to replace the painting Obama brought with him to the White House.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/be3fdddf68a27e5f893d94fc8c2fd16a02a414033696ee7bf0c5e3bdf08e44db.jpg

  • Greyhame

    Well, I must say I was lost for a moment until the artist’s statement clarified just what I was seeing here.

  • BreakingDeadMen

    These fucking people are on my last nerve

  • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn
  • RugzYaBurnt

    Oh, Genocidal Bastard-in-Chief Andrew Jackson is grouped with the “good presidents!” QUELLE SURPRISE.

  • S̶t̶e̶v̶e̶
  • Rick Hill

    The “forgotten man” is white, young and looks healthy. Why can’t he get a jerb? Tell him he should pull up his bootstraps before he expects all those other white men to help him. He, the forgotten who no one ever champions or helps because all the minorities and women git everthin!!

    Isn’t that more in line with republithought when they aren’t trying to bash a Dem?

    • kev

      A fucking MEN you nailed it. Put a woman or a person of color in place of the beleagured red-neck, and what does it all mean?

  • Canadian_Bacon
    • phoenix00

      I saw Pepe the Frog

  • John-Paul Hunt

    Would republicans vote for George W. Bush today? Obama was a great Republican President. Ya know? Without the 2003 war and 2008 economic collapse. So much for seeing people as Americans before race, gender, and political party and economic status.

    Thanks Sam Harris you moron as even you can’t warn them now of a pre-islamic terrorist attack now without getting banned using what Nancy Reagan did.

    • alpacapunchbowl

      Sam Harris is a jackass who is entirely too impressed with himself. My most recent ex was a fan and would listen to his podcast and youtube channel frequently around the house. An upside to the breakup: my life now has two less dorks for me to deal with on a daily basis.

  • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

    That should definitely bring jobs back for those Forgotten Men of the Rust Belt!

    A teevee elitist buying an expensive piece of wall art for another teevee elitist always does that. DUH!

    But this is no ordinary painting! It has a supposedly “Common Man” featured in it, which is totally going to remind Trump of all of his populist promises as he walks right past it, and tasks Melania with making sure the cleaning help keeps the dust off the massive gilt frame.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      The well-paid unionized employees at the Massive Gilded Framing Corp. factory in Ohio will benefit . . . oh wait. Trump got it from China.
      Never mind.

  • Professor Fate

    Wow. not only long four years but tacky as all get out.
    Still i’ll make a note to come back to our artist’s web site in about two years – his paintings trying to excuse the disaster that Trump’s presidency will be will provide a moment or two of grim amusement.

  • alpacapunchbowl
  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    Good thing that shiftless lazy urban criming taker unemployed American on the bench is white.

  • TundraGrifter

    Is Sheer uh “Am I uh An Idiot?” uh InSannity giving President Obama credit for getting FDR out of his wheelchair and walking again? Why the heck not?

    Looks to me like James Madison is about to catch a falling poo.

    • thixotropic jerk

      Wait, isn’t “Falling Poos” the name of that Trump house in Pennsylvania designed by that famous archytect: Prank Lloyd Alt-Wright?

  • Skadi

    I think it’s supposed to be Kennedy who’s slyly pointing at Madison’s butt. Which would be more in character.

    • Popillius

      Both Kennedy AND Bush are pointing at his butt!

  • Panika MCD

    remember that time the TX SBOE tried to put this guy’s book into the TX US history curriculum in 2010 and then both Dunbar (the owner of the company what created the racist Mexican-American history book which it looks like will not be adopted after all) and McElroy who proposed it lost their primaries? of course you do. I was on the campaigns for SBOE 5 and 10 at the time and you guys wrote about it. those were good times. did you know that the lege significantly limited the SBOE’s power on textbooks the next year? yeah, that happened, too. let’s just hope this fucking thing goes to one of his golf courses because it cannot be allowed in the National Gallery. having to put at least one Trump painting in there is shitty enough.

  • Kevin Morin

    So the bus driver drove right past the stop and forgot to pick this guy up and it’s Obama fault?

    • phoenix00

      I’m sure George Soros had something to do with it too.

  • chascates

    I don’t know much about art but I know what I like and this painting sucks.

  • Paperless Tiger

    I think we may have found our Minister of Propaganda.

    • Incoming Ham

      The position is already filled by Alex Jones.

      • Begin Anew Day

        Put them both in the Arena, give each a sword and then televise the whole thing.

        Winner takes all.

        • Incoming Ham

          Add a tiger wearing a tinfoil hat. Even Steven.

  • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

    If somebody brought a McNaughton into my shop for framing, my professional ethics would require that I take the job.

    My personal ethics would require that I shamelessly pad the bill. People who buy McNaughtons and Kinkades have clearly demonstrated that they’re suckers, and it would be unethical of me to allow them to get ripped off by someone less innocuous than I am.

    • AJ Milne

      Personally, I think it would be perfectly legitimate to state upfront that certain artists cannot be handled on the premises, on the grounds of taste, and may have to be outsourced to facilities with appropriate containment; the fee may, therefore, be somewhat higher…

      You could also do something like the standard ‘Absolutely NO Stairway To Heaven’ posters one tends to see in guitar shops… But, dunno…

      Mebbe it’s all about making it clear the nature of such transactions… Sign:

      ‘Yes, we _will_ frame Kinkade… Discreetly.There’s a 1-800 number for such transactions; we suggest you call from a burner phone, and pay by Bitcoin. Dropoff will be arranged at the back entrance, after hours. Return will be by courier, in a plain brown wrapper. For the protection of your reputation and ours.’

      • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

        …Or you could just take their money with a smile on your face, and make snide comments about them as soon as they leave the shop.

      • Begin Anew Day

        The “Stairway To Heaven” posters actually qualify as Fine Art when compared to the McNaughton Abomination.

  • Plagerizing assholes the lot of em.
    Also, too, is not the president not ALLOWED to get gifts? Pretty sure that is a pretty big uh no

    • Begin Anew Day

      It will end up in a storage closet of a backwater GSA office down in Mississippi.

  • azeyote

    what if everything is like the new – you’re the racist if you call out racism – thing – what if we’re the whack jobs for noticing the how utterly insane people are – well i’m not taking any chances with my sanity so i’m going to seek the guidance of wisdom where it dwells – the bottom of a bottle

    • Jeff Ingram

      By the time I get to the 5th or 6th bottle I see so clearly where I’m going. Usually to bed.

  • Incoming Ham

    Brilliant Sean. You are going to give Trump a derogatory picture of the guy who is trying to patiently explain what the fuck he actually has to do for the next four years?

    Get your tongue out of Trump’s ass. You are a very very special kind of stupid.

  • eka

    OT our students are protesting at the faculty meeting tomorrow. And they were awesomely respectful about it and sat down with the faculty meeting committee. We’ll have some time to get things done and then they’ll come and ask faculty and staff to march on campus to protest violence and hate speech against minorities. So, the faculty meeting according to the committee will end at that point if enough people want to go and march along. We never get things done in the time allotted and always have to carry over discussions, so of course it won’t be concluded. I’m wondering what to do, since I am the projectionist – I hope everyone wants to go and I don’t have to say to the person next to me, hey can I trust you to drop my computer off at my desk later, thanks? But I really support this and want to participate.

    • thixotropic jerk

      Do your thing! Trust! It will all work out alright!

  • pgjack

    Great, trailer trash art in the White House. There’s an ex-mayor in West Virginia looking for a print of this.

  • going4baroque

    Seems like the artist is a little daft in the Constitution awareness category. If the President acts contrary to the Constitution, the Supreme Court, in no uncertain terms, but with, usually, a minority opinion, decides with finality whether that was a good move or a bad move. That little item establishing the Supreme Court was included to prevent instances such as depicted in this “artist’ rendering: No need to lose sleep over some Presidential decision that stomps on the Constitution, leaving the nation with no other recourse but to invade the President’s sleepy time with all the Presidents past invading his dreams with dismay, astonishment or WTF!

  • Begin Anew Day

    Look, every artist has a bad day and just has nothing to offer. It’s better to sit back and wait for some inspiration instead of forcing it.

    There’s nothing on this canvas that can’t be fixed with a good sanding and a new coat of gesso.

    Let’s not waste a good piece of canvas simply because the artist had nothing to say.

  • BehaveYrself

    I’m sorry, I’ve tried multiple times, but… I just can’t fap to that.

  • Begin Anew Day

    Melania is going to have to be careful after Sean drops this thing off with Donnie. Sean is going to want this thing to show up in some Trump Administration photo- ops and so the closet she stores it in will have to be close to the Oval Office.

    I hope she keeps house better than she writes speeches.

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      When she was there the other day, she stole a can of Michelle’s Lemon Pledge!

    • thixotropic jerk

      “All the brown people love us and love cleaning our new home, don’t they dear? Now you’ll excuse me I am going to pose nude for the cover of an ‘art’ magazine”
      ~Malaria “It’s Not Slut-Shaming If You Subscribe To My ‘Art” Magazine” Truinkamp

  • Dazza

    Hahahahaha. OMG, I can’t breathe…That paining is so awful, on so many levels, and some rube BOUGHT it. Well, he’ll probably take the tax deduction when he donates this to the White House. Sean, not only are you an insult to idiots, you have ZERO taste. *guffaw* *snort*
    Let us, now and forever, point and laugh at the incoming administration’s terrible taste, while REAL artists use their skills to tell the truth to the world in works of such power that they will live forever – and Sean is dust and forgotten.

  • Begin Anew Day

    American Art has several criteria that need to be met before Americans can love the Art in question.

    First, the overall color scheme needs to be grayish with strong blue highlights. This artist succeeds in this.

    Second, George Washington must appear! Again the artist succeeds.

    Third, there must be an idyllic landscape (whether woodland, mountain chain or seashore) for Americans to establish their narrative within. Here the artist boldly plagiarizes the technique Bob Rossi promulgated with a deft hand!

    Normally the successful execution of these first elements would earn the artist a place in the National Gallery with fame and fortune secured.

    Alas, the whole picture is spoiled by the inclusion of obvious litter in the street where all the dramatic action takes place! Any thoughtful artist would know that Americans hate littering!

    The obvious affirmation of subtextual littering spoils the whole piece.

    Now, if you will excuse me I have to crack a beer and go tune into the roller derby on TeeVee.

    • Stulexington

      But there’s no bald eagle. The artist really missed the mark on that one, he should have added one perched on the arm of the bench, looking regal as if to say “America”.

      9/10.

      • thixotropic jerk

        Actually the bald eagle is there, it has just crawled inside Grover Cleveland’s ass and assphyxiated itself. Requires artistic imaginating.

    • crazymonkeylady

      I need some happy little trees about now.

  • Spurning Beer
  • wavicles

    Lincoln looks like he wants to shoot somebody.

  • Saxo the Grammarian

    Mein Fuehrer! FDR can WALK!!!!!!!

  • Beowoof14

    Don’t worry forgotten man, the republicans won’t forget you until they have your coat, hat, belt etc. Then they will forget you right quick.

  • Lucas Foxx

    The new picture next to the definition of “smug” will be Sean Hannity walking into Trump’s Oval office.

  • Poly_Ester

    It’s the thought that counts.

  • Mike Steele

    Odd that Ronald Reagan would be consoling an unemployed air traffic controller… If there is a god, we’ll soon learn that descendants of the original artist Dixon will be suing McNaughton for bastardizing the original.

  • Mike Steele

    Also too, our tax dollars pay for the upkeep of WH. If this appears there, may I suggest an uproar that will make the Mapplethorpe kerfuffle look tame by comparison.

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      Does that mean we can piss on it?

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        Wrong artist. The Mapplethorpe allusion would be “does that mean we can fist it.”

        • ComradeTrumputin

          Deeply!!

  • CATMAN

    I don’t know how this will fit in with the new decor in the WH that Trump bought cheap from the Coalition Provisional Authority that was surplus from Saddam’s palace–judging by the picture he has already used some of it in his apartment at Trump Tower

    • hvdv

      Dollar store Versailles. It’ll be fine.

  • hvdv

    Us ladeez are forever being told we should not look too desperate when trying to court a gentleman, or other lady. I guess no one told poor Sean Hannity.

  • thixotropic jerk

    This artist is to be praised for his amazing foresight: How in the world did he predict the Trimp Preznancy? The Fool On The Bench is such a stunning likeness of The Dummald! Pretty cool tool that he’ll be out of a job so soon, sittin’ all lonesome-y on a park bench feeling’ all the sorrys, even with all that sweet sweet cash flyin’ around him! Oh ye of bigly hands! Pity the poor embenched McDummald-o!

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Oh, do they have park benches in federal prisons?

  • MC Planck

    WTF? Why doesn’t that lazy shitbagger in the picture just get down and PICK UP ALL THOSE DOLLARS.

    Maybe he is waiting for a Mexican to come pick them up so he can rob him.

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    Another instance of that “unity” and “forgiveness” and all of us “getting over it”?

  • Celtic_Gnome

    Quick question. How come Reagan’s over with the old timey Presidents?

  • mmmjv

    Why is it everytime a con babbles about the election you’d think that Trump won in a landslide? That’s what Slanthead is doing in the video that I’m listening to now. He’s saying that Trump won because things are sooooo bad. If things were that bad Trump would have won the popular vote.

    • tjp77

      Trump did win in a landslide.

      Hillary is ahead in the popular vote because she ran up her totals in California, not because she had any kind of broad underlying support. Being extremely popular in a single state with deeply homogenous political attitudes is not an indication of appeal, nor is it enough to win an election (obviously).

      Trump won because he connected with more voters across more states than Hillary, period. California does not get to simply pick the president, nor are they representative in any way of the nation at large.

      • mmmjv

        No he did not win in a landslide. Losing the popular vote and only getting 306 electoral votes is nowhere near a landslide. It is infact a close race, a very close race. Your absurd logic that we should simply discount the voters of California is pure bullshit. Like it or not their votes count just like yours does.

        That being said, I’m going to take a wild guess here and say that you consider 2008 to have been a close race.

        • tjp77

          If Hillary had won 306 electoral votes but lost the popular due to massive turnout in Texas you’d claim it was a landslide for her, and you’d be just as quick to write off the gun-toting rubes in Texas as non-representative of America at large.

          Fact is that whether you win a state by ten votes or ten million, it’s still only one state. Trump had a popular vote lead until California started reporting their vote totals. And I’m not even going to get into the illegal alien vote in California which could very easily account for much of Hillary’s total there either.

          If Hillary had broad support she’d have won outright. But she didn’t, because beyond the coastal liberal enclaves people HATE her. Again, California does not represent the rest of the country in any way, and California does not get to pick the president all by themselves.

          • mmmjv

            No I would not call it a landslide. The gun-toting rubes in Texas are non-representative of America at large. But that doesn’t matter when it comes to counting the votes. You can dredge up all the ifs you want, Hillary still won the popular vote.

          • Learned nothing still huh? “rubes in Texas” look down on huge populations of Americans much?? Typical Dem. Trump won, move on and maybe learn something and change and evolve once.

          • mmmjv

            Cons look down on huge populations of Americans all the time. The entire states of California and New York for example. Also the entire population of Massachusetts, especially places like Cambridge and Brookline. In 1988 George Bush, the Republican nominee for President, looked down on the entire populations of Brookline and Cambridge, Massachusetts and said they were unamerican. So if any cons are offended by my remark I don’t care.

          • Odd Jørgensen

            “And I’m not even going to get into the illegal alien vote in California”

            Which would be a good idea, since doing so would make you A idiot.

            “which could very easily account for much of Hillary’s total there either.”

            And you were doing so well. . .idiot.

          • Ellen D.

            See this map? http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/2016/countycartrb1024.png

            This is a map of votes by county, with areas that represent the populations. No this is not just coastal elites, dipshit.

            Also, while I’m here in your face… what sort of asswipe goes around laughing at grieving people and telling them to kill themselves.

    • He won in a landslide. He didn’t go after NY or CA. Had he, he would have gained a few million votes, def enough to win the popular vote easily. Once again, both candidates played by the rules to win which was and is the electoral college. Is it so hard for Dems to understand that? Trump won YUGE!!!

      • mmmjv

        No he did not win in a landslide. He did not win YUGE. He lost the popular vote, that is not a landslide.

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