The premise of the shutdown is that the GOP is saving the people from ObamaCare (ACA). The problem is that if the threat of ObamaCare does not feed the masses the GOP will have to acquiesce. Now reading the other diaries concerning the success of the Exchanges it seems only a matter of a little time before the GOP must give up.
This is just a matter of a little time before the GOP MUST give up since they have lost all credibility and will eventually (even in red districts) face the wrath of the voters.
I say give it time since for the first day things look pretty good politically.
(Of course I hate the idea that 800K people have been furloughed)