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Ted Cruz: NBA All-Star Game Outperforms Obamacare

The ACA is a "rolling calamity." Also, less popular than the 2010 NBA All-Star game.

Singer Usher performs onstage during the NBA All-Star game held at Cowboys Stadium on Feb. 14, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.(Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

photo of Matt  Berman
November 13, 2013

It's taken all of half an hour for congressional Republicans to begin what's likely to be a lengthy attack against the extremely low Obamacare enrollment numbers. House Speaker John Boehner shot out a press release calling the numbers report "a symbol of the failure of the president's health care law" and a "rolling calamity that must be scrapped." 

Others were a bit more off-beat. Take the two highlights of the GOP Texas caucus, Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Steve Stockman:

 

OK, those are all definitely a bunch of numbers. But how exactly can sports audiences compare to people who have enrolled in the Affordable Care Act in October?

Let's try to sort it out. There was an XFL* star best known as "He Hate Me," and for sure a lot of people aren't too into Obamacare. And Dwayne Wade was the MVP of the 2010 NBA All-Star game, and that guy is great at getting hurt.

Otherwise, we're drawing blanks. But we're just minutes away from the enrollment numbers rollout. So expect to see more on this theme soon.

*For those of you who don't know: the XFL was a poorly conceived football league that was the brainchild of the WWE's Vince McMahon. It lasted one season.

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