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!