McNaughton’s Latest: “Crossing The Swamp”..

Jon McNaughton’s latest artwork:

Crossing the Swamp”

From left to right: Nikki Haley, James Mattis, Ben Carson, President Trump, Jeff Sessions, Mike Pence, Melania Trump, Mike Pompeo, Sarah Sanders, Ivanka Trump, John Bolton, Kellyanne Conway, John Kelly

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199 Responses to McNaughton’s Latest: “Crossing The Swamp”..

  1. felipe says:

    I think this is his best work yet. I love the roles and positions of the various cabinet members vis-a-vis the swamp.

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  2. fleporeblog says:

    This is absolutely one of my favorites! I told my wife when I retire, I want each of these paintings in my Trump Cave! Better start saving 😉

    Liked by 20 people

    • wheatietoo says:

      Yes! It’s one of his best so far.
      Each time I look at it…I notice something else.

      The Flag in McNaughton’s ‘Crossing the Swamp’…is nearly identical to the one in ‘Washington Crossing the Delaware’ by Emanuel Leutze.

      Check out the Flag:

      [done in 1851]

      It was a huge painting:

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      • fleporeblog says:

        Great 👍 catch!

        Liked by 5 people

      • Curry Worsham says:

        Then there’s the famous picture “Crossing the Black Lagoon”.

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      • Summer says:

        Both pictures are nearly identical, not just the flag. That means despite a flattering comparison to Washington, McNaughton’s painting is utterly unoriginal. I am going to call it plagiarism.

        Also, Bolton seems to sit on Ivanka, Pence looks like an old unhappy woman… to be honest, I would not recognize most of these green zombie-like figures.

        That’s not “great art,” far from it. I am not going to praise this garbage just because it is pro-Trump.

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        • wheatietoo says:

          McNaughton is doing an ‘homage’ to the Leutze painting.

          It’s not “plagiarism”…he is not claiming that the idea is his.

          I think he made the obvious similarities to the Leutze painting, to convey that we are witnessing a similarly pivotal moment in our history.

          ‘Crossing the Swamp’ is a visual metaphor, portraying the dangers that our President and his team are facing…and likening it to the dangers that Washington and his team faced, in fighting for the survival of our country.

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          • JasonD says:

            Like

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          • KittyKat says:

            exactly!!!!!!

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          • Sid Farkiss says:

            So what is Jeff Sessions doing there?

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          • Sid Farkiss says:

            Jeff Sessions looks like a guilty man with a worried mind.

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            • amwick says:

              He is holding a flashlight… let that sink in.

              Liked by 4 people

            • kiskiminetas says:

              Sid Farkiss is a bot plain and simple, forget about it. The picture shows JS with a flashlight (shining it on the swamp creatures) and a shotgun (taking them down). This picture is emblematic of the precipice this nation was about to go over and also the TRUE American patriots who came together to save it.

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              • Sid Farkiss says:

                Kiskiminetas: simple observation of the image as it struck me. That’s what art is all about, isn’t it?
                Since June 15, 2015, this site has been about speaking your mind in a respectful way. Hold the name calling.

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            • brschultz says:

              Jeff Session should be fired… coward through and through!

              1 John 4:10

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              • kiskiminetas says:

                Evidently God has given you the gift of life but also has given you a brain. What say you use it by truly finding out what JS has really been doing? Making assumptions based on what you hear and see in the msm news and social media is not seeking the truth but rather taking what they say is the truth. You should be smart enough to know that the overwhelming majority of the news is fake news and deep state propaganda intended to brainwash people. Turn the light on, find the truth and let it set you free.

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                • Curry Worsham says:

                  Add to that a twitter disinformation campaign from PDJT.

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                • brschultz says:

                  The CTH group that watched Lou Dobbs the other night where interviewed the author of the “Muellers Witch Hunt” also said point blank… as soon as Muller wraps it up fire Sessions”… you goobers that drink the Sessions clown juice are not in the Lou Dobbs camp!

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                • amwick says:

                  I respect the wide gap of opinions on our AG Sessions… But,,, speaking in absolutes bothers me.. for example.. I think he is a coward… that is a clear opinion, which is fine, many people feel that way… vs… He is a coward.. is an absolute which requires the ability to see into someone’s inner being. I think he has a very strong sense of ethics and duty, see, that is what I believe…

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          • Rhoda R says:

            Agree. It is substantially different from Leutze painting so it isn’t plagiarism even though it’s clearly based on it.

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          • boutis says:

            It is also sending a message. Like Washington he will get “the Swamp” while they sleep on Christmas morning. No truce, no rest, no warning.

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          • MouseChop says:

            Perfect, Wheatietoo!

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          • Bill W. says:

            Excellent and correct analysis, W. A magnificent rendering, by the talented John M., and timely.

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          • Bill W. says:

            Rumpole2’s helpful image magnification show Sessions is clearly asleep “at the switch”, flashlight is clearly on and illuminating nothing, and the long arm is cradled safely in his asleep arms, together signifying he is “sleeping at the switch!”, and merely “along for the ride!”, and taking up space.

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          • fractionalexponent says:

            When you come to the swamp in the road, cross it.
            ~Yogi Berra

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        • Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I like it for the sheer symbolism. We are at a pivotal moment in our history IMHO.

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        • KittyKat says:

          Wow … calling it garbage???!!!

          I realized the second I saw the painting that it was an homage to the original Washington Crossing the Delaware and for me that enhanced the paintings value and message. The artist was obviously comparing the historical significance of what Washington did that night to what President Trump is doing now; the comparison was intended and added a important layer of meaning.

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        • ichicinnabar says:

          Summer, Summer, how could I have missed that. I thought that it was a completely original painting of President Trump actually crossing a real swamp with his cabinet, maybe after some meeting. But instead you pointed out to me that it is a complete copy of the very famous and iconic Leutze painting. I cannot imagine how I did not see that before.

          Maybe you could help me with this one:

          or maybe this one:

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        • smiley says:

          I agree with you, Summer.

          his work is not “great art”.

          artistically, it’s amateur-ish for a number of reasons…very stiff and poorly drawn, just for starters.

          this one is almost satirical (imo) which would give it maybe more credence, artistically.

          we have to be careful when criticizing “art”, however…because it might sound like we’re criticizing the artist…which I’m not..he’s a patriot and that’s great…and he has a sense of humor…also great.

          nor are we criticizing the subject-matter in any of his paintings.

          most people simply do not notice or concern themselves with “technique” or painting/drawing skills when they look at a painting and decide they like it.

          so…I understand where you’re coming from, artistically.

          2 cents

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          • H.R. says:

            smiley: “[..] this one is almost satirical (imo) which would give it maybe more credence, artistically.”

            Allegory, not satire, smiley.

            https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allegory

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            • smiley says:

              yes…I know the difference…but I’m still seeing is as satire…the swamp thing.

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            • boutis says:

              This is in the manner of illustration and not Fine Art. Rockwell was an illustrator, so was Toulouse-Lautrec in much of his work as were Remington and Russell. People confuse the two, many artists do both, and people like illustrations if they are done well.

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          • 6x47 says:

            Oh, yes – can’t criticize “art”.

            When a degenerate can smear his own body fluids on canvas without any apparent skill or talent, in an “abstract” “painting” that isn’t anything recognizable and call it ART, and look down his nose at the ignoramuses not cultured enough to appreciate the genius …

            By that standard McNaughton is a Renaissance master. And he uses paint, not … other stuff.

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        • Ken says:

          It’s not meant to be “great art”. It’s making a statement and actually giving a respectful nod to what is actually “great art” (and “great history”) in the Leutze painting of Washington crossing the Delaware.

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        • rvsueandcrew says:

          There were art critics who turned up their noses at the work of Norman Rockwell, too.

          Rockwell’s creations have stirred the emotions and delighted people all these years and will endure and so will McNaughton’s. Numerous scenes come to mind from Rockwell’s world, right down to the smallest detail (the depiction of the father waiting for the bus that will carry his son to college, the pride of the matriarch bringing Thanksgiving turkey to the table and the patriarch ready to carve, the angle of Rockwell’s pipe as he peers in the mirror to paint his self-portrait, on and on……glorious!

          Yet I don’t remember one phrase written by those who thought his work was trash. I guess I know nothing about art. (I’m glad.)

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          • smiley says:

            Rockwell had a lot of talent…a LOT of talent…as a superb illustrator.

            and originality .

            he was top of the line.

            still is, imo.

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            • smiley says:

              and this doesn’t even come close, since you’re using Rockwell as some sort of basis for comparison..

              but I’ll give him an A+ for effort 😀

              hey…if you like his work, cool.

              doesn’t matter at all, to me.

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              • rvsueandcrew says:

                Actually I don’t care very much for McNaughton’s work, even though I agree with the messages his paintings express. I’m glad he creates something that people can relate to and that conveys the emotions of MAGA.

                I much prefer Rockwell. I grew up near the settings of his paintings and the faces are familiar to me. Art appreciation is very personal!

                You’re right. Not a big deal.

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            • Gary says:

              My personal favorite.

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          • mariner says:

            It’s a good thing you don’t; if you did you might delude yourself into thinking you’re learned.

            Most “art critics” today are full of…

            I suspect most of them since 1917 were too.

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        • 6x47 says:

          OK, so McNaughton is more Thomas Kinkade than Rembrandt. His paintings are very evocative and often humorous. I like him.

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        • E, ROBOT says:

          It’s great satire, not great art, although it’s pretty great IMO.

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        • Lighten Up..
          *Your Concern is Noted* 😉

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        • mariner says:

          This is NOT plagiarism. It’s McNaughton making the point the President Trump is and will be as important to the United States as President Washington.

          I don’t know that it’s “great art” or not, but a painting need not be “great art” for me to enjoy and appreciate it.

          Remember Frida Kahlo allegedly painted “great art”, as did Pablo Picasso and a host of others I wouldn’t pay a penny for.

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        • Geeze, what a killjoy!

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        • VVV says:

          I don’t get the appeal of these paintings. They are so corny and campy.

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        • Bill Henslee says:

          Summer, don’t go Art Major on us; if anything it is a parody with some meaning behind it. Enjoy the fun

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      • I am trying to order the one on canvas for 204 dollars is all sold out. I am trying to buy th 340 dollar one!

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  3. WSB says:

    Just exceptional! For generations to study the history being made today!

    Liked by 6 people

  4. treehouseron says:

    I missed this one when it first came out, “Respect the Flag”. I like how he looks like it hurts him to see how people are treating the flag.

    Liked by 9 people

  5. wendy forward says:

    I can’t believe how fast this guy works.

    John Bolton looks like Jed Clampett!

    Liked by 5 people

  6. WSB says:

    PS, Bolton is going to get a charge out of this one. Thank you, SD, for sharing!

    Liked by 7 people

  7. mazziflol says:

    Interesting that Sessions is holding a flashlight….but it doesn’t appear to be on.

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  8. emet says:

    The password on the crossing was “Victory or Death”.

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  9. NJF says:

    Beautiful.

    A couple of months ago we were in DC for the weekend. It was pouring all weekend, and before we headed home we took a ride along the loop that goes around Capital Hill. I remarked “well it certainly looks like a swamp today!”

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  10. tuskyou says:

    He could have added “I really don’t care do u” to Melania’s jacket.
    I have the You Are Not Forgotten painting–it’s magnificent. Purchase a painting now and squirrel it away for Christmas morning

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    • Snow White says:

      Omg too funny 😃😃🤣🤣I want this picture Walther please. I can’t take a screen shot of it.

      Liked by 1 person

      • nimrodman says:

        Two ways I can think of:

        1. highlight it; right-click copy; right-click paste into a document
        or
        2. right-click save-picture-as and select a directory / folder to save it to

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  11. Cathy M. says:

    This one’s is hilarious.
    “Obama Foreign Policy”
    http://jonmcnaughton.com/patriotic/obama-foreign-policy/

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  12. I see the alligators, where is “The Turtle”?

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  13. Cheri Lawrence says:

    You forgot the names of the crocodiles in front, they look very familiar hahahaha!!

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  14. oldschool64 says:

    Cool painting. But I would be more than willing to trade you one Nikki Haley for one Mike Rodgers.

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  15. littlebird160 says:

    POTUS is the modern day incarnation of Francis Marion (a.k.a “The Swamp Fox”). Just like Marion, POTUS is cunning and agile. He strikes swiftly and effectively, keeping his opponent off balance and dazed.

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  16. LibertyONE says:

    Now that is a picture that will go down in History as a masterpiece. Too bad Uncle Sessions was in the picture.

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  17. kltk1 says:

    LOL, Crossing The Swamp is great!

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  18. PocaMAGAjunta says:

    Nikki gonna gig her some ugly ol’ swamp frog!

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  19. itswoot says:

    Historically, parts of Washington, DC was built on ‘swampy’ ground, despite many MSM articles in recent years denying it. “Preposterous” they all basically said.

    The Lincoln Memorial and adjoining marsh.

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    • itswoot says:

      P.S. I love the new McNaughton painting. No nitpicking or flyspecking from me!

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      • ichicinnabar says:

        Itswoot,

        I love McNaughton’s paintings. He paints from the heart. He is our painter laureate. He is catching the passion and feel of our movement.

        If some don’t like it, then they can consider it folk art from our period in history. Many years from now, people will look back on these paintings to understand the tenor of our times.

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    • olderwiser21 says:

      Indeed – students of history know this to be true. It is old news. Why deny it? Weird.

      Liked by 4 people

      • ichicinnabar says:

        wiser,

        I believe that is where the term for congress, “foggy bottom” came from. It was in a reclaimed swamp.

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        • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

          “Foggy Bottom” is the name of a DC neighborhood where the State Department is now located and has come to be a nickname for said Agency. Much of the capitol city is indeed built on reclaimed swampland and marshes.

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    • Patriot1783 says:

      Yep, everyone laughed when the four women founded the DAR in 1890 because the Sons of the American Revolution would not admit them. Shortly later DAR Members pooled their resources together to purchase DC swamp land and build their amazing buildings just a few blocks away from the Whitehouse.

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    • In Grade school, (6th Grade), in a History film, (You know those shown on a Reel 2 Reel in those days)..It had George Washington on horse back, riding around..
      The **Narrative**, If I recall went something like this..
      “On a cold & clear March Morning, G.W. was scouting a SWAMPY area to construct Our young Nations New Capitol”..
      Or something to that fact..

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  20. Cooper45 says:

    This impressive painting and the humorous etc comments here were just what I needed after unwisely watching and fast forwarding through the abundant MSM clips, negative polls and other inanities on Carlson, Hannity and 10 minutes of Ingraham. 3 shows I definitely need a mental break from.

    The 3 shows were repetitive and utterly depressing and pessimistic about Trump’s chances and hyperbolically scare mongering IMOoc. I’ll spare the irritating details.

    Bonne nuit mes amis.

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    • Donna in Oregon says:

      I suggest recording the programs and fast forwarding past the fake stuff. Sometimes it’s just bad acting and I fast forward thru all of it except the Spygate stuff or the Freedom Caucus members. I especially despise the Never Trumpers that now masquerade as Trumpian (and they know who they are).

      Too much whining for my taste on those shows.

      Never tired of winning.

      President Trump is a winner, no whining is required.

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  21. Sessions sorry to say should be show as an anchor keeping the boat from any progress!

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  22. Guyski says:

    So a Daily Mail headline states: ‘Melania wouldn’t be caught dead in a camo hunting jacket’ wonder if we will see her wearing camo in the bear future?

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  23. pnj01 says:

    My thought when I saw the picture: The Day of Reckoning is drawing nigh! GO POTUS!

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  24. trumpsbamagirl says:

    Every McNaughton painting brings tears to my eyes on first view. Aside from his artistic talent, his ability to convey emotion in his work is unmatched.

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    • ichicinnabar says:

      Trumpsbamagirl,

      Exactly. Well said. Despite the debate on artistic technique, McNaughton is capturing our movement’s passion and perspective. No one else is doing close to what he is except maybe Garrison, the political cartoonist.

      McNaughton can use a Bic pen for all I care. He is in the moment and he is capturing it.

      Ichi.

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  25. Patriot1783 says:

    For those who may not know, the Washington crossing the Delaware 1776 was basically a sneak attack by the Patriots on Christmas Eve as he knew the British & Hessians might have their guard down due to celebrations and the unspoken “rule” during wartime of avoiding attacks during holidays.
    Washington and the American Troops were getting pinned down in NY at the time, it was freezing, minimum food availability and moral was at all time low. So a fraction of an “army” consisting mainly of farmers with no real training beat the enormous regiment of British troops at Trenton via grit, determination and love of Country. This event definitely gave a boost to their morality which turned the war to our favor.
    I wonder when Potus has planned his sneak attack….

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    • Lanna says:

      Americans: Willing to cross a frozen river to kill you. In your sleep. On Christmas. Totally not kidding. We’ve done it.

      (Can’t locate the meme with the Crossing the Delaware painting with those words under it or I’d have posted it.)

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      • fractionalexponent says:

        Back in the 1980’s there was a huge billboard on the Pennsylvania westbound side where I-80 crosses the Delaware saying “WELCOME TO AMERICA”.

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  26. wodiej says:

    Awesome picture!!

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  27. I’ve always admired Jon’s paintings, but I will be buying this one for my living room. Just awesome!

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  28. L. E. Joiner says:

    The President needs a red MAGA hat!

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  29. Shrike says:

    Years ago someone did something like this with Eugene Delacroix’s “Liberty Leading the People” featuring Sarah Palin. I know it was on the Hillbuzz website but can’t find it. Anyone else remember that? Here’s the original:

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      Yes, I do remember that, Shrike. I used to read Hillbuzz back in 2009, 2010, where I first came to love Sundance’s posts as a commenter there. He posted as Sundance Cracker back in those days, and was just as spot-on in his observations then as he is now. I followed him to this site very soon after its founding in early 2011 and am so glad I did. Been here ever since and haven’t read Hillbuzz in ages. Kevin kinda went off the rails.

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  30. 6x47 says:

    Ah – Sessions and Bolton are on alligator watch, shootin’ irons at the ready.

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    • boutis says:

      It does have a bit of a Swamp People vibe which I suspect was on purpose. Of course I think it is great. LOL.

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      • 6x47 says:

        I noticed several others with guns, too. Pompeo among them.

        And Nikki Haley prodding a gator with her pole. So much detail in these paintings, always invites careful study.

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  31. quintrillion says:

    This is one Sundance sometime posts – of the treacherous and corrupt last regime’s American orgy fest:

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  32. quintrillion says:

    P45 will lock the American gate so we stay safe and prosperous in our USA

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  33. Lanna says:

    I was thinking of McNaughton last weekend when I found out that a painting of Putin was placed under the blank spot for President Trump’s portrait in the Colorado capital’s Gallery of Presidents on 7/26 and remained there for a short time until a tour group reported it.

    The group responsible for raising money for the portraits, Colorado Citizens for Culture, said they’d had no donations for President Trum’s portrait and mentioned that the Bush and Obozo portraits were funded in about 4 months and most of the funding for each of those came from a single donor. $10,000 is needed for each portrait. The group doesn’t seem to have done much in the way of publicizing their fundraising efforts and the Colorado RNC seems to be MIA on this. As of 7/28, the local news reported that $45 had been raised. I sent a small donation that’s not counted in that amount and it’s likely that more donations have come in by now.

    With my donation I mentioned they could probably get a better price and a better portrait from Jon McNaughton.

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  34. wildsailor2018 says:

    Anyone else notice that K. Conway is almost hidden? I saw the list but could not find her until I expanded the photo for closer inspection. Then I noticed she is the only woman with a gun!

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  35. Judiciary says:

    Jon McNaughton sure is talented, a wonderful chronicler of our MAGA President’s trials and successes.

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  36. Steven Prop says:

    Funny.

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  37. amwick says:

    Wow… I liked the painting,,, very much. I did not like seeing AG Sessions misrepresented as having his eyes shut. Jon did not do that in the painting,,, nope. That could have been funny in a way, if it is presented as a joke, but it wasn’t.

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  38. ensitue says:

    Guns, shotguns, but not a single AR-15? The AR is America’s rifle!

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