...seems like people criticizing Rand for voting for the 2013 NDAA might be like people criticizing Ron for voting for earmarks: comes from a lack of understanding of the Congressional process, and what it means to vote for the NDAA or earmarks.
If I now understand it correctly, the 2013 NDAA (a) did not spend a cent, (b) did not reauthorize the detention powers contained in last year's NDAA, (c) did contain Rand's amendment to limit those powers.
"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."