Well, I’m not going to be inappropriate, but I’m going to be inappropriate. That’s pretty much what Florida Democrat Joe Garcia said while telling supporters that Hillary Clinton is under no illusion that people don’t want to have sex with her. Yet, he also described her as “exceedingly competent,” who is going to be the next Lyndon Johnson, or something. That’s what tied the other rather unfortunate aspect of the conversation, which was entirely unnecessary. Garcia is running to reclaim his former seat from Republican Carlos Curbelo, who beat him in 2014 (via Miami Herald):
Why Garcia went there is unclear. He was secretly recorded by a political "tracker" as he spoke informally at a Key West Democratic campaign office opening Saturday, video obtained by the Miami Herald shows.
The video -- recorded upside down as if a cellphone was in the tracker's hand -- showed Garcia standing in an office hallway with a few other men, apparently before Garcia was scheduled to address the full crowd. Clinton signs decorate some of the walls.
"I believe that we're going to have -- I'll mention it when I speak -- I believe we're about to see the most consequential presidency that we've seen since Lyndon Johnson," Garcia says. "This is not because I think Hillary Clinton is the greatest ever. But I do believe she is extremely, exceedingly competent, and she -- I know this is going to sound weird to you, but to me, as somebody who studies history, she's going to be very similar to Lyndon Johnson.
"Lyndon Johnson wasn't a particularly charming man, wasn't a particularly nice man: He would ask you nice, and then when you didn't do it, he made you do it," Garcia continued. "And Hillary is under no illusions that you want to have sex with her, or that she's going to seduce you, or out-think you."
"I don't want to be offensive to women," Garcia responds. "What I'm talking about is exactly that: It's getting it done. Unlike Obama, who has this profound sense that logic can move people -- it can't move crazy. That's trending in the Republican Party."
Well, Garcia has apologized for these remarks. This will probably remain a local story since a Democrat said it, though could you imagine the blowback if a Republican had been caught saying this? We would have a war on women reloaded national dialogue, which I’m sure would’ve been welcome news for the Clinton camp to sink their teeth in after nearly a month of bad press.