I've found that most people screaming "Repeal Obamacare", really don't know much about it other than the fact that other people are screaming it. In regards to the government shutdown, I believe that everyone directly involved should be fired, just like any other employee that fails at their job.
Haven't you also found that people blame Republicans just because they are told to do so by other people and the media?
Why is that?
Not really. People blame the Republicans because that's where the blame lies. They've been obsessed with trying to repeal Obamacare for the most half-arsed reasons imaginable since its inception, and they pulled the same stunt with the debt ceiling debate.
Fun Fact: The House Republicans have tried over 40 times to repeal Obamacare.
They keep wasting time doing this (15% of their time), even though they know full well that there's zero chance that it'd pass in the Senate or that Obama would approve it. They are actively not just wanting time in Congress, but also wasting money. It's no wonder that they are the worst, most ineffective, and most disliked Congress in the history of the United States.
And today, when they passed the bill to fund the government without Obamacare, again it was a waste of time because they also knew that with 100% certainly the Senate would reject it.
They only thing they seem to hate more than Obamacare is abortion, which they constantly try to pass bills banning... including trying to attach anti-abortion provisions to the debt ceiling bills.
Is it the Republicans' responsibility to only do things that Democrats want?
Is That what you think politics in America is about?
No, politics in America is clearly about flushing taxpayer dollars down the toilet on measures and initiatives that you're fully aware are destined to fail. Good grief.
The Republicans and the American people know that obamacare is a failure.
What other reason is there for the Republicans to cut funding for such a failure?