FLASHBACK: Matt Drudge shocked, SHOCKED I say...
2018 MIDTERM ELECTION
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Don't even ask what reminded me of this, but even two years later, I find this to be one of the more amusing examples of the right wing grasping at any straw they can to attack the ACA:
Did Beyonce’s new album outsell Obamacare?
You know you’re in trouble when more people purchased Beyoncé CD than signed up for Obamacare…
— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) December 29, 2013
Beyonce’s surprise album sold 991,000 copies in less than two weeks through Dec. 22, according to Billboard. The White House is trumpeting its 1.1 million sign-ups on healthcare.gov through Christmas Eve, of which 975,000 came in December.
Yes, because it's incredibly surprising that more people shelled out $13 to buy a new album from one of the most popular entertainers of the decade than happened to enroll in a private health insurance policy.
In equally shocking news, more people also ate at McDonalds and more tubes of toothpaste were sold that month as well.
BONUS: This was the only time in history in which the names "Beyoncé", "Matt Drudge" and "Charles Gaba" can be found in the same article.
The figure doesn’t include those who signed up through the 14 state-run websites. California reported Friday that 430,000 have signed up through its site, according to the Associated Press. All told, another 850,000 have signed up by the reckoning of Charles Gaba, a web designer who is tracking enrollment numbers, according to the Washington Post.
Look at that, I'm famous!