From Pine View Farm

Religious Schism 2

Dick Polman sees cracks in the Republican coalition between the Masters of Mammon who would run the Republican Party and the Miss Grundies on whose votes they rely.

But on this day when gay marriage is being argued in the U.S. Supreme Court, the God squad and the corporate world are seemingly on the verge of divorce.

Third-tier Republican presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal is trying to repair the breach, in a hilariously ham-handed fashion, and we’ll get to him soon.

Marriage equality is the key point of contention between the factions, and their differences seem irreconcilable. Christian conservatives, who comprise a huge chunk of the party base, believe that gay unions are bad for the nation’s moral character. But corporate leaders have come to believe that right-wing intolerance is bad for business.



  1. George Smith

    April 28, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    I’m not having any doses of newly found corporate human decency. It bankrolled these people and will continue to do so; it deserves whatever hassle comes its way, which we know won’t be enough by several orders of magnitude. Corporate American and wealth spent decades chiseling away at social cohesion and community in a country where those things were always tenuous. Now that tribal warfare and universal contempt are open and in full cry, it certainly is intelligence-insulting to believe it has any worth as a force for tolerance and compassion. No, we can’t get along and it helped buy and guarantee it with cash money.

  2. Frank

    April 28, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    Decency has nothing to do with it. It’s all about the Benjamins.