Republicans just do not have it together regarding strategy in politics. Images of hungry and ill citizens trump the assertion of any abled-bodied person to undo any law that feeds and heal those in need. Democracy is not an icon that can be defended on the battlefield of addressing issues that abled bodied citizens feel trimmed their wealth unfairly. In politics, fight within the rules and let the citizens reap the results of the representatives they elect. The Shut-down syndrome is not democracy in action.