Can't we all just get along
Earlier this week, Eric Alterman chided the left for demanding ideological purity of Democratic presidential candidates, in particular noting the outcry over Hillary Clinton's recent remarks to the centrist Democratic Leadership Council. He zeroes in on abortion, and here's the money quote:
Abortion is probably necessary in a society that (purposely) does such a bad job of educating its youth about sex and does not give a s**t about poor kids once they’ve been born. But for most people it’s a personal tragedy. To celebrate it as a “right” is a big mistake, given what an unhappy experience it is for all concerned. What’s more, a lot of people think it’s murder and their religion tells them this is true. Why can’t we respectfully disagree? How does that diminish anyone? Grow up, everybody.