Artist Jon McNaughton released a new painting Monday critiquing President Barack Obama on foreign policy.
McNaughton is known for his controversial work, often mixing religion with politics. His latest work includes a grinning President Obama swinging a golf club as flames and clouds of smoke rise up behind him. The piece, titled “Obama Foreign Policy,” raises the question of international safety and stability since the president has taken office.
McNaughton explains on his Facebook page, “I felt a need to paint a new image to capture the delicate situation we face as Americans. What has happened since he’s been in office? Where is the stability and peace in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Crimea, Ukraine, Russia, Iran, Israel, Palestine, China and North Korea? How are our veterans doing? Are American citizens safer as they travel abroad?”
McNaughton is no stranger to critical depictions of the president. Some of his previous paintings include, “One Nation Under Socialism,” which portrays President Obama holding a burning Constitution, and “Obamanation,” which depicts him smiling over a dystopian wasteland that McNaughton believes the president created.
The artist includes additional commentary explaining the golf element of the painting, “Since Obama has been President he has played over 200 rounds of golf. THIS is not a game. This is Obama’s Foreign Policy.”
McNaughton released a video to accompany his latest painting which dives further into the meaning behind “Obama Foreign Policy.”
Is the world a safer place since Obama was made President of the United States?
From the artist, Jon McNaughton: “I felt a need to paint a new image to capture the delicate situation we face as Americans.
What has happened since he’s been in office? Where is the stability and peace in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Crimea, Ukraine, Russia, Iran, Israel, Palestine, China and North Korea? How are our veterans doing? Are American citizens safer as they travel abroad?
When the balance of the world seems to stand on the edge of a knife, where is our President?
Since Obama has been President he has played over 200 rounds of golf.
THIS is not a game.
This is Obama’s Foreign Policy.”
**Prints available at: http://www.JonMcNaughton.com
The difference between Bush’s Iraq foreign policy and Obama’s Iraq foreign policy….
Obama owns this!
This clip, from Charlie Chaplin’s classic silent film “The Circus“, pretty much sums up Obama’s foreign policy, every major decision that he has made and how the world sees the once mighty United States Of America now. Keep all those in mind as you watch it.
The Tramp, unfairly accused of stealing, is chased into the middle of a circus performance, where he unintentionally wows the crowd and lands a job as a clown. Chaplin strings together several great set pieces, but two in particular really stand out. First, the Tramp, having swallowed a massive horse pill, is chased across the circus lot by a donkey and seeks refuge in what he thinks is an empty trailer. Turns out it’s the lion’s cage. He turns to leave, but the door locks behind him. At least the lion is sleeping, but a dog comes and starts barking frantically at the Tramp, threatening to wake the lion up. He tries to crawl into the next cage, but that one’s holding a very-awake tiger. When he crawl’s back into the lion’s cage, he nearly knocks over a steel tray, which surely would wake the beast. Then the ringmaster’s daughter stops by and he tries to get her to open the cage, but she faints from the very idea of where he’s trapped. Then she wakes up and opens the door, but, trying to impress her, he stays in the cage acting like he’s not scared….until the lion roars and the Tramp finally comes charging out.