In front of the White House a man is sitting on a park bench in the throes of depression. He is surrounded by all 43 presidents. In the forefront, purposefully ignoring the depressed man is President Obama, whose right foot is stepping on the Constitution. James Madison is next to Obama, pleading with him to stop.I don't think it's a big secret that most artists of any stripe are liberals, that's why this is so novel.
This tableau is called “The Forgotten Man”, a painting by Jon McNaughton, an artist who is known for his politically-charged work.
The painting, which uses objects such as discarded dollar bills as symbols and scraps of paper with individual constitutional amendments scrawled onto them, has been making the rounds across the Internet.
Saturday, February 04, 2012
I'm Sure They'll Say This Is Racist, Or Something
Any piece of art against President Bush was heralded as some great truth-to-power demonstration, and proof of the "courage" of the artist to stand up to The Big Evil. I doubt we'll be hearing about 1st Amendment rights and artistic expression regarding the painting shown here: