Kids of a certain age remember ads for Amazing Live Sea Monkeys. They ran in the backs of comic books. The ads promised that Amazing Live Sea Monkeys would hatch, grow, and become your friends.
Amazing Live Sea Monkeys were supposed to be so amazing that they even had their own Saturday morning show.
And a video game.
When Barack Obama burst into American politics, he promised to be a different kind of politician. He promised Hope. And Change.
The media were smitten.
Hollywood couldn’t get enough of him.
Despite their skepticism of the young, inexperienced senator, many Americans fell in love too.
And he was elected President of the United States. Twice.
Amazing Live Sea Monkeys promised to be the most amazing, unbelievable, interactive pet ever.
Better than dogs. Better than cats.
But when Amazing Live Sea Monkeys arrived to an eager kid’s hands, they never lived up to the amazing ads. The incredible instant pets turned out to be tiny little disappointments.
Sometimes Amazing Live Sea Monkeys don’t even hatch. When they do, they look like this.
Even up close, they’re nothing like the ads. You can’t train brine shrimp to do anything.
Barack Obama promised to have an open, transparent government. Until he started pitching his healthcare idea.
Once the American people found out what was in it, the majority didn’t want it. But that didn’t stop anything.
Now Obamacare is costing millions their healthcare and killing jobs.
Obamacare was supposed to make healthcare more affordable. Instead, it’s turning out to be a tax enforced by the IRS that you can’t escape.
Obama has re-written the law 27 times on the fly. He gave corporations and unions breaks. You’re still stuck with the taxes and mandates. The man who first seemed like this.
Turned out to be more like this.
Kids who bought Amazing Live Sea Monkeys ended up feeling like this.
Adults who ended up buying into Barack Obama ended up feeling like this.
But the media just can’t bring themselves around to break up with him.
Buying the Amazing Live Sea Monkeys hype only cost you a buck or two. It was harmless. You learned from it.
But buying into the Barack Obama hype is proving far more costly.
Disappointment with Barack Obama will last a lot longer than disappointment with Amazing Live Sea Monkeys.