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I’m Back in The (OODA) Saddle Again

Posted in democratic party, economics, gop, mccain, obama, politics, uncategorized by Eugene Podrazik on September 26, 2008

The concept of the OODA loop–observe, orient, decide, act–in the context of McCain’s performance after naming Palin as his running mate was first brought up by Michael Barone. It’s a fighter pilot concept of anticipating and thinking ahead of your opponent in an aerial dogfight. And, Obama just discovered he’d got no clue as to how to out think the old fighter pilot.

First, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are political creatures that have become Democrat favor machines. They generate campaign cash for Democratic candidates and favors to favored constituencies by creating a mechanism to have the private sector provide housing at below market costs.

Second, the Democrats, ever living for the glory days of the New Deal, were planning to use this financial meltdown to recreate 1929. Markets crash, depression sets in, massive Democrat victory at polls (presidential and congressional) and on to New Deal II.

In fact, the bailout deal everyone was expecting was to be rubber stamped was just a down payment on the first act of the New Deal II with pork aplenty and scheme to massively redistribute wealth by allowing judges to rewrite the terms of a failing mortgage. The Democrats were using this bailout to protect their favor machine while having the GOP shoulder the blame. (Here’s Ed Morrissey on the Democratic ACORN bailout.)

Enter McCain. He’s completely hijacked the process and is literally holding the Democratic party, and Obama in particular, hostage. All unable to leave Washington until a deal is completed. Obama a prisoner to the process until he votes yea or nay on said deal–in the glare of the publicity that McCain created Obama can no longer vote “present.”

And, there must be a deal. Anything short is going to give McCain and the GOP the bludgeon to hammer the Democrats all the way to November. With McCain in Washington, doing the peoples business, every campaign must stop. Remember, McCain, Obama and Biden are being paid to be full-time senators, not presidential candidates. Oh, Palin isn’t a senator; she can still campaign (tee hee).

But, McCain is going even further. He’s bringing all of his maverick and anti-pork bona fides to the table. There will be a deal. It will be a clean deal to address the problem at hand. It will be his deal. Anything short will again be a club McCain’s hand to beat the Democrats over the head over waste, fraud and pork barrel spending. 

McCain is so playing with Obama’s mind. He’s so inside of Obama’s OODA loop. Here’s Obama, down in Florida, diligently cramming for the debate tonight like a college student two days before the final after having spent the entire semester partying. Here’s Obama practicing his preening to “look” presidental. Here’s Obama thinking that this financial disaster going to put him on the final glide path to a smooth landing in the Oval Office.

Then, smugly flying his fighter to victory, he checks his “six” and finds the old fighter pilot locked on for a kill. All of his best laid plans upended, he’s dragged to Washington and forced to be a bystander as McCain takes the lead and solves the problem. Before someone again makes a crack about “military intelligence” being an oxymoron, they’d better look at the candidate that lived and breathed OODA as a matter of survival.

I predict a final vote in the Senate at about 3 pm EST. Then, McCain’s going to walk up to Obama, pat him on the back, say “good work–and see you in Oxford in a couple of hours.”


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  1. Jamie Holts said, on September 26, 2008 at 11:57 am

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  2. Jamie Holts said, on September 26, 2008 at 11:58 am

    A friend of mine just emailed me one of your articles from a while back. I read that one a few more. Really enjoy your blog. Thanks

  3. Why is ACORN in The Bailout? | Right Voices said, on September 27, 2008 at 12:09 am

    […] I’m Back in The (OODA) Saddle Again « Elkhorn Creek Lodge […]

  4. Mary Weber said, on September 28, 2008 at 12:40 am

    Great reading. What can you tell us about ACORN and Obama’s association with it?

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