"Will you step into my parlor," said the spider to the fly; 'tis the prettiest little parlor that ever you did spy.
And so the poem goes, spinning a tale of lies, duplicity and deceit by a cunning, sweet-talking charlatan, luring the gullible and vacuous into his inescapable fool's paradise.
"So he wove a subtle web, in a little corner sly, and set his table ready to dine upon the fly."
The object lesson from the poem can be applied to the Affordable Care Act and to those gulled and swindled by a lying, duplicitous president.
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Unlike the poem's spider, whose goal was a fly dinner, the goal of the president was, is, and will always be a single-payer, socialized health care system, administered by the ever-expanding web of the federal government.
Unlike the poem, which ended in tragedy for the fly, America's salvation can be the 2014 and 2016 elections.
"And now dear little children, who may this story read, to idle, silly, flattering words, I pray you ne'er give heed; unto an evil counselor close heart, and ear, and eye, and take a lesson from this tale of the spider and the fly."
Kenneth H. Sailley
Hilton Head Island