Saturday, September 10, 2005

Onward And Upward In 2006

Here is a great piece on what is going on in the current political climate you should really read the whole thing but here are some highlights:

While Democrats knock themselves out every election cycle trying to talk to Swing Voters about The Issues, Republicans have calmly focused their attention on winning The Image Campaign. ...The Issues might actually be important to many Swing Voters early on in a political campaign, but when both sides start to pick apart each other’s facts & interpretations, the typical Swing Voter quickly becomes confused. As the debate over The Issues drags on, Swing Voters realize that they don’t understand the details well enough to make an informed decision, so they end up relying on their impressions of the candidates. Republican strategists see this clearly. That is why they continuously try to create doubts in the minds of the Swing Voters about the character of the Democratic candidate. They know that it doesn’t really matter if they can’t find any real flaws in their Democratic opponents. Accusations, insinuations, & innuendo will work just fine......The negative character attacks also provide the Republicans with one more benefit. They know that the media will give priority coverage to their personal attacks and that it will distract attention away from any of the "substance" blather that Democrats always like to talk about..... Democrats need to constantly remind themselves that it's not the economy, stupid! It's the IMAGE CAMPAIGN!.............Be sure that you intently communicate your fear of the damage that these people can do to America.............We should never be reluctant to show our fear of Bush, but we need to make it clear in our tone that our fear is appropriate and that our anger is controlled & justified.

I think the key point here is that they are able to change the subject on the substance with personal attacks. I can't tell you how many times over the past years I have seen this done. Well, everytime. They have Limbaugh, Hannity et al to push it and their "followers" have been trained like good little soliders to follow along blindly. They now automatically use the tactic themselves, usually without even knowing they are doing it. I think you call that brainwashing.

Friday, September 09, 2005

All New Coffee Table

Comments you have for anything you wish.

Republicans First To Confiscate Your Gun

If there was a Democratic Government right now the gun people would be making this the big story and saying " I told ya so".

Local police officers began confiscating weapons from civilians in preparation for a forced evacuation of the last holdouts still living here, .......Mr. Compass, the police superintendent, said that after a week of near anarchy in the city, no civilians in New Orleans will be allowed to carry pistols, shotguns, or other firearms of any kind. "Only law enforcement are allowed to have weapons," he said.
That order apparently does not apply to the hundreds of security guards whom businesses and some wealthy individuals have hired to protect their property. The guards, who are civilians working for private security firms like Blackwater, are openly carrying M-16s and other assault rifles.

Oh, I see unless you are wealthy and enrich the corporations favored by the administration.

A Castle Built Of Sand

Pnac started a civil war and now Washington reels under the costs.

Key rebuilding projects in Iraq are grinding to a halt because American money is running out and security has diverted funds intended for electricity, water and sanitation, according to US officials. ............ We have scaled back our projects in many areas," James Jeffrey, a senior state department adviser on Iraq, told a congressional committee in Washington, in remarks quoted by the Los Angeles Times. "We do not have the money."........Amid the chaos and corruption of the post-Saddam administration, insurgents also began to target the infrastructure and anyone working for the US or the Iraqi government.
It is in this context that many of the estimated 20,000 foreign security contractors now in Iraq - some paid more than $1,000 a day - are employed. Mr Bowen said $5bn had been diverted to security.

Bumbling, lack of foresight, a diversion of funds from the REAL war on terror and money that may have gone to benefit Americans instead of Iraqis who will likely team with those perceived to be our enemies. Those that feel that Bush is continually being bashed miss the point that he is often personally responsible and fails to take any accountability. Instead just pushing forward with a failed policy. This is not what many Americans want in their leaders.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

One Plan That Always Works, Blame Someone Else

As David Sirota says:

the Bush administration had no plan to deal with a massive natural disaster that we knew was coming, has no plan to bring troops home from Iraq, has no plan to deal with skyrocketing energy prices, has no plan to address staggering budget deficits...but the White House is now letting the public know that it has a plan to politically insulate the president from any accountability whatsoever.

Under the command of President Bush's two senior political advisers, the White House rolled out a plan this weekend to contain the political damage from the administration's response to Hurricane Katrina.
It orchestrated visits by cabinet members to the region, leading up to an extraordinary return visit by Mr. Bush planned for Monday, directed administration officials not to respond to attacks from Democrats on the relief efforts, and sought to move the blame for the slow response to Louisiana state officials, according to Republicans familiar with the White House plan.
The effort is being directed by Mr. Bush's chief political adviser, Karl Rove, and his communications director, Dan Bartlett. It began late last week after Congressional Republicans called White House officials to register alarm about what they saw as a feeble response by Mr. Bush to the hurricane, according to Republican Congressional aides.........

In a reflection of what has long been a hallmark of Mr. Rove's tough political style, the administration is also working to shift the blame away from the White House and toward officials of New Orleans and Louisiana who, as it happens, are Democrats.
"The way that emergency operations act under the law is the responsibility and the power, the authority, to order an evacuation rests with state and local officials," Mr. Chertoff said in his television interview. "The federal government comes in and supports those officials."
That line of argument was echoed throughout the day, in harsher language, by Republicans reflecting the White House line.

You know, the party of personal responsibility.

Join The Democrats Response

In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, you mobilized to make sure that the Red Cross had the financial resources it needed to respond swiftly. The response was literally overwhelming -- so many donations poured in that their web site struggled to process them.

Since then Americans have seen another kind of disaster unfold. The irresponsible lack of attention by our federal government has led directly to the devastation of communities and the loss of American lives.
The federal response over these crucial first days has been totally unacceptable. There will be a time for a full accounting of the preventable part of this disaster, and those responsible will be held accountable. It will be soon.

But there are lives to save right now and our focus must be steady. People need help right now. And you can be a direct participant in the relief efforts by providing housing for a victim of the disaster.
The vast number of evacuees has triggered a cascading crisis -- the first group of evacuation centers in the Gulf States has been overwhelmed, and the surrounding states have seen their capacity exceeded as well.
Hundreds of thousands of survivors are being transported in small groups to cities and towns across the country. A coalition of groups has put together a web site to collect offers of housing and provide a place for victims to search for help. You can offer shelter -- whether for a few days or a few weeks -- by signing up here:

To support your volunteer housing operation the following steps have been taken:
We are briefing Democratic elected officials on the program and asking that they treat this as the front-line network of volunteers who are ready and waiting to provide shelter in their jurisdiction.
We have asked outside organizations to direct their members to to volunteer; those organizations with representatives on the ground have been asked to help victims connect with the housing bank.

We have directed the staff at Democratic Headquarters in Washington to use local volunteers signed up on as they work with DC emergency response officials to assist hundreds of survivors being transported to the DC Armory, which is located nearby.

In addition to mobilizing our infrastructure to support the housing drive, we have also taken the following steps in the last week:
All DNC fundraising events have been cancelled until further notice and donations are being directed to relief organizations.
The DNC Fall Meeting that had been scheduled to take place this week has been postponed.
All staff have been given leave to participate in relief operations (many are completing Red Cross training this week and will deploy shortly).
The Democratic leadership in Congress has proposed a comprehensive policy package to ensure that victims receive health care, financial assistance and educational and employment opportunities during the crisis (go to for more).

But more than anything our organization has done, the thousands of acts of compassion by ordinary citizens and a renewed sense of common purpose will be the legacy of this effort.
Our American community will emerge stronger from this crisis.
Thank you for doing what you can.

Governor Howard Dean, M.D.

P.S. -- A number of organizations on the ground still need financial support. You can learn about them here:

Paid for and authorized by the Democratic National Committee, This communication is not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

From Santa Fe To DC

Contributed by our friend Lonna:

My truck and I gave a speech yesterday In Santa Fe at the voting rights event on the grounds of the state capitol. The gist of it is below the initial comments here.

It was a lot longer, initially, but the time element was cut, because of new time alloted to planning aid for Katrina. I wish I could have given more of my original speech. But, oh well.

John Ford and Betty followed me to Santa Fe, to be there in case I had problems with my truck, God bless them!! Traveling 400 miles in one day IS a big deal now, not to mention it is no longer a $20 trip.

JOE has our gray, 1994 Toyota "Sunday go to meeting" truck in Minnesota. The truck I have now is our 1988 NIssan "Saturday, go to the dump" truck. John and Betty had gone to Camp Casey after I did. John is a Korean War veteran and one of the sharpest people I know.

I was hoping George Soros would be there to offer to donate me a new protest truck, but no such luck. I think I will name it "My Republican Truck," because most of what is on it was said by good Republicans.

An Abq. journalist asked me some questions later, I led her around my truck. She asked me why I went to Camp Casey. I told her I had known about Cindy for a long time. Last spring I e-mailed her to ask if I could put her daughter's poem on my truck, and I showed it to her on my truck. I have a picture of Cindy standing by the hood of my truck about where her daughter's poem is located.

She asked me WHY I was against this president. And, unfortunately I treated her as I would a "regular" person who asked me such a question. I was so dumbstruck by anyone asking WHY I would be against this president, I looked at her like she was feeble-minded rather than giving her the concise answer I WRITE about this administration which is "They lied us into a war from which their friends and family are profitting financially. Every aspect of life for regular people has gotten worse under them." The poverty rate has increased every year, and the rich have gotten richer every year. They have done nothing well. NOONE, no matter how incompetent (Rumsfeld) has gotten fired. ETC. ETC. I do not know how ANYONE can continue to make excuses for this administration.

EVERYONE needs to click on this link provided by Dedanna under the article concerning the rich on Ron's blog.

Anyway, this was the speech.

"When my friends learned I was going to be making a speech here today, they panicked. They said “Lonna, pick two or three points and stick with them. You will overwhelm people with information, and they will stop listening.” I am going to do them one better. I am going to make ONE point. And it is this: Those of us here today have the misfortune of living under the most arrogant, dishonest, deceitful, secretive, unchristian,(in my opinion) immoral, and perhaps worst of all, staggeringly incompetent administration in my lifetime. They are incompetents who appoint incompetents to positions that matter. Positions like head of Fema. And we all pay the price for their incompetence one way or the other.In Iraq and in New Orleans and elsewhere incompetents were in charge. And people died.Anything else I say after that is just window dressing. One point I need to get out of the way immediately is that the United States can “win” any war it is ever involved in. We can totally destroy any country and kill virtually all its people, and we can do that quite easily. But, WHY would that be our goal against a country which did not attack us?One can hope that IF and WHEN we do the smart thing and get out of Iraq – a country we had no moral or legal right to invade in the first place -- we won’t stay there and kill thousands or tens of thousands more people as we did in Vietnam in an effort to “save face.” Because we don’t want to “lose” a war. To quote Hal Crowther in “With Trembling Fingers,” a piece he wrote a year and a half ago, “The irreducible truth is that the invasion of Iraq was the worst blunder, the most staggering miscarriage of judgment, the most fateful, egregious, deceitful abuse of power in the history of American foreign policy. If you don't believe it yet, just keep watching. How right he was!!I hope in view of what has happened in New Orleans, if the media looked at any of my truck they looked at the driver’s side door. On it I have the cbo chart from 1992 to 2003. I also ask a question on it which is very relevant today: Question? Do you believe members of congress voted for the tax cuts because (1) they believe taking in less revenue will help pay the country’s bills or (2) because most of them, like the president are RICH, and they like the president can’t wait to get their hands on an extra $50 to 100 thousand dollars a year or so, and to heck with the needs of the country? Under Eisenhower, the richest among us were taxed at 90% and corporations at 52%, and against Republican pressure, Ike refused to support lowering those rates. But now, the rich appear to believe they should not be taxed at all, and there are so many loopholes in tax laws for corporations, many of them pay no taxes either.The richest 5% of the people in this country -- the people who have too much money already -- get $110 billion dollars a year from Bush’s tax cuts. If this administration and the congress had not been so concerned with lining their own pockets, perhaps needed money to make New Orleans safe would have been allocated and the tragedy in New Orleans would not have happened. Tuesday I am going to call the white house and my congress people and tell them I do not want to hear one more word about getting rid of the estate tax!! And to pay for the mess in New Orleans, they had better roll back the tax cuts they already got!! But tax cuts are our greedy presidents only real concern.The tax cut boosters are going to say that the tax cuts boosted the economy. Horse puckey. War boosts the economy. It provides jobs in the mic segment paid for by taxpayer money, and in the case of this war, it provides temporary jobs as replacement workers for the guardsmen and reserves who are deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. So don’t buy that particular line of reasoning. I wish Ike were still alive!! I think he would raise hell about all of this!! But that is not all he would raise hell about.

Ike said “A preventive [read that “preemptive”] war is an impossibility. I don’t believe there is such a thing, and frankly, I wouldn’t listen seriously to anyone who came and talked to me about such a thing!”

Ike said, "Every gun that is made, every warship launced, every rocket fired is a theft from those who hunger and are not fed.

Ike said "IN the councils of government we must guard against the access of the military industrial complex."Besides Halliburton and the Carlyle Group, Condi Rices'former comany, Chevron is far and away winning the oil company war profiteer prize. Its profits are up 294%. BP is next at about 155%. Then comes Exxon.I am letting my congress people know that my vote in 2006 and 2008 will depend almost entirely on how stongly the person did or did not support this worst of all presidents. I will vote for republican, democrat, or independent, black, white, green, striped. I don't care.If this administration is not held responsible for such egregious derelection of duty on all fronts., what president can be held responsible for any crime, ever again??"

Monday, September 05, 2005

Corporations Get Even More "in"

Goodness gracious looky here! Link

We offer one-stop service to clients pursuing projects in Iraq, from solicitation and RFP counseling to working with key government and multilateral agencies, and from initially penetrating the Iraqi marketplace to final project implementation. Our attorneys are recognized as leaders in their fields, and at the cutting-edge in a variety of disciplines relevant to Iraq reconstruction. A number have served in senior government positions in key agencies–including the Departments of Transportation, Navy, Justice and Commerce, as well as the Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Bank."

And now the Supreme Court.

Coffee Table

All types and sundry comments welcome here.

Lets Not Ignore The Rich

No matter what catastrophe strikes. No matter how far in debt we have to go the rich must have theirs.

Republican leaders intended to return to work with a dream agenda for small-government conservatives: permanent repeal of the estate tax, an extension of deep cuts to capital gains and dividend taxes, the first entitlement spending cuts in nearly a decade, and the advent of private investment accounts for Social Security.

The rich love trickle down cuz whether it works or not they get theirs. When is the situation of the other 95% of Americans going to be addressed...It's pitchforks and torches time folks.

Reading Room

Here's some other news..besides Katrina and the Supreme Court. ..Just trying to help you keep up.

Looks like Saddam will go on trial Oct. 19th.
Man you think things are hoppin now. The Iraqi constitution vote is Oct. 15th and Patrick Fitzgerald is suppose to be done with his White House investigation sometime in October. Take your dramamine!

Looks like Britain has their own dividers.

Californians divide along the lines of gay marriage.

I'd bet my kingdom this won't work. There is only one thing that has worked for many on a long term basis and it wasn't a pill or a shot. A pill or a shot does nothing to address the real problem.

The Iraqi civil war continues unabated.

Gas prices fall on the open market. Not at your house. A million excuses, no relief, no national agenda for alternative energy.

Typhoon in China...Smart enough to use boats.

Who's Ranting About The Race Issue

I hate to get off topic here because that is exactly what they want us to do but it seems to be such a "talking point" that I thought I would provide a place for all your "black" or "race" comments so you can get the friggin issue out of your system. It is harped by the right on this blog that "liberals" are trying to make this a race issue. It's not true. A class issue but not a race issue. Want proof. I'll save you the time. Here is the google search for "blacks hurricane katrina". Yes there is a story or two in this vein. Mostly from black groups and organizations, suprize, suprize. Quite amazingly you will find far more stories like this. Bigots on the right:

According to Matt Drudge, at one grocery store Blacks smashed open ATMs, sacked the pharmacy, and ran off with merchandise while leaving the premises in shambles. Another report details the plundering of a pharmacy, with a Black screaming "86! 86!" (local Ebonics for "police") when over-extended cops arrived. Another shouted "that's EVERYBODY'S store" as he fled with stolen clothes. One person compared the situation to other Third World sites: "It's downtown Baghdad. It's insane...I thought this was a sophisticated city. I guess not." A graphic video showing Blacks sacking a supermarket has shocked the nation.Meanwhile, the hordes of Black refugees sheltered in the city's football stadium have reportedly reduced the inside of the Superdome to a wreck. 500 National Guardsmen under the command of a General had been forced to pat down at least 10,000 Blacks for weapons and drugs as they entered. According to an unconfirmed report received by National Vanguard, "Black street gangs inside the New Orleans Superdome are making life miserable for others and National Guard units are being [forced] inside the Superdome to keep Blacks from preying on other Blacks." Sadly, reports also indicate that some inside the Superdome may be White tourists stranded by the storm. New Orleans City Council President Oliver Thomas said, “People are leaving the Superdome to go to Canal Street to loot. Some people broke into drug stores and stole the drugs off the shelves. It is looting times five. I'm telling you, it's like Sodom and Gomorrah.”

Note the date on this story. 8/30. No National Guardsman were even there yet!!! At least they didn't stay! Note people stealing drugs. Maybe drugs they needed to keep grandma alive!!??? Note what you saw with your own eyes. People sitting out there, thousands, calmly, peacefully, begging for food and water. Lying sacks of s**t. Lets all just shut up about the race issue and try to bring America together instead of divide it. Or maybe you would rather sit by and watch it crumble.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

My America

I was just watching the ABQ news. They have taken in people from New Orleans. Up to 6 thousand eventually. The first arrived today. Many people gave up their holiday to set up the convention center as a temporary shelter. People immediately began bringing supplies of food, clothing and other items. So many that a line formed half way around the block. They are asking people to not take things to the convention center now but give it to agencies who are set up to distribute it. They also have been deluged with hundreds of calls from people willing to open their home to these people on a temporary basis. Let me repeat. All this response was IMMEDIATE. Now that's the America I'm talkin bout!!!!

The "Liberal" Media Back To It's Old Ways

I have been watching the coverage today on all the cable "liberal" media. We seem to now be getting the mantra that we will have plenty of time to place blame later and now our focus should be on saving those who need to be saved.
Certainly a focus needs to be put on that and it is. Finally, by the government and agencies and by relief groups and by individual Americans. This is a very positive and NOBLE development.

But wait, I thought America was a country that could focus on more than one thing at once. The right told us so and now they seem to think something different. I don't care what kind of pressure I get to SHUT UP, I will not. America is crumbling at the hand of incompetent fools. I will go down FIGHTING!
It's becoming more clear everyday who REALLY loves America, which in the long and short run is the people in it. Who believes in the American spirit and the people who think this is the best we can do. They are pathetic and I have no time for debate anymore. If you want to rekindle what America was and is under the surface I am with you. If not you are my most serious enemy at this point. Call it a civil war, call it what you want, my anger has been building for sometime now with all this incompetence and this is the last straw. NO SURRENDER! As I said earlier it is pitchforks and torches time!
Yes the focus should be on the rescue, then it will be on sheltering them, then it will be finding them semi permanant homes, then it will be on rebuilding the city, then it will be on blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Meanwhile America continues to crumble.
It's wonderful to see the heroic Americans and volunteers who show the REAL AMERICA sitting just below the surface. Let's turn that into the face of America for its citizens and the world to see and not what is bubbling below the surface of our bullying ,sick leadership.

PS-While writing this I heard Newt Gingrich, of all people, say a full piece about how America is better than this and we need to get up and show the real American spirit. I agree with about everything he just said. I'm with Newt on this and don't care which party they come from, if you want to fix America I am with you. Go get'em Newt!

Update: Just spreading the word

Are You Willing To Take A Stand And Fix This?

This editorial includes much of the requested Dumbya information and some more: Link

First question: Why have aid and security taken so long to arrive? Katrina hit five days ago - and it was already clear by last Friday that Katrina could do immense damage along the Gulf Coast. Yet the response you'd expect from an advanced country never happened. Thousands of Americans are dead or dying, not because they refused to evacuate, but because they were too poor or too sick to get out without help - and help wasn't provided.........Even military resources in the right place weren't ordered into action. "On Wednesday," said an editorial in The Sun Herald in Biloxi, Miss., "reporters listening to horrific stories of death and survival at the Biloxi Junior High School shelter looked north across Irish Hill Road and saw Air Force personnel playing basketball and performing calisthenics. Playing basketball and performing calisthenics!"
Maybe administration officials believed that the local National Guard could keep order and deliver relief. But many members of the National Guard and much of its equipment - including high-water vehicles - are in Iraq. "The National Guard needs that equipment back home to support the homeland security mission," a Louisiana Guard officer told reporters several weeks ago.

As conservative David Brooks said in his column; "We're not really at a tipping point as much as a bursting point. People are mad as hell, unwilling to take it anymore. "

When the right wingnuts finally discover that their "movement" is now about as flooded and contaminated as New Orleans is watch them do an about face and go back to true Republican principals, trying to say-this is what we believed in/wanted all along. That would be the death nell for the Libertarians. It would also be a welcome change. Barry Goldwater looks positively delightful compared to the massive failures running the country right now.

He Takes Off His Own Mask

Thanks to Lonna for the link:

After dispatching Katrina with a few sentences of sanctimonious boilerplate ("our hearts and prayers are with our fellow citizens"), he turned to his more important task. The war in Iraq is World War II. George W. Bush is F.D.R. And anyone who refuses to stay his course is soft on terrorism and guilty of a pre-9/11 "mind-set of isolation and retreat." Yet even as Mr. Bush promised "victory" (a word used nine times in this speech on Tuesday), he was standing at the totemic scene of his failure. It was along this same San Diego coastline that he declared "Mission Accomplished" in Iraq on the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln more than two years ago. For this return engagement, The Washington Post reported, the president's stage managers made sure he was positioned so that another hulking aircraft carrier nearby would stay off-camera, lest anyone be reminded of that premature end of "major combat operations."

This administration would like us to forget a lot, starting with the simple fact that next Sunday is the fourth anniversary of the day we were attacked by Al Qaeda, not Iraq. Even before Katrina took command of the news, Sept. 11, 2005, was destined to be a half-forgotten occasion, distorted and sullied by a grotesquely inappropriate Pentagon-sponsored country music jamboree on the Mall. But hard as it is to reflect upon so much sorrow at once, we cannot allow ourselves to forget the real history surrounding 9/11; it is the Rosetta stone for what is happening now. If we are to pull ourselves out of the disasters of Katrina and Iraq alike, we must live in the real world, not the fantasyland of the administration's faith-based propaganda. Everything connects.

Though history is supposed to occur first as tragedy, then as farce, even at this early stage we can see that tragedy is being repeated once more as tragedy. From the president's administration's inattention to threats before 9/11 to his disappearing act on the day itself to the reckless blundering in the ill-planned war of choice that was 9/11's bastard offspring, Katrina is déjà vu with a vengeance.

The president's declaration that "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees" has instantly achieved the notoriety of Condoleezza Rice's "I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center." The administration's complete obliviousness to the possibilities for energy failures, food and water deprivation, and civil disorder in a major city under siege needs only the Donald Rumsfeld punch line of "Stuff happens" for a coup de grâce. How about shared sacrifice, so that this time we might get the job done right? After Mr. Bush's visit on "Good Morning America" on Thursday, Diane Sawyer reported on a postinterview conversation in which he said, "There won't have to be tax increases."

But on a second go-round, even the right isn't so easily fooled by this drill (with the reliable exception of Peggy Noonan, who found much reassurance in Mr. Bush's initial autopilot statement about the hurricane, with its laundry list of tarps and blankets). This time the fecklessness and deceit were all too familiar. They couldn't be obliterated by a bullhorn or by the inspiring initial post-9/11 national unity that bolstered the president until he betrayed it. This time the heartlessness beneath the surface of his actions was more pronounced.

You could almost see Mr. Bush's political base starting to crumble at its very epicenter, Fox News, by Thursday night. Even there it was impossible to ignore that the administration was no more successful at securing New Orleans than it had been at pacifying Falluja.

A visibly exasperated Shepard Smith, covering the story on the ground in Louisiana, went further still, tossing hand grenades of harsh reality into Bill O'Reilly's usually spin-shellacked "No Spin Zone." Among other hard facts, Mr. Smith noted "that the haves of this city, the movers and shakers of this city, evacuated the city either immediately before or immediately after the storm." What he didn't have to say, since it was visible to the entire world, was that it was the poor who were left behind to drown.

Those on the loyal opposition are welcome to join us in a movement for the America that we know and love and is still out there among the population of "regular" folks. For those who want the status quo, get ready for a fight. We are taking our country back and if you get in the way....well, let's put it this way, I see YOU as the traitor.