Hence, the never-failing effectiveness of phrases such as "Don't end it, mend it", "If the glove don't (sic) fit, you must acquit!", "Hope and change" and "We inherited a mess".
But the most recent one is the car/driver analogy by the Golden Tongued One, (after the car in the ditch analogy) something to the effect that if Americans want to go forward, they have to put the gear to "D" but if they want to move backwards, shift to "R".
Forgot to mention the most important thing, though: When your car is heading to the edge of the Grand Canyon, you would be well-advised to use the reverse ("R") gear before you fall to your demise. Of course, if you are bent on suicide, go right ahead in drive ("D"). Takes a totally blind person not to see this.
But this is just my opinion, not meaning to offend anyone.