Perhaps eager to be known for something other than publicly eating his own ear wax, Florida Rep. Joe Garcia recently endorsed Communism as a perfectly acceptable – if not preferred – form of government for America.
In a convoluted defense of the deadly and disproven ideology, the Democrat explained in a recent online conversation that low crime in U.S. border towns somehow proves his point.
“We’ve proved that Communism works,” he declared after somehow conflating the philosophy America fought against during the Cold War with our current illegal immigration problem.
“So the most dangerous – sorry, the safest city in America is El Paso, Texas,” he suggested. “It happens to be across the border from the most dangerous city in the Americas, which is Juarez, right?”
He went on to not that “two of the safest cities in America … are on the border with Mexico.”
That assertion, he concluded, lends credibility to Communist sympathizers in America – a group to which he apparently belongs.
“If you give everybody a good government job,” he alleged, “there’s no crime.”
He did claim, however, that such an approach is not working along the southern border, noting the “diminishing returns” on money being spent on security.
Instead, Garcia used the opportunity to lambaste Republican for their supposed “xenophobia” in dealing with illegal immigrants.
“They’re fighting a battle that they cannot win,” he said.
Just as with his response to the ear wax flak, which he tried desperately to blame on a hangnail, Garcia said his recent defense of Communism was also just the result of a big misunderstanding.
He told a local paper that he only made the statement as yet another jab at Republicans.
“This is an absurdity,” he claimed. “Accusing the son of Cuban immigrants of believing in Communism is just ridiculous.”
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom