House Democrat jokes “communism works” as argument for … open borders

posted at 4:01 pm on May 21, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

It’s tempting to go snarky on this, but Rep. Joe Garcia’s point isn’t actually about communism — to the extent he had a point in his Google Plus hangout. Garcia wants to push for comprehensive immigration reform, complaining that the boost-the-border approach hasn’t worked except to make crime go away, which … is apparently not the point of enforcing immigration law, I suppose. Garcia claims that El Paso is the safest city in America because the federal government hired everyone, which then eliminated crime, which proves “communism works,” or something. He’s using that to argue that we should scale back enforcement, I guess, in favor of allowing an open border across from Juarez, which is the most-unsafe city in the Americas, according to Garcia.

Well, that certainly sounds like a great idea … until you clear the figurative ear wax from your figurative head:

“The safest city in America is El Paso, Texas. It happens to be across the border from the most dangerous city in the America’s, which is Juarez. Right?” Garcia asked a Google Hangout participant.

“Two of the safest cities in America are on the border with Mexico. Of course, the reason is we’ve proved that communism works. If you give everybody a good government job, there is no crime,” Garcia said.

It should be noted that Rep. Garcia has had a rough two weeks. Last week, he was exposed for eating his own ear wax.

On the other snarkier hand, you never go full communist, Congressman. If we took that argument seriously, it resembles the argument for ObamaCare. In order to address an issue among a small percentage of the population, Democrats insisted that the federal government needed to disrupt the entire market to create a command economy and forced participation. With that model working so well, why not just extend it to the entire American economy?

Back to the issue itself, Garcia is about as confused on employment as he is about communism and immigration. The unemployment rate in El Paso for April is 7.3%, higher than the national average.  It dropped from 7.6% in March, as it did nationally, but it’s still higher than the US average. The crime rate for El Paso is more difficult to determine, but the real-estate site Neighborhood Scout says 73% of American cities are safer than El Paso. It’s not clear where Garcia gets his data about communism, crime rates, and employment, but I’d assume it comes from another body part other than his ear.


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…he needs to be -re-elected until he is Robert Byrds age!

KOOLAID2 on May 21, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Stick to eating ear wax you moron…

PatriotRider on May 21, 2014 at 4:03 PM

If government border security jobs were proof that communism works, why isn’t the border secure?

p0s3r on May 21, 2014 at 4:03 PM

He ate the stuff from his ear.

He’s been eating too much chit.

Schadenfreude on May 21, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Waxing philosophical.

I see what you did there.

NotCoach on May 21, 2014 at 4:04 PM

How do you pay all those government workers if there is no one in the private sector to tax?

Bishop on May 21, 2014 at 4:04 PM

It should be noted that Rep. Garcia has had a rough two weeks. Last week, he was exposed for eating his own ear wax

…now…it seems he has moved down…to picking his ass!

KOOLAID2 on May 21, 2014 at 4:04 PM

How do you pay all those government workers if there is no one in the private sector to tax wax?

Bishop on May 21, 2014 at 4:04 PM

FIFY

NotCoach on May 21, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Is there an IQ maximum for Fascist-Democrats in Congress?

rbj on May 21, 2014 at 4:06 PM

This guy sounds like yet another addition to the Hank Johnson/Sheila Jackson Lee/Cynthia McKinney Brigade of Dumber-Than-Earwax Democrats.

Bitter Clinger on May 21, 2014 at 4:07 PM

The only tenet of communism that has worked is border control. We should do it like they did in East Germany then. Also, is this guy one step below a booger eating moron? Ear wax? Idiocracy is here.

Exninja on May 21, 2014 at 4:07 PM

It’s not clear where Garcia gets his data about communism, crime rates, and employment, but I’d assume it comes from another body part other than his ear.

:O

burrata on May 21, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Garcia may be confused, but he knows comprehensive immigration reform will advance the cause of socialism.

Wigglesworth on May 21, 2014 at 4:08 PM

House Democrat jokes “communism works” as argument for … open borders

What makes anyone think he was joking, he is a Democrat after all …

clippermiami on May 21, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Isn’t he Cuban?He should be well versed on communism.

docflash on May 21, 2014 at 4:11 PM

The political ads from his R opponent should write themselves.

cat_owner on May 21, 2014 at 4:12 PM

I just want to get a hidden camera in this guys car. If he eats his own earwax when he knows he’s on camera, I can’t even imagine what he does at stop lights when he thinks no one is looking. It’s gotta be horrifying.

trubble on May 21, 2014 at 4:12 PM

El Paso isn’t that safe, for one. And while it is much safer than Juarez, things are that way probably because that’s how the cartels want it. Doesn’t help them any for Juarez’s upheaval to spill across the border, at least for now.

dorkintheroad on May 21, 2014 at 4:18 PM

It’s not clear where Garcia gets his data about communism, crime rates, and employment, but I’d assume it comes from another body part other than his ear.

Epic.

SailorMark on May 21, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Is there an IQ maximum for Fascist-Democrats in Congress?
rbj on May 21, 2014 at 4:06 PM

No, but there are maximums. Triple digits are forbidden.

LegendHasIt on May 21, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Communism works so well that communist countries all around the world are fast-tracking asylum to all those hoards of American families fleeing this country and lining up to settle there .

burrata on May 21, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Did you know earwax (cerumen) comes in two different varieties? It’s true, whites and blacks usually have the ‘wet’ goopy type, and asians and native americans usually have the dry, flaky type. Fun facts you can use!

otlset on May 21, 2014 at 4:20 PM

So he wants the Country to be placed on a full war time footing and Draft and mobilize every adult? Cause that is the only way to do what he says about giving everyone a good Government job.

I’m in for that. I wouldn’t mind being recalled from the Retired Navy list and getting a full paycheck. Of course at my age I don’t think they would want me.

Johnnyreb on May 21, 2014 at 4:21 PM

This is your brain on earwax.

Resist We Much on May 21, 2014 at 4:21 PM

‘Contrary to what he has always said, Fidel has never renounced capitalist comforts or chosen to live in austerity. Au contraire, his mode de vie is that of a capitalist without any kind of limits.’

King Castro: How Fidel lived the life of luxury in Cuba, complete with his own private island – and turtle farm

‘I’ve seen the future and it works…really well for some!!! So, forward onto the future!!!’

– Congressman Garcia

Resist We Much on May 21, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Did you know earwax (cerumen) comes in two different varieties? It’s true, whites and blacks usually have the ‘wet’ goopy type, and asians and native americans usually have the dry, flaky type. Fun facts you can use!

otlset on May 21, 2014 at 4:20 PM

I would have preferred to go the afternoon without seeing this.

dorkintheroad on May 21, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Did you know earwax (cerumen) comes in two different varieties? It’s true, whites and blacks usually have the ‘wet’ goopy type, and asians and native americans usually have the dry, flaky type. Fun facts you can use!

otlset on May 21, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Well my is dry and flaky so I guess I can claim to be Native American and get me some of those Government bennies. Wish I would have know about that years ago. Worked for Warren didn’t it?

Johnnyreb on May 21, 2014 at 4:30 PM

What’s that quote from Forrest Gump??

Oh yeah,

“Sometiems, there just aren’t enough Rocks”

ToddPA on May 21, 2014 at 4:34 PM

He will be given a good talking-to by Congressional Democratics; the approved word for their program is “progressive”, not communist, not socialist.

slickwillie2001 on May 21, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Here is another ignorant Democrat that does not realize that in communist nations they secure the borders so the people cannot get out. But then again, stupid is as stupid does. I wonder if this fool would reread his oath of office he would understand just what a dishonorable man he is.

savage24 on May 21, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Ways to eliminate crime… well, lessee here…

1) Build a totalitarian state with re-education camps for anyone that looks even looks a little shifty, or mouths off to the govt.

2) Make draconian punishments, or even a death penalty, for minor infractions.

3) Deport criminals to a foreign country

…one and two kinda go together… and communism goes along with those. Three will never happen since it is our holy obligation to only take in other country’s discards with no prospect of repatriation. Also, we have learned it is every criminal alien’s basic human right to be an American if they want to be one.

Realistically, the only sure way to keep crime down is locking criminals up longer, but we all know that won’t happen in any meaningful way.

Capricio on May 21, 2014 at 4:40 PM

How do you pay all those government workers if there is no one in the private sector to tax?

Bishop on May 21, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Silly Bishop. You do as those heroic Soviets did, and turn your currency into Monopoly money that no one else on the planet (other than your communist satellite countries) are willing to take in exchange for real goods.

Works fabulous.

We could call ‘em YoDollahz and just pass ‘em back and forth around our economy, from overworked primary care doctors to internet porn inspectors to street corner sweepers to the guy who watches the internet porn inspectors for imperialist running dog tendencies…

Dolce Far Niente on May 21, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Did you know earwax (cerumen) comes in two different varieties? It’s true, whites and blacks usually have the ‘wet’ goopy type, and asians and native americans usually have the dry, flaky type. Fun facts you can use!

otlset on May 21, 2014 at 4:20 PM

I’m white and have the dry, flaky type. Does that mean I get a senate seat? No? May I at least contribute to a native american cookbook?

stvnscott on May 21, 2014 at 4:43 PM

As someone who used to live in El Paso, believe me, it is already at full communism. It maybe one of the safest cities(not) but I know for a fact it is the most corrupt. Come to think about it, being corrupt is a requirement for communism.

AZFIRE on May 21, 2014 at 4:44 PM

If by working the douchebag fascist democrat means killing of hundreds of millions and misery for billions, then yes it definitely works.

Another one that the totalitarian leftists use is that religion has killed more people than anything. They are of course wrong unless they are referring to the religion of the totalitarian state also known as fascism, communism, socialism, progressivism, or any other leftists cult.

jukin3 on May 21, 2014 at 4:45 PM

He eats his own earwax. He probably munches on his boogers too. Back in 6th grade Mrs Lasseter would have put him on the “zero row” along with the nose pickers and trouble makers. And we are supposed to take this guy seriously?

neyney on May 21, 2014 at 4:46 PM

How do you pay all those government workers if there is no one in the private sector to tax?

Bishop on May 21, 2014 at 4:04 PM

That’s easy – just raise the tax rates, duhhhh.

dentarthurdent on May 21, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Who doesn’t crack jokes about an ideology that has murdered 200 million people, and counting?

Left Coast Right Mind on May 21, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Is there an IQ maximum for Fascist-Democrats in Congress?

rbj on May 21, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Yes, it’s 3.

Diluculo on May 21, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Did you know earwax (cerumen) comes in two different varieties? It’s true, whites and blacks usually have the ‘wet’ goopy type, and asians and native americans usually have the dry, flaky type. Fun facts you can use!

otlset on May 21, 2014 at 4:20 PM

OK – but do they taste different?
Enquirin’ minds gotsta know….
Ask the expert – Mr Garcia.

dentarthurdent on May 21, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Geeeezzzz – and to think earlier, people were arguing about how Chipotle and Taco Bell food tastes….
That seems downright intellectual now.
How low can we go?

dentarthurdent on May 21, 2014 at 4:54 PM

He stuck in his finger and pulled out a clinger and said “What a good Commie am I”….

viking01 on May 21, 2014 at 4:55 PM

I bet it is lo-cal and gluten free though. So there is that.

LetsBfrank on May 21, 2014 at 4:58 PM

It’s organic….

viking01 on May 21, 2014 at 5:02 PM

… and locally grown.

viking01 on May 21, 2014 at 5:02 PM

I bet it is lo-cal and gluten free though. So there is that.

LetsBfrank on May 21, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Maybe it wasn’t earwax, maybe his brain was leaking out.

slickwillie2001 on May 21, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Waxing philosophical.

All the animals come out at night – whores, skunk pussies, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, junkies, sick, venal. Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets

Bmore on May 21, 2014 at 5:09 PM

“Two of the safest cities in America are on the border with Mexico. Of course, the reason is we’ve proved that communism works. If you give everybody a good government job, there is no crime,” Garcia said.

While it might be the 5th highest city in America as far as the number of Federal employees, 13.6% of the population is not ‘everybody.’

The Washington Post reports that El Paso has the fifth-most number of employees who work for the federal government or military among major U.S. metro areas.

El Paso has 43,000 workers, or 13.6 percent of total employment, dependent on federal and military payroll, according to data compiled by The Washington Post.

Math is hard.

It is even harder when you’re stupid.

But, it is downright impossible when you’re a Progtard.

Resist We Much on May 21, 2014 at 5:10 PM

All the animals come out at night – whores, skunk pussies, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, junkies, sick, venal. Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets

Bmore on May 21, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Nah, God did the rain thing once already, and promised He wouldn’t use a Flood again.

Maybe a good pestilence this time?

Dolce Far Niente on May 21, 2014 at 5:19 PM

Maybe it wasn’t earwax, maybe his brain was leaking out.

slickwillie2001 on May 21, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Hmmmm. I don’t know, there would have to be “brain” there to leak out.

LetsBfrank on May 21, 2014 at 5:19 PM

Dolce Far Niente on May 21, 2014 at 5:19 PM

; ) Travis Bickle might be wrong. How would that read? Not bad.

All the animals come out at night – whores, skunk pussies, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, junkies, sick, venal. Someday a real plague will come and wash all this scum off the streets.

Bmore on May 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Maybe a good pestilence this time?

Dolce Far Niente on May 21, 2014 at 5:19 PM

Always makes me think of this.

Bmore on May 21, 2014 at 6:02 PM

Ways to eliminate crime… well, lessee here…

1) Build a totalitarian state with re-education camps for anyone that looks even looks a little shifty, or mouths off to the govt.

2) Make draconian punishments, or even a death penalty, for minor infractions.

3) Deport criminals to a foreign country

…one and two kinda go together… and communism goes along with those. Three will never happen since it is our holy obligation to only take in other country’s discards with no prospect of repatriation. Also, we have learned it is every criminal alien’s basic human right to be an American if they want to be one.

Realistically, the only sure way to keep crime down is locking criminals up longer, but we all know that won’t happen in any meaningful way.

Capricio on May 21, 2014 at 4:40 PM

The preferred progressive method is to attain absolute power, and then begin killing people at random for the sheer fookin’ hell of it.

The survivors, if any, get to work in the mines, to dig coal to power everything, assuming that anybody is left in the “enlightened elite’” who knows enough engineering, etc., to keep the lights on.

Odds are, the answer to that last one is “no”. When you mention “light” to this lot, they tend to get wide, freaky grins and go “BONNNNNGGGGGGGG!!” very loudly, thinking you mean it’s hash time.

Most civilizations are in the end destroyed by barbarians from outside. But only after their own would-be philosopher-kings have opened the gates and let them in, believing they can use the barbarians to intimidate everyone else into obedience.

In the end, the barbarians take out the philosopher-kings, too.

Every time.

clear ether

eon

eon on May 21, 2014 at 6:07 PM

This guy is proof that EATING EAR WAX is more mentally destructive than EATING LEAD PAINT.

MicahStone on May 21, 2014 at 6:12 PM

God save us from such unrepentant institutional-level, criminally insane f*ckwits.

Midas on May 21, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Thought his momma told him to never speak with a full mouth.

karra on May 21, 2014 at 6:45 PM

I’m confused I thought all you GOPe types liked this comprehensive reform crap. We already have very porous if not open borders with 11 to 20 million illegals here (forced to live in the shadows like roaches, poor things) and 4,000+ dreamer brats holed up in a Texas Air force base. I’m sure the CoC would be fine with it not to mention the Pope. What would you say if we got Zuckerberg to do a Coke commercial where they sing an a song about America in different languages? Lets do this.

magicbeans on May 21, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Communists tend to gather in groups.

Who is pulling Rep. Joe Garcia’s strings?

Who is donating to his campaigns?

Who runs the Democrat Party in Rep. Joe Garcia’s Congressional District?

I’m guessing that Rep. Garcia is surrounded by other Communists.

Vote Rep. Joe Garcia out of office in 2014!

wren on May 21, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Rep. Joe Garcia was first elected to Congress in 2012 to represent Florida’s 26th District in the southern tip of Florida. The District includes all of Monroe County and portions of Southwest Miami-Dade County.

And this article from the 5/31/13 Miami Herald provides some perspective on that election:

Congressman Joe Garcia’s chief of staff abruptly resigned Friday after being implicated in a sophisticated scheme to manipulate last year’s primary elections by submitting hundreds of fraudulent absentee-ballot requests.

Friday afternoon, Garcia said he had asked Jeffrey Garcia, no relation, for his resignation after the chief of staff — also the congressman’s top political strategist — took responsibility for the plot. Hours earlier, law enforcement investigators raided the homes of another of Joe Garcia’s employees and a former campaign aide in connection with an ongoing criminal investigation into the matter.

“I’m shocked and disappointed about this,” Garcia, who said he was unaware of the scheme, told The Miami Herald. “This is something that hit me from left field. Until today, I had no earthly idea this was going on.”

Jeffrey Garcia, 40, declined to comment. He also worked last year on the campaign of Democrat Patrick Murphy of Jupiter, who unseated tea-party Republican congressman Allen West. Murphy has not been implicated in the phantom-requests operation.

Source: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/31/3426745/miami-congressman-joe-garcias.html

Who is running against Rep. Joe Garcia in 2014?

wren on May 21, 2014 at 8:34 PM

If government border security jobs were proof that communism works, why isn’t the border secure?

p0s3r on May 21, 2014 at 4:03 PM

It seems to be secure going into Mexico as evidenced by U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi’s detention.

freedomfirst on May 21, 2014 at 8:41 PM

It looks like there are at least 3 Republican candidates running against Rep. Joe Garcia in Florida’s August 26th Primary election.

The Republican candidates that I found via a Google search are:

Former Rep. David Rivera (who lost his seat to Rep. Garcia in 2012)

Joe Martinez

Carlos Curbelo

There may also be other candidates in this race.

If you live in or near Florida’s 26th Congressional District, please let us all know who you think is the strongest Republican candidate in this race.

wren on May 21, 2014 at 8:50 PM

What makes you think he is joking? He is a Democrat and Democrat = Communist. And I’m NOT joking.

Axion on May 21, 2014 at 9:43 PM

I’d assume it comes from another body part other than his ear.

From which we trust he doesn’t… no, no, I just can’t go there.

John Gillis on May 22, 2014 at 12:39 AM

This nutjob is the perfect candidate for a new PSA…..

THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON EAR WAX

Lee Jan on May 22, 2014 at 10:06 AM

How do you pay all those government workers if there is no one in the private sector to tax?

Bishop on May 21, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Silly troglodyte, when everyone works for the govt they’ll do it pro bono and be happy about it. Because communism.

Racist.

runawayyyy on May 22, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Rep. Joe Garcia must go and become a Cuban citizen with such views. Better yet, send him to the Balkins so Putin can be putting him into service as an adviser on U.S. policies.

MSGTAS on May 22, 2014 at 11:18 AM