The Senate is actually believed to be just one vote short of passing a flag-burning amendment.
The wind would be taken right out of sails of this one if some Democrat would just say, "This is obvious political grandstanding, and anyone who isn't a total idiot knows it. Apparently, the Republicans believe that most Americans are total idiots."
How about we propose an Amendment banning the burning of the Constitution?
Or insist on a rider to the Amendment declaring that wearing the American Flag as clothing, or its use in advertising constitute "desecration"?
But they won't.