Over at Slate, Dave Weigel wrote a post titled, "How Democrats Got a Spine... The Republican Party taught them how to be uncompromising."
Here's the quote that caught my eye:
“Dealing with terrorists has taught us some things,” said Washington Rep. Jim McDermott after voting no on one of Thursday’s GOP bills. “You can’t deal with ’em. This mess was created by the Republicans for one purpose, and they lost. People in my district are calling in for Obamacare—affordable health care—in large numbers. These guys have lost, and they can’t figure out how to admit it.” Why would House Democrats give away what the Supreme Court and the 2012 electorate didn’t? “You can’t say, OK, you get half of Obamacare—this isn’t a Solomonic decision,” McDermott said. “So we sit here until they figure out they fuckin’ lost.”
And Taegan brings us a bonus quote, one that is close to my heart, because I'm a huge "Seinfeld" fan:
Marc Thiessen: "Quick: What do Republicans want in exchange for ending the government shutdown? If you know the answer, congratulations -- because Republicans sure don't."
"It calls to mind the episode of Seinfeld where Jerry and George are coming up with an idea for a show to pitch to NBC -- and decide it will be 'a show about nothing. That's what this standoff has become -- the Seinfeld Shutdown, a shutdown about nothing."
Not that there's anything wrong with that (okay there is, but I couldn't resist the reference):