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Breakfast Scramble (Monday)

DavidL's Breakfast Scramble
Code Pink where are you?
Code Pink is not so much anti-war, as it is pro-liberal, form Jammie Wearing Fool [1]:

As President Barack Obama formally declared an end to combat operations in Iraq this week, the anti-war movement that helped sweep him into office — and that worked for seven years to bring U.S. troops home — finds itself struggling for survival.

Several factors — war fatigue; a deep, lingering recession; and the presence of a Democratic president they helped elect — have drained the energy from organizations that led the fight against the Iraq war. Some of the most influential anti-war activist groups that once summoned half a million people to march against the Iraq war and the policies of President George W. Bush are straining to raise the money and attention to fight what they see as Obama’s military entrenchment in Afghanistan.

When republican fight it an evil war.   When democrats wage war, Code Pink thinks it just peace.

Bring on the Fat Lady, from Sheryl Gay Stolberg,   New York Slimes [2]:

Despite stinging criticism of her summer vacation to Spain with daughter Sasha — aides warned her not to go, and the backlash was fiercer than they had imagined — Mrs. Obama is the most popular member of her husband’s administration. Having worked to build good will through nonideological causes like fighting obesity and assisting military families, aides say, she is ready to spend some of her political capital to advance President Obama’s agenda — and her own.

I make it rule never to take diet advise from a fat person.  Do you?

Ramble Back, Eric rambled [3]:

Obama’s efforts at solving the financial crisis are less than successful because you can’t use government to solve a problem created by government. The president would like us to forget this fact because to admit it would mean he would have to confess that government was the problem. That is something a big government Democrat will never do.

It is certainly true that the Obama administration has done nothing to put an end to the Obama recession.  My question, is the Obama administration even interested in fixing the broken economy?    This item via Mark Hemingway, Washington Examiner [4], suggests not:

The White House said Aug. 9 that a successor to Christina Romer, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, would be named “by September 3rd, when Dr.  Romer leaves her post.” That’s today, and no announcement is planned before the holiday. The West Wing has been flummoxed over a replacement. The Chicago crowd likes campaign stalwart Austan Goolsbee, now working under Romer, and no obvious alternative to him emerged. Goolsbee’s good on TV, and they need a communicator. But some aides argue for keeping a woman on the econ.  team

Obama economy is dead in the water and his administration is concerned about the sex, and not the competency, of his economic advisers.

Stacy McCain kent spell, however he sure can write, from Other McCain [5]:

Some things are predictable — i.e., that the Palin-haters would decide it was a good time to recycle the old SPLC/LGF attacks on me in order to exploit my interview with Todd Palin for a guilt-by-association smear. When Rachel Maddow tried the same trick last fall — based on my friend Lynn Vincent’s collaboration with Sarah Palin on Going Rogue — I made a few points in my response.

That is all.