Can we please make sure the Republican House "Leadership" understands ONE thing about the previous government shutdown? Uncle Newty and the rest of the Republicans "lost" that battle because they caved and got NOTHING from the fight. They did not lose on the public relations front and then gave in because the battle was lost. They lost the public relations battle AFTER they lost their nerve, putting the country through the drama of the shut down FOR NOTHING. History is written by the victors, and by surrendering to Clinton previously, and now Obama and Reid, they are writing another disasterous chapter for our nation's political history. Once again, they appear intent on snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.