As Twitchy reported, Manchin-Toomey gun control legislation failed in the Senate this afternoon by a vote of 54-46. Gun-grabbers immediately started once again politicizing Newtown.
Actor and writer Wil Wheaton kept it a bit shorter. Stay classy, Wil.
He wasn’t done, though.
Yes. However, it seems he needs to rely on the words of others. He is frantically retweeting hissy fit tweets.
More than 40 U.S. senators have turned their backs on the 90% of Americans who support background checks: http://t.co/lJKLNSI0Tf
— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) April 17, 2013
Say what you will about the specific politics, the fact that a 54-46 vote is considered LOSING means something is tremendously fucked up
— Austin Wintory @ GDC (@awintory) April 17, 2013
The filibuster. Is not. In the Constitution. The Senate. Is not. Designed. As a Supermajority. For chrissake.
— John Rogers (@jonrog1) April 17, 2013
The Senate vote on background checks is the most pronounced display of public cowardice I've seen among public officials.
— Christopher Moore (@TheAuthorGuy) April 17, 2013
Thank God the Senate protected the constitutionally guaranteed right of felons & psychotics to buy guns at gun shows, unchallenged.
— Joe Hill (@joe_hill) April 17, 2013
That, by the way, is author Stephen King’s son. Twitchy readers remember Stephen King’s absurd gun-grabbing, NRA-bashing essay.
Mr. Wheaton complained about unhinged crazy on Twitter (conservatives, natch). Unhinged, heal thyself.
Update: Post has been edited to correct a typo in the numbers (54-46, not 55-46)