From The Guardian, "Democrats Fear GOP Push on Flag-Burning" 23 June 2005:
The GOP-led House voted 286-130 on a measure Wednesday that would give Congress authority to ban desecration of a U.S. flag. Its prospects aren't good in the Senate, but Republicans could still get what they want - an issue that divides or even conquers Democrats in the 2006 and 2008 elections.The GOP wouldn't be that deviously political about something as sacred as the Red White And Blue, would they?
And from The True Blue Liberal Pronunciation Dictionary:
Remember that "GOP" is always pronounced to rhyme with slop or glop or flipflop! (And SUV rhymes with glove.)