The utter cowards who made this vote about themselves and their own careers are beneath contempt.
BONUS: Here's Michael Tomasky on the shameful vote:
"You cannot oppose the will of 90 percent of the public and expect no consequences. You can’t have people saying what Rand Paul said, that monstrous comment of his about Newtown parents being “props,” and think that you haven’t offended and infuriated millions of people. You can’t introduce amendments that encourage more interstate transfer of weapons and give it the way-beyond-Orwellian name “safe communities” act and think that karma will never come back around on you. And you can’t sneer at the parents of dead 6-year-olds and expect that God isn’t watching and taking notes."
(cartoon: Jeff Danziger via GoComics.com)