Note to amateur grammarians: Don’t try to diagram this sentence at home. Via Andrew Malcolm, a physician running for the Illinois State Senate sums up ObamaCare in one sentence — one very long sentence, but still just one. Dr. Barbara Bellar brought down the house at a Romney event in August with this perspective-setting description of the Affordable Care Act, which already has over 340,000 views but which I’ve just seen for the first time:
Against my better judgment, I decided to transcribe this video:
So, let me get this straight. This is a long sentence. We’re going to be gifted with a healthcare plan that we’re forced to purchase and fined if we don’t, which purportedly covers at least 10 million more people without adding a single doctor but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents, written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a Congress that didn’t read it but exempted themselves from it, and signed by a President who smokes — [laughter] — same sentence! — with funding administered by a Treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, for which we will be taxed for four years before any benefits take effect, by a government that has already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare, all to be overseen by a Surgeon General who is obese — [laughter] — and finally, financed by a country that’s broke.
At the end, Dr. Bellar even channeled Allahpundit with this exit question:
So what the blank could possibly go wrong?
Not enough people could watch this video, for one thing.