Protestors shut down the Senate

Yesterday, the Senate had to go into brief recess after a group of anti-war protesters started a loud demonstration in the gallery. Shouting “I will not be silenced!” and “Stop the war!”, they interrupted Blanche Lincoln in a futile effort to end Iraq War funding:

These tactics didn’t work when the war gave Democrats an advantage. Now they only highlight the retreat on retreat that the Democrats have had to make in 2008. No wonder Blanche Lincoln looks embarrassed.