I would credit the Republicans with shutting down the gov't. The Hill doesn't grok what Republicans were hired by their voters to do.
Congress has an approval rating of 9%, I don't approve because the Republicans still cooperate with Zero and Reid waaaaaaaaaaay too much.
I thought there was a typo in that sentence, but I looked it up....and sure enough...."GROK: to understand profoundly and intuitively".
Wow, I learn new and useful things every day here on FR.