Is it just me? Or does this sudden renewed interest seem like desperate grabbing at straws by the Republicans hoping it’ll motivate the base enough to get out and vote for them? News reports in the last couple of days seem to suggest that a lot of the Republican base aren’t buying it even though the issue is important to a good portion of it. Neither proposed amendment has a chance in hell of passing, but that won’t stop the Republicans from pressing ahead with it anyway which makes this entirely a posturing move on their part and a big waste of time.
The marriage amendment is pure gay bashing at its finest and the flag amendment is just plain old stupid. One is an attempt to enshrine bigotry into the Constitution and the other is an attempt to undermine the First Amendment making a mockery of what the flag is supposed to represent. Only a Republican would be stupid enough to think that they could honor the flag by undermining what it stands for in the first place.