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Douglas Kmiec Blasts Pro-Life Advocates For Criticizing His Pro-Obama Position
Life News ^ | 1/13/09 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 01/13/2009 1:50:50 PM PST by wagglebee

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- To hear pro-life advocates tell it, attorney and Obama apologist Douglas Kmiec sold out his alleged pro-life, Catholic views for backing the man who could become the most pro-abortion president in history. In a new editorial in Commonweal, Kmiec strikes back at the pro-life people who blasted him.

Kmiec claims the so-called "right-wing Catholic" bloggers were the ones leading the charge -- as if to say that they are out of touch with the pro-life views of the Catholic Church.

Never mind that mainstream pro-life groups of every stripe called Kmiec on the carpet for underplaying Barack Obama's radical pro-abortion views.

In the editorial, Kmiec acknowledges his crimes but continues to peddle a not guilty plea.

"My online tormentors like to claim that their beef with me is my alleged abandonment of the pro-life cause or willful misstatement of church teaching. Neither charge is true," he claims. "I remain unabashedly pro-life and I have never consciously misstated the doctrine of the church."

Kmiec dismisses the legitimacy of questioning his pro-life views in light of his repeated and well-publicized support for the pro-abortion candidate by claiming his detractors merely engaged in ad hominem attacks.

"No, the real problem with the blogospheric reaction to Obama lay in the responses themselves, which all too often mixed the smallest dollop of substance into a big steaming stew of personal contempt," he said.

Kmiec finally returns to the topic of debate and claims pro-life advocates mis-used the issue of the Freedom of Choice Act -- the radical pro-abortion bill Obama said would be his first to sign as president -- to divide the public.

He claims "there is no real legislative interest in FOCA" even though abortion advocates worked overtime in the Clinton administration to pass it.

"The attempt to use FOCA to drive a wedge between the church and the incoming administration is unjustified," Kmiec claims.

Kmiec doesn't defend Obama's comments so much as he employs the typical lawyerly trick of moving the debate away from the issue at hand.

He says focusing on FOCA "allows the right wing to obscure what Obama shares with the church," namely his support for liberal social justice positions Catholics support.

As such, he fears pro-life advocates will undermine the relationship Obama could have with the Vatican -- as if Obama's own abortion advocacy wouldn't cause problems.

"Unless the sore losers of November 4 manage to poison the well, the Holy See and the Obama administration should be working more closely together in service to others than any administration in modern memory," Kmiec contends.

Kmiec smugly predicts the reaction to his column will be more personal attacks.

"Having drawn the blogs' Machiavellian FOCA gambit into the open, I am certain now to be called, yet again, a 'useful idiot' (or worse) in service to the new president," he says.

The objections to Kmiec's supporting Obama will no doubt continue, but whether Kmiec will ever offer a serious response to them short of claiming political of personal destruction is another question.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; bho2008; bhoabortion; catholic; foca; kmiec; moralabsolutes; obamatruthfile; prolife; tool; usefulidiot
He claims "there is no real legislative interest in FOCA" even though abortion advocates worked overtime in the Clinton administration to pass it.

"The attempt to use FOCA to drive a wedge between the church and the incoming administration is unjustified," Kmiec claims.

Kmiec is either a gullible fool or a liar or both.

1 posted on 01/13/2009 1:50:53 PM PST by wagglebee
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2 posted on 01/13/2009 1:51:48 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 01/13/2009 1:52:27 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
"No, the real problem with the blogospheric reaction to Obama lay in the responses themselves, which all too often mixed the smallest dollop of substance into a big steaming stew of personal contempt," he said.

That's right, Dougie. In fact, I find any supposedly prolife supposed Catholic who supports 0bama-of-the-Dead-Babies to be beneath contempt.

That would be you, Dougie.

4 posted on 01/13/2009 1:54:27 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: wagglebee
He says focusing on FOCA "allows the right wing to obscure what Obama shares with the church,"

um... dude... that was Jeremiah Wrights Church...

5 posted on 01/13/2009 1:54:38 PM PST by GeronL (sanity prone freeper)
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To: wagglebee

We are well aware of Obama’s stance on the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. He is the most anti-life President ever. My Pastor is forlorn about it. He told me Sunday that the Bishops have told him they will close the hospitals rather than allow abortions.


6 posted on 01/13/2009 1:55:59 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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I have family and friends who are fooled into thinking Obama is pro-life, and who are not politically active, and just barely follow the news. I can almost forgive their ignorance, in their busy lives.

But this guy, I don't think has that excuse.

7 posted on 01/13/2009 1:59:16 PM PST by elk
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To: wagglebee

Heard him tangle with Laura Ingraham a few months ago. He’s both.


8 posted on 01/13/2009 2:05:27 PM PST by GunsareOK
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To: wagglebee

“Kmiec claims the so-called “right-wing Catholic” bloggers were the ones leading the charge”

The Catholic Church doesn’t have a “liberal” wing or a “conservative” wing.

They have Orthodox Catholics and heretics. The Catholic Church’s stand on abortion is unequivocally clear. Even a mentally challenged nitwit like Kmiec should have no problem understanding it.

In Christian Churches you don’t take a popular vote on morality issues - at least in the doctrinally orthodox ones.


9 posted on 01/13/2009 2:09:02 PM PST by ZULU ( God, guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: GeronL

While we will stand before the judgement seat someday, it would be interesting to hear the excuses for the arrogant reasons for the murder of the most innocent.

I don’t believe that a law made by mankind will hold much water.


10 posted on 01/13/2009 2:10:16 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: ZULU
The Catholic Church doesn’t have a “liberal” wing or a “conservative” wing.

They have Orthodox Catholics and heretics. The Catholic Church’s stand on abortion is unequivocally clear. Even a mentally challenged nitwit like Kmiec should have no problem understanding it.

In Christian Churches you don’t take a popular vote on morality issues - at least in the doctrinally orthodox ones.

Perfectly stated!

11 posted on 01/13/2009 2:12:31 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: elk

Kmiec is just interested in maintaining a high public profile. He is embracing his leftist child - ‘Social Justice’ is based on envy, class warfare, earth worshiping socialism with a healthy dose of self-loathing - if the one embracing it has a real job. The words make no more sense than ‘Animal Rights’ or ‘Democrat Morals’. Okay, theoretically there COULD be a ‘moral’ Democrat. (You don’t know how HARD it was not to continue that last sentence.)

As the article so eloquently points out, he is shifting the grounds of the argument in an attempt to attack those who point out the glaring inanity of his support for a pro-abortionist politician.


12 posted on 01/13/2009 2:12:51 PM PST by NHResident
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To: wagglebee

What’s thirty pieces of silver at the going rate?


13 posted on 01/13/2009 2:34:26 PM PST by Uriah_lost (Is there no balm in Gilead?....)
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To: wagglebee

Reality is about to bite BO, and BObots like Kmiec are going to look like fools.


14 posted on 01/13/2009 2:43:18 PM PST by Malesherbes (Sauve Qui Peut)
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To: wagglebee

I think a lot of voters were unaware of Obama’s abortion stance. The bishops weighed in, but it was too little too late.

Doug Kmiec does not have that excuse. His soul is in peril. He is a major source of public scandal, and this article in the dissident journal America is only another nail in his own coffin.


15 posted on 01/13/2009 3:10:24 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: chiefqc

He never did try to explain why a pro-lifer would support Obama did he?


16 posted on 01/13/2009 4:22:44 PM PST by GeronL (sanity prone freeper)
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17 posted on 01/13/2009 4:39:49 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

He also wrote an article about how the HELLER decision of the USSC about the 2nd amendment being an individual right was all wrong. He even tried to pull the Bihops in the USA supporting handgun bans and controls as being the “doctrine of the CHURCH”. Is is not and he is misleading at best and lying through his teeth at the worst. Blah!!!!!!!!


18 posted on 01/13/2009 5:34:28 PM PST by therut
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To: wagglebee
Kmiec dismisses the legitimacy of questioning his pro-life views in light of his repeated and well-publicized support for the pro-abortion candidate by claiming his detractors merely engaged in ad hominem attacks.

"My online tormentors like to claim that their beef with me is my alleged abandonment of the pro-life cause..."
"Unless the sore losers of November 4 manage to poison the well..."
"Having drawn the blogs' Machiavellian FOCA gambit into the open..."

And Kmiec contends that he is a victim of "ad hominem attacks?"

19 posted on 01/13/2009 5:54:15 PM PST by HoosierHawk
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To: HoosierHawk

Like nearly all leftists, he has quickly mastered the art of projection.


20 posted on 01/13/2009 5:56:19 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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Douglas Kmiec

21 posted on 01/13/2009 5:58:02 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: wagglebee

doug, don’t you realize that you need to go to Confession, and then pray and hope a priest gives you Communion?


22 posted on 01/13/2009 6:31:40 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: wagglebee
Novena for the Protection of the Unborn

URGENT: Novena request for the defeat of FOCA to start Jan.11

23 posted on 01/13/2009 6:32:39 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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