— Patricia Mazzei (@PatriciaMazzei) September 12, 2016
Is… inartful, but probably not incorrect. Per the Miami Herald:
Joe Garcia, the former Miami Democratic congressman running for his old seat, told supporters in a candid moment over the weekend that Hillary Clinton “is under no illusions that you want to have sex with her, or that she’s going to seduce you.”
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…
“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.”…
Garcia then recommends listening to the Johnson tapes, admiring how Johnson got votes for the Civil Rights Act by calling senators from Western states by threatening to kill money for their water projects.
Asked to explain why he would refer to someone wanting to have sex with Clinton, Garcia issued a statement to the Herald.
“I believe Secretary Clinton is the most competent and qualified presidential candidate in the history of this country, man or woman,” he said. “My comments speak to Secretary Clinton’s focus on getting things done, and not on the gender stereotypes and biases women in public life are frequently subjected to. I fully support Hillary Clinton for president, and I’m confident she will be one of our country’s most effective presidents.”
National Republicans, however, cast Garcia’s remark as embarrassing…
And the same Media Village Idiots who’ve spent the past 18 months earnestly asking each other whether an older woman who was never sexy can convince Real Americans to vote for her are appalled, nay, outraged at the idea that one of her supporters might privately opine that she doesn’t want to have sex with them. Or at least be polite enough to pretend she wants to want to have sex with them. (Garcia, of course, quickly apologized.)
Meanwhile, from a Canadian reporter on the U.S. beat:
This is a list of things Trump said in one interview on CNBC this morning. pic.twitter.com/0KawkE4fZr
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) September 12, 2016
Apart from all the persistent double standards, what’s on the agenda for the day?