Skip to comments.Please read: O'Bama signs have subliminal message
Posted on 10/20/2008 4:16:54 AM PDT by Raycpa
I would like to get my observation out to as many folks as possible in the hopes of countering the subliminal message of the O'Bama signs.
I read an article a few days ago on FR about O'Bama's use of hypnotic suggestion in his speeches. Apparently he holds his fingers the same way someone holds a pencil to emphasize his points. This is supposed to anchor O'Bama in someone's mind when they see fingers held that way. When you are standing over your ballot getting ready to vote, you will see your fingers the same way O'Bama holds his fingers when speaking to you and this sight will trigger O'Bama to come to your mind. I was a bit skeptical. (http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2109105/posts)
I then noticed that O'Bama's signs when looked at from a distance, actually have a filled in circle next to his name. Each sign is establishing a visual picture of a filled in circle with pencil like shading. When you stand over your ballot, and see O'Bama's name with a circle next to it, the visual impressions of the signs will suggest to fill in the circle next to the name. In fact the red color in the circle of the sign is designed to attract the most attention to that part of the message, which in this case is the circle.
We have a candidate that is using hypnotic suggestion on a mass basis. On reflection, I'm not sure we can rely on typical models of turnout or the Bradley effect.
The more this can get out in the general public, the more its effect can be countered. I don't know how effective it is to connect O'Bama's name to a partially filled in circle when people are standing in the ballot box getting ready to vote.
This level of manipulation and deliberate deceit in a candidate is frightening and must stem from massive evil intentions.
Every time I get on the expressway, someone is following me.
And Sigmund Freud said, “Sometimes a cigar is just a smoke.”
I didn’t think Fringe was on till Tuesday nights...
Bob Dole held a pen for years, and not once did I want to vote for him.
I know exactly what you are saying, but this is really happening. I’m the biggest skeptic I know and it pains me to bring this up but it is there none-the-less.
that’s a bit of s atretch ain’t it?
You don’t see the partially filled in circle? You don’t think this makes an impression?
What is a stretch, the fact their is a sign with o'Bama's sign and it has a filled in circle like that of a ballot ?
Take off your aluminum foil hat for a while and try to get some rest .
I don’t think the American people can understand such manipulation even if it were explained to them.
I think the Bradley effect no longer applies with the American people. Even the term “the American people” causes me apprehension.
While I understand it is election season the number of VANITIES is totally getting out of hand. Why is this posted in News/Activism?
The joke is on the 0bama Zombies.
You have to fill the circle in completely or it doesn’t count, and the center of the 0bama logo is empty.
You’re onto something - I’ve suspected for some time that the Obama campaign is trying to make effective advertising and effective yard signs.
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That’s hysterical. Unfortunately it makes you look that way, too.
When they are standing there these are the ones which will be affected. This is not going to turn freepers in zombies but it can affect zombies who are undecided until the moment they enter the ballot box.
Not once did Obama come to mind while I was filling it out - excpet to think "eeeww...not That One!" My pencil did not stray anywhere near that awful name.
Many people are supporting Obama for the simple reason that they are to stupid to think for themselves or do any research. Their entire thought process consists of George W Bush = BAD , John McCain = George W. Bush, Therefore, John McCain = BAD. The rest of Obama voter are voting out of greed - one of Obamas hundreds of government handouts will benefit them, or the just wanna see someone sock it to "Wealthy" the race neutral version of socking it to "Whitey".
Yet I have absolutely no urge to vote for Zero.
You knew who you wanted to vote for and this suggestion stuff won’t work on you. However, an undecided who begins to reflect at that moment one last time will be affected.
Which cartoon do you like better - Bugs Bunny or Roadrunner?
Filling in circles is only one of many options for ballotting around the country. I’ve used some ballots where you color in an arrow to your choice of vote. I’ve had the kind where you punch with a little stylus. I’ve had touch-screen. I’ve had flip-a-toggle-switch. AND, in some municipal and bond-issue elections, I’ve had fill-in-a-circle.
Was this on the DU board or the Daily Kos or even Huffington Post?
If not, you can bet your bottom dollar the WaPo, LA Times or media of that ilk will pick this up Ray, because this is the kind of looney tune stuff they like to associate conservative forums with.
I am looking at ONE FINGER Ray.
Bet you cant guess which one.
What I think is the crap taught in public schools has a bigger impact on people’s voting trends, upon reaching adulthood, than any psychological marketing program.
The use of art, symbols and advertising techniques (marketing) in political propaganda was my main focus as an Art Historian in college.
If the people are going to his rallies, they’re already going to vote for him. He doesn’t need hypnosis to sway them.
This hypnosis stuff doesn’t seem to be working on the rest of us, so fahgettaboudit.
Ya, I got a finger for Obama too!
I think you are on to something.
Subliminal techniques are persuasive with weak minded individuals who are not good at thinking for themselves. Those who think not, should ask themselves why smart well run companies pay millions to tv stations to reach weak minded masses with subliminal laden commercials.
When you think about it, any campaign that did not use subliminals would be derelict.
Aren’t the ranks of 0bama’s supporters filled with the weak minded? I strongly suspect your hypothsis is correct.
I dont think the American people can understand such manipulation even if it were explained to them.
People do love to believe they are independent minded and invulnerable to such tactics. I know two in particular who like to say they are Independents but they can see nothing positive about McCain/Palin and if they hear anything negative about Obama/Biden they immediately go into extreme defensive mode. There really does seem to be something strange going on here, I thought the same thing with Bill Clinton but this is even worse. At least Clinton had a record of some sort as a governor but Obama has no resume worthy of mention at all. Clinton smiled a lot more and had some degree of humor, Obama looks angry much of the time and has zero sense of humor. I could understand that someone might think they would enjoy having a beer with Clinton but why would anyone think they want to spend two minutes with Barack Obama? I just cannot see it, what am I missing?
Is that really one of Obama’s signs?
Circle? Nah, it’s a hole.
How many billions are spent on advertising every year — this stuff works.
Whether Team Obama is purposefully using these techniques to the ends suggested in this thread is the real question.
I vote a straight Republican ticket here in Michigan. I don’t even have to look at the name Obama....
Only problem is that my state doesn’t use a pencil, you set a bunch of small levers and then pull the handle to lock in your vote.
I already voted for McCain/ Palin.
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
I would be okay if it were done traditionally like the big check mark but this subliminal message is really sneaky.
And yes, I know to the Freepers who read this the idea of being manipulated to vote by subliminal messages is impossible. However, the undecided voter who changes his or her mind based on the last TV ad they watched can be strongly affected.
When I phonetically read your name, it says “race, Pennsylvania.” Obama said people in PA were racist! It must be true! You were meant to be here at this time, for this post to get the word out about Obama and race and hypnosis! Are you from the future?
It looks like the AT&T symbol.
Look up “ Obamazen.com”
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