Axelrod: "I never said that." Uh...roll tape...
They keep doing it because--with air cover provided by the mainstream media--they've always gotten away with it.
The good news is, because they've always had MSM cover, they've gotten sloppy (that is, sloppier than usual).
Example: Have you ever heard anyone in the Obama White House use the phrase "Recovery summer"? Like, say, last year or the year before, touting what an incredibly strong recovery we were seeing, due to all those hundreds of Billions of your tax dollars that the regime spent on...nothing? Yeah, we all heard that.
One of the guys who was spouting that bullshit was a little-known, not-quite-bright bit player by the name of Biden. Here's lefty blog Politico, June of 2010:
Vice President Joe Biden today will kick off the Obama administration’s “Recovery Summer,” a six-week-long push designed to highlight the jobs accompanying a surge in stimulus-funded projects.So imagine my surprise when the same David Axelrod went on one of the Sunday morning talk shows and carefully implied that he never used that term. He's clearly surprised when the host says he used the term, and counters with "Well I was always very careful...you'll have to show me the tape."
David Axelrod, a senior adviser to the president, said: “This summer will be the most active Recovery Act season yet, with thousands of highly-visible road, bridge, water and other infrastructure projects breaking ground across the country."
These clever, clever Dem strategists can't remember what they said. Because so much of it has been lies for so long that no one has the vaguest idea which end is up.