May 25, 2016—Jacob Hornberger, president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, has a great idea to spare us all the dreadful political theatre that is about to be unleashed over the next several months.
Well, I’ve come up with a solution to the Clinton-Trump battle that looms on the horizon. I think they should cut a deal, just like they cut deals like they do in Washington all the time.
Trump becomes president, and Clinton is vice president. And then two years later, Clinton’s the president, and Trump’s the vice president. They switch places. Now, why would they do this? Well, because there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between their respective beliefs.
They both believe in the welfare state, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, public schooling, education grants, farm subsidies, foreign aid to dictators. They both believe in the drug war, right? They want to keep putting people in jail for ingesting harmful substances. They both believe in immigration controls, trade restrictions, they both want to manage the economy, they think that’s the role for the president.
They both believe in the national security establishment and its US death machine in the Middle East. They’re thirsting to kill more people in the Middle East, so there’s really no difference between the two of them, so why do don’t they just spare us a bunch of anxiety and consternation of watching the battle when there’s not any difference between them at all.
And really, that’s been the case between Democrats and Republicans for decades. It’s really been one party, essentially a monopoly party divided into two wings the Democrats and the Republicans. And the battle has always been over which party is going to win the presidency in order to distribute the welfare-state largess and the warfare state largess, given that there’s not any difference between these two candidates, why don’t they save a lot of time, trouble, and money? Cut a deal like they always do in Washington, and switch places, play musical chairs with the presidency.