Beg your pardon to certain women of the Senate, and FOUR republicans, and no disrespect to decent Eunuchs.
A eunuch (pron.: /ˈjuːnək/; Greek: Ευνούχος) is a man who (by the common definition of the term) may have been castrated, typically early enough in his life for this change to have major hormonal consequences. Eunuchs would probably be servants or slaves who, because of their function, had been castrated, usually in order to make them reliable servants of a royal court where physical access to the ruler could wield great influence (NRA, gun manufactures, lobbyist, etc.).
With shouts of "Shame on you!" echoing in the chamber, the U.S. Senate failed to muster sufficient support Wednesday for a gun-buyer background check bill crafted by the bipartisan duo of Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and which is supported by nearly 90 percent of Americans.
Senate Republicans, backed by rural-state Democrats, blocked legislation Wednesday to tighten restrictions on the sale of firearms. The background check measure commanded a majority of senators, 54-46, but that was well short of the 60 votes needed to advance. Forty-one Republicans and five Democrats sided together to scuttle the plan.
Meet the "Nos" who support needless murder and death.
Four Democrats broke with their party and voted against the amendment, assuring that the measure would come up short of the 60 votes needed for passage. Three of those lawmakers — Sens. Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Max Baucus of Montana, and Mark Begich of Alaska — face competitive re-election races in deep-red states next year. The fourth, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, was elected to her first Senate term in 2012.
Among Republicans, Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Mark Kirk of Illinois, John McCain of Arizona and Pat Toomey, sided with Democrats. THEY SHOULD ALL BE AWARDED “PRESIDENTIAL MEDALS OF FREEDOM” FOR THAT. And John McCain you proved you are a “big-swinging” maverick!
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a supporter of the plan, switched his vote to the prevailing "no" side to “permit him to call for a revote in the future” (cough, cough).
I ask each of the 41 Republican's and 5 Democrat's who voted against this plan, how they would have voted had it been their children or grandchildren who were killed mercilessly at the Sandy Hook travesty? I also say that the blood of future Americans who are killed senselessly are on YOUR hands. It is as if wish death on the innocent.
Senators meet those whose blood you have on your hands.
Would gun background checks solve all of the problems.....obviously not; but it would be a step in the right direction. Doing nothing makes no sense and says that the lives of the dead are meaningless.
As for assault-style rifles and high capacity ammunition, it makes no sense why anyone but our military needs them. Also gun manufactures make a lot of money by selling fear and weapons of mass destruction.
So today, the “noble” club of 100 Senators proved that they have no self-worth; that they are but mere puppets to their masters; and, that, sadly they lack “the balls” to do anything meaningful and worthwhile. Our founding fathers are crying in their graves (along with the innocent victims for which the Senators showed no remorse or care).
Obama's anger was apparent during his remarks, which were given as families of shooting victims and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) -- a shooting survivor -- stood behind him. "All in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington," Obama said.
Obama spoke on the failed measure Wednesday evening in the White House rose garden. He took to the podium after Mark Barden, the father of a Newtown victim. Obama placed blame on the gun lobby during his remarks. "The gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill," Obama said. The president said the failure of the background check bill "came down to politics;" Republican Eunuchs doing as they are told by their masters.
One of the bolder eunuch, Paul Rand, had the temerity to say that Obama was using the Sandy Hook parents as “props; “although he seemed to have no issue with using the children as target practice. President Obama called out Paul on his tasteless comment about the parents being used as props and said to Paul, " really ? Really you believe I would do that ?" As Paul Rand has no problem with children dying, I assume he thinks everyone is as crass as he.