Republican's are looking to keep their base, which is the 20 percent of Americans who are white, uptight, and usually kept out of sight when the votes of more moderate folks are needed.
Hate on gays, Mexicans, baby-killin' feminists, and they'll try to appease you. Another cause is ridding the media world of "obscenity" and making sure that nothing is available to adults that might be harmful to a three year old or those who bathe in their underwear for fear of catching a glimps of their sinfull regions.
Well, the Senate's on it. The details are here.
Late yesterday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a new version of the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act (BDEA), which will increase the maximum FCC fine for an indecent broadcast from $32,500 to $325,000. Thank you, Senators Brownback (R-KS) and Frist (R-TN) for "hotlining" the legislation, allowing it to bypass the skeptical Senate Commerce Committee (who mysteriously didn't bother to voice concerns over it during the full Senate vote), where the legislation had flip-flopped for months.