Seriously, since the Democrats are going to try to do everything that the GOP suggested anyway, why did they even bother shutting down the government in the first place?
Reminder: Delaying the individual mandate one year was an offer on the table to avert/end October’s government shutdown.
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) December 20, 2013
I don’t want to be rude, here – but is this all just a, hrm, performance issue for the Democratic leadership? Did they not want to be seen as being politically impotent? – If so, my (somewhat detached) sympathies. I understand that such things can play merry havoc with one’s self-image.