I supported the shut down then, I support it now... under the following condition:
Don't back down.
The point of all of this is to make sure your agenda wins. If you're not willing to do that by any means necessary, then don't even try it.
Obama is the national version of that scumbag Leave-it. He doesn't listen to people because he doesn't think he has to. He's ignoring the American people on this: that's why we have a system of checks and balances in the first place.
As much as Obama thinks, acts and actually channels Mussolini, he is not that. And Mr. Speaker, it's up to you to make sure that Obamacare does not happen... no matter the political cost.
That's, among other things, what you were sent there to do.
But if you cave, it will be a sign that there is no legislative power in this country. Obama has already summarily violated immigration law as well as this farce of a health care bill. If you cave on this, they'll be no end to his perfidy.