Because it works.
I know a lot of people who like to say, “I’m a social liberal, and a fiscal conservative.” The notion that Republicans are better at money is widespread: we’ve all heard the joke about
“If you aren’t liberal when you’re young, you don’t have a heart. If you aren’t conservative when you’re old, you don’t have a brain.”
And how’s Obama doing, having been given the worst economy since The Great Depression and a fiercely partisan Congress?
“This is your record,” Andrew Sullivan writes in a post titled A Tip For Obama For Tomorrow. “For fuck’s sake, stop running away from it.”