If the Old Men Club seems even more peeved than usual about the president having a little fun, that’s because it worked.
The Twitter account for HealthCare.gov said Wednesday morning that about 890,000 people visited the website Tuesday, a 40 percent increase from the day before. For reference, traffic in January and early February was generally fluctuating between 200,000 and 400,000 visitors per day, according to figures obtained by TPM.
At least 54,000 referrals to healthcare.gov came directly from the Funny or Die website according to the administration.
CNN’s David Gergen and Fox News host Bill O’Reilly bleated that previous presidents wouldn’t have appeared on Funny or Die, and they’re right. They wouldn’t have appeared on Funny or Die because the internet hadn’t been invented yet.
Abe Lincoln wouldn’t have done it? Maybe not, but he did tell fart jokes.
‘Majesty of the office’ indeed.