I don't care about what republicans may get as a result of a shutdown, I care about what happens to America if the republicans don't come up with a souond strategy and insist on fixing the spending problem. Cruz is right, the result of the shutdown was a balanced budget and prosperity and no one remembers the republican "blame" except in washington (and who cares what washington thinks?) People remember the prosperous Clinton years. People need to let their representatives/senators in congress know that they must stop the spending and zero out deficits in the budget. Many people still don't realize the consequences of our spending and the main stream media doesn't care about it.