[Vision2020] Hangin' is too good for him; just let him bleed slowly

Nicholas Gier ngier006 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 10 16:58:40 PDT 2019

>From the New Yorker, by Leo Vidal

 The *New Yorker *suggests that when dealing with Trump, Democrats take
their cue from the way the good guys often dealt with villains in old movie
westerns. They would often say “Hanging’s too good for him” when dealing
with an especially heinous bad guy, and that could apply to our current

*“In this case, impeachment is seen as too rarefied, too technical a
proceeding to end Trumpism. Trump should be defeated at the polls; ejecting
him in any other way provides too many opportunities for after-the-fact
stab-in-the-back recriminations, and will only further convince his base
that the ‘deep state’ conspired against him.”*

The *New Yorker* goes on to point out that Trump — and his family — are
facing multiple investigations that will continue to hurt him at the polls.
And, while going through the motions of impeachment might make some
Democrats feel good, it also might help the president by allowing him to
play the victim (which he is very good at).

Despite Support for Impeaching Trump, Democrats Will Be Better Off Waiting

Lately we have seen increasing support for impeachment in public opinion
those taken after Michael Cohen’s testimony before Congress.

Many Democrats in Congress don’t want to wait for the Mueller report
begin impeachment proceedings, saying that there is more than enough
evidence right now
<https://www.politicususa.com/2019/03/04/trump-impeachment-threshold.html> to
start the process.

Last week we reported:

*“Democrats in the House of Representatives are planning to roll out a
lengthy series of investigations into President Donald Trump’s finances and
his administration over the next few months as part of a long-term strategy
to remove Trump from office.”*

And there is no question that the many probes that Trump
his family, his associates, and his administration will face in coming
months will hurt the president politically.

As a matter of fact, Donald Trump may very well be indicted
charged with various crimes while he is still in office, and this could
actually lead him to resign.

It’s Better to Bleed Trump Slowly

So the *New Yorker* is probably correct. It is better politically for
Democrats to “bleed Trump slowly” through upcoming indictments and public
hearings. Ultimately it may be more emotionally satisfying as well.

Donald Trump is the kind of villain for whom a long, slow, painful death is
much deserved. In his case it is indeed true that “hanging’s too good for
Leo Vidal <https://www.politicususa.com/author/leo-vidal>

I am a lifelong Democrat with a passion for social justice and progressive
issues. I have degrees in writing, economics and law from the University of

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they
shall never sit in.

-Greek proverb

“Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed immaturity.
Immaturity is the inability to use one’s understanding without guidance
from another. This immaturity is self- imposed when its cause lies not in
lack of understanding, but in lack of resolve and courage to use it without
guidance from another. Sapere Aude! ‘Have courage to use your own
understand-ing!—that is the motto of enlightenment.

--Immanuel Kant
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