Lost in the government shutdown are the small people. We forget about the contractors and the small businessmen that make a living catering to government workers.
Obama own this shutdown and has been unwilling to negotiate altering Obamacare. If he were smart he would rush to do so because the plan does not work. If the GOP alters Obamacare, Obama can deflect the criticism of this mess.
Of course only Kool Aide drinkers believe Obama is clever. His inept policies and personnel choices have shown he is not suited for the job. Who in their right mind thinks John Kerry, Biden and Hagel are top level hires.