Talk about liberal intolerance gone wild! They are so all-fired committed to their extremist positions that they’ll turn on their own for suggesting a softening of the dialogue in an effort to rebuild the Democrat party. Here’s a prime example…
Thomas Groome is a theology professor at Boston College and he wrote an op-ed piece for The New York Times titled ‘To Win Again, Democrats Must Stop Being the Abortion Party.’ Search for the name Thomas Groome on Twitter, and a barrage of tweets go on for days about his “trash opinion piece” and about how the ‘old white dude’ over-stepped and ‘shamed women,’ etc.
— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) March 27, 2017
aka if you read Thomas Groome’s trash opinion piece in the NYT this is the PERFECT response to show just how wrong he is https://t.co/9hQiGlrAUp
— TRY ME 💁🏼 (@joslinschultz) March 28, 2017
Patti Miller writes, “Writing in the New York Times, Thomas Groome, a professor of theology at Boston College,… https://t.co/EdOco9TlEs
— Bill Lindsey (@wdlindsy) March 29, 2017
What Thomas Groome Needs To Understand: Support For Reproductive Freedom Is A Clear Strength Of The … – Huffingt… https://t.co/dMlEqiDWV5
— TROFA (@TROFAorg) March 30, 2017
This article by Thomas Groome has fallen on deaf ears, by the looks of Comments and Twitter: https://t.co/2s9SjRQj5A
— Frank DiCola (@Yoshgunn) March 30, 2017
It seems that most people stopped at the title and read no further, because Mr. Groome didn’t proclaim conservative values or mock abortion proponents. Instead, he offered rationale against the extreme abortion positions that Hillary Clinton took in the election, and how a softening of the dialogue could help rebuild the Democrat party:
The New York Times – Polls indicate that the nation holds mixed views about abortion. About 80 percent of Americans don’t want to criminalize it again. At the same time, at least 60 percent of Americans — and most likely a higher percentage of Catholics — oppose abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Yet despite the clear complexity of those attitudes, political discourse largely ignores the possibility of a middle ground between making all abortions legal or prohibiting them entirely. Mrs. Clinton, like most Democratic politicians, fell into this either/or trap last year.
When asked about abortion in the third presidential debate, Mrs. Clinton focused on the importance of a woman’s right to choose, saying: “I strongly support Roe v. Wade.” But in making it appear as if she was viewing a wrenching moral decision only through a legal lens, she was losing many Catholic and evangelical voters. For them, her uncompromising defense of Roe was comparable to telling a group of Quakers, “I’m in favor of war,” without even mentioning preconditions.
Mr. Trump, in contrast, offered a graphic description of “ripping the baby out of the womb in the ninth month, on the final day,” as if this were standard procedure. (More than 90 percent of American abortions are in the first trimester.)
Amid Mr. Trump’s dysfunction as president, Democrats may have a chance to reclaim their Catholic base in the 2018 midterm elections. By tradition and by our church’s teaching on social justice, many Catholics could readily return to voting reliably Democratic. But for this to happen, their moral concerns regarding abortion must get a hearing within the party, rather than being summarily dismissed.
Leave it to a liberal to over-react, rant and rave without considering the well-constructed argument. Their unwillingness to consider such is the exact reason they lost mainstream America in the first place.