Suzi (14 Apr 2011)
"Re: "Let's be Clear" and other 'leading' phrases."

Obama has employed, from day one, the techniques of Ericksonian Hypnosis. I don't know if he personally knows of it (I think he does to a degree), but most certainly his script writers do. It is a way of leading people to think/believe a certain way. If anyone has watched the TV show "The Mentalist", they can sort of see what it does. A suggestion is given, via a leading statement, one that everyone will/can agree on...then the info the speaker is really trying to get across/convince people of is presented, followed by another "bookend" statement to seal the message. It is very simple, but very effective. Salespeople know how to use it...and that's how Obama has gotten to where he is today...he's 'sold himself' (and I believe his soul), to attain the place he holds in the world arena.

This video explains it better than I can:

Just google Obama Ericksonian hypnosis, and you will see that he's been using it all along. *shudder* The whole idea behind 'let's be clear' is to try to convince us of his 'transparency'...rationally, we know he's the least transparent of politicians out he has to 'plant' the idea in our subconscious to make us believe he is.

I have never been able to sit through hearing him speak, I feel the evil coming off makes be sick and just gives me the creeps. Once you understand how this technique works, you can plainly see that it's been used from the get go. Highly unethical to be sure. :(