Hillary Clinton's attempt to rebrand herself as a red state friendly DLC Democrat -- Bush on Brains -- continues with her decision to sign on as a co-sponsor of the Flag Protection Act, which makes it illegal to desecrate the American flag. It's stars, stripes, and triangulation.
What I don't get is why she is trying to appeal to the Red right now, at least in this way. Clearly, the country is looking for something a little different, including traditional Red States. Instead of appealing to people in red states by signing onto propaganda bills, Hillary should stand up for something truly important. Saying no to burning the American flag won't win Hillary a single state in the next election, standing up for Americans who can't find jobs may just have a shot.
Republicans have constantly criticized Democrats for never standing up for anything; to an extent, they are right. The Hillary Clintons of the party really are spineless. No Republican is going to believe Hillary actually would agree with this bill, they can see right past it - whether it's true or not.
The truth is, Hillary would have a better chance to win more votes in red states for voting against the flag bill. At least that way she could have the integrity to be able to go into a Tenessee or, get this, her former state of residence (Arkansas) and tell everyone, "As President, you may not always agree with all my decisions, but at least you can know that I will always act in the way that I think is right for America and never give up what I believe in."
Americans didn't vote for President Bush last election because they agreed with his positions, they voted for him because he seemed like a decent person who would vote his gut even if Americans disagreed with it. Within reason, Americans appreciate conviction in the face of public opinion. Of course, Bush is a liar, but at least he's a convincing one. Hillary Clinton can't even say that.