11/05/2010 04:00 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Car In The Ditch: A Retrospective

President Obama's endlessly entertaining analogy about the economy, in which Democrats rescue a car that Republicans have driven into a ditch, died a quiet death on Wednesday.

In a press conference after the GOP took the House of Representatives, the president admitted that the metaphor now needs revision. The keys have effectively been lost, and the car is still stuck in the ditch.

HuffPost's Ben Craw put together a comprehensive tribute to the glorious life, and tragic death, of an analogy.

WATCH below:

[Video produced by Ben Craw]