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It’s Time for the Democratic Party to Wake Up

Lauren Victoria Burke | 2/1/2017, 12:38 p.m.
Everyone appears to have figured out that a dangerous, stupid fascist with no knowledge of how the federal government works ...

On the evening on January 28, after a day of learning how airheaded and careless the Trump administration conducts itself, it was learned that Trump had installed his racist, anti-Semitic political advisor Steve Bannon as a member of the National Security Council. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, four-star Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford was removed from the NSC.

This happened a day after the Trump White House released a Holocaust Remembrance Day statement that omitted the words "Jewish" or "Jews" from it and avoided mention of one of the worst mass murders in history because of their faith. They then doubled down on January 28 saying that not mentioning Jewish people was intentional because "others were killed too."

On the day of Barack Obama's first inauguration on January 20, 2009, top Republicans met for dinner to discuss strategy against his agenda. That strategy was eight years of obstruction against Obama's agenda and it worked. Whether Democrats in the Senate and House like it or not, they are the first line of defense against the Trump Administration.

The careless refugee executive order was issued on Holocaust Remembrance Day. Trump will select a Supreme Court nominee this week. He will go after voting rights. Have Democrats seen enough yet? If so, need to stop crying over their election loss and start playing better defense.

Lauren Victoria Burke is a political analyst who speaks on politics and African American leadership. She is also a frequent contributor to the NNPA Newswire and BlackPressUSA.com. Connect with Lauren by email at LBurke007@gmail.com and on Twitter at @LVBurke.