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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:29 PM

McCain skips Benghazi briefing, gets testy when questioned by CNN

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Source: CNN

When CNN approached McCain in a Capitol hallway Thursday morning, the senator refused to comment about why he missed the briefing, which was conducted by top diplomatic, military and counter-terrorism officials. Instead, McCain got testy when pressed to say why he wasn't there.

"I have no comment about my schedule and I'm not going to comment on how I spend my time to the media," McCain said.

Asked why he wouldn't comment, McCain grew agitated: "Because I have the right as a senator to have no comment and who the hell are you to tell me I can or not?

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According to a Democratic aide on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, only three of the eight GOP members of the committee attended the two hour briefing that ran from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. By contrast, seven of the nine Democratic members were there.


Read more: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/15/mccain-skips-benghazi-briefing-gets-testy-when-questioned-by-cnn/



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Reply McCain skips Benghazi briefing, gets testy when questioned by CNN (Original post)
geek tragedy Nov 2012 OP
Canuckistanian Nov 2012 #1
Kingofalldems Nov 2012 #2
Plucketeer Nov 2012 #3
Roland99 Nov 2012 #4
Thinkingabout Nov 2012 #5
Dubster Nov 2012 #6
DCBob Nov 2012 #7
geek tragedy Nov 2012 #8
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #13
Thav Nov 2012 #9
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #10
AntiFascist Nov 2012 #11
glinda Nov 2012 #12
kiranon Nov 2012 #14
reflection Nov 2012 #15
Wellstone ruled Nov 2012 #16
Mr.Bill Nov 2012 #17
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2012 #18

Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:32 PM

1. "Because fuck you, that's why"

A real statesman.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:33 PM

2. McCain and 4 other repubs couldn't be bothered

This is a travesty.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:33 PM

3. McVain needs to find one of his homes

and have Cindy wait on him, hand and foot - the ass hat!

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:34 PM

4. McPain (in the ass)

freakin' retire already, you pompous windbag!

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:36 PM

5. Perhaps if the GOP's attended the briefings they may need to "investigate".

Goes to show it is about spending money uselessly.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:36 PM

6. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:36 PM

7. His offiice later released a comment that he had a scheduling conflict.

LOL.. why didnt he say that at the time?

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Response to DCBob (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:39 PM

8. The Senator was scheduled to pose in front of a camera and engage in pointless

partisan flamethrowing.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:42 PM

13. He forgot how many homes - er, I mean appointments - he had

Hey, remember when McCain ran for President against Barack Obama and Barack Obama kicked his ass eight ways to Sunday?

That was awesome.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:40 PM

9. Although the top answer is great,

Maybe saying, "I live in your district and you're my senator, so therefore you work FOR ME. Now I DEMAND to know why you missed that briefing."

Wait, McCain's a republican and no one should be allowed to question them.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:40 PM

10. Temper temper

He comes across as slightly unstable.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:42 PM

11. Republicans live in their world....

rather than analyze, logically, what went wrong in Benghazi they prefer to place the blame on the most convenient Democrat.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:42 PM

12. Hope they are making sure McInsane does not have a gun or anything.

I think the Conservatives have become so aggressive that they are now c-r-a-z-y.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:43 PM

14. McCain didn't go because he didn't want to learn anything that would

contradict his fantasy about "what really happened." Same for the other GOP members.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:44 PM

15. I'm starting to think that the strategy when engaging any Republican

is merely to give them carte blanche to say and do whatever they want. They always shoot themselves in the foot eventually. We saw it in the debates with Romney, Mourdock and Brown, we saw it in the Libya presser Romney called in the middle of the night, we saw it in the talk shows with Akin, we see it in the Capitol hallways with McCain. They just can't help but self-destruct.

Obama now has a bulletproof shield against McCain. Someone else will have to carry the message. McCain is ruined on this issue. He couldn't be bothered to attend a briefing on Benghazi at the same time he was yelling into a microphone about Obama not paying attention to Benghazi.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:44 PM

16. Some one should

schedule a hearing about all the Sh*t McGrumpy gave the NVA while at the Hanoi Hilton. Yes Johnny,your a traitor.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:45 PM

17. It was his nap time. n/t

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:45 PM

18. Locking, sorry, this is a duplicate. Please continue discussion and post updates here:

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