For some perspective, we've been bringing you Left, Center, and Right news and views on the government shutdown. What follows are some examples.
Snippet from the Center
Nunes [R - California] told reporters he expected the shutdown to go through the weekend and possibly through mid-October when Congress needs to raise the debt ceiling. He doesn't think the current House Republican plan, which he repeatedly said is being dictated by Cruz, is helping the GOP cause of defunding or delaying Obamacare.
But he said he will vote for the smaller spending bills out of loyalty to Boehner, even as he criticized the group behind Cruz as "lemmings."
"I'm going to continue to support our leadership. Even if we have entered the valley of death, when you enter the valley of death you have to keep running and the whole team has to stick together," a frustrated Nunes told reporters outside the House floor.
Snippet from the Right
LAMBRO: Misreading the shutdown blame, Washington Times
The House GOP’s fallback position for a one-year delay in Obamacare’s individual mandate may sound like a good idea to many voters when their employers begin to step up job-cutting plans to reduce their health care costs.
“That’s a pretty big move and is worthy of negotiation, not sneering rejection,” Republican pollster Glen Bolger writes in a memo to GOP leaders. “Obama’s refusal to negotiate and compromise needs to be hammered home. The press won’t cover it unless we say it.”
Mr. Obama may think he holds the high ground on the shutdown, but it could also be illusory as the political impact of Obamacare unfolds in the months to come.
Snippet from the Left
Republican State Legislators Call For End To Shutdown, Huffington Post
Kansas state Rep. J.R. Claeys (R-Salina)... agrees with House Republicans' position on the health care law, but he said there are better ways to get the point across than tying it to continued funding of the federal government. He questioned why they even connected the two, saying it was a goal that would never be reached.
...Wyoming state Rep. Dan Zwonitzer (R-Cheyenne) said that while his state has long had a conservative philosophy of small government, the shutdown will have a long-term impact economically. He noted that the United States Air Force is the state's largest employer, and furloughs are hitting that sector and related industries. Since tourism is the second largest industry in the state, closing national parks has an impact on a number of small businesses...