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HouseOfLies by pseudo-manitou HouseOfLies by pseudo-manitou
Even the most braindead of conservatives are done buying the lies. Although, they have moved on to making excuses for the most corrupt, secretive, useless, damaging, lazy, egocentric government administration this country has ever known in over 100 years...

...You’re nothing but a pack of cards...
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Boudicca699 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
Yeah! Tumble down this motherfucka!!! Vote for Obama!!!! ^___~
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Boudicca69 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
Yes! Down with George W. Bush! That son-of-a-bitch think he can take everything! @_@
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n0deal Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They all come tumbling down. Nice work, though I would have left some space between the type and the edge of the canvas.
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Idisagree Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2004
Very nice peice.
The image standing alone would be something that I'd buy. And would love to see 30' x 45' hanging off of the front the Wall Street Stock Exchange.
But...
I think it would have made the point much more effectively without the text.
Just one opinion. Tomorrow I might feel different depending on how much TV I'v watched.
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numerouslegs Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2004   Writer
I know what you mean, but aesthetically I think the text looks really, really good.
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Kefan Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2004

Yes. Great image.

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riptide87 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2004
that says it all dude.

btw, i hate bush, have from day 1, so your my new best friend.
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anarchy-child Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2004
Great Work.. most of every politicians have the wrong motives in my mind, but GWB has to take the cake as of recent history... what a fucking moron...great work, great message, very cleancut with vibrant colors :D
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Nehkokun Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2004
Wow, this is a great artwork, but still, i like more the message it has. Congratulations. :thumbsup:
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Rat-1986 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2004
Like Bush? (in a rhetorical way)
Pay attention to the site (especially the faq)
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2004  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I got a million of those. They're only good for blowing off steam though.

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myoozik Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2004
I appreciate your style here, and your bravery to voice your political opinion, a thing that many people have yet fail to say, defeating the whole purpose of our government. That alone makes this piece one of the most beautiful on DevArt--simply because it makes those who would otherwise remain silent come out of the woodwork.

Quite frankly, the symbol on the cards could be a donkey as well--it in fact could be both. I'm a registered republican, and I as well as anyone else know that nobody lives in perfection, nobody can uphold all of their promises, and sometimes nobody wants to tell the whole truth. The leader of our country is human, thus is no exception, no matter who he may be. We are not human without mistakes, and unfortunately, the President is subject to that as well. I agree it shouldn't be that way, and it's wrong.

I've always thought of this quote from Jack Lemmon in My Fellow Americans as the definition of "the voice of the people:"

"The voice of the people? There is no such thing. You've got 300 million people all screaming for something different and the only thing you seem to agree on is lower taxes. The voice of the people, my fanny."

Sad, but true. It's pretty sad that we just don't have a definitive voice of the people, either democratic or republican. I myself don't believe in everything that Bush has done while in his term of presidency, and I don't believe there is a miracle cure residing in Kerry's camp, either.

We are AMERICAN, thus, we have a CHOICE. This is our freedom, to express ourselves in words and in art, as pseudo-manitou has done here. I hope everybody who has seen this piece of art goes out and votes for your respective beliefs. I know I will.

I hope I have not offended anyone with this post; that's not what I was shooting for. I truly appreciate your art and your message, pseudo-manitou. Well done. May others have your courage in the future. Just remember--

America is the worst country in the world....except for every place else. :)
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2004  Professional General Artist
He's only human?
Quite frankly Myoozik, that does kind of offend.
It is a careless statement; it is lazy, and worse yet - cynical.

Republican politicians have full control of the system, and this is what they have done with it. It was policy - it was four years of policy; not mistakes - and certainly not four years of mistakes. If it was accidental, then one would think that any individual would turn things around after even only one year of mistakes...
But after four years? NO - these 'accidents' were deliberate. It was everything they wanted, and to say anything else is to excuse some of the most horrendous abuses of power and trust know in the past 100 years on whimsy alone.

Then... to point around and say that everyone is just as capable of making the same 'mistakes'... that is equally cynical. The majority of people in America are better then Bush and the current state of Republican doctrine; they want a nation that works for the people, not just themselves. Kerry and others may not have the immediate solutions, but they have the desire to set things right, and we just have not seen that from most Republicans in a long time.

The minds that created our problems will NOT solve them. So don't you go and give them a free pass from the decisions they've made.
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myoozik Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2004
pseudo--

then do something about it. Perhaps you're on the wrong site.

If you've got the motive behind those words you might actually do something great for our wonderful country.

I don't feel like instigating or fueling any battle, or creating any more "lazy" statements. So just look at my comment and read

"I like the tangible courage in this piece; bold use of color. Keep up the great work."

I hope to see your work going somewhere.
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:iconpseudo-manitou:
pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2004  Professional General Artist
"then do something about it"

Way ahead of you. The art is just is my hobby...
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myoozik Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2004
That's truly wonderful to hear--

Most people that ever talk about politics are just jackasses with shoulda coulda woulda written all over 'em.

I appreciate your comments, though--very rare to stumble across intelligence like yours, and I'm honored to have chatted with you, however indirectly.

I'll be watching! Hope to talk with you again sometime. Best wishes! And keep up those scathing comments too--it actually makes people think, y'know.

I know it made me think. (gasp!) lol No matter how stupid THAT makes me look.

Best of luck in all that you do.
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Even though I'm raised in a very conservative household, this is very good... But sometimes works like this..... They make me loose faith in American government, liberal and conservative. Would it make sense for one to hate an otherwise very nice person because of their political views?
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2004  Professional General Artist
There is a certain point where it becomes obvious that a person will not accept any other opinion other then their own, and that nothing will change it. To these people, belief becomes more of a matter of what they WANT to believe rather then a matter of logic. At that point, we have to ask WHY they want to believe in these things. And that currently applies to an estimated 30% of conservatives in this country.

When you reach your conclusion about that, apply whatever emotion you like to it; so long as it is a fair assessment.

For myself, I am frustrated, and I will not allow this self delusional/self destruction to go on without voicing my frustration back at it. Am I wrong for that?
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blackii Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2004
I'm not very good at voicing my politcal beliefs, but I must say, this is a wonderful work of art. The message is simple, and I agree with it whole heartedly. You, my friend, are very good at expressing things. I especially love how you're handling the comments you're getting on this. Not very many people actually know what they're talking about with this subject. Though I must say, I don't think that Republicans are "fucking bastards". I have Republicans as friends, and while they voted for Bush before, they couldn't see what was coming. So trust me, they arn't voting for mister Bush this time around. Anyways, lovely art, brilliant message. And I do believe I'll add it to my favorites.
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2004  Professional General Artist
If your friends had looked at what Bush Jr. had done to Texas in his short time as governor there, they would have seen ALL of this coming a mile away... but that's besides the point.

You are right - not all conservatives are ugly people. Still, it's not like I can comment on the Republican platform - but avoid insulting those who are self described republicans. Propaganda just doesn't lend itself to that kind of complexity.
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lysithyia Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2004
I'd like all of you that've commented in agreement to take a good, long look at the blind and idiotic hatred of your posts.

I'm a registered republican. I'm a libertarian, and I'm not a Bush supporter. I don't appreciate being deemed an idiot and some "fucking republican bastard" because of a small choice I made - a small way to define -some of- my views and beliefs.

As I said, I'm not a Bush supporter. I dislike him as much as any democrat would, although I don't run around throwing insults back and forth. Please realize that two different titles CANNOT accurately define the personalities and thoughts of all of America - far from it. We go for whatever suits us, and doing so doesn't make us right-wing or left-wing "wackos."

Don't be prejudiced against the people that belong to one political party simply because of that. Hate them for what's on the inside, once you actually know them.

Nice art. Offensive, close-minded message.
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2004  Professional General Artist
If you are not this type of person, then you should feel no slight at the remarks made. But if you wish to cling to the title 'Republican', then you'll just have to accept the bad that comes with it - just as I have accepted flak for wearing the title of 'Liberal'.

Now... if you truly believe that your political choices do not define the person you are, then perhaps you can also believe that these insults are not meant for you?

Just an 'open' thought...
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dragonfish Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004
I love the lettering and subtle gradient change in this piece. The message is great too. I see you don't have much love for Bush. LOL

Keep up the awesome work. :thumbsup:
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mistress-samwise Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004  Student General Artist
God save America. I'll be dancing in the streets when that... so-and-so... is gone. And he will be gone, one way or another. Him, and his appaling administration. Unfortunately, it'll take alot more to change the public that "put" him in office in the first place... It's sad that there still is a possibility he might be reelected.

Awesome work, comrade. :salute: It takes a lot of guts to do political art. And very well-done art, at that! Good vector art is always a treat. Thank you for saying what needed to be said! Hopefully, it'll be better around this poor country of ours.
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2004  Professional General Artist
Takes no guts - just a lot of work, and the ability to take responsibility for what I want to believe. I have nothing to fear for what I think. The more people stand up and speak out, the more they will see that they are not alone...
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s-mcd-2006 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004
actually, as far as purchasing realestate goes, this doesnt look like such a bad investment...i bid EVERYTHING I FREAKING THINK IS GOOD AND TRUE!!!! GOD!
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Distantg Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004
Wow, great art and thought put into this! Your awsome, and this kiks ass =D
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beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004  Professional Artist
so when do we see the jackasses burn?
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:iconpseudo-manitou:
pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2004  Professional General Artist
That already happened in the 68': dems supported an unjust, sloppy war built on politics and fear of China's communism - and they burned for it. Now the Republicans are repeating the mistakes of the past. Accept it.
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RedOut Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004
Now that is just fucking great.
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emptiness Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004
Well-executed. Come November comes the question of which lesser evil you desire (though politics, not my cup of tea, but necessary). Lovely you bare your opinion!
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shinigamimaxwell Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
I might not agree with the message..but the pic is good! :)
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2004  Professional General Artist
Once again, art and message are one in the same. Agree or don't agree, but the purpose of the art is wasted if you will not at least question what you believe.
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NoArtistHere Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004
*sighs* We do live in a free country, and you are entitled your oppinion, but the inverse is also true, I'm allowed my oppinion. I am also allowed to criticise yours. Government is a neccesary evil. It is true in some ways that it is damaging. But anarchy is much more damaging. If you are someone who says that man is inherently good, then anarchy makes sense. Man could live among eachother without killing, stealing, and raping eachother. But the fact is man does not have a good nature.
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2004  Professional General Artist
You misunderstand. This is not art against established government, it's art against one political party that has worked to destroy that system of government that once protected us and our rights.
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2004  Professional General Artist
To much to simply respond to.

Detailing it all takes a daily effort:
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evilinnocence Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2004
how's that?
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tasakeru828 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
Well done. I agree whole-heartedly.
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taiora Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004
I agree... very much, having lost someone close to me. I'm going to fav this. This whole thing is turning into nam all over again ><; kudos to you, you know what you're doing :heart:
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OhSnapAdorable Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004
*pouts*

*I'm* a Republican...

*huggles her Bush plushie*

Even though I don't agree with the message, I do enjoy your work, artistic-wise. ^_^
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2004  Professional General Artist
Art and the message are the same thing.

...hug your lies if you find them comfortable. Just don't be upset if we feel that supporting such lies is just as damaging as the lies themselves.
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hexasketch Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2004  Professional Artist
bush...plushie.

mmm, bile.
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blackii Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2004
Actually, my friend Nate has a Bush plushie.

Its made to look like its pants are on fire =D
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Yake-Soba Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004
Excellent political piece! +fav from me! now I wish it was a Poster so I could stick it somewhere.
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elysiat Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004
Saw you DD and look at a few more. Love this! Definitely going to have to keep an eye on the work you do.
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IndigoMoon Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004
Scorching (no pun intended.. okay, so it was..) political commentary. Clean, courageous, and just generally well-done. :+fav:
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bloodfilledlungs Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats awesome, cool symbolism. :nod:
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bitterb0nes Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004
damn the man!!!!!
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Wisteria24 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004  Student
great pic. love the way u represented the situation
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blindfive Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004
Fucking republican bastards!!!!!!
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