Video: Change Won’t Come Easy

Video: Change Won’t Come Easy

Katrina vanden Heuvel urges Democrats to mobilize their base and stop making damaging compromises with the Right.

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Nation Editor Katrina vanden Heuvel appears on GritTV
and makes the case that “Change won’t come easy.” A year into the Obama administration, once-enthusiastic progressives are feeling dispirited
and demoralized. Yet, the Obama administration continues to champion
caution and compromise. “Most surprising has been the reluctance to
engage the Right boldly in the war of ideas,” she says. Instead, change
must come from a mobilized Democratic base that doesn’t get blindsided
by “backroom deals.” “Can we summon up the will and the majorities
needed to meet the critical challenges we face?” she asks. “Or we will
sit it out, angered and
demoralized?”

Clarissa León

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