No way they can be so foolish. No way. They'll be fine in the midterms if they just lay low and let the majority of the unengaged population forget about this over the holidays, etc. Towards the end of this last one, the money men (Kochs) were telling the Tea Party to give in- no way they'll allow a shot at more seats and a potential majority in the Senate be jeopardized with more of this crap. Quote me when they do shut the government down, though.