Just Plain Goofy…

The “official portraits” of former President Barack Obama and former First-lady Michelle Obama have been revealed.  The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery unveiled its commissioned portraits on Monday.  Barack Obama image, painted by artist Kehinde Wiley, shows him seated in front of an ivy backdrop, while Michelle Obama was painted by Amy Sherald in a pale blue setting.

Art is subjective.  The portraits are just plain goofy.

Even the furthest-left liberals intrinsically know those portraits are goofy.  That’s what is funny about them.  The loons begin a process of high-brow philosophical discussion about the bold dynamic within the medium, the inherent nuance, invisible overtures, fascinating artistic meaning and deeply elevated intellectual stimulation…

And there it is; amid the subtle head-tilts, high-minded discussion depth and shallow chin-clutched adoration we see a glorious display of a naked emperor convincing a particular mind how his robe is such magnificent splendor.

The portraits are goofy.

Perfect.

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640 Responses to Just Plain Goofy…

  1. mcfyre2012 says:

    Barrack’s portrait (?) can be titled. “Dropping a Deuce in the Garden of Choom.”

    Michelle’s portrait looks like the work of a C+ middle school art student.

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  2. RAC says:

    Well I don’t rate the painting job very highly, but to be fair his expertise may be putting wallpaper up.

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  3. Meatzilla says:

    Where’s Waldo Hussein Obama?

    In Chicago – where else!

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  4. Nuff said [IMG]http://i65.tinypic.com/2wnw6tt.jpg[/IMG]

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  5. 6079 Smith W says:


    Old Sparky V.I.P. Chair

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  6. Oldskool says:

    I love listening to the left wing scum gush over what is actually little more than what a third grade class could render. I hope the Smithsonian didn’t pay more than $20 for both of them.

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  7. AsksTooManyQuestions says:

    I don’t understand a “portrait” where the focus or center of attention is either the background surrounding him or her dress (leaving aside if it even looks like her).

    In neither case did my eyes go to the subject’s face – which I thought was the point of a portrait.

    I’m glad I didn’t pay for it.

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  8. StanH says:

    I think it’s perfect. Befitting a couple of top shelf dullard dumbocrats. .

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  9. Firefly says:

    Barak Spermhead Obama

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  10. Homesteader says:

    Looks like he is sitting on a toilet.
    But her’s is beyond flattering.

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  11. ozarkhitman says:

    Just think what the mindset is behind this.
    1 the “artist that did Obama, hid sperm drawings among his other paintings.
    2 the ” artist that did his (husband) mostly showed decapitated white females.
    This country has been taken by the most dangerous degenerates in history. A combination of democrat muslims, communists and Jeff Dalmer. Yeah I said that !! I believe a civil war is comming. I think it is being orchestrated by these degenerates. Not calling for it but ….. Make no mistake what side I am on !

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  12. Jenny R. says:

    Reminds me of the Pre-Raphalite poet William Morris (who designed flowery wallpaper)…who kinda got into the whole “mind/body/spirit” occultism thing (it was kinda big with the artsy set in Victorian England) as well as anarchy (also big with some)…and utopianism. Kinda wondering if he hasn’t been an influence…
    The whole bower imagery is what struck me — along with the very symbolic flowers — this thing is a weird, hot mess (and also isn’t all that well done — those artists are hacks; I’ve seen better from high school kids; junior high even).
    Michelle’s is the same way — just with geometric shapes. They take precedence — so, the meaning of the symbols are more important than the subject. Very odd for these types of paintings, not subtle either…very in-your-face.
    Don’t know if they were trying to be edgy or what, but they’re not well done paintings and really quite inappropriate for the venue.

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  13. sobriquet4u says:

    This is the Obama’s slap in the face to all Americans. His attempt to ghetto up the National Portraits Gallery and proverbial “spit” on every American President. It will forever look like a vandal broke in and spray painted vulgar graffiti on the wall.

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  14. Hutzpa says:

    I think these portraits are a perfectly befitting representation of the stature and accomplishments of the Obama’s. They are the lasting impression and evidence of their vision. These images well represent the efforts of “transformation” they meant to accomplish for America. Mr and Mrs Obama personally selected and made the best possible choices of artists to and creatively embodied their sentiments and vision for America’s future. Thank you for the revealing picture of the bullet we dodged by the failure of Hillary Clinton. Congratulations!

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  15. Shadrach says:

    I thought this was a joke, initially. Apparently it is not, and it’s hard to believe.

    Why does Obama have six fingers on his hand (I’m assuming the artist at least knew the symbology, and how did Obama’s handlers let that pass by them?) and what is wrong with that chair? I’ve seen some other paintings by the Obama artist, and they are racist in the extreme. Kathy Griffin’s portrait but with racial overtones.

    These portraits really do sum up the Obama presidency, and they did it to themselves, and apparently willingly. Can you just imagine what Obama’s portrait is going to look like hung next to all the rest? Foolish, and that’s an understatement.

    Honestly, we should be glad. His stupidity will go down in history as a warning to future generations.
    Michele’s portrait looks nothing like her, and that’s probably for the best. That is all.

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  16. Roozter says:

    PHOTOSHOP!!

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  17. nccosmiccurmudgeon says:

    You mean this is not something The Onion is passing off??

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  18. wheatietoo says:

    What bothers me about the artwork is that the shadows are all messed up.

    Just look at the shadows…they don’t make sense.
    On the right side of O’s head, his right, there appears to be a strong light source illuminating it.
    But that is the only place.

    Look at his nose.
    The shadow of his nose doesn’t fit with that strong light source that is supposedly hitting his head…because that nose-shadow is on the same side!
    The nose-shadow should be on the other side.

    If you look at the shadows throughout the ‘painting’, they are all over the place.
    They don’t make sense.
    It’s like the artist was looking at a lot of different photos, each with different light sources, creating shadows from different directions.
    And the artist didn’t correct this as they used portions of the different photos.

    Then there is the way the chair and the O-figure appear to be floating.
    The ivy wraps around them, too.
    It’s as though the chair and figure are a one dimensional cardboard cut-out that is laid against a wall of ivy.

    The whole thing is just very contrived-looking.

    There are similar problems with the portrait of Moochelle…plus the fact that it doesn’t look like her.

    Goofy…yes.
    But that is being too kind.

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  19. Very apt, Obuma is stupefied in a pot field. Mooch bleached almost white and made to appear human.

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  20. Maryaha says:

    The artist, if you can call him that, of Obama’s portrait (Kehinde Wiley) is also linked to spirit cooker Marina Abramovic. 😎

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  21. Doniphon's Trigger says:

    One can’t understand the portraits apart from the Presidential wing of the National Prorate Gallery. A visit there is a historical tour de force of the office of the Presidency. The Presidential portraits are not just individual paintings of the past office holders but a unifying whole of the history of our county. Each hanging has a dignity that harmonizes with the others.
    Get it? This has to be destroyed.
    The Obama artists painted the Obamas in a revolution subversive art form that would be loved by the Obamas. Subvert , mock and disrupt all that is beautiful and nobel in the gallery and down grade american culture and it’s political history.
    The point of the ugly portraits is to mock all the prior Presidential paintings and American Presidency. Mock the prior artists too. Go observe them when you are in DC at the gallery. You’ll understand. The bitter frowns on both Barrack and Michelle’s faces are really political statements of contempt looking out at the viewer and the other Presidents that surround them. It’s all about their destain for the other historical figures. It makes the gallery less nobel and dignified …and that will make the Obama’s very happy.That’s what the artists aimed for.

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    • lizzieintexas says:

      Well put.

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    • scott467 says:

      After he is exposed and prosecuted for treason and mass-murder, it will be taken down. His image and name will be removed from nearly everywhere except history books.

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    • Deb says:

      Yes, this is what they were going for. But the concept is so poorly executed, it’s shocking just how poorly painted they are.

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      • Doniphon's Trigger says:

        Poor execution is the total point. The left always destroys that which is beautiful and graceful with what is ugly and vulgar.The paintings are vulgar. The Obama’s spent years promoting all that was base and vulgar in music, film, the arts and human sexuality.
        These hangings reminds one of the rainbow lights flashed on our beautiful Whitehouse when Obergifeld was decided.

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      • Dave says:

        Looks like when you paint by numbers, and there were typos in the instructions! If only a cartoonist were used instead…it might have had some dignity!

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    • tossed salad says:

      You nailed it

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    • Clarissa says:

      That’s what they were going for, alright, but the actual effect is to make themselves look ignorant and mock-worthy. It doesn’t reflect upon the office of the presidency, it only illuminates how unworthy he was to occupy it.

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  22. Atticus says:

    This is the kind of “Art” that low-rent, low-brow, low-class folks think is cool.

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  23. stats guy says:

    Poor decision. This is a man who was elected president of this country. He could have had a very nice portrait of him standing somewhere in the WH, somewhere denoting the important role he played (yeah, I know).

    He would have always stood out, because he is half black. Why not go with that flow, the flow of hisotry..the mark of history rather than something that makes him look stupid.

    The painting is fine, for a modern quasi-abstract painting. These are rather common. Barry should have chosen history, rather that today’s fashion.

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    • scott467 says:

      “He would have always stood out, because he is half black. Why not go with that flow, the flow of hisotry..the mark of history rather than something that makes him look stupid.”

      __________________

      Q: “Hussein is evil and a real loser.”

      Q: “These people are stupid.”

      Q: “These people are EVIL.”

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  24. KBR says:

    Michelle’s dress has a radiation-fall-out-shelter sign just below the waist, in a triangle pointing upward toward her underarm.

    Is it THAT bad?

    Makes me think of an old ad:
    “Aren’t you glad you use Dial? Don’t you wish everybody did?”

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  25. Rachelle says:

    Obama’s narcissistic personality is particularly vulnerable to mockery and these paintings are going to expose him to a lot of it for a long time to come.

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  26. Maquis says:

    Where’s the fly?

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  27. bulwarker says:

    Anatomically speaking Michelle’s left arm is twice as long as it should be, if it were to hang down the elbow would be below her waist and her hand on the ground. Terrible.

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  28. I think that there is meaning in both portraits:

    Hers – Michelle is wearing a dress.
    His – Barck is having his feet eaten by a plant.

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  29. I’ve got an antique chair like the one Obama is sitting on. It’s got a pot under the wicker seat cover.

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  30. James F says:

    The leftists are trying to claim the beheadings are a reference to Classical Greek mythology or some BS.

    In an interview with the racist artist himself he made his intentions clear.

    In one hand, she holds a knife. In the other, a cleanly severed brunette female head. “It’s sort of a play on the ‘kill whitey’ thing,” Wiley says.
    http://nymag.com/arts/art/rules/kehinde-wiley-2012-4/

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    • Maquis says:

      Wouldn’t that be Cultural Appropriation?

      That seems to be a theme with “Black” artists, and revisionist historical envyings. Seems they aren’t so proud of their own accomplishments as a people.

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    • luke says:

      I can’t believe how many Treepers are missing the real story you eleuded to. I’m going thru comments and don’t see much discussion.

      GUYS those severed heads are the story. Those paintings say all you need to know about the Obama’s.

      PLEASE post about them. You gotta think like a normie sometimes.

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    • Doniphon's Trigger says:

      The purpose of the blood of the artist is as clear as the knife behind it. All this art is first and foremost political. Since to them humans are only a materialist composite with no soul, no purpose and no dignity, all art to them is about the revolution.It must destroy , not uplift. It’s vulgar and the head chop is the promotion of the murder and revenge of blacks over whites murdered in South Africa. In western history the materialist anti-Catholic revolution in France made sure Holy Nuns lost their heads because of their virtue. Same deal now.

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  31. Lauren says:

    I don’t like the former president and his wife; so much so that I won’t even mention their names. I don’t believe these two should be given modern art portraits, even though it is probably customary. I’m also an art lover and, to me, modern art is not considered art but should be considered trash. (Mean right?) So considering that these portraits are modern art, they are trash; and as such, these portraits are entirely appropriate for these two. Trash begets further trash. (i.e., the former president and wife are trash and shall be remembered as trash in modern art form.) Yes, I know it’s brutal but I will never forget how the Narcissist in Chief harmed my nation. I love President Trump!!!

    Anyone remember the modern art prank? Link below.

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  32. Donzo says:

    The picture of Dorian Gray as a trytych. In a few months the foliage will begin to consume him and, then, when scandal nears its conclusion, he will disappear altogether into the background.

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    • Cuppa Covfefe says:

      Yep. Kind of like the carnivorous plant in “Little Shop of Horrors”.

      Rather fitting, as Øbozo’s (P)residency was horrid…

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  33. Donzo says:

    Triptych

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  34. The Boss says:

    The title plate has been changed on the ‘Michelle’ painting.
    It now reads: “The New York Times – The Gray Lady”

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  35. L. E. Joiner says:

    Good collection of cartoon reactions to these absurd paintings, by Steve Hayward on PowerLine:

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/02/the-weak-in-portraits-obama-edition.php

    /Mr Lynn

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  36. bob says:

    perfect. affirmative action paintings for affirmative action president and first “lady”.

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  37. cyn3wulf says:

    I can’t be the only one who immediately thinks of the Eastwood empty chair skit when Looking at Big O’s portrait…

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  38. G. Combs says:

    The blue flower that Obummer is about to STOMP ON with his left foot is Lily of the Nile or
    Agapanthus. “The name is derived from scientific Greek: αγάπη = love, άνθος = flower.” — Wiki

    Flowers also represent innocence. Think Deflower ==> Peodophilia

    So Obummer is stomping out love and innocence.

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  39. Perhaps some desperately needed good will come of this in the art and architecture world. Primarily, art schools need to ask themselves some fundamental questions such as “What is Art?”.

    Well, here’s my $.02: Art is the manifestation of the Divine, through man, for the elevation of society. Simple, yet profound.

    If you’ve not been raised in spirit after experiencing “art”, it probably ain’t.

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  40. HankM says:

    If a white person had painted Michelle’s “goofy” picture there would be widespread rage from the left. ie. How dare the racist” painter turn Michelle’s skin color grey, narrow her nose and even narrow her eyes to look more like almonds. It seems that Amy Sherald, “whose work addresses social justice” felt Michelle needed artistic plastic surgery to look better. I disagree, if you can’t paint the person as they are don’t paint self gratifying portraits.

    I’m surprised the environmentalists are not protesting Obama’s arrogance by placing his chair in someone’s “natural garden” while his big clumsy feet stomp on the green foliage. Hasn’t artist seen the signs like “Stay on the Trail, Keep off the Grass, Don’t put your chairs in the garden….”

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  41. parteagirl says:

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  42. Ad rem says:

    Personally, I think associating this painting with bob Ross is an insult.

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    • sunnydaze says:

      At least Bob Ross used real brushes, paints and canvas.

      No photoshopping involved. Unlike the fraud who “painted” Obama.

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    • Blade says:

      I miss that guy. I can almost imagine him saying: And here we have a happy little leaf, and another one, and another. Just let it happen, go crazy, its your world …”

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      • Ad rem says:

        Oh, me too Blade. We have a small rather goofy PBS channel that occasionally plays his reruns late in the evening. Once I start watching, I find it mesmerizing, and I end up watching it through to the end.

        LOL…yep, and his “happy little trees”.

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        • AM says:

          Count me in as missing him. He was one of those gentle souls who obviously came by what he did very naturally. Loved watching him work although it never occurred to me to try it for myself.

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        • fuzzi says:

          Steven Crowder does a hysterically funny Ross, painting Mohammed. Must watch:

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        • Blade says:

          We have a small rather goofy PBS channel that occasionally plays his reruns late in the evening.

          I know some of them are available on YouTube, but it would be great if PBS just aired the dang series. I just checked and IMDB doesn’t show any listings ( so your PBS channel is either independent of the government sponsored mother-ship or PBS doesn’t share its schedule with IMDB, which happens on occasion. )

          FYI, here is where they would be listed … http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383795/tvschedule

          For anyone else who is interested in IMDB TV listings, once you locate your “show”, it will be to a webpage ending in a IMDB reference number ( e.g., for Bob Ross it is http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383795/ ) … then you just add the word tvschedule to that URL and it takes you straight to the listing. Such pages are now hidden for all shows for some reason, in other words they provide no link to click to find it.

          Example, if you were interested in Doctor Who you could locate the page here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0436992/ but no way to click to the schedule. So if you just add tvschedule to the URL you can go right to the list here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0436992/tvschedule and see approximately two weeks of airings.

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          • Ad rem says:

            The station I get mine on is KLCS/PBS – run by the LA city schools. It’s a rather obscure little station that spends most of it’s time airing school board meetings and social justice propaganda. They also air several programs (including Ross’) from “Create TV”….am arts and crafts channel.. http://klcs.org/about/

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  43. William F Buckley's Ghost says:

    Well, you can’t say that you have no idea what a third world dictatorship is like after this clown car!

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  44. scott467 says:

    “Personally, I think associating this painting with bob Ross is an insult.”

    _______________

    It is… to Bob… 🙂

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  45. scott467 says:

    This reviewer (Natasha) can hardly stop laughing about these ‘paintings’, makes you want to laugh with her:

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  46. mantaplagi says:

    The thing that strikes me about this painting is the left hand. At first I thought the thumb was hidden under the hand which would mean the hand was back to front. But then I realised that would place his ring on the middle finger. So on closer inspection you can see that the hidden finger is a sixth digit. Obama painted as polydactyl.

    The question is; why would the artist paint Obame with six fingers? And why would Obama accept that?

    It is some kind of symbolic message. Some reference that Obama thinks is cool and funny. He loves to have one over on the ignorant rubes.

    A little research on the symbolism of six fingers leads to ancient myths of gods, giants, Nephilim and heroes. Goliath, for example, was said to have six fingers and six toes. Maybe, but not his style, especially as most references are biblical.

    I could find no signaficant voodoo or islamic refs. But I think I may have found the connection that would perfectly fit with Obama’s pop culture mindset.

    “Gravity Falls is a cartoon created by Alex Hirsch. A left hand with six fingers is a recurring icon in the show, most notably appearing on the covers of the journals 1, 2, and 3. In the Season 2 episode, “Not What He Seems”, it is revealed that this is because the author of the journals, Stanford Pines, has 6 fingers on each hand. Stanford Pines was born with six fingers on each hand, and has a sum of 12 fingers. Oddly, the adult characters and Gideon Gleeful in Gravity Falls have five fingers, while the other children and teenagers have the “standard” four.”

    Not What He Seems

    Yes, that would tickle Obama’s vanity. It was probably his idea.

    Ref.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polydactyly

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    • AM says:

      I think you’re overthinking this. It seems like the “sixth” finger is really what is supposed to be vein, muscle, and shadows in his hand but they painted it so poorly as to be completely unrecognizable.

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      • wolfmoon1776 says:

        Yeah, I looked at a high-res picture and it’s very clearly just bad work. Painted himself into a corner and bluffed it out.

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        • Justice says:

          Agreed…I think it’s just a racist pot-head who didn’t know what he was doing and attempted to fix it.

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        • Shadrach says:

          Don’t agree on this one, wolfie. Check out the other paintings by this person. The ones with the black woman holding a white woman’s decapitated head. The hands holding the head have six fingers (digits). Not an accident. That’s how I found the other paintings, looking to see if the sixth finger was just a fleshy protrusion from the hand or bad painting.

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          • wolfmoon1776 says:

            I’ll go look. Makes me wonder if he went with it and backed off, or gave it some cover to not be TOO obvious.

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            • Cuppa Covfefe says:

              Just a thought – are there three instances of six in the painting(s)… Would fit with the sprit-cooking angle (and the other perversions of Ø )…

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              • wolfmoon1776 says:

                Would not doubt it. I would also suggest looking for a set of THREE head-down spermatozoa. That would be the artist’s favored way of showing it, I’m guessing. He very often includes multiple spermatozoa when he does it.

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          • wolfmoon1776 says:

            The Judith picture looks like 4 fingers and a thumb on both hands to me. That one is fairly strongly normal, although some blood obscures things a bit.

            But the OTHER beheading picture (blue dress) does the same thing as the Obama portrait – a kind of “fake polydactyl”, but clearly intended. If you count digits as separate fingers, it’s four fingers. But the knuckles are odd, include sperm motifs that mix up the knuckles and the spaces, and create optical illusions of polydactyl. Clearly intended. It’s not outright polydactyl, as when a zoologist counts digits using anatomical absolutes. It’s FAKE polydactyl, but intended. “Hidden weirdness.” Obvious message.

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  47. Pam says:

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  48. Blade says:

    You know the world is upside down when crazy alternate theories about these “Presidential” portraits make more sense than the default …

    (1) This is an April Fools joke and the real paintings have yet to be unveiled. Someone should check the IslamoNazi calendar to see if the Muslims have an equivalent?

    (2) This is an example of elaborate high level trolling from Team DingleBarry to cause outrage from conservative America and solicit crazy theories and repugnant comments from his opponents.

    (3) This is an attempt by the so-called “artist” to embarrass DingleBarry casting him as a victim and thereby generate sympathy as the poor put-upon ex-President.

    Any of those would make perfect sense to me in this bizarro universe. But to consider those crap paintings as serious is not possible. Frankly I lean to number (3) and that Obama, the certifiable dumbass that he is, was taken for a ride along with his checkbook ( or the taxpayers ).

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    • Blade says:

      I left out a fourth possibility …

      (4) The Peter Principle in action yet again as an affirmative action “artist” inevitably lands the gig painting the affirmative action “President”. The District of Criminals where Incompetents collide.

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