Quote of the day—William Strauss and Neil Howe

An impasse over the federal budget reaches a stalemate. The president and Congress both refuse to back down, triggering a near-total government shutdown. The president declares emergency powers. Congress rescinds his authority. Dollar and bond prices plummet. The president threatens to stop Social Security checks. Congress refuses to raise the debt ceiling. Default looms. Wall Street panics.

William Strauss and Neil Howe
The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy

Via email from Chet.

Extremely “interesting times” ahead—if the prophecy is correct.—Joe]


9 thoughts on “Quote of the day—William Strauss and Neil Howe

  1. Whatever happens, if it’s bad, it will be the result of Democrats and Republicans working together and in cooperation with other powers, both foreign and domestic.

    • So you subscribe to the malevolent deep state theory? What would they gain by bringing down the country?

      As I see it both sides have backed themselves into a ‘corner’ and it will be difficult, but not impossible, for either to compromise. If Trump gives in he will be toast, and likewise, if the left gives in they will face a severe backlash and their leadership replaced. The best outcome will need to be face-saving for both. We’ll see if that’s possible in the coming weeks and months. Otherwise, buckle up.

      And even if this crisis is resolved, expect more in the next few years. It does seem that we are in a fourth turning.

      • President Trump has already mentioned “Emergency Powers”, so something could happen soon.

  2. Don’t believe it’s possible for Congress to rescind the Presidents authority. Their ONLY remedy is impeachment…..a mighty high hurdle to deal with.
    And should the president declare a state of emergency he could then use
    agencies NOT owned by the “deep state” to round up and incarcerate a
    buttload of the traitors responsible for what’s going on. Thanks to Dubya The Shrub for signing the Patriot Act and Obozo the SCOAMF doing his puppet master Valerie Jarrett’s bidding Donald Trump now has almost UNOPPOSABLE POWERS if he chooses to use them. Powers that Congress can do NOTHING ABOUT…..because they CREATED this scenario assuming THEY would be in control of the White House.

    • Cool. Let the “disappearin’ ” of politicians begin! Let’s start with that adorable Washington AG, Bob Ferguson.

    • Dan, you’re right if you take the Constitution seriously. But remember that politicians do not. That applies to elected politicians (Congress) as well as appointed ones (judges).
      The exceptions are so rare they can be counted on the thumbs of my hands.

      • Pelosi and the Mob are talking about the Constitution now because they’re hoping the conservatives will hesitate for a moment so Nancy can cut their heads off before they know they’re bleeding, as her own daughter so eloquently said a few days ago.

  3. From the Washington Post:

    Stalemate! “After years of Trump’s dire warnings, a ‘crisis’ has hit the border but generates little urgency.”

    According to the article, the chance of reaching a consensus is growing more remote as Nancy Pelosi labels border security “immoral.”


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