Why I Quit the [U.S.] Democratic Party Yesterday

Eric Zuesse 
RINF Alternative News

I draw the line at racist fascism, otherwise known as ‘nazism’ (lower-case ‘n,’ just as lower-case ‘f’ ‘fascism’ refers to any fascist party of any country, rather than to the Italian original, ‘Fascist Party’). (The German original nazi party was, of course the capital-‘N’ ‘Nazi Party,’ the nazi party of Germany.) I left the Democratic Party yesterday, because I cannot support the first American President who ever installed anywhere in the world a nazi regime — it has never happened before, not even under a Republican President; and, until Obama, I had always assumed that if it ever would  happen, it could come only under a Republican President, never under any Democratic one. But I was wrong — mortifyingly wrong — because Barack Obama did this in Ukraine (see here and here for the evidence); he is the first-ever U.S. President to install a nazi regime anywhere, and so I wrote to my Representative seeking Obama’s impeachment by the Democrats in Congress; and, yesterday, that person, a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives, told me that, notwithstanding Barack Obama’s having unquestionably done this, this Democratic Representative will not introduce on the floor of the U.S. House (which is the only place where a bill of impeachment can  be introduced) a bill of impeachment against this — what is the appropriate term for such a person, if not a — nazi  U.S. President. (That’s nazi as an ideology, racist fascist, not as a party designation, which is merely a party’s name.) Simply because Obama calls himself a ‘Democrat,’ that Representative in the House will not introduce a bill to impeach him. There was no argument on the facts; the facts weren’t at issue here at all; it’s just that Obama calls himself  a ‘Democrat.’ That’s all.

I had sent this person two days ago an email with all of the documentation, and here it is; so, when he said no to my request, he had all of this documentation; what he saw is what you will now be seeing:

Dear Congressman — :

Please see this and click on its sources, most of which are videos, and all of which I (a national award-winning investigative journalist) have checked out and found to contain nothing that is at all bogus or even just dubious.

My political hero is Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who opposed fascists both within the United States and abroad, and who especially opposed racist  fascists, otherwise known as nazis (after the original, German, anti-Semitic, version of them). (Mussolini’s fascism, which he called ‘corporationism’ wasn’t of the specifically nazi, or ‘racist,’ type, so he was just a ‘fascist’ in his ideology, not a ‘nazi.’)

I am the vice chairperson of my local town’s Democrats, and I was a delegate to the 2004 Democratic State Convention. I shall, of course, attend the town’s Democratic Caucus on Saturday. [I’ll now be going there in order to resign.]

I voted for Barack Obama three times, once in a primary, and the other two in the general Presidential elections.

Nobody could call me biased against him, but he is the first-ever U.S. President to install a nazi government in any country, and he supports them in their vile ethnic-cleansing campaign to get rid of the ethnic Russians in the southeastern regions of Ukraine; and, so, he has crossed over a line into the ‘racist’ (actually ethnic-hating) far-right, nazism, that is so abhorrent to me so that I cannot remain a Democrat if no Democrat in the U.S. House introduces an impeachment resolution against Obama, a resolution that gives Democratic (not Republican) reasons for him to be removed from office.

Therefore please consider my analysis of the polls, in my article “Why the Democratic Party Will Die Unless a House Democrat Introduces a Resolution to Impeach President Obama.” That presents the data on the basis of which I believe that as a purely strategic move by the Democratic Party, it is urgent that at least one Democrat in the House will introduce an impeachment resolution to remove Barack Obama, and so to remove from the Democratic Party’s crucial brand this vile fascist and even nazi stain upon it.

Do you want to spend 2015 and 2016 in a Congress of which both houses are controlled by Republicans, who are writing, and Obama is signing into law, bills such as S. 2277, which has 26 sponsors, all of whom are Republican Senators (no Democrats favor this bill), and which will give Obama carte-blanche to ramp up his military support to the nazi Ukrainian government, while it’s slaughtering and expelling millions of the residents in Ukraine’s southeast? Is this what America stands for? Is this what the Democratic Party (and not only the Republican Party) now represents?

What else than a Democratic-Party renunciation of Obama as his being ‘not one of us’ but just a fake  ‘Democrat,’ could even possibly salvage the U.S. Senate for the Democrats and thus block Obama from having the two Republican-controlled houses of Congress, and no re-election of his own to face, that’s probably been his actual dream all along — a united far-right takeover of this country?

Below are articles that provide additional progressive grounds for impeaching Barack Obama.

Please consider this, or else tell me that you will not; because, if you will not, then I shall promptly quit the Democratic Party. I hope to hear from you soon. I don’t want to drag this misery on, especially as I see coming down the pike a far-right Barack Obama in league with an even farther-right Republican Party, destroying American democracy beyond repair.

I hope to know your decision as soon as possible. And if I am to withdraw from the Democratic Party, I want to get it over with, not be plagued any longer about this painful matter.

A timely response to this email will thus be most gratefully appreciated.


Eric Zuesse

His handwritten reply to me, which I received yesterday, was brief, even curt, simply a hand-scrawled:

Dear Eric,

I appreciate your passion and conviction. But I’m just not where you [are] on impeachment.


He knows that I’ll never again communicate with, much less support, him again. I cannot communicate with anyone who blocks from impeachment the first-ever nazi U.S. President. If a person clicks on the links in my articles, there are plenty of other grounds why this President needs to be impeached, such as his protection of the banksters whose MBS frauds had destroyed the economy in 2008, Obama’s basically covering up the massive white-collar-crimes-binge that occurred during George W. Bush’s Presidency, and also his refusal to allow Bush’s many other crimes (torture, invasion of Iraq, etc.) to be investigated and charged, making Obama an accessory after-the-fact. Obama has kept his predecessor above the law; and now he too will presumably be above the law, protected by both the Democrats and the Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives. And my Democratic U.S. Representative thinks that that’s just fine. He had a chance to salvage the entire Democratic Party, and American democracy, and he blew it (unless some other House Democrat draws op the bill of impeachment and brings it to the House floor).

Here were the articles that closed the email yesterday to my Representative; so, he saw these, too:









Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.