He's not an idiot, in that he has some advanced circuitry present upstairs. But he makes me think of a Roman emperor, maybe Nero, or some senior snivelling member of the senate.
We expect him to be a master politician, and I find myself befuddled, because master politicians like Obama play a broad, intelligent game in the modern world. DC and Co have harkened back to an earlier very British era, relying on splintering the electorate into vehemently opposed particles, rather than operating on a number of key influential segments and creating support. It's a real, raw, numbers game. (he's not winning it in the polls).
Recently, a vast majority of London's Chinatown went "on strike" - restaurateurs, shop owners, all sorts of businesses that cannot afford to shut down even for an hour. Protesting against, and raising profile about, Theresa May's disgusting methods for diminishing "illegal immigrants". I eat there frequently, and saw the immigration vans myself - I'd never seen one - and in talking to the restaurants, found they were carting off a few people each time.
OK, so they may have been illegal. But they work damn hard. They weren't criminals - and we have a lot of those, thanks - they were just workers.
So rather than working to reduce crime of any serious nature, DC & Co were simply getting profile in the market segment they wanted to, in order to get numbers they could feed to the Daily Mail, to amp up the excitement in the Blue Rinse brigade. It's all very finessed in a PR spinny way, but utter fucking nonsense in any sense of politicians working on behalf of their entire electorate.
Really, these are dark times.