“This is nuts – absolutely nuts”

Those were the words of a WWII veteran in regards to the government shutdown. I think the observation is dead on – it is absolutely nuts. How in the world can the Republican party allow a small fraction of the party to wield such influence in trying to undo what elections and supreme court has already made and confirmed into law? It just defeats common sense how anyone could attempt to deny healthcare to the people of the country and feel good about it.