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Joe Garcia gets in America Rising's crosshairs (again) with 'Communism works' line


Beware, Joe Garcia, America Rising PAC is watching.

When the Democratic Miami Congressman appeared to eat earwax during a committee hearing (he didn't, he says), the political action committee was quick to catch it and post the video.

A week has gone by. The YouTube video has 2.5 million hits. And now America Rising is highlighting what came out of Garcia's mouth tonight during a Google Hangout about immigration.

"We’ve proved that Communism works," Garcia said, chiding Republicans for backing big spending on border security that creates loads of government jobs.

So Garcia said much more than these five words. But we're talking campaign season here. Little snippets like that make for good attack ads and mailers. 

"This is an absurdity, accusing the son of Cuban immigrants of believing in Communism is just ridiculous," said Garcia, a freshman who sits in one of the state's most-competitive seats and therefore faces a horde of Republican challengers.

When asked if he could have phrased the line better, Garcia said there's no point: "They would post the video anyway.... I'll continue to say it."

America Rising sure hopes so. Here's his whole hangout riff:

 “When you attract people, you are the dominant culture that people want to emulate and copy what you’re doing because it works. And in America, we are doing a huge disservice to ourselves by not understanding how powerful of a driver in the economy an immigration system that works can be -- and continues to be -- and by not having an immigration system that works. Let me give you an example, the kind of money we’ve poured in: 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. 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 that isn’t what we should be doing on the border. The kind of money we’ve poured into it, and we’re having diminishing returns. So while we’re doing—we’re spending all of this money here, we have border problems in Puerto Rico. We haven’t been able to set up a system that’s safe there. People are finding alternative routes. The opportunity to get this right and the mistake that Republicans make -- and I say Republicans because it’s Republicans right now -- I’m known to say that Democrats were also possessed by Xenophobia in 2008 and particularly after 9/11 and the economic crisis, but today we’re in a much better place as a party. And the problem that Republicans have is that they’re fighting a battle they cannot win.” 

Note: El Paso is one of the safest big cities in the U.S. (not the safest city of any size) and it looks like San Pedro Sula, Honduras is more dangerous than Juarez.


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Go back to eating earwax, Joe.


That was so garbled I can't tell what the hell he's endorsing.


He will continue to say it, because it was so damn confusing, no one would walk away having really listened to the whole rant anyway.


Is ear wax a hallucinogen?c


Is 'commie' Joe communting from that other notable commie success, Cuba?


Garcia is just another traitor to the US Constitution. First of all, he isn't, obviously, obeying the laws of the US. He is an elected representative and he has to go. Want to live in Cuba, Senor Garcia? Don''t let the door hit you in the a**.


He obviously has Brain Wax also. What an idiot!

Sam Gompers

If communism works, why isn't our border secure?

Tax Payer

“Two of the safest cities in America are on the border with Mexico. Of course, the reason is we’ve proved that communism works."

No. If nothing else we have proven that the second amendment works.

Never trust a man who eats his own excrements.


The only reason this jerk should talk about, is nobama's f a ilures to enforce laws. That is why we have illegals crossing the borders. Impeach nobama and bring back law enforcement.


You can't make this stuff up. Our Federal government has failed in its fundamental task of honoring the Constitution. We must either Declare Independence, or pass through a Nuremberg-type phase where the criminal government employees are brought to justice.


This isn't news.

The Democrat party is the Communist Party USA...why would the Communist Party USA endorse them?

Communism is a dirty name, so of course the Dems reject the label.


We've been invaded by Communists from Mexico. Isn't that where Trotsky was murdered?


LMAO! Join the Democrat Party! Get your Registered Communist Card!

Anyway...I missed the part where he proved Communism works...if it REALLY worked, he'd have enough government rations that he could stop eating ear wax in public...

Ragnar Danneskjold

Under a monarchy, idiots inherit and own the government and virtually all of the arms in society. In another kind of dictatorship, idiots with guns hijack a government in a coup d'état and then DISARM and destroy their intended victims. And in a democracy we elect idiots and wonder why they act like idiots --- who, oh by the way, seek to DISARM their intended victims.

David Strasser

How safe would El Paso be without all the guns?

Rick H

I am sure that he makes his parents, who probably sacrificed their lives, fortunes, and futures for this "fashionable, liberal" clown, proud!


Could someone get away with the claim that "Nazism works"? Of course not. Why? Because the Nazi's murdered millions of their own people. So why is this same standard not applied to people who say this kind of insane stuff. Yes, communism "works" if by "works" you mean "has murdered over 100 million people over the last century." It is by far the most discredited, blood-soaked ideology of the modern era, and yet the American Left still feels comfortably reaching for it longingly. Rep. Garcia should be shunned as a pariah for making this kind of statement. The victims of Communism deserve that, at least.


I'm with Klawnet...I have no idea what he's actually talking about. Watch the video. It's just a crazy rambling of idiotic, disjointed ideas. When he says "the reason is that we've proved Communism works," he chuckles, as does the other person. Was he serious? Was he being facetious? Did he mean another word? Was he just speaking theoretically about safety? I just don't know. I do know he's a wackadoo and needs to be removed from office for mental instability.

John smith

Maybe they should change their name to "The Peoples Democratic Party" from Democratic Party because that is what they have become.

Jack Bauer

Is this clown really this fracking stupid? Did what little brain matter he had get pulled out with the ear wax? This guy is an embarrassment.


Are you sure his last name is not STALIN as in Joe Stalin.


Where in the Communist Manifesto does it state that government jobs is the main tenant of communism? One of communism's main pillars is the abolishment of private property. Our labor is our private property. Those in power can decide what our labor is worth by establishing labor laws, instead of allowing the free market to decide what the labor is worth.

This is a typical display of an uninformed politician.

Enjoy your ear war.


This is a lawless country.

I've decided laws and taxes don't apply to me, either.

Good luck, everyone.

Kevin Stowell

It's impossible for people to be this stupid but it is possible for them to be this evil or genetically defective. Time to put the Cerumen-Americans down.


Communism works, as long as you have millions of capitalists whom you can force to foot the bill.

henry potter

If there were more jobs not government jobs,we wouldn't have to be worried about having communist people have power. He must be one of those people who run for congress for a living because he has no other skills. That's why we need term limits. He's doesn't know history of communism.


Communism : 80% of people in poverty, atheism and oppression


This Democlown was just caught saying something he honestly believes in for a change.

Today's democrat Party is as Communist as the USSR


"And of course, the reason is we’ve proved that Communism works. If you give everybody a good, government job, there’s no crime."

This imbecile is beyond stupid. "We" haven't proved any such thing, nor have we even tried doing that. But the worrisome thing is that the low information types are easily swayed by slogan-style statements like that little zinger. This guy's a waste of oxygen. I'm sure the voters who elected him are proud.


Border problems in Puerto Rico???? I may be a little dim but I thought Puerot Rico was an island.

Moefo Schmoe

Sadly and dangerously he just might be right since the Demokkkrat party has been infiltrated and taken over by communists.

steve tanton

“Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.” - Mark Twain


Yes, indeed communism works and of course Cuba is a model example. Ask the Cuban doctors who just were granted a raise elevating their monthly pay to a whopping $27 per month! Oh, and lest we forget all those 1957 Chevies they still drive down there.


He should be locked up and put on an earwax/toe jam/belly button lint diet.

Bob Suyak

The cream of the crop for the democratic party, just being who he is and emulating Obama.

Communism sucks

I lived in El Paso for 6 years, the only reason why it is so safe is because it is owned by the cartels. They dont allow any violence in the city because they know we will get involved in the drug war.


Peasant invaders flood in, bringing crime, disease and democrat votes, proves that:

Defying the Constitution and ruling by dicta works. Fascist junta, the obamunist way.


during the 50's the communist party of america disbanded after the hearings. they merged into the democratic party. after kennedy the last eisenhower democrat. the take over was complete they used a bottle a day drunk(lbj) to pass all the stuff we face today. welfare, government unions and medicaid. i can still hear the promise on the senate floor it would not cost the taxpayer more than 16 billion. as of today, both welfare and medicaid encompass over half the yearly budget. thats well over 2 trillion yearly.communism is a idea that works until the money runs out! that's what he should have said!

pister pillow

There might be something in the water in Florida . They sure produce their share of clinically insane nuts. We can be grateful for Congressman Joe Garcia .

He is breathing the same air and occupying space that could have gone to a normal person. Anyone that crazy should be easily defeated in the elections.

Willie Sutton

Communism worked out so well for Cuba... HAH.
Vietnam, China and Russia have had to soften their form of communism to survive in a world economy. Although Putin's latest escapades make one wonder if he doesn't wish for "wish for the good old days."

Yet, the US is being pushed father and father toward a Marxist, Lenin form of communism with a good dash of National Socialism thrown in. If the US goes down that road, the Nation that rose from the Revolt of 1776 will end forever. Once lost, it can never come back.

If American's are so stupid as to allow this to happen, then they deserve what they will reap.

Anatole Pushkin

He said nothing wrong.
It's the Republicans who are wrong.
The Republican Party has damaged the USA beyond measure. McCain, Cruz the blabbermouth, the list is endless. And of course, Matt Drudge who is a closet
something. Add to this Netanyahu, their godfather, who is actually an AntiChrist.
And the Bushes, too.
Note straight Democrats, never vote for any Republican.
They do not like their neighbors to be happy. They are nerds.


Over 90,000,000 Americans out of work, -yes your Communism is working.

Dan Austin

I think he's saying that communism works because the government is hiring a bunch of people in El Paso to keep them off the streets, and to keep crime down.

But of course that can't work in reality, it is simply taking money from people who work and 'bribing' people with 'make work' jobs not to commit crimes. Just give them a government 'job' doing nothing.

There is only so much money you can take without making more people quit work and get paid the free money for an easy government job.

If everybody works for the government, where does the money come from to pay them?

Amanda G

Wow... Just wow! Lots of government jobs does not mean communism works. Communism is the redistribution of wealth so everyone has a fair share, of course that does mean a large government to make sure that it happens.

And the reason that its so hard to understand what he say is because not only does what he say is not true, but also because he uses double speak, which with all politicians (Dems for the most part) we should be used to and be able to decipher.


I've read Cuban jungle rebels drank their urine. Did they eat their ear excretion as well? Does Garcia drink his p!ss to demonstrate his fervent unity with Che and La Raza?


Does anyone remember what took place during the last democratic convention prior to barrrrrack's re election? There was an outcry of nays against allowing a reference of God being kept in their preamble. They also overwhelmingly showed their hatred for Israel during that convention...

Anatole Pushkin

The author of this crap is a bad gossipmonger.
Reminds me of that cannibal who wanted to eat a homeless man. That cannibal, if I remember right,
did it in Florida.
Only in Florida!

Anatole Pushkin

Distribute the wealth.
That's the only way.

Anatole Pushkin

You journolists should read Pravda so you could write indepth articles, not invent hearsays.
That's why people do not want to buy newspapers anymore like before. Journolists sow disinformation.
By the way, you author of this crap, I would like to remind you that in all probability the clothes you are wearing when you spew your venom must be made in China. Right?

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