The important thing is that it's causing real pain. Witness this from Robert Costa, who covers Congress for The Washington Post. It pretty much sums up everything about the current state of governance in D.C.
Members also complaining to me that the House gym lacks enough towels this morning and they wonder if it’s because of the shutdown.
This is amazing on several levels, not the least of which is that congressmen aren't even sure if the shutdown they allowed to happen is the reason their gym doesn't seem to be running at full capacity. These are the people who are charged with governing us? I feel so much better now.