To honor their 2012 “Person of the Year,” the people at Time put together a supercut featuring four years of President Barack Obama saying his signature phrase: “Let me be clear.” And while it does serve to highlight 44’s somewhat repetitive rhetoric, it’s also a good walk through his presidency thus far, as the phrase hits nearly every key moment: we hear about Obamacare, the BP oil spill, the payroll tax cut, Iran, Wall Street, and so on.

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