June 27, 2006
A majority of Americans support the flag-burning amendment (not this American, but that’s besides the point). So, obviously, Republicans are only pushing it to help drive conservatives to the polls in November–as CNN.com takes pains to remind its readers twice in one article:
The measure was the latest in a series of controversial election-year votes engineered by the chamber’s GOP leaders in an effort to entice the party’s conservative base to the polls in November.
And then 2 paragraphs later:
A constitutional ban on flag burning is seen as being more widely popular than the proposed amendment to ban same-sex marriages. A gay-marriage ban was defeated earlier this month and was seen as another attempt by the GOP to mobilize its conservative base before November.
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