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Sean Hannity may have a new item to add to his list of instances of wasteful spending.

According to BuzzFeed, the Fox News pundit recently purchased the original acrylic version of right wing painter Jon McNaughton’s “One Nation Under Socialism” — a painting which depicts President Obama burning the Constitution.

(via mcnaughtonart.com)

It’s unknown exactly how much Hannity paid for the painting but McNaughton told BuzzFeed that his original works usually sell for around $300,000.

It’s also unknown how Hannity plans to reconcile the painting with his insistence that “you have to be respectful to the President.” One assumes, however, that it won’t stop Hannity from claiming that his employer, Fox News, is strictly “fair and balanced.”

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

Viktor Orban

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Nobody should still pretend to be shocked that the Conservative Political Action Conference, an entity no longer "conservative" in any meaningful sense, would feature an appearance by an authoritarian leader like Viktor Orban. The Hungarian autocrat is the idol of the international far Right. He has repeatedly enjoyed the bootlicking attentions of Tucker Carlson on Fox News and indeed, CPAC chairman Matt Schlapp led his gang to celebrate Orban in Budapest earlier this year.

What makes Orban so alluring to the American far rightists is his example as an illiberal politician who, unlike their idol former President Donald Trump, has managed to corrupt Hungarian democracy so thoroughly as to guarantee his own continuing rule.

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