On Wednesday evening Republican Senator John McCain stated that this shutdown has hurt the Republican party and damaged the American people. He acknowledged that the shutdown was a Republican shutdown and claimed that his party would now have to learn from this process and get back to the business of helping the American people. Senator McCain made it known that he was no supporter of the President's signature health care bill and he would pursue ways to repeal it... legal ways as dictated by the constitution. He claimed that it was clear from the beginning that his colleagues in the House were foolish to think that they could de-fund a law by shutting down the government.
What, if anything, have you learned about the process of government throughout this process?