It's an election year, and the GOP apparently hasn't run out of red meat to throw to its base. First it was an anti-gay constitutional amendment, then it was permanent repeal of the estate tax. A vote on an amendment to ban flag burning, of course, is on the way. 'What's next? Apparently, the Republicans are now targeting assisted suicide and euthanasia. The Terri Schiavo tragedy wasn't enough; the GOP is coming back for more.
-- Guest Post by Steve Benen, The Carpetbagger Report