An insight into Obama?

An insight into Obama?

I don’t know if Obama, or Carol Vogel (the NY Times reporter who gave us this story) realize the irony here. One of the pieces Barack and Michelle decided to put in the White House is a painting by an artist named Ed Ruscha entitled “I Think I’ll”.

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. The work depicts a brilliant red sunset against which Mr. Ruscha has painted phrases like “Maybe … Yes … ” and “Maybe … No … ” and “On Second Thought.”

Here is the painting:


I’m not saying anything for or against the painting. But how… interesting that the Obamas would choose a painting about someone who can’t make up their minds. It’s like the entire Obama presidency, captured on canvas, isn’t it?

Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin

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  • Rob Moscato says:

    Ironic?? Yes, no maybe ummmm….

  • Mat says:

    It certainly reflects the current Afghanistan strategy…

  • Chris M-G says:

    Definitely ironic. Priceless!

  • mj says:

    Did he buy this after losing out on the Olympics? I think it’s a cry for help.

  • Josh says:

    What a pathetic excuse for “art”.

  • I am well acquainted with people like this.

    They tend to be born in August for some reason (W. Clinton, B. Obama). The men among them take exceptional pride in being “Alpha Males.” Their driving ambition in life is that as soon as they walk out of a room, everyone they’ve left behind is left chattering about how different the room became when they walked into it.

    Their vision is to be the long pole in the tent — the one pillar of substance in an environment full of gravity-forced, draping structure-less mush. And so they take great pride in being the first voice with an opinion about any question that comes up. First one, last one, most forceful one, and most of all, the one in which “everybody” places the greatest confidence. Everyone in attendance should want to do what this person wants them to do…and ideally, nobody should understand why.

    When the knowledge base required to produce this well-spoken, first, last, esteemed opinion is well beyond what this person has on hand — *cough* Afghanistan *cough* — things get really, really awkward.

    So yes, there is irony. Lots and lots of irony. Understand, however, that Obama sees Himself as being above all this. He and the Mrs. chose this painting to lecture the rest of us on how to avoid the pitfalls of indecision. In their world, it’s all about the mindset…which is quite silly, it’s like telling yourself you have a million dollars and suddenly you have it. But that’s how things work in their world. Knowledge is confidence, confidence is knowledge.

    How does this tie into the things Mister Wonderful cannot decide? That one’s easy. He simply didn’t make the connection. He didn’t know. He still doesn’t. I’m quite serious. The blind spot these people have is something not well represented or easily comprehended in this plane of existence. Pure cognitive dissonance. It really is a miracle of evolution.

  • Remember that the “extreme right wing conservatives” are trying to paint Urkel as someting they say he is not. This article is, atleast I think, a shot at teying to make Urkel look more like one fo the “little people”

    “Ohhhhhh lookie Obama likes art aint he so wonderfuly like us?”

    The picture is very ironic and makes a hell of a lot of sense.

  • proof says:

    Obambi picks out art celebrating indecision. Obambi gets the Nobel Peace Prize for his first eleven days in office, while still trying to find where “W” left the stapler.

    The main difference between truth and fiction is that fiction has to be believable!

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