What the fuck is that asshole even talking about? I mean, brass bands? welcomed him to the white house? They shut down the fucking city, according to NPR today… I mean… does he want Obama to lick his balls? Is that’s what he’s missing? I mean, FFS, Huckabee is a fucking protestant, so he probably doesn’t even think the Pope is a real christian…
I guess the relationship is different here between the modern protestant political movement and the situation in North Ireland? There is historical animosity between catholics and protestants for sure, but nothing like what you get in North Ireland and it really began to diminish in the postwar period where more catholics (and Jews) began to be more fully intergrated into American life. I think that less people who went to parochial schools in those communities as a matter of course, starting in the late 60s/early 70s, I’d say, etc. I’d guess my dad’s generation was the last one who went to religious schools without it even being a real discussion - they were catholic, so you get taught by nuns. I don’t think any of my dad’s siblings sent their kids to religious schools… we certainly didn’t go, but we weren’t raised in the church.
I get the sense that the political religious right that’s evolved since the 70s wants to partner with an organization that holds similar views about family values issues (marriage, abortion especially) so working with groups like the Catholic League is probably a natural fit - but I doubt they see Catholics are real christians still, they just know to shut up for the sake of politics:
Anyone see the SNL premier last night? It had few highlights, sadly. Leslie Jones was great. But Clinton was on, and they made several annoying jokes about Sanders. It’s clear who Lorne Michaels is supporting for the election.
I continue to find Kate McKinnon a pure delight, too.