At a time of unprecedented US economic turmoil a fanatical new leader emerges of a secret neo-confederate brotherhood. The President, mired in desperate decision making and worried that his first lady is having an affair, embarks on a mission of radical measures to redress the budget. His proposal is viewed as extreme and contemptible providing the spark the brotherhood's new leader has been waiting for. With riots across a number of cities in the southern states, a plan is hatched with the potential backing of a foreign power to declare secession from the Union. Enter the Vice President whose office was once described as 'not worth a bucket of warm spit' is somewhat detached having his own agenda and ambitions finds himself in the middle of all this and chief focus of attention.