Politics is a topic for small talk, however, as many of you know, "politics" and "politicians" are pretty boring subjects in any language.
The other problem with politics is that the majority of politicians in the news are super-wealthy, power-hungry individuals out to make themselves even bigger and richer than they already are.
Do they really care about you ? Do you really believe politicians are there to help you have a better life ? I don't think so !
It seems that the average man, the regular guy, or gal(woman), hard working people like you and me, serve their interests (and the "zaibatsu", or big interest money organizations behind them) and we end up filling their pockets with more money, while at the same time pumping up their already inflated (blown-up) egos.
Abe is super-rich and comes from a very rich and powerful family. The Prime Ministers before him also came from similar wealthy, well connected and well educated backgrounds. Obviously these people are out of touch with the hard economic realities of the average working man, or woman, in Japanese society. (V.C)
topic for small talk 世間話の話題
boring subjects in any language いづれにせよ退屈なテーマ
politicians in the news マスコミをにぎわす政治家
out to 〜 躍起になって〜する
care about 〜 〜を気にする、心配する
out of touch with the realities 現実に疎い