Elizabeth Warren came in for some conservative mockery for her pose with the "Fearless Girl" statue down on Wall Street. Becket Adams pointed out on our page that the statue was commissioned by State Street Global Advisors, a Boston-based financial firm, and the third-largest asset manager in the world.
On the one hand, this is typical Warren stuff — battling all sorts of companies and industries while going to bat for Boston-based corporations. But I think there's something bigger going on here, and Jay Cost of the Weekly Standard puts it well:
Step back and think about the Democrats' biggest culture-war fights of recent years.
Transgendered bathrooms. When North Carolina passed a law to stanch this liberal crusade, the NCAA and a slew of bigwigs like Paypal and Deutsche Bank announced they would pull out of North Carolina in one way or another.
Forcing Christians to cater gay weddings. Tim Cook, CEO of America's largest corporation penned an op-ed in the Washington Post blasting laws that would protect the conscience rights of religious conservatives. Yelp said it would try to not do business in states with conscience protections.
Forcing employers to pay for abortifacient birth control. This Obama administration move upset Hobby Lobby, but it pleased the drug lobby.
Gay marriage is obviously another one where the Democrats' embrace of culture war put them on the same side as big business.
It's a trend: The more culture war the Dems go, the cozier they get with big business.
Timothy P. Carney, The Washington Examiner's commentary editor, can be contacted at email@example.com. His column appears Tuesday nights on washingtonexaminer.com.