John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting knows how to survive as a conservative in the entertainment industry, and he also knows a simple truth about Alec Baldwin and Hollywood: no right-winger’s career would survive an unhinged, threatening rant punctuated by anti-gay slurs.

The jury is still out on Baldwin’s future as a pitch man for Capital One, but he’s survived controversies and kept that gig before. Not even “Rock of Ages” could end his career.