On Wednesday, Glenn Beck played a viral video that has been viewed more than 800,000 times. The video, "Obamacare Summed Up In One Sentence" features Dr. Barbara Bellar, a Chicago woman who is also running for a State Senate seat in Illinois.
Dr. Bellar is not your typical politician and certainly does not fit the mold of a "Chicago" politico. In fact, she's:
- An ex-nun
- An Army Reserve vet
- A family practice physician (as she says, "from cradle to grave, from diapers to diapers, from womb to tomb")
- A lawyer
- A motorcycle-riding, animal lover
TheBlaze spoke with the unique candidate and discussed the video and her candidacy for the district that covers southwestern suburbs of Chicago as well as the city's 19th Ward -- a Democratic stronghold. She won the Republican primary after winning the endorsement from the Chicago Tribune last spring.
So what's the story behind the video? The GOP candidate was speaking at a "Women for Romney" event in Chicagoland in late August. There, she delivered a run-on sentence blasting Obamacare and its implementation. To be clear, she didn't write it, and it's been attributed to many different folks -- including Donald Trump. But Trump did not write it either, and we do not believe he has ever used the full sentence. In fact, it has been bouncing around the internet since March 18, 2010 (that's the earliest post we could find).
But while she cannot take credit for writing the clever rant against the Affordable Care Act, Bellar does say that she should get kudos for her delivery and that her status as a medical doctor adds credibility to the presentation. You can watch that delivery below:
Of course we have transcribed the sentence for you.
"So, let me get this straight (this is a long sentence), we're going to be gifted with a healthcare plan we are forced to purchase, and fined if we don't, which purportedly covers at least ten million more people, without adding a single new 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, 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 which has already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare, all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that's broke. So what the blank could possibly go wrong?"