Ed Driscoll

Painting Depicts Obama as Crucifed Christ, and/or Richard Nixon

Jamie Foxx isn’t the only besotted Obama worshiper who is comparing him to Him this week. “A painting that features President Obama posed as Jesus Christ crucified on a cross is on display at a community college art gallery in Boston,” Todd Starnes of Fox News reports:

The painting by Michael D’Antuono is part of a larger exhibit called “Artists on the Stump – the Road to the White House 2012.” It’s on display at the Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery until Dec. 15th.

The painting is called “Truth” – and shows the president on the cross with his arms outstretched. A crown of thorns rests on his head.

It was originally supposed to debut nearly four years ago at New York City’s Union Square. But that event was cancelled due to public outrage.

“I always regretted cancelling my exhibit in New York because I feel my First Amendment rights should override someone’s hurt feelings,” D’Antuono told Fox News. “We should celebrate the fact that we live in a country where we are given the freedom to express ourselves.”

A spokesperson for the art gallery told Fox News there hasn’t been any criticism of the painting.

D’Antuono said the public exhibition “has afforded me the ability to right a wrong.”

He dismissed critics who called the display blasphemous.

“The crucifixion of the president was meant metaphorically,” he told Fox News. “My intent was not to compare him to Jesus.”

Which is probably a good thing, as the pose that D’Antuono positioned Obama in is much more reminiscent of another world leader whose professional career also came to an untimely conclusion:

Of course, it seems a bit unfair to compare the flailing 44th president to an accomplished predecessor who finds himself with increasing amounts of strange new respect from the left.