A recent poll shows that the American public is angry at the Congress for shutting down the government, exactly as they were 17 years ago, the last time this occurred.
While there is enough resentment to go around, most blame the GOP, 62% fault the Republicans while about half place the blame on the President or Democrats serving in Congress.
The Tea Party brand is taking a big hit and is regarded as a band of malcontents
A poll earlier this week found approval for the Congress at 11%, but even that small number has been slashed in half.
The shutdown is taking its toll on citizens and the majority of Americans are angry. 87% feel that congressional members are not doing their job.
The ramifications of the shutdown have ranged from the families of fallen soldiers not receiving the emergency death benefit, to long-range tasks like food safety and cancer research. And frankly, there is a loss of countless of important functions that are too many to list.
All the politicians taking credit for the shutdown, the statements by the extremists in the GOP expressing pride in closing down government and the mounting evidence that this action has been planned for months, is captured on tape.
Now it must be fixed.
Many Americans are probably thinking: 5% approval for Congress. How could it be that high?