June 8, 2014 4:19 pm -

If they had either attended the briefings or stayed until they were actually finished, they may have gotten the information they said they never got.

On Friday evening, Rachel Maddow tore into several Republican lawmakers who skipped private briefings on the Bowe Bergdahl swap to hold press conferences or make TV appearances lamenting the lack of information on the administration’s actions.

Maddow noted that on Wednesday, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) left a private Senate briefing on Bergdahl early to hold a press conference demanding more information. “I learned nothing in this briefing,” he told reporters.

“The one he left in the middle of,” Maddow mocked on Friday. She noted that this isn’t the first time the former GOP presidential nominee skipped a briefing to make public appearances. In November 2012, he ditched a Benghazi briefing to hold a presser demanding more information on the Benghazi attacks. When challenged by CNN, the senator aggressively defended his right to hold conference…

She also noted that Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) skipped out on the Bergdahl briefing this week to go on Fox’s On the Record with Greta Van Susteren to complain that the White House hasn’t provided sufficient information to Congress about the Bergdahl swap.

“While he was doing that interview, the administration was conducting a classified briefing for all United States senators to explain those exact things,” Maddow added.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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  1. Teddy Simon June 8th, 2014 at 4:27 pm


    • steve June 9th, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      “Teddy!” You’re sweet! Maybe Rachael can pitch and you can catch!

  2. fancypants June 8th, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    speaking of the gop knowing less. They managed to top themselves again in texas Very disgusting..

  3. William June 8th, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Rachael? What the heck are you talking about? The GOP already got their briefings from these guys and are acting accordingly…

    • Carla Akins June 8th, 2014 at 5:03 pm


    • steve June 9th, 2014 at 8:19 pm

      Nice looking boy!

      • Chinese Democracy June 9th, 2014 at 8:33 pm

        and way way smarter than u Im assuming .. just judging by your post

      • mea_mark June 9th, 2014 at 8:45 pm

        You are a worthless troll and have been banned. Begone I say, BEGONE!

  4. Shades June 8th, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    As for the ones who stayed, I’m surprised no one was injured in their mad rush to the TV cameras to make statements on their classified briefing, and people wonder why they were left in the dark to begin with.

  5. OhioGene June 8th, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Has the white house provided YOU with sufficient information?

    • granpa.usthai June 8th, 2014 at 7:34 pm

      only when I call before 3 am.

      Sara was dumb on the 3 am call and Obama not being able to answer at that time. The White House computer shuts down between 3-4 am to calibrate the cyber created POTUS images with all planned liberal media news for the coming day.

      • steve June 9th, 2014 at 8:28 pm

        Let’s see, Sarah Palin dumb… “the first Alaskan on the national ticket of a major party and first Republican woman nominated for the vice presidency.” Her book Going Rogue has sold more than two million copies. She was elected to Wasilla City Council in 1992 and became mayor of Wasilla in 1996. The youngest person and first woman to be elected Governor of Alaska,

        Palin played flute in the junior high band, then attended Wasilla High School where she was the head of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and a member of the girls’ basketball and cross country running teams.During her senior year, she was co-captain and point guard of the basketball team that won the 1982 Alaska state championship, earning the nickname “Sarah Barracuda” for her competitive streak.

        In 1984, Palin won the Miss Wasilla beauty pageant, then finished third in the Miss Alaska pageant. She played the flute in the talent portion of the contest. and you can see more …

        As for the assholes who couldn’t find themselves in a mirror Sarah Palin is leaps and bounds more woman and more intelligent than the freak Rachel Maddow of which I’ve seen a prettier face on an iodine bottle.

        • Chinese Democracy June 9th, 2014 at 8:43 pm

          Former part-time Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin has repeatedly demonstrated her lack of knowledge about…well, almost everything, really.

          At the top I have to put her complete inability to name anything she has read. When asked by Katie Couric to name a magazine or newspaper she has read, she answered:

          “All of ‘em, any of ‘em that have been in front of me over all these years.” – Interview with Katie Couric, CBS News, October 1, 2008

          Is there anyone else on the planet who can’t name one thing they read? I can name newspapers and magazines I read forty years ago as a child.

          Given the claims of the Tea Party to represent the beliefs of our Founding Fathers, it’s a little astounding that their heroine can’t name any of them. Asked by Glenn Beck to name her favorite Founding Father, Palin answered:

          “You know, well, all of them because they came collectively together with…so much diversity in terms of belief but collectively they came together to form this union.” – Glenn Beck Show, January 13, 2010.

          Asked to name a Supreme Court decision other than Roe v. Wade that she disagrees with she answered:

          “Well, let’s see. There’s ― of course in the great history of America there have been rulings that there’s never going to be absolute consensus by every American, and there are those issues, again, like Roe v. Wade, where I believe are best held on a state level and addressed there. So, you know, going through the history of America, there would be others but ―” –Interview with Katie Couric, CBS News, October 1, 2008.

          etc etc etc

          Yes Im sure winning the Miss Wasilla beauty pageant was one of her greatest accomplishments

  6. granpa.usthai June 8th, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    skip a briefing, nothing happens.
    get kidnapped by the enemy AFTER being relieved of guard duty, makes me wonder why no one woke up sleeping beauty to find out where the body that belonged to the equipment was at?
    Just another rational reason why the ungodly self centered act of male MASTURBATION must be outlawed and all offenders must be dealt with harshly and very forcefully with competent administrators in a professional manner!

    This would have never happened if Nurse Diesel had been on watch!

  7. Jake June 8th, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    McCain is a scumbag. Always was. His legacy – Sarah Palin – enough said.

    • steve June 9th, 2014 at 8:31 pm

      Jake … or is it Jill? What’s your legacy? Gay, pedophile, farm animals? enough said.

      • Chinese Democracy June 9th, 2014 at 8:38 pm

        your legacy is the inane posts you are leaving. like turds on a golf course

        Im sure you must be proud

        • Jake June 13th, 2014 at 10:41 am

          I can’t argue with an intellectual giant such as yourself. By the way that should be a capital Y for “Your”, a capital L for “Like” and there is an apostrophe in “I’m”. Nevertheless, a brave effort, keep trying.

  8. steve June 9th, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Right. Obama: “I’m a liar so believe me.”

  9. steve June 9th, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    “Liberal Land???” I thought this was homo-land!

    • Chinese Democracy June 9th, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      Is that why u are typing here ? Cuz you thought it was homo-land?

      As a representative of the gay contingency .. Im sorry to inform you that your membership has been rejected. Feel free to re apply after you mature