WTF, Senate?!? You Had One Job! ONE JOB!

The U.S. Senate basically DEADED the bill expanding background checks for guns. 54 YAYs and 46 NAYs. The bill lost by 6 votes. SIX. GAHTDAMB. VOTES.

Senators Background Check Bill

Click this pic for NYTimes’ list of how every senator voted.

The message that was just sent to 90% of Americans who supported this bill is “WE’ONT GIVE A DAMB WHATCHU WANT!” and “NRA PAYPALED US SO YOLO!”

Most of the votes for the bill were from Democrats. But even John McCain supported it. JOHN “Old Man River” MCCAIN. Chile… meanwhile, the rest of his party basically showed a level of cowardice that isn’t even justifiable. And the 4 democrats who voted NO (not including Harry Reid). Can they be excommunicated and not invited to brunch next time? Because… WHAT IS YOUR LIFE?!?

It’s like seriously? You’ll vote against something that just asks that weapons don’t end up in the hands of unstable folks and folks with violent backgrounds? Even as parents of the children who were killed in Newtown waited. What kinda boolsheet?!? No one is saying this bill was going to stop gun violence altogether but it would make it that much harder to get them. No reason for you to be able to get a gun off the internet like a pair of used shoes.

Meanwhile, they’re all preoccupied with what the hell us women are doing with our wombs. But they can’t protect us all from all sorts of randoms ending up with guns and having shootouts like it’s the Wild West. Yeah, ok. (-___-)

Just… UGH.

Only Fantasia can express my level of disappointment.

Fantasia Fights Air gif

And President Obama was NOT pleased either because he had some words and didn’t try to play nice. I wouldn’t have blamed him had he flipped over a podium. ThinkProgress has 7 quotes to show his level of pissitivity.


*kicks every trashcan in a 5 mile radius*

I wish a wedgie on all those who didn’t support this bill. The kind of wedgie that no matter how much you try to pull it out, it just keeps happening. All day. While you’re wearing linen pants.

They had ONE job! And that was to do as their constituents wanted. And they failed. WOMP!

P.S. Democrat Harry Reid of Nevada voted “nay” but he only did it for procedural reasons, so it could be brought up again. Let him cook.

P.P.S. If you disagree with me here and act a fool in my comments, I will block your IP address. Act like you got sense. Kthx.

So what are your thoughts on this?

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  1. Erica
    April 17, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Im not trying to throw the “race card” but you know most of them are still salty as a MacDonald’s French fry that my beautiful handsome chocolate president Obama won so they will fight him TOOTH N NAIL on whatever he suggest simply because its him eff the rest of America! But hey that’s just me.

  2. Erica
    April 17, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    I hope they catch Crabs violent angry itchy crabs!

  3. Charlotte
    April 17, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    One of my friends had the nerve to say gun control advocates are using the Newtown shooting as political fodder to push their agenda. SMH.

  4. Nikki
    April 17, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    These Republicans will vote against Air if President Obama said that he thought air was great! Next thing you know we’d all be suffocating because of their ignorant, spiteful, bitter arses.
    They want my crazy neighbor to have a gun but not give me health insurance for when he shoots me. They don’t want me to use birth control or have access to a safe legal abortion but want me to raise a child in a country that protects the right for someone to shoot up a classroom.
    Our country is going backwards! I’m seriously concerned for our future. We all need to start now getting these knuckle heads out of office. Our democracy is broken and we need to fix it! Let’s not only be political during the Presidential election, the Republicans know that’s the only time women, people of color and the poor vote. That’s why they win these seats, get involved now! Call out your state representative, let them know if they don’t represent the interest of the people, we will vote in somebody who will! We are not the minority, the people making these crazy laws are and we need to let them know that!

    • April 18, 2013 at 9:43 am


  5. Sunny
    April 17, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Keep the list Luvvie posted, and remember it at election time. Then go into the voting booths and kick the incumbent ass of every buffoon, Republican or Democrat, who voted against our safety and chose instead to be the NRA’s collective bitch.

  6. […] As AwesomelyLuvvie said, Congress had One Job – ONE JOB to do. […]

  7. April 18, 2013 at 6:02 am

    The thing is, how does it make sense that you have to have 60 out of 100 to make a majority? In math way back when I was little, 51 out of 100 is a majority. How can Washington be trusted when they do not even use basic, simple math?

    Vent your frustrations and remember these idiots at the polls.

  8. Serenity
    April 18, 2013 at 8:22 am

    All that needs to be done is that Black people need to go out IN DROVES and start purchasing guns. That will be the impetus for these white people (and I clicked the link, they are all white) to vote for some regulation

    • April 18, 2013 at 9:45 am

      They’re not all white. Marco Rubio prays to be white every night, but he still isn’t. He’s Cuban.

      • Leslie
        April 18, 2013 at 10:57 am


  9. Maven
    April 18, 2013 at 9:08 am

    The Fantasia GIf is so appropriate. Congress has made it abundantly clear that they give no F’s about how we feel. Between the lobbyists (Hello NRA), and folks trying to keep their job, we are SOL. Remember this during the midterm election. And thanks for clearing up the Reid vote.

  10. […] favor of the new background check amendment. Meanwhile, 5 Democrats voted against the notion. Click HERE to see who in the U.S. Senate voted for or against the new gun control […]

  11. yellowbelle
    April 18, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Listen, part of the blame lies on us- the constituents for not taking an active role and making sure these politicians are truly working for us. A lot of people think having a senator or delegate means having someone who does the thinking and makes decisions for you instead of someone who is making decisions based on the will of his employers- who are The People. A lot of people don’t even know that they can call their senator, or even visit their offices to discuss issues.
    I’m also gonna need my black folks to step it up just a tiny bit. Lets not only show up during election time at the polls. I live in MD and something I witnessed this past legislative session really bothered me.
    Our state had several major gun bills this legislative session and one proposed by the governor would limit the sale of certain types of guns, limit magazines, etc. I was at the state capital on one of the days for public testimony for this bill and just about keeled over at the sheer number of people from the NRA, and other gun lobbies who turned out to vote and testify in opposition of the gun control bills. I got in line to sign up for testimony at 8:30 a.m. in the morning by the time I got to the sign in book at 12:45pm(yes, you read that right) I was number 500 something on the list of people signing up to testify. Even then, the line to sign up was 6-7 deep in each hall way, wound through 3 floors, out the door and several blocks. 99 percent of people in that line were NRA affiliated or pro-gun advocates who opposed the bill. (The count was in the thousands).
    In spite of the damage that guns have wrought in the black community, I was so disappointed to see that I was the only other black person in that line. (The other black person was a misguided country looking brother with all NRA gear on).
    I understand that people have jobs and responsibilities and can’t be taking off all willy-nilly to go testify at hearings, but this is important dammit! I mean even though they were all there to say the same thing, most of the gun-nuts stayed till 2 am when the legislature ended testimony for the day, yet nary a colored folk showed up testify on the impact of gun violence. Luckily, we are a pretty liberal state and the bill passed despite valiant effort on behalf of the gun lobby to defeat it. I am impressed though cuz they definitely put up a good fight and turned their folks out to make their voices heard.
    Anyway, sorry for the long write-up but what i guess what I am trying to say is that we need to do a better job holding our legislators accountable and make our voices heard on important issues. We can’t always let them rely on polls to know the will of the people.

    • Leah
      April 18, 2013 at 10:12 am


    • April 18, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      You might be onto something there. The only question is whether the fear of a bunch of black folks with legally owned guns will outweigh all the $$$$ from the NRA.

      But yeah, once I get over the fear of my kids accidentally hurting themselves from me having a gun in the house (or it getting stolen), I’m gonna take the necessary steps to get me one.

      • April 18, 2013 at 12:19 pm

        I didn’t mean to post this here, but I’m on my phone so I’m special right now. Y’all forgive me.

  12. Leah
    April 18, 2013 at 10:15 am

    I saw a post on facebook that made the excellent point that these are the same legislators who are insisting that your 90 year old grandma should not be able to vote unless she has a valid driver’s license. So they support background checks for SOME things. Just not for wielding an instrument of death.

    • April 18, 2013 at 12:23 pm

      Thank you!!!!! How the hell is it ok to buy a gun without ID, but they wanna have ID to VOTE!!! VOTING IS A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TOO!!!

      And last time I checked, no idiot killed people by exercising their right to vote…SMH

  13. […] favor of the new background check amendment. Meanwhile, 5 Democrats voted against the notion. Click HERE to see who in the U.S. Senate voted for or against the new gun control […]

  14. […] and Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) shared their disappointment with the Senate majority vote. Click here to see who in the U.S. Senate voted for or against the new gun control amendment. Watch the press […]

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  16. peachykeen
    April 18, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Wait a damn minute! Did this fool really say having healthcare is a privilege!?!?? So what does Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness mean ( how you gonna be happy and liberated if yow ass cant even see a damn dentist!? Healthcare in almost every other nation on earth is a right. The contexts of the Right to Bear Arms is only applicable to the times in which the constitution was written. They didnt have police, and militaries. Folks had to defend themselves. Now we do. So anyone having a military style gun just cuz is ridiculous.
    Not EVERYONE needs to own a gun. I know quite a few people with pronounced untreated mental health issues who own guns…that shit isnt safe and it isnt right. If you are not an ex-violent offender, and you dont have mental health issues what exactly is the problem. The bill kept guns out of the hands of t hose who are more likely to use these guns to commit crimes. Cmon ppl…this is shameful.

    ***excuse the typos I am angry and agitated*

    • April 18, 2013 at 5:17 pm

      Girl. You missed the point. He was being facetious. Saying congress thinks healthcare for us is a privilege. Simmer.

  17. […] favor of the new background check amendment. Meanwhile, 5 Democrats voted against the notion. Click HERE to see who in the U.S. Senate voted […]

  18. TeeNikki
    April 18, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Fantasia pretty much summed up the whole thing. There are no words I can say that that gif didn’t already explain.

  19. MsOdessa
    April 19, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    If I may way in a little from back here in the shadows-I think a HUGE problem with the lack of turnout to push for/oppose issues that the people may stand for/against is a lack of knowledge of how government works and who it works for. People show up at pres. elections and vanish for the rest of the term probably because they don’t realize that having your choice of president in office isn’t going to solve everything. I agree that people should feel more empowered and participate more than only voting the one time. I try to vote each time there’s a ballot, but even I’m guilty of not keeping up with what the issues are, or pushing for what matters to me and those around me. It’s a shame too because there’s NO excuse with knowledge right at our fingertips and communication tools in every form. I also grew up in a neighborhood where gun laws don’t matter, perhaps there’s some hopelessness in these areas about how government/laws fails to work to protect these communities any way. Just food for thought…we can all definitely do WAY better. Myself included.

  20. MsOdessa
    April 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    *weigh in* 😉

  21. Rob
    April 22, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    I’m sorry, but I don’t know if I would give Harry Reid a pass. He is a card-carrying member of the NRA and has consistently voted with conservative Republicans on this issue.

    This is a common sense issue and should have passed, even if it wouldn’t have prevented the most recent mass shootings.