What Ed Ruscha made says everything about Obama’s mind. What Conservatives make says nothing about them at all.

The ‘serious’ people and their penchant for ‘serious’ discourse continue. Amazing how crystal clear the essential nature and motivations of the President are while they remain utterly opaque to themselves.

Obama’s Revealing Taste in Art
By Nick Schulz
October 7, 2009, 11:03 am

The Times has a big front-page story today about President Obama’s continued indecision on an Afghan force buildup. In an unintentionally ironic twist, the Times also carries a big story, this one on p. A13, about the art borrowed from the National Gallery by Obama to hang on the White House walls.

It includes the following painting:


As the Times puts it:

Another contemporary work chosen by the Obamas is a word painting by the California artist Ed Ruscha. Called “I Think I’ll … ” it deals with the subject of indecision.

Indecision and Obama. You don’t say.

These people are so intelligent. And reeeeaalllll deep.

This, Apparently, Is Not a Joke
[Kathryn Jean Lopez]

Barack Obama has this hanging in the White House:

Obama's Indecisive Artwork

Well, now we gotta impeach him. Or shoot him. Meanwhile, the sort of stuff that they themselves create with their own hands and minds has absolutely nothing to do with them, or anything else, ever. So shut up:

“I genuinely regret the decision I made in passing this e-mail message along. Directly to President Obama, I sincerely apologize for offending him. This was, in no way whatsoever, my intention. The image has nothing to do with my feelings or thoughts on any race or culture. I recognize that this image is offensive and hope that the nation refocuses on assuring all Americans have access to high-quality, affordable health care with no party interfering in the patient-physician relationship…”said [Dr. David] McKalip

In an interview yesterday with the St. Petersburg Times, which picked up the story, he declared: “I am not a racist. I am simply a person speaking up to make sure patients don’t get hurt by the government and by insurance companies.”

As a defense against the racism charge, he noted, in the paper’s words, that he had “helped organize a career counseling day several years ago for African-American Boy Scouts.” And he blamed liberal activists for touting the email, which he called a “satire.”

And then this guy

Some [e-mails] compared Obama to O.J. Simpson while others suggested that “nigger rigs” should now be called “presidential solutions.”

Perhaps the most overboard e-mail was sent on Jan. 15. It read: “Breaking News Playboy just offered Sarah Palin $1 million to pose nude in the January issue. Michelle Obama got the same offer from National Geographic.”

[Atwater City Councilman Gary] Frago admitted sending the e-mails, but showed no regret. “If they’re from me, then I sent them,” he said. “I have no disrespect for the president or anybody, they weren’t meant in any bad way or harm.”

Well, that’s a relief.