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How could President Biden not notice his
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Posted By: Moritz55, 1/8/2024 9:29:44 AM

With US forces under regular attack across the Mideast and the Navy actively engaged with Houthi forces in the Red Sea, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was out of commission in the hospital from Monday on. Worse, no one told the White House; worse yet, neither President Biden nor National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan noticed. Not until the Pentagon let Sullivan know on Thursday. Anyone thinking that the nation is well-led despite Biden’s blatant feebleness better think again: Austin and his deputies ignored the law here, while Sullivan was plainly asleep at the switch. Again, with American forces regularly under fire, and our friends in Ukraine and Israel fully at war

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Reply 1 - Posted by: walcb 1/8/2024 9:38:09 AM (No. 1631805)
Because he was on vacation (again).
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Reply 2 - Posted by: sunnyges 1/8/2024 9:38:54 AM (No. 1631806)
What FJB knows doesn't matter, the people in charge knew. Don't assume Austin reports to Joe.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rama41 1/8/2024 9:40:08 AM (No. 1631807)
When it comes to matters of personal health, Austin is just channeling his boss.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: bighambone 1/8/2024 10:06:35 AM (No. 1631825)
Someone with some go-power in DC should ask why Austin would go into the hospital for an apparent serious medical condition without telling Biden or members of the Biden crew?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: chumley 1/8/2024 10:07:39 AM (No. 1631827)
He will emerge from the hospital as Michelle Obama.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: bpl40 1/8/2024 10:11:47 AM (No. 1631835)
Does he notice his diaper needs changing? OK, I am exaggerating. But not by much.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Nimby 1/8/2024 10:31:23 AM (No. 1631851)
Easy answer- he doesn't have a working brain.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Grateful 1/8/2024 10:38:43 AM (No. 1631862)
This is all kabuki theater. The Biden puppeteers want Austin to be the fall guy for all of their disasters (like leaving behind $86 billion of weapons in Afganistan during the disasterous withdrawl, etc) so they are laying the groundwork to throw Austin under the bus by forcing him out. They will pick another lackey to replace him as SECDEF, but they need to be extra creful to not upset their black residents of the Dem plantation.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: JubilationTCornpone 1/8/2024 10:53:09 AM (No. 1631871)
Austin is a walking advertisement for diabetes. He was probably having toes or feet amputated.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: NorthernDog 1/8/2024 11:00:24 AM (No. 1631879)
Lil Mayor Petie was on 'family leave' for 2 full months and no one noticed. The media has gotten incredibly lazy about sniffing out any stories that could be informative reporting.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Historybuff 1/8/2024 11:28:07 AM (No. 1631894)
Rhetorical question-right?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: edgar 1/8/2024 11:44:40 AM (No. 1631909)
This isn't hard. He is not in charge, so no one thought to notify him. Good to know The Adults are back.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Starboard_side 1/8/2024 11:57:53 AM (No. 1631918)
Because he's not the one ACTUALLY in charge of anything, and it does not look like they have anything resembling a Cabinet meeting with everyone around the table either. That the SecDef could have surgery, then stay longer in the ICU, without the WH knowing is an incredible issue for the country. Just imagine if this happened under President Trump and how the media would be reacting?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rumblehog 1/8/2024 12:05:38 PM (No. 1631923)
Probably forgot his name by now too.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 1/8/2024 12:13:43 PM (No. 1631931)
Biden wouldn't notice if his pants were missing at a party.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Namma 1/8/2024 12:32:55 PM (No. 1631950)
come on man, biden can't find his way off a stage! you expect him to know where his staff is. your aking an awful lot of this guy.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: jayjeti 1/8/2024 12:38:31 PM (No. 1631956)
At this point if you gave Biden another flavor of ice cream he wouldn't notice. But we all know this is the most subversive, untrustworthy administration since Obama's.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: bamboozle 1/8/2024 1:03:53 PM (No. 1631973)
Commander in Chief disabled? Check. SECDEF disabled? Check? Undersecretary of Defense clueless? Check. What could possibly go wrong?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: hershey 1/8/2024 1:23:30 PM (No. 1631987)
Hah, he probably doesn't realize his Depends are missing either....this whole administration, run by Obammie, is a complete joke...and it's makes this country look like a huge joke as well...
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Reply 20 - Posted by: red1066 1/8/2024 1:35:18 PM (No. 1631999)
This clown can't find the stairs to get off a stage. You really think he's going to notice his defense secretary isn't around?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: judy 1/8/2024 1:35:40 PM (No. 1632000)
Does anyone really think Biden is running this country???? He reads what's on the teleprompter & signs what placed in front of him....
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Reply 22 - Posted by: bighambone 1/8/2024 1:39:35 PM (No. 1632004)
Well chances are if Austin was standing in a line with other men that resemble him that Biden would not be able to pick Austin out of that line. The American electorate had better wake up from being tens of millions of dummies who allow themselves to be the subjects of political "snow jobs" by corrupt politicians. It looks like if there were not two great oceans on either side of North America, with such a stupid electorate, foreign enemies and interests would have destroyed this country long ago with much of the American electorate wondering what the heck happened..
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Reply 23 - Posted by: nelsonted1 1/8/2024 1:41:03 PM (No. 1632005)
If mashed potatoes were substituted for ice cream in his ice cream cone he wouldn't notice. Even if it was hot he wouldn't notice.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: DVC 1/8/2024 1:48:20 PM (No. 1632015)
LOL! He's an affirmative action place holder. NO ONE expects him to be able to do anything except follow directions.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: rocket-j-squirrel 1/8/2024 1:59:26 PM (No. 1632022)
Give the guy a break...he doesn't even notice when his diaper's full.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: bighambone 1/8/2024 5:20:53 PM (No. 1632094)
Anyone who has been paying attention knows by now that Biden is suffering from greatly diminished cognitive abilities and since his mind is apparently stuck in historical politics somewhere between the U.S. Civil War of the 1860’s and the Nazi era in Germany that ended in 1945, Biden has to rely on high-tech teleprompters to make it through his out of reality speeches, and even then can go off the beam at anytime.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: kennedylaw 1/8/2024 5:59:06 PM (No. 1632125)
How could President Biden not notice his defense secretary was missing? Simple, advanced dementia. Biden would only notice if whoever wipes his butt and gives him ice cream is missing.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: rochow 1/8/2024 10:42:24 PM (No. 1632326)
Permanent vacation goers who do not know at the best of times where they are themselves. The bidet vegetables off some blather somewhere, does not know where he is, what he was blabbing about, what state or city he was or is on. Some of his cabinet missing? Who cares. He has to go and use the bidet.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: mifla 1/9/2024 7:20:37 AM (No. 1632459)
Because it was ice cream time.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: broken01 1/9/2024 8:28:54 AM (No. 1632514)
Biden didn't notice that after he got off Marine One during his first year as president that he was walking into the West Wing bushes. He didn't notice it when he was shaking hands with NOBODY. It stands to reason how he could forget his equally forgettable defense chief.
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