More Talk Radio on 11/19/12
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Norman Solomon about his article "How to Build a Grassroots Power Base," in The Nation magazine and about whether Democrats in Congress will push back against White House pressure for a ‘grand bargain.’ After providing much of the grassroots energy that kept Mitt Romney from winning the presidency, Solomon contends, progressive activists must now concentrate on a new task -- restraining the president’s tendency to give ground to GOP leaders on Capitol Hill.
Norman Solomon is founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy and co-chair of the Healthcare Not Warfare campaign launched by Progressive Democrats of America. He co-founded RootsAction.org, which now has nearly 200,000 members nationwide. His books include “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.”