Video: Rep. Joe Garcia picks his ear and…I can’t even

posted at 8:41 pm on May 13, 2014 by Mary Katharine Ham

I thought to myself, “Shall I stoop so low,” and the answer came to me easy as ear wax from my ear canal. Yes, I shall.

This, friends, is a video of Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia appearing to pick ear wax out of his ear, examine it, and then…eat it. And, thus, Garcia has forced me into a line of attack I have not used since second grade. Although back then the orifice of most common accusation was the nose, and frankly, there was usually far less proof of the guilt of the accused.

One one hand, I feel for the man. The price of a moment of stupidity has been raised so high by the Internet. I’m sure you could find video of me rubbing my nose, pulling my ears or dancing in some sort of embarrassing way if anyone saw fit to leak the B-roll of me sitting in the chair waiting for my O’Reilly hit every week. But, c’mon, MAN! You’re on camera. In the Congress!

If a Republican had been caught in this self-inflicted predicament, it would of course be emblematic of the GOP’s desire to scavenge the cavities of the American dream for every scrap of its detritus to deliver unto oil men or something. As it is, I at least look forward to watching a Democrat endure a couple days of late-night and “Daily Show” ribbing.

Garcia has responded to the controversy:

Washington is literally disgusting.

Exit question: For a politician, generally narcissistic as they are, is it better to be more famous than you’d ever thought possible, but only for a public hygienic faux pas, or just a middling, relatively respected politician with no discernible pop culture claim to fame?

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Democrat not democratic

Murphy9 on May 13, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Proving…once again…that Democrats are children.

Resist We Much on May 13, 2014 at 8:49 PM

I think all democrats need to clean their ears and listen to some common sense for a change.

birdwatcher on May 13, 2014 at 8:49 PM

What are the odds the wax eater is pro amnesty?

birdwatcher on May 13, 2014 at 8:51 PM

He found a potato….?

NeoKong on May 13, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Good thing I already had supper.

rbj on May 13, 2014 at 8:55 PM

50 bucks says the Garcia kid picks his nose.

50 more says he eats it.

Huckabye-Romney on May 13, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Wax on.
Wax off.

Wax in.

Xanatos90 on May 13, 2014 at 8:56 PM

ahem…..that would be Representative Dumbledore.

BobMbx on May 13, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Oh, that is soooo gross! Ugghhh!

Well, at least he has a sense of humor about it. Didn’t call anyone “racists” or “extremists” for getting this on camera.

lineholder on May 13, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Yuck. Check the underside of his chair.

Bishop on May 13, 2014 at 9:00 PM

I would say…Was Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia was raised by wolves?

But that wouldn’t be fair to wolves…

workingclass artist on May 13, 2014 at 9:00 PM

fifty bucks says he eats it.
http://youtu.be/E-jlQS-Wuc0

vcferlita on May 13, 2014 at 9:04 PM

If only our President spent his time so wisely.

BettyRuth on May 13, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Gives going green a whole new meaning…

viking01 on May 13, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Seth Rogan recently ate his boogers on Conan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPBt1XNkRaE

itsnotaboutme on May 13, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Someone skipped the catered lunch…

Defenestratus on May 13, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Could be a future Fuel Resource!!
(sarc)

canopfor on May 13, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Seth Rogan recently ate his boogers on Conan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPBt1XNkRaE

itsnotaboutme on May 13, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Seth Green, not Rogan.

itsnotaboutme on May 13, 2014 at 9:10 PM

I’m sure you could find video of me rubbing my nose, pulling my ears or dancing in some sort of embarrassing way if anyone saw fit to leak the B-roll of me sitting in the chair waiting for my O’Reilly hit every week.

More scary is that there would be a market for that video.

Happy Nomad on May 13, 2014 at 9:13 PM

This is GREAT stuff for the diner hour …

rottenrobbie on May 13, 2014 at 9:13 PM

It should be obvious to anybody with half a brain that if you’re sitting next to the person who is talking you are on camera.

Mark1971 on May 13, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Ooops. Dinner. You know, eatin’ stuff

rottenrobbie on May 13, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Worse yet he’s ambassador for Moochelle’s school lunch program.

viking01 on May 13, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Apes grooming themselves on the Nature Channel… educational

Congresscritters grooming themselves on CSPAN…. not so much.

Happy Nomad on May 13, 2014 at 9:16 PM

I thought to myself, “Shall I stoop so low,” and the answer came to me easy as ear wax from my ear canal. Yes, I shall.

Some of us are serious about recycling, piker.

Axe on May 13, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Just be glad he wasn’t scratching his butt . . . .

AZCoyote on May 13, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Somebody make this man president. #2016

Good Lt on May 13, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Alka Seltzer time. For me.

clear ether

eon

eon on May 13, 2014 at 9:21 PM

I thought this was from months ago.
Nope. Aparently, that was a different pol.

corona79 on May 13, 2014 at 9:22 PM

AZCoyote on May 13, 2014 at 9:18 PM

EWWWWWW! But it would definitely be funny…on CSPAN no less.

lineholder on May 13, 2014 at 9:25 PM

For a politician, generally narcissistic as they are, is it better to be more famous than you’d ever thought possible, but only for a public hygienic faux pas, or just a middling, relatively respected politician with no discernible pop culture claim to fame?

You left out a third category, to wit:
Hank Johnson and Joe Wilson

ShainS on May 13, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Note to Garcia visitors and guests:

“After you shake his hand, you should probably wash yours”

BobMbx on May 13, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Thank God he’s a Democrat. If he had been a Republican this would have been above the fold front page news.

neyney on May 13, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Could be a future Fuel Resource!!
(sarc)

canopfor on May 13, 2014 at 9:09 PM

It DOES possesses the sole qualification — it IS renewable!!!

ShainS on May 13, 2014 at 9:28 PM

I’m sure you could find video of me rubbing my nose, pulling my ears…

More scary is that there would be a market for that video.

I’d Buy THAT For A Dollar!

not

Tard on May 13, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Just

EWWWWWWWWWW

Conservchik on May 13, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Lordy that’s awful.

That’s your winning campaign ad right there.

lexhamfox on May 13, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Seth Rogan recently ate his boogers on Conan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPBt1XNkRaE

itsnotaboutme on May 13, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Rogan 2016

workingclass artist on May 13, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Garcia/Rogan 2016

We grow our own bio-snacks…sustainability!

workingclass artist on May 13, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Seth Green, not Rogan.

itsnotaboutme on May 13, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Garcia/Rogan Green 2016

We grow our own bio-snacks…sustainability!

workingclass artist on May 13, 2014 at 9:43 PM

workingclass artist on May 13, 2014 at 9:46 PM

fifty bucks says he eats it.

http://youtu.be/E-jlQS-Wuc0

vcferlita on May 13, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Classic stuff. It’s the first thing I thought of.

“Don’t do it, kid. Awwwwww!”

BuckeyeSam on May 13, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Washington is literally disgusting.

This is why we love you, MK.

That and your choice of materials on which to expound… aarrgh

Chuck Ef on May 13, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia appearing to pick ear wax out of his ear, examine it, and then…eat it

…thank God …he wasn’t picking his ass!

KOOLAID2 on May 13, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Wow….it’s breathtaking how these j@ck@sses think they can spin this into a positive (oh, look what a great sense of humor he has….blah, blah, blah). I bet he doesn’t wash his hands after #2 also.

olesparkie on May 13, 2014 at 10:03 PM

What’s the difference between ear wax and broccoli?

Bwahahahahahahaha

Children don’t eat broccoli.

Another Democrat qualified to be President

roflmmfao

donabernathy on May 13, 2014 at 10:14 PM

YEEAAAAAUUUURRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ! ! !
.
Oh … great to see you back, MK’ ! . . . . . (now where was I? … oh yeah …)
.
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW . . . . . .

listens2glenn on May 13, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Perishables?

Bmore on May 13, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Yummy…. I’ll bet tasty crunchy boogers are on the dinner menu.

roflmmfao

donabernathy on May 13, 2014 at 10:57 PM

This should be a campaign ad, someone should get the Libre Initiative running it.

“Congressman Garcia embarrasses this district, he embarrasses our community, he eats his own ear wax!”
Paid for the National Republican Congressional Committee.

MWC_RS on May 13, 2014 at 11:33 PM

He’s a Democrat, no morals or decency, what a surprise.

envycat on May 14, 2014 at 1:39 AM

I don’t think I would shake this guys hand for fear of where it may have been prior to meeting him.

celtic warrior on May 14, 2014 at 7:06 AM

As we used to say in second grade, “Pick me a winner!”

bugsy on May 14, 2014 at 7:33 AM

filling in a Who detail to the story: Florida Democrat Rep. Joe Garcia. (at first i missed the D-FL in the youtube title)

hurricain on May 14, 2014 at 7:43 AM

OK, props where due. They guy came back well on those tweets. No dissembling, no talk about the ill effects of smoke inhalation, and no invocation of the fifth. Are we totally sure he’s a Democrat?

Surellin on May 14, 2014 at 8:16 AM

Democrats pick their next Presidential nominee

fitzfong on May 14, 2014 at 8:33 AM

Joe sez, don’t knock it til you’ve tried it.

Kissmygrits on May 14, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Next on the dem menu, renewable treats.

Kissmygrits on May 14, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Enough! There comes a time when shaming just becomes overkill. We’ve all seen the pics and video, now let’s move on to more important things.

yesiamapirate on May 14, 2014 at 10:52 AM

This was clearly a cynical ploy for the youth vote.

steebo77 on May 14, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Tastes like Nancy Pelosi ?

maddmatt on May 14, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Can’t figure out the best line for this. Which is better ?
- Democrats are gross
- When you pick a Democrat, you pic a winner
- Global Warming made him do it
- Tastes like Nancy Pelosi ?
- You think that’s gross? Just think about the media kissing his democrat as$ and then reporting it smells like flowers and unicorns.

maddmatt on May 14, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Man’s got issues.

Sherman1864 on May 15, 2014 at 9:30 AM