Some time in the next day or so, Ted Cruz will be faced with a lose-lose choice:
Does he object to unanimous consent on the Senate floor of the upcoming debt ceiling/CR, thereby forcing the cloture clocks to run their full 30 hours, and causing the debt ceiling to be hit?
If he does, he'll be known forever as 'the man who killed America' and his future political prospects will be worse than they are now.
If he doesn't, he will be admitting that everything he's done about the shutdown has been nothing but political grandstanding. I suspect the hardcore Tea-baggers (his only remaining supporters) will turn on him, leaving his approval rating potentially zero.
Poor Ted. What a conundrum. Screwed if he does, screwed if he doesn't.
Couldn't happen to a bigger asshole.