Giant Obama sand sculpture damaged by storm

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The idol with clay feet.

Barely completed, a 16-ft-tall hideous sand sculpture of the POS, which was “officially sanctioned” by the DNC and commissioned by the fawning Myrtle Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, is already in disrepair.

Sculpture being completed (l); storm-damaged sculpture (r)

Stephen Dinan reports from Charlotte, NC, for The Washington Times:

A torrential downpour that struck Charlotte on Saturday afternoon damaged the Mount Rushmore-style sand sculpture bust of President Obama — an ominous beginning to what many fear is a plagued convention.

Workers were trying Saturday afternoon to reform the base of the sculpture, built from sand brought in from Myrtle Beach, S.C., pounding and smoothing out the sand that had washed off the facade of the waist-up rendering of the chief executive.

The sand sculpture was protected from above, and Mr. Obama’s face didn’t see too much damage. But the storm was so strong that its heavy winds blew the rain sideways, pelting the president’s right side and leaving the sand pockmarked and completely erasing his right elbow.

Democrats’ choice of Charlotte has drawn criticism from unions that don’t like North Carolina’s labor laws, and the state seems to be tilting away from Democrats politically.

The large Mount Rushmore-style sculpture drew comparisons to Mr. Obama’s 2008 convention in Denver, when he accepted his party’s nomination on a stage that looked like a Greek temple.

H/t FOTM’s Miss Wendy!

The weather forecast for Charlotte, NC, the site of the DNC, is thunderstorms for every day of the convention:

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0 responses to “Giant Obama sand sculpture damaged by storm

  1. It is hideous looking! What an absolutely stupid idea! Another thing to satisfy his narcissism? I hope the weather forecast is correct!

  2. ROFL – That’s the ugliest thing I have ever seen.

    It looks like it was done by a ten year old.


  3. His ears need to be bigger! 🙂

  4. Meanwhile, back at the WH, President Obama is looking intently at his weekly “Kill List”. He is scowling and looks very anxious and on edge. It’s not nearly so much fun now that everyone knows about this, I wanted it to be a secret. I may get framed for killing someone that I never even thought about. That’s not fair. I knew that all those leaks would come back to haunt me, I don’t like playing this game anymore, how’s about we just attack Russia and be done with it. Then they’ll see who’s in charge. Blowing up those oil refineries in Venezuela was not enough of a buzz, I need something really powerful to get me high. Valerie………………………….. I need an upper, something to get my mind off my Statue’s elbow getting spoiled. Boo Hoo!!!!

  5. If only life could imitate “art”…


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