The PJ Tatler

Mamet on Obama

“The question is, can he run on his record in 2012, and the answer is no, because it’s abysmal,” Mamet said. “He took a trillion dollars and where it went, nobody knows. He dismantled healthcare, he weakened America around the world, he sold out the State of Israel. All he’s got to run on is being a Democrat and indicting the other fellow.”

The playwright also accused the British of being inherently anti-Semitic, citing stereotypes in the works of George Eliot and Anthony Trollope. “There is a profound and ineradicable taint of anti- Semitism in the British,” he told the Financial Times. “The paradigmatic Brit as far as the Middle East goes is [T.E.] Lawrence. That’s just the fact. Even before the oil was there, you loved the desert. It had all these wacky characters…

“But there is a Jewish state there ratified by the United Nations and you want to give it away to some people whose claim is rather dubious.”