Video: President Obama Gets Busted!

Artist Nick Hernandez is sculpting a clay bust of the president, which will eventually be turned into bronze casts and auctioned off to raise money for the Laguna Beach Democratic Club.

Artist and member of the city's arts commission Nick Hernandez has been sculpting a clay bust of President Obama in the window of the Laguna Beach Democratic Headquarters for the past few weeks, with the help of artist pals Jessica Destefano and Richard Jones. Click and watch the short video above to see how he's progressing ...

A bronze cast of the bust will eventually be made after Hernandez finishes the piece—he estimates a mid-October completion—and then raffled off on Election Day, Nov. 6, at the party's headquarters at 1401 S. Coast Hwy., where the Boom Boom Room used to be ...

In the interest of fair play, we at Laguna Beach Patch will be glad to shoot video of anyone sculpting a Mitt Romney bust, which would probably have more personality than the real flesh-and-blood nominee ...

OK, that was a lousy joke, sorry ... but hey, feel free to express your opinion in the comments section below!

gilbert September 19, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Bill, besides needing a life, get a grip. The man isn't fit to fill the shoes of president. This country is more filled with different ethnic groups, Mit wouldn't know how to relate. It's time to face the demographic fact, white people headed for the hill sometime ago. You better hurry. The bus is leaving.
Frieda Wales September 19, 2012 at 04:20 AM
Well, certainly a refreshing alternative to some other local patch papers that lean Mitt.
SoCalSue September 19, 2012 at 06:35 PM
It's obvious that the artist is as empty headed as his bust! Why do these idiots continue to worship this worthless, lying, commie FRAUD??
DMEinDanaPt September 19, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Agreed! Let's get Orange County Democrats out and on top!
Rich Kane September 19, 2012 at 07:49 PM
"Commie?" Please explain ...
B. S. A September 19, 2012 at 10:54 PM
See 2016 Rich. Although he is more of a Marxist than a socialist or communist.
Rich Kane September 19, 2012 at 10:55 PM
I love Marxism! Especially "Duck Soup" ....
Scott Harris September 20, 2012 at 01:28 AM
"A Day at the Races" is a great one also.
Rich Kane September 20, 2012 at 01:30 AM
You know it, Scott!
Dawn September 20, 2012 at 05:21 AM
Typical, Gilbert. It's okay to be a racist against white people but no one else. Hypocrite.
Joe Jordan September 20, 2012 at 05:27 AM
Different ethnic groups, same Constitution......what would be his job, pandering to ethnic groups or maintaining the constitution?
Mark V September 20, 2012 at 11:23 AM
Dawn it's so true. We're always racists if we don't accommodate to everyone else. As for the Mitt joke...funny!! I use to be part of the Mormon "community" and most are out of touch with the real world. Why fly off the handle Bill...you must not be the 47%. The 47% aren't the ones looking for hand outs. The would rather vote for someone who is more human then Mitt Robotney. He has no connection to the everyday American. The only people who like the guy....rich or mormon
Audrey Prosser September 20, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Are all of these hateful and racist comments from people that live in Laguna?
Audrey Prosser September 20, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Are all of these racist decisive comments from people that live in Laguna Beach?
Dawn September 20, 2012 at 08:11 PM
What racist comment? The only one is from Gilbert regarding white people.
Diane Valentino September 20, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Allthe hateful rants, including 2016, are racist at their core.....any polittician who had same or similar policies, including Reagan, Clinton, Bush Sr and W, and many current Reps BEFORE Obama was elected, were never subjects of such hate, lies, lack of coooperation and actions on the verge of treason as this man...and the only thing that settss him apart in reality is his rrace, and that racism is justifiied in their minds with their lies, so on and on it goes....
LoveLaguna September 20, 2012 at 09:16 PM
I live in Laguna Beach, as I sit and read Rich Kane's reporting I am sadden by his lack of professionalism, his flippant attitude towards his obvious opposing candidate. Kane's does not represent the town of Laguna Beach, in fact, by the comments given, he promotes the continuation of how society is getting further removed from civil discourse, using his own type of humor to denigrate another person to make himself feel better. There are others in Laguna Beach who serve the community well, Kane is not one of them.
Rich Kane September 20, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Awwww LoveLaguna, why so serious? I've never claimed to represent all of Laguna Beach - but it sounds like you're staking claim to that title yourself? Here's an Obama joke, if it'll make you feel better: What's the shadiest spot to stand in Washington DC? Anywhere beneath Obama's ears! Ba-dum-BUM! Thank you! I'll be here all week! Try the fish! For the record, you could change the city to "Laguna Beach," and say that the shadiest spot is beneath my humongous nose ...
Roger Michener September 21, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Not only were our freedoms a great part of this country,the ability to compromise and work together was one of our greatest assets. Seems now the process is a bit fouled up, when did Liberal or conservative, Christian,Muslim and Jew all become four letter words?I thinkk we've all become a bit selfish and spoiled in our attitudes. Then again maybe we're not near as smart as we think we are.
joyce September 21, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Really sick of Obama supporters always playing the race card... We voted Obama in and he failed . that is all that matters now....not the color of his skin. And who really knows what color he is....he loves to divide this nation while he destroys us here and around the world.
Keith Jackson September 22, 2012 at 02:14 AM
Yup, you've lost me too Rich! Orange County CA is an Oasis from the Liberal madness infecting the country and a disloyal media. Obama's crimes are more YOUR fault, he is what he is, but you had an obligation to vet him and hold him accountable, not make jokes about his betters.
Rich Kane September 22, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Keith: You just now signed on for the first time to say you're never coming back? Um, OK, sorry to see you go ... but to correct you, Orange County is hardly the GOP stronghold it used to be back in the days when the John Birchers and KKK ruled and racial housing covenants were the norm ... curious though, what are these "crimes" you describe? Errr, that is, if you're still here ... and hey, didn't you see my Obama joke? Why so serious? Don't worry, be happy!
Keith Jackson September 22, 2012 at 03:12 AM
The terror of madman Obama being re-elected is nothing to joke about, unless you're a racist Liberal. Do you REALLY not know that the KKK is a product of the Democratic Party? Are your bosses paying attention to your lack of knowledge of American history? I don't have time to list all of Obama's crimes here, but here's a very short list. 1. Fast and Furious 2. Illegal Libyan war and allowing high tech Russian SAM's to fall into our most dangerous enemies hands. 3. Illegally serving as President - Obama's long-form birth certificate released by the White House in April 2011 was a computer-generated forgery. 4. Illegally targeting and killing American citizens. Obama's Chicago Crime Syndicate crimes are not even close to the worst things he's done, it's his immoral and idiotic actions that are so dangerous but you don't care that he's allowing Iran to get nuclear weapons to destroy Israel and force Obama to happily ship America's 6 million Jews to Iran to finish what his hero, Hitler began. Voting for Obama is not a choice, it's a crime against humanity! You Sir are a raging Anti-Semite like Obama! Now I'm done with you as you don't wish to go against your cult leader no matter what his crimes to America's children.
Rich Kane September 22, 2012 at 03:35 AM
Oh, good, you're back! Whew ... I was afraid we lost you. But I'm confused ... what part of me is "raging?" I'm actually quite an easy-going fellow!
Keith Jackson September 22, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Your support of the worst tyrant in the history of planet earth, is raging aggressiveness towards us all. You might present yourself outwardly as the most mild mannered gentleman ever, but no matter what good you have done in your life, you cannot properly atone for an Obama vote (if he wins) and the elimination of the Jewish people and destruction of the USA. Did you really think a monster couldn't come from America? Agreed, you ARE "confused."
Rich Kane September 22, 2012 at 04:07 AM
Keith, do you need a hug?
Keith Jackson September 22, 2012 at 04:39 AM
Mike Dean is a Democrat plant trying to pretend be a Republican, badly. It's a lot easier as a civilized Republican to act like an uncivilized Democrat, than it is for an uncivilized Democrat to act like a civilized Republican.
Mike Dean September 22, 2012 at 08:01 PM
Rich Kane is a LOSER
Dawn September 23, 2012 at 02:11 AM
I agree with you Keith. People need to remember how Obama treated all of us the last four years, with arrogance, with racism, etc., pitting everyone against each other. Now he has his cute, charming, sweet nice face on again. Don't drink the Kool-aid again because the next 4 years he will be unstoppable. He has already issued illegal executive orders and God knows what he'll do next.
lida martin February 26, 2013 at 06:14 PM
Rich Kane is smart. I do not know him in person but from his comments I can tell. Where did these racist, sexist, far right Christian backward losers come from?


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