So: after a massive electoral repudiation of the president's policies, the Senate finally tries to have a say in military policy -- not with any actual legislation, but with a non-binding resolution. They can't even get a vote on that -- they can't even discuss voting on it -- because the Republican minority voted to block the debate.

What does the White House press secretary say? He says, “This week’s voting gave the world a glimpse of democracy’s vigor."