Sarah Palin is telling Republicans that it is time to take the country back.
For eight long and torturous years, the Republicans controlled the government. Even when they had a majority, the Democrats caved on every significant measure out of fear of being seen as soft on defense or being identified as a (Gasp!) LIBERAL. In the roughly two years of saner government, nothing of note that the crazies enacted during their reign of error, has been undone. There has been no effort to hold accountable those who obviously lied or those who at the least, were criminally delinquent in doing the jobs that they campaigned for, that they were hired to do.
So, I ask the title questions. I also suggest and request that every honest American do the same. If confronted with a statement or claim of taking the country back, ask them if they mean back from the Bush Republicans whose policies still dominate our economic crises. Ask them if they mean back from the Cheney Cronies whose war profiteering has cost us and Iraq so much in blood, culture, and civilization. Ask if they mean back from the Energy Emirates who destroyed the California economy and the life savings of so many in the rest of the nation, not to mention delaying progress in developing cleaner and better sources of energy. Ask them if they mean to take back the nation from the Hedonistic Horde whose apathetic approach to anything other than acquiring more cheap shit from China and watching mindless television is what allowed the Republicans to do what they did. Ask them if they mean to take back the nation from themselves.
If we do not learn to have the difficult and uncomfortable conversations, then our version of democracy will be perverted again and again and again. We must ask them and ourselves these questions. Or get used to being Third World.