Technically Obama wins how shallow it may be for his baby takes its first step today hopefully addressing the health or lack of healthcare coverage.
The TeaParty by their threat to defund Obama care furthered splintered the GOP and made House Speaker Boehner look like a weak leader.
What was gained…Obamacare was already funded, the GOP’s attempt to kill it in the US Supreme Court, was denied?
The real losers will be the American people by the shut down.
Boehner as Speaker can control the Tea Party members by threat of taking them off important committees and by holding up their legislation.
Lyndon Johnson, Tip O’Neil, Newt Gingrich as Speakers held their members to the fire. Boehner has bowed to a minority in his chambers.
A majority leader can reward or punish his members. Many were critical os Speaker Pelosi, but she cracked a mean whip and kept her party in line on the tough issues.