UPDATE: Sales Soar For Controversial Obama Painting After Story Goes Viral...

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    Sales soared for a painting depicting Obama trampling on the Constitution after a story CBS Las Vegas produced last weekend went viral.

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    John McNaughton’s “The Forgotten Man” sold in one day “what we would sell in three months.” The amount of traffic the story generated even crashed his website. I hate to think of the sales I lost with the site being down, but I’m pleased that the message got out,” he told CBS Las Vegas. His webmaster needed to increase the amount of bandwidth for the site four times before it went back up Saturday night.

    While sales of the painting went up, McNaughton said he got reactions from a “mixed bag of people” over the story. “People really loved the painting and some were really angry,” he told CBS Las Vegas. “Our country is really divided and emotions run high on both sides of the aisle.” Because of the delicate subject matter raised in his art, McNaughton was often accused of racism. “I think racism is a legitimate issue. But I think if you want to speak out against Obama and his policies is one thing, but being called a racist gets tiresome when it has nothing to do with the painting.”

    McNaughton was hesitant to paint “The Forgotten Man” before it was released in 2010, but “pushed to do it” despite his friends’ reservations.

    Sales Soar For Controversial Obama Painting After Story Goes Viral « CBS Las Vegas
     
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    Well...good. This way I will know which of my friends are shallow hypocritical idiots when I see this hanging on their walls.
     
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    You forgot 'Racist.'
     
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    IT's the new black velvet Elvis painting.
     
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    Nah, you should check out more of his work. He really is pretty talented.
     
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    And he did it without in an NEA grant too. :)
     
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    Ron Paul should be in the picture kicking Obama in the ass
     
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    But the TeaParty is dead :dunno:



    Oh, and congrats Rick Santorum....




    Yep, TeaParty who???? :confused:

     
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    Right On! I love it. :lol:
     
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    Make a lot of strawmen, do you?

    That guy in the picture who was President before Obama? Well, he had to be shoved off the Constitution so Obama could step on it.

    Can you post a link to the artist's picture of that guy standing on the Constitution, please?
     
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