He is prepared for what is coming his way. He is unafraid of 434-1 votes and the ostracizing, ridicule, and disrespect that he will now be shown by his peers. Republicans will not be changed by voting with them when that vote is unconstitutional. I believe that he already got himself reelected for 2014 by his stance today. He has now established a reputation as a "fringe republican" who actually wants a balanced budget!? He is uncompromising when it come to following the Constitution. A Ron Paul wanna-be is Amash no longer. Until proven otherwise, he has secured for himself the mantle of being the next Ron Paul, IMO.