But is Obama losing the plot, or is he just an inevitable target for all the 'slightly right of centre' white people in the USA who hate ALL Democrats, let alone ones with African origins?
I can see the scene in the White House now:
"Mr President, there is an oil leak in the Gulf which threatens to be the worst ecological disaster that the USA has ever known"
"B.P. Mr President"
"B.P? That's British Petroleum. Well, those damned Brits must pay every penny it costs to clean it all up!"
"Not any more, Mr President, it is just called 'B.P.' now. B.P. is 40% U.S. owned and the rest of the operation is controlled my many nations, including more, private, US owned advisors and brokers"
"Then what shall I do?"
"Talk tougher, Mr President"