Obama’s Zombie Cat—Healthcare
You may have read the story of Bart, the cat whose owner found him in a puddle of blood, hit by a car and (according to him) obviously dead. Bart's owner was so distraught, he couldn't stand the thought of burying him, so he asked neighbor to dig a shallow grave. Five days later, Bart showed up, wounded and hungry, having clawed his way out of his grave. Endnote: Bart lost an eye and had some other damage but the vets say he’ll live out another of his lives comfortably.
The metaphor to Obamacare is pretty low-hanging fruit, but I’ll pick it anyway.
The President’s healthcare program was a healthy cat, run down in the streets by special interest groups specifically to make it ineffective. Presidents since Herbert Hoover had all tried to bring a sensible National Healthcare program to the American people and all such attempts had died in the street in a puddle of blood.
President Obama was determined not to be among them and, in desperation to get something passed and in the hope that this