Saturday, October 25, 2008

God's President






So, what is all this talk I hear about Obama's supporters making him into a messiah?
We forget that the current President was once the object of a very fervent personality cult. And for a few, he still is.

I'm sure there are a few bishops out there ready with the holy oil to make George our first king.

14 comments:

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Down at the Rapture with George...OMG, gotta run for ones eternal life!

ueber-g said...

The Republican Creed. Trust and Obey. http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/t/r/trstobey.htm

Anonymous said...

Tell me these pictures are satirical - please!

I suspect they are serious about GWB adoration, though. Looks too much like "velvet art".

NancyP

Counterlight said...

That's a nice Republican tune, Ueber-G, but I'm a commie pinko fag (as are you), so I prefer this hymn. I especially love Pete Seeger's version of this hymn.

Godless liberal apostate that I am, I just would, wouldn't I.

BillyD said...

Oh, come on - some of these have got to be ironic. No one actually painted "Down at the Rapture with George" as a serious tribute to W.

Counterlight said...

I'm afraid, Nancy P, that they are all in deadly earnest.

Counterlight said...

"No one actually painted "Down at the Rapture with George" as a serious tribute to W."

The title is apocryphal and probably satirical, but the image is not.

BillyD said...

Do you mind sharing your sources? (I suffer from morbid curiosity, not doubt).

BillyD said...

And to quibble, the fake quarter's not really religious.

Kirkepiscatoid said...

Pop over and read my latest post with a hat tip to you, Counter. You'll laugh at my lost opportunity for the mutha of all bad religous art!

http://kirkepiscatoid.blogspot.com/2008/10/kirkepiscatoid-school-of-bad-religous.html

Counterlight said...

RE George at the Rapture:
All you really have to do is look at the picture itself. Satires almost always have some built in wink at the viewer. Someone decided to add one by putting on that title. If you take away the title, then you'll see the awkward labored technique of an amateur painter working from a series of photographs and Sunday school illustrations. This was somebody's labor of love, and it looks very sincere to me.

Counterlight said...

If anything, I think the pillow is the best candidate for satire with Dubya smirking over his shoulder at Jesus. But then again, that smirk comes naturally to him.

BillyD said...

RE: George and the Rapture

It reminds me a lot of the art from the Watchtower. And it does look like it has a vertical crease down the middle. I've been looking around the internet trying to find a larger version of it - it's hard to tell exactly what's going on in the town in the valley.

BillyD said...

Counterlight, take a look at this:

http://www.eborg2.com/Jesus/Jesus-Second%20Coming/Jesus%20Second%20Coming-06.jpg

Could this be the original, and the Bush one a "revisioning"?