Not the “Dissecting Rick Perry” cover
I don’t know who reads NewsBeast, or The Daily Week, or whatever the current Newsweek amalgam is ( I was lured back by a freebie year), but the vacationing President Obama can’t be tickled by the broadside launched against him in this week’s issue by former supporter William Broyles, a former editor of Newsweek and Texas Monthly and now a successful screenwriter (Apollo 13, Cast Away, etc.)
Of course, every contemporary politician is by now accustomed to being slammed as a Nazi, a Socialist, an unpatriotic scumbag or a terrorist, or all four. But here’s a new one: Broyles doesn’t call Obama a Nazi; he compares him to history’s most famous Nazi-appeaser, the long-maligned British PM Neville Chamberlain, and calls for Obama to take his umbrella and go back to Chicago:
Chamberlain did one bold thing. He finally realized he was not the right man to lead Britain in dangerous times. He resigned so that Churchill could take over. There is one bold thing Obama could and should do. He should bow out of the race for reelection and throw his support behind Hillary Clinton—the leader we should have chosen in the first place.
If the disgusted Broyles represents any significant portion of the Obama “base,” who knows? Even the gunslinging Rick Perry might have a shot.
Broyles’ full piece is here.