Video: John McNaughton’s “The Forgotten Man”

Posted on September 28, 2010

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The painter John McNaughton makes his living mostly with Norman Rockwell-esque landscapes and religious scenes. But on Sept. 7, he released The Forgotten Man, which portrays President Obama looking smug and trampling the Constitution, and it was an instant sensation. Below Obama, dollar bills and ignored legislation flutter with the wind. Beside him, a forlorn and impoverished man sulks on a bench. And behind him, his 42 presidential predecessors react to the scene, with progressives like Teddy Roosevelt rejoicing and Tea Party favorites like Abraham Lincoln recoiling.

McNaughton’s political art—before “The Forgotten Man.”

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