I got a great chuckle when I read this. I think I can explain:
As someone who means to defend the constitution, Rand has no desire to pass an unconstitutional "Flood Insurance" bill. He also knows that the liberals on both sides of the aisle would use his straight "no" vote against him. So what does he do? He uses Reid's own tactic against him. The leadership of both parties never want a clean, straight up-or-down vote on a bill that only deals with one topic and is short. They can't sneak stuff in that way, it would make it too easy for us common folk to read and understand what was in it.
In other words, this is a way to try to kill this unconstitutional bill without handing them a weapon to use against him. This method was also how he revealed most GOP senators to be anti-gun. Rand has continualy pissed off both Reid and McConnell, and is raising hell in the Senate on every front he can, all the while never exposing himself to their propaganda. His tenure in the Senate is quickly becoming a masterpiece.
Now, back to the topic of this thread. The Boston Globe also condemns the illegal actions of the Mass. GOP:
They want a war? We'll show them a war!!!