McNaughton’s Group

Special thanks to the eagle eyes at Wonkette, who’ve spotted a big one.

Extraordinarily cheezeball artist Jon McNaughton has brought forth a gathering of greats, as the ghosts of presidents past hover around sullen, stand-offish looking Barack Obama, variously annoyed or aghast at his literal TRAMPLING ON THE CONSTITUTION!

McNaughton is the kind of crank who rambles along in incoherent Founderspeak for numbered paragraphs, passive aggressively concluding:

“The information is historical. If it is not familiar to you – Google it.

Cramming all these figures into the frame seems to have skewed McNaughton’s perspective.  Small but perfectly formed James Madison is so upset at Obama’s boot-heel to our liberties that he’s bent over pleading, but appears to be almost Obama’s height.   The Forgotten Man is a giant seated on a toy town bench. Such is the occasion that Franklin Roosevelt walks.

McNaughton’s painting doesn’t leave much to chance, featuring ominous clouds, flags at half staff, and an accompanying video lush with  piano chords of doom.

Washington Outside: A Revolution Is Not A Tea Party

What Would George Drive?

National Resource Wonkette tries to probe the deeper meaning of the Washington Post‘s probe of the unfortunate Founding Fathers impersonators revival.

In a new ad, automobile welfare queen Chrysler has George Washington scattering his enemies with a sensible sedan, and the Post thinks they may be tipping their tricorn towards the Teabaggers.

Hats off to Chrysler’s new owners, the United Auto Workers.

Weak Tea

Republican Re-Animator

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Rick “Re-Animator” Barber triumphantly mobilized George Washington’s ghost in the Alabama 2nd House District campaign, and now our first Republican president has been summoned to the cause. 

Plus Holocaust victims!  


Over The Top don’t begin to describe it.  I think we know where Rick is going with this:

Fakes, Frauds, & Founders

Behold These Goofs  National Tax Limitation Committee President Lew Uhler Poses with the Mount Vernon Statement and George Washington impersonator James Manship

Unable to stage signing the “Mount Vernon Statement” at, um, Mount Vernon, massed conservatives held their event instead at the swanky Collingwood Library & Museum, a former dinner theatre venue  on property   once owned by George Washington and now available for wedding rentals.

Mount Vernon wouldn’t let them hold a political event on its grounds, so the free marketeers turned to their weapon of choice, and hired a hall.

Fox did its ungrammatical best to hang onto that fresh Founding Fathers smell:

The signing ceremony is took place at a library that was part of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate.

The New Nation/new grammar enthusiasm got the better of the Statement-os as well. Their classy yellow fake parchmentie web page recalls “selfevident truths.

Further bizarre historical analogies came in the Statement-os comparison of themselves to the signers of the Sharon Statement,  a storied conservative event held at William F. Buckley’s Connecticut estate sixty years ago.  What mileage they achieve from Eisenhower era ties to a dead pot-smoking Iraq war opponent is unclear.
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First In War, First In Peace, & Not On The Tip Of Sarah Palin’s Tongue 

Twenty-Twelve Dream Twixie Sarah Palin continues making the rounds of the Fox News Legends she now resides among, only to be caught out by Glen “I Know It When I See It” Beck, of all people.With the spunk and verve that have stunned America, Palin managed to fumble through answering history’s biggest softball:Who is your favorite Founding Father?

   The Secret Word Is “Washington”