You make me laugh lripley. You're a self described conservative, who has absolutely nothing to offer but finger pointing. What is your solution? Who would YOU support? The likes of McCain and the other neo-cons? Those that cow-tow to the tyrant and the military-industrial complex?? THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THIS COUNTRY NEEDS, don't you GET that???? We NEED this crisis so that a big bright light is shone upon the ABUSE, the MISAPPROPRIATION, the BIG FAT LIES of a BIG FAT GOVERNMENT. THIS is what might, just MIGHT wake the people up to what has been happening to their country for so long. So as much as you're angry about the shutdown, the so called "hostage taking", THINK about how this could actually be the best thing to happen here at a national level in a very long time.