Artist Jon McNaughton, who made a name for himself in the world of politics a couple of years ago when he finished painting The Forgotten Man, is debuting a new piece titled Obamanation.
In the following video, McNaughton explains his latest interactive painting which includes 60 symbols that capture the “Obamanation” of the Barack Obama Presidency:
I am just one person, a citizen of this country using my first amendment rights to speak out through my art. This is my declaration that we have never had a president do more to harm our country than Barack Obama.
When I started I wondered if I could put everything he’s done into a single painting. I included over 60 symbols that represent his failures as our President far more than I originally anticipated. All of these symbols are based on fact and linked on my website to credible new sources. To those who would scoff or trivialize this painting, I challenge you to go to my website and study the interactive map and read the sources. No American can analyze these symbols and learn about these facts and in good conscious vote for Barack Obama in 2012. Some people may say this painting is controversial and disturbing but it’s worth it if it will wake up even a single American - because this painting is a representation of Obama’s presidency.
★ View interactive Obamanationhere. (Scroll over images and click to learn more; see right-hand column.) Lithographs are available.
Talented artist Jon McNaughton has captured on canvas his interpretation of how America’s Founding Fathers would feel about our nation’s diminished Constitution and Barack Obama’s assault against our Republic’s founding document. With careful brushstrokes, McNaughton depicts the 44 presidents of the United States and The Forgotten Man. Here is video (which has gone viral) of McNaughton’s portrait story:
The Forgotten Man – Artist Jon McNaughton
Video editor of The Forgotten man, Seth Adam Smith, characterizes this profound painting:
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.
Take a few moments to appreciate/analyze McNaughton’s thought-provoking masterpiece by clicking here. (Artwork is interactive; scroll and click over the figures to learn more.)
UPDATE: Matt Lewis of Townhall.com and others have some legitimate qualms with the NH poll. That’s fine. But the % error in the poll to show anything but movement upward for Mitt is convincing enough to me to tout it.
So the latest poll out of New Hampshire shows Romney with his first significant lead over McCain and Rudy. Even John Podhoretz had to concede that Romney helped himself in the debate.
So what’s happening here? How is a small no-name Governor making a name for himself in a state that borders Massachusetts but prides itself on being very different than it’s southern neighbor?
Two words: ground game.
Fred Thompson advocates are all excited about running a virtual campaign that has few boots but lots of national pizazz. “National pizazz” should be part of every campaign (Romney has the national fundraising snazzy programs for example) but you NEED BOOTS ON THE GROUND to make a difference.
Dick Morris loves to talk about the Internet making a big difference…. he’s right about that… but he has misguided expectations if he things it will make ALL the difference. It won’t.
But I like the Internet a lot…. so on the inaugural day of TechRepublican.com I give you the interactive New Hampshire Google Map.
Never mind the Mitt Roots… let’s demonstrate the Mitt “Boots”.
If you like Google Earth… here’s the download link for the KML file!
So… we all know that New Hampshire is important when it comes to Primaries. I sometimes get emails asking… what’s happening on the ground.
Well, we are testing out a new feature on MMM, an interactive Google map showing all kinds of details regard the Romney Campaign, where they’ve been, endorsements, fundraisers, headquarters and more. Take a look and give us your feedback