The idea that he is somehow Kenyan has more or less been debunked, so what he is doing here is conflating the other two issues with the first one. It is a subtle way of making the Fundamental Attribution Error by tacitly conflating the other two issues with the first one. It operates on a cognitive bias that people have, thinking in terms of essences and associating the Wrongness of his being Kenyan-born with the issues of whether he is a socialist, marxist, or is lying about his being a Muslim as the provisions Taqiyya and Kitman allow for a Muslim in politics to do. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundamental_attribution_error)
In his book Telling Lies Paul Ekman goes deep into the psychology of pathological liars, showing the techniques that they use for lying.
The merit of this technique is that Obama doesn’t have to address the subject, twice before he slipped and said he was a Muslim once when asked about his religion and another time when giving a speech. He has never been directly asked if he was a Socialist. All Obama had to do was come out and act calm and happy, which is easy for him because he is a very skilled liar.
It is a coordinated deflection designed to keep the pressure of Obama and to repair his wounded reputation.
A defence mechanism is a coping technique that reduces anxiety arising from unacceptable or potentially harmful impulses. Defence mechanisms are unconscious and are not to be confused with conscious coping strategies.Sigmund Freud was one of the first proponents of this construct. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defence_mechanisms
“Deflection is a method of changing a subject that is or might be painful.”
Commonest methods of deflection are:
These are the two of the most common methods of deflecting people away from difficult subjects.
It is already obvious to me that someone is coaching Obama in how to not leak emotions that would clue people in to the fact that he is lying or concealing. You can see this when he is slow talking or talking in a monotone, controlling the emotions that he is communicating.