I'm not sure what to say about the shutdown
beyond the obvious: This is all about Obamacare.
And even though I always thought that Obamacare was a wasteful compromise and a distraction from the real goal of single payer...now I'm rooting for it.
I'm reminded of the way audiences started to root for the killer robot at the end of the first Terminator
movie: No matter what you do to the thing, it just ain't goin' down