Domingo Garcia, Your Desperation is Showing

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Oh, Domingo. No more doggy endorsements, please.
Our Dearest Domingo:

You've had a good run for Congress. You made it out of a crowded, 11-person scrum into a mano-a-mano face off with State Rep. Marc Veasey of Fort Worth. You had the balls to call GM's gas-guzzling SUVs "not good for America," even though the plant that builds so many of them employs a lot of people in the district you hope to represent. Your mustache alone will bag a couple thousand votes on the low end. You like my inane post about how to woo the hipster vote.

We can get behind all of that, especially the mustache, so you know we're speaking as a friend when we tell you this. Not that you're probably going to lose -- that's becoming increasingly clear as your opponent racks up endorsements and rakes in cash. The thing is, over the past couple of weeks, there's been an odor, acrid and discomfiting, like burned coffee and rotten eggs, trailing your campaign. It grew stronger last week when you sent out the press release pretending to be your dog. It tickled us, the thought of your terrier's paws deftly typing a lengthy, grammatically correct endorsement, then managing to send it to your entire email list, but it also made us a little sad because let's be honest. We all know a human typed that letter and there's something a little nauseating about a person pretending to be a dog.

It wasn't until this morning, though, that we managed to put our finger on the precise source of the stench. It's desperation.

On Friday, you posted on your website that civil rights icon and all-purpose rabble rouser the Rev. Al Sharpton was coming to Dallas on your behalf. The reverend's crew quickly swatted that claim aside.

Sharpton is in town today to promote early voting, decidedly not to stump for you. Yet you're still beating the same drum. Do you really think Photoshopping yourself next to Sharpton on a campaign poster is going to change things?

We're not saying throw in the towel. The fight's still on, and the election's looking to be competitive. It's just that you're not doing yourself any favors by touting the endorsement of your dog or pretending you're best buds with Al Sharpton when you're not. It makes people notice that odor and wonder if your campaign is swirling down the toilet.

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13 comments
Wynnewood
Wynnewood

This story seems to be a desperate attempt by the Observer to tilt the election -- probs in favor of the candidate who bot the most ads... 

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

I watched the final debate between Dewhurst and Cruz last night.  You'd think they were running for Biggest Asshole in America, judging by their remarks to see who could be the most extreme.

Wynnewood
Wynnewood

This essay is absolutely on target...as on target as the Observer was 3 years ago when it made fun of the R.I.P. Dallas campaign and said THAT light-hearted, unorthodox campaign approach showed that those in favor of a downtown convention center hotel were showing THEIR desperation in THAT election.Oh wait...

Rumpunch
Rumpunch

Domingo, if you actually believed that Sharpton was going to endorse you over a black candidate, then you have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are not fit for this, or any other office. Hopefully, you didn't have to pay too much for Rev. Al's travel expenses.

ThelismaPartridge
ThelismaPartridge

A person pretending to be a dog is probably the LEAST nauseating thing about Do-mingo and his campaign....

bifftannen
bifftannen

If only that vehicle plant could be converted over to building another type of vehicle. I mean, building the same SUV for 50 years must be tiring.

Albert
Albert

Who pays Sharpton?

Rumpunch
Rumpunch

@ThelismaPartridge Yes because Domingo often pretends to be a deceased person whenever it is write in ballot day. Still I would look out for write in ballot from Lucky Garcia with an address matching Domingo office on jefferson.

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

 @bifftannen Trucks and SUV's are produced there.   Those have tremendous utility, and there is no real alternative.  Now, I'm no fan of SUV's, but sometimes, they're exactly what is needed.   I drive a big dually, I don't like it much, but I need it for work.  When I can, I prefer to drive my wife's minivan. 

Rumpunch
Rumpunch

@bifftannen They haven't made the same vehicle for 50 years. It will be converted whenever people decide they want a different kind of vehicle. Only Domingo thinks no one wants to buy them. I have bought 2 vehicles built at the Arlington plant in last 10 years.

mcdallas
mcdallas topcommenter

 @scottindallas You can turn in your man card now: "When I can, I prefer to drive my wife's minivan".  That's a one-week suspension.

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