June 4, 2014

Dem Congressman: it’s “ridiculous” to believe I actually believe what I espoused

Somebody’s been eating too much ear wax, it seems. “Dem Congressman: ‘We’ve Proved That Communism Works’”:

Democratic Florida Rep. Joe Garcia — fresh off being caught eating his own earwax on camera — was caught red-handed (or is it yellow-fingered?) in another gaffe this week, claiming that low crime rates in border cities with lots of federal immigration workers is proof that “Communism works.”

Garcia made the comment during a Google hangout he convened last week to talk about comprehensive immigration reform with supporters. The Democrat attempted to point out how, for all their talk about limited government, many Republicans are fine spending loads of government money on border security.

“Let me give you an example, the kind of money we’ve poured in,” he said. “So the most dangerous — sorry, the safest city in America is El Paso, Texas. It happens to be across the border from the most dangerous city in the Americas, which is Juarez. Right?”

“And two of the safest cities in America, two of them are on the border with Mexico,” Garcia continued. “And of course, the reason is we’ve proved that Communism works. If you give everybody a good government job, there’s no crime.”

But of course, noting that he said what he said is an absurdity.  And probably racist, to boot.

Garcia, who is of Cuban descent along with many of his south Florida constituents, told the Miami Herald he never meant to espouse Communism — and was instead taking a tongue-in-cheek shot at his GOP opponents.

“This is an absurdity, accusing the son of Cuban immigrants of believing in Communism is just ridiculous,” he declared.

Which is why you shouldn’t watch this video of his saying what it’s ridiculous to believe he believes, and absurd to suggest he suggested.  Because that probably makes you racist.  Or xenophobic.  And you wouldn’t want that, would you? After all, as the son of Cuban immigrants, he can’t possibly be in favor of communism. The proof being, he became a progressive Democrat!

Posted by Jeff G. @ 1:28pm

Comments (11)

  1. So how has this city of poor immigrants become such an anomaly? Actually, it may not be an anomaly at all. Many criminologists say El Paso isn’t safe despite its high proportion of immigrants, it’s safe because of them.

    “If you want to find a safe city, first determine the size of the immigrant population,” says Jack Levin, a criminologist at Northeastern University in Massachusetts. “If the immigrant community represents a large proportion of the population, you’re likely in one of the country’s safer cities. San Diego, Laredo, El Paso – these cities are teeming with immigrants, and they’re some of the safest places in the country.”*

  2. Wait…we’re having border problems in Puerto Rico?

    Puerto Rico doesn’t border on anything. It’s an island. This guy is an idiot.

    Also, El Paso is not the safest city in America. Garcia is simply making this entire thing up.

  3. What’s the problem with Garcia besides that he’s a moron — though the people of his district are welcome to be represented by a moron in Congress if that’s their wish — is, among other things, this: that tongue in cheek comes with something of the imp about it, whereas the great humor concerning communism, practically invented by the discerning peoples of the Soviet Union, never comes with impishness, but always in company of grim determination and misery. It could even be that Garcia knows this, but on account of his imbecility, forgets for a time.

    The other thing to note he speaks of “kind of money” — forgetting again that under communism there is no such thing as kind or kinds of money. There is only one money, all the money, as the kids say all nowadays. There isn’t your money and my money, or his money and her money, or their money and those others’ money. No. Just the state’s money. That’s what the commune part means there Joe, you fuckwad moron.

  4. Sixth graders make better arguments.

    “Hey moron, protecting the boarder is exactly what the federal government is suppose to be doing with our money.”

    Boarder patrol. Immigration control. US Department of Education. One of these things is not like the other.

  5. *border

  6. eating ear wax are signs of proggtardation

  7. I remember seeing this comment and wondering where he got his information.

    This is the “study” I think he is working from though there are many others and they rarely match up.

  8. >Puerto Rico doesn’t border on anything<

    he thinks that pr will tip over from over population. beware of signs of proggtardation.

  9. That was Guam and Hank Johnson [D].

  10. Technically, yes, but it’s still truthy.

  11. ‘Truthy’ is the new ‘Truth’ these days.