Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Republicans Walk Out of Intelligence Briefing

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 01:10 PM
Original message
Republicans Walk Out of Intelligence Briefing
http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?parm1=5&docID=new...

Republicans Walk Out of Intelligence Briefing
By Tim Starks, CQ Staff


Republicans walked out of a briefing this morning by Director of National Intelligence Michael McConnell on a new executive order overhauling the roles of intelligence agencies, Congressional Quarterly has learned.

A spokesman for Rep. Peter Hoekstra of Michigan, the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, confirmed that GOP members did leave the panel briefing because they were displeased that the administration had failed to notify and involve Congress on this issue and other national security issues.

Committee Chairman Silvestre Reyes , D-Texas, said that Congress wasnt given any role in the order, and only given notice Wednesday after the president signed it.

An administration official, however, said there had been an ongoing conversation with Congress on all these issues since 2004.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 01:12 PM
Response to Original message
1. Republicans walk out of Intelligence Briefing
Somehow that fits.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 01:13 PM
Response to Reply #1
3. They felt out of place.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 01:22 PM
Response to Reply #3
13. LOL, that was my 1st thought too.
:rofl:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 01:14 PM
Response to Reply #1
6. They were afraid some of it might rub off.
:-)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ProgressiveFool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 01:14 PM
Response to Reply #1
8. should finish, "... more stupid than when they entered it." /nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 01:13 PM
Response to Original message
2. House Repubs are always walking out of something. Bunch of candy-ass drama queens, led
by the Weeping Boner.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tinymontgomery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 01:13 PM
Response to Original message
4. They haven't kept you informed in 8 years
why should they start now. You repubs really are clueless.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 01:13 PM
Response to Original message
5. lol
Edited on Thu Jul-31-08 01:14 PM by fascisthunter
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 01:14 PM
Response to Original message
7. It's all part of their GOP show. Mock indignation.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 01:16 PM
Response to Reply #7
10. That's what I thought, too. Distance from little Bush. n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ChazII Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 01:16 PM
Response to Original message
9. So many great opportunities for
one liners. I think there will be several DUzy awards in this thread.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 01:20 PM
Response to Original message
11. The Emperor has signed another edict
Even Rethug subjects are getting nervous.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
sharp_stick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 01:21 PM
Response to Original message
12. Excellent
they may actually be able to accomplish something without those whiny shits wasting everyones time.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 01:22 PM
Response to Original message
14. Ah. Intelligence a prerequisite. n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 01:23 PM
Response to Original message
15. After kissing his ring for 8 years, NOW they walk out?
:wtf: Lame-o.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 01:23 PM
Response to Original message
16. Again, on behalf of the great state of Michigan, let me apologize for Pete Hoekstra....
.... We're a blue state, but we've got our share of nutty Repug trash to dispose of.


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 01:42 PM
Response to Original message
17. walking out to complain about lack of info vs. staying to actually get info? nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Mon Dec 22nd 2014, 06:03 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC