Even before President Obama took office in 2009, Rush Limbaugh said, "I hope he fails."
Republicans and tea party members followed suit since then. They opposed everything the president tried to do to make certain he would not succeed at his job. Now they've managed to do what the terrorists have been aiming for -- shut down the U.S. government. And they did not even have to detonate any bombs to do it. They should pat each other on their backs for their accomplishment and job well done.
So whatever happened to the patriotism? What about doing what's best for the country? Obviously, they couldn't care less as long as they get to pursue their own personal agenda and vendetta.