Yeah, because this forum is ripe with persuadable GOP voters we were trying to swing to Obama. That's why we wove that tangled web of pretending to believe crazy campaign promises were very likely to be kept.
It's called "practice".
It worked so well, we've continued the ruse to this day where we still pretend Obama isn't a weak center-right administrator, but instead FDR reincarnated. No wait, Lincoln. Huge cocked black Lincoln! Of course that makes Michelle insane, which explains those bangs.
See! Trying too hard there Smash. I'm just not feeling it.