FP’s Joshua Keating recently reported that Florida Rep. Cornelius Harvey McGillicuddy IV aka: Connie Mack IV (Republican for the 14th district), currently running for a senate seat has called for the United Nations to be defunded and “kicked off U.S. soil.”
Dear United Nations, what did you do to this man?
Here is what Mack’s campaign sent out:
MIAMI – U.S. Senate candidate Congressman Connie Mack and Chairman of the House Western Hemisphere Subcommittee today strongly condemned reports that the United Nations is preparing to monitor the upcoming U.S. election – a function usually reserved for third-world countries, banana republics and fledgling democracies.
“The very idea that the United Nations – the world body dedicated to diminishing America’s role in the world — would be allowed, if not encouraged, to install foreigners sympathetic to the likes of Castro, Chavez, Ahmadinejad and Putin to oversee our elections is nothing short of disgusting.“
For years the United Nations has aggressively worked against the best interests of our country and many of our allies. The UN’s actions and intentions toward the United States have been nothing short of reprehensible.
“Every American should be outraged by this news. The United States must defund the United Nations. The United Nations should be kicked off of American soil once and for all. And the American people should demand that the United Nations be stopped from ‘monitoring’ American elections. The only ones who should ever oversee American elections are Americans.”
And — according to Tampa Bay Times, in case we miss it the first round, Mack’s campaign said that the U.N. monitoring “should be reserved for third-world countries, banana republics and fledgling democracies.”
They’re talking about those countries where income inequality stretches a mile, where there is a slim or nonexistent middleclass and where plutocrats are a rare breed sitting atop a pyramid or something?
Hey, waaaait a minute — is Congressman Mack IV also ranting about those OSCE election monitors masquerading as United Nations observers?
Holy mother of goat and all her genius nephews! We’ve written previously about the fears of quantum elections in Texas over those OSCE election observers. The senate candidate from Florida is certainly entitled to his own outrage but we’re horrified that he could not get the target of his outrage well, straight. OSCE man, OSCE not the UN.
:Sigh: — and this is the guy who wants to replace Bill Nelson as one of Florida’s senators to the “world’s greatest deliberative body.”
While you’re digesting that thought, here are some photos of Senator McCain (who apparently was close with Mack’s father, former Congressman and Senator Connie Mack III and campaigned with Mack IV) observing the elections in Libya this year (right there in the polling station, too), writing: “I had the honor of observing Libya’s first free elections in 60 years – an extraordinary achievement for the Libyan people.”
Holycrap! One of our senators observing real democracy in action! And just as good as in the movies!
It looks like Florida’s 14th district pride is behind in the polls, but if there is a Senator McGillicuddy IV
in after Tuesday’s election, we’ll be in a lookout for his trips to bananaland.
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Oops! What’s this? Former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman (R) was on MSNBC earlier today sharply criticizing the confusion and long lines at some Florida polling places and said:
“I don’t know what went on in Florida, but I do have to say that in this day and age, it’s inexcusable that in this country, we have anything like this going on.” she said. “I’ve led delegations around the world to watch voting and this is the kind of thing you expect in a third-world country, not in the United States of America.”
- Connie Mack declares war: on United Nations (miamiherald.typepad.com)
- Mack’s Senate hopes hinge on a big Romney win (miamiherald.com)
- Nelson secures lead in final stretch, despite Mack’s link to Romney (miamiherald.com)
- Connie Mack III doesn’t like the way we cover Connie Mack IV (miamiherald.typepad.com)
- Connie Mack wants U.N. ‘kicked off U.S. soil’ over affiliate monitoring of elections (tampabay.com)
- Texas Attorney General Sends Warning To International Election Observers (wnyc.org)
U.N. monitoring “should be reserved for third-world countries, banana republics and fledgling democracies.”
and this is EXACTLY why the UN should be watching our election….
the USA is just a SLIGHTLY more civilized Banana Republic….
Living in Europe has opened my eyes QUITE a bit….
and many people here think that the US is, just as I said… above, a slightly more civilized Banana Republic….
This is very sad… and until we get rid of the GOP and Teabaggers… It will continue down this hole….
We NEED a better informed Conservative Party….
one that does not mix bible with politics… that should be left to the fringe groups… NOT people that represent our states and counties…. we need to get rid of ALEC and Grover Norquist…
Norquist and Alec are two of the biggest cancers of our time….
NOT to mention that our news media, that has let down the citizens of the USA in a big way….
Hey Connie, get your facts right. Nobody is call us a banana republic. We are an orange and tomato republic, dependent on migrant labor btw.
Joan, Sarasota, Florida