Domingo Garcia and Marc Veasey Trade Barbs At Pissy Primary Debate For District 33

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Friday's Democratic primary run-off debate between Domingo Garcia and Marc Veasey for the 33rd wasn't quite as bitchy as we had hoped, in that Garcia didn't refer to his opponent, a grown-ass black man, as a "boy" this time, which is positive, right?

At the beginning, hell, we even thought this might be a civil debate on substantive stuff, like jobs and rags-to-riches origin stories. Bo-ring. Fortunately for us, it didn't last. Inevitably, they traded nut-shots. Garcia repeatedly brought up the $10,500 in income Veasey reported last year, insinuating that his alleged brokeness would force him to look for handouts. "(Veasey) never created a single job in his life," Garcia said. "I've done that in private sector business."

"I work in the commercial real estate sector," Veasey responded. "Obviously I make more than $10,000 a year. ... I know Domingo has taken many shortcuts. He's been reprimanded by the (Texas State) Bar. I don't take shortcuts."

In his opening statement, Veasey boasted of an order from Norway for 50 Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. They're the most expensive weapons systems ever devised, particularly so now that a series of costly design flaws have been identified. Garcia essentially accused Veasey of being a war-machine stooge. "Lockheed management ripped off taxpayers, and they ripped off the military," Garcia railed.

"I think it's a good plane," Veasey replied. "There is a difference of opinion on whether we need it."

Garcia accused Veasey of being a fair-weather Democrat, and of voting for Bob Dole and Tom Craddick, the state house speaker. He claimed Veasey was beholden to special interests because of his paltry earnings. "When you take $700,000 from interest groups, they expect something in return," Garcia said.

Pressed by the DMN's Gromer Jeffers about his "errand boy" comment at a debate in Fort Worth, Garcia said, "I'm pretty blunt. They say, 'Domingo, you're so blunt and so honest.'" While we puzzled over whether that is in fact a thing people say about Domingo Garcia, he proceeded to recite the Webster's dictionary definition of "errand boy," and accused Veasey of playing the "race card," and said Veasey was "go-along-to-get-along" politician who would subvert the interests of North Texas for senior House Dems.

Veasey said he was thrilled to have the support of Democrats like Steny Hoyer and Jim Clyburn. "(Garcia) was in D.C. last week trying to get people to raise money for him, but they don't think he's a good Democrat."

Apropos of basically nothing, Garcia closed by noting that his favorite movie is Rocky.

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Bettyculbreath
Bettyculbreath

Veasey campaign had better watch Domingo's early voter campaign, they are know for voting all kind of voters like in the other trial. They did not do it during first Primary since trail was so resent,but Domingo wants this so bad ,he might get out and collect ballots himself.Watch Out Senior Citizen they will be knocking on your door paying for your ballot.

George
George

Easy, Karl! I live in Oak Cliff and, like most of the people I know here, would not support Domingo Garcia for anything. It is frightening that someone so blatently corrupt can get so much attention, but I'm not too worried. Domingo knows he can't win, he's just trying to determine whether or not he can sell Marc Veasey his endorsement.

Paul
Paul

At least we know who Veasey's special interests are ... As for Ding ... Other than Ding we don't know who his special interests are. What scares me is a headline in the DMN about how Ding "expects" the mail in ballots to win the primary for him. Be afraid, be very afraid .... Be sure to vote for the dead possum ... He's not playing ... he really is dead.

Rene
Rene

 Karl, while I can agree that there are enough morons in here in Oak Cliff to get even you elected, nobody deserves a bozo like Domingo Garcia.  Even morons deserve better.

Watching South Detroit
Watching South Detroit

What is a fault is being such a jerk and being so obnoxious that when he was a state legislator, others would not vote for any legislation that had Garcia's name on it.  It's pretty bad when Garcia had to beg others to intorduce legislation for him so his name would not be on it.  It is a fault whenTexas Monthly magazine named Garcia one of Texas' worst legislators.  It is a fault when many hispanic leaders in Dallas endorsed Veasey because they know Garcia so well.  When those who know him well pick the other guy, that says something about Garcia. It is a fault when Garcia criticizes GM for gas making gas guzzling SUVs that "Americans don't want", yet he drives gas guzzling foreign sports cars.  What a hypocrite.  By the way, the SUVs are selling so well that GM Arlington recently announce hiring more workers.  So much for what Garcia knows about the auto industry. It is a fault that Garcia is now "living" in a phantom address in 33.  He won't actually move into 33 unless he wins the election.  Garcia doesn't care about the people in 33 (unless they are illegals) or the major employers like Lockheed or GM.  Garcia is just a carpetbagger looking for an office.

Karl
Karl

Domingo is a worthless, corrupt POS, so you Oak Cliff morons will probably elect him.  You all deserve what you get when you send this bozo to Congress. 

Hrd_do
Hrd_do

Domingo is blunt, that hat is not a fault. Why are we paying trillions of dollars for an F35 we have never seen?! Not 1 has been bulkier -so where is the money going? Mustache? Really, how does that come into okay? You are so narrow-minded!!!

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