Ted Cruz said on the senate floor recently "you are not supposed to speak for the people",
and its because congress doesn't represent the people.
Cruz is becoming Democrats best friend, he single highhandedly derailed the entire establishment Washington insider game of money bought politics by using the government shutdown to get a tea-party ransom brought up, Obamacare.
Democrats wont vote to undo the ACA, but the Democrats are in a position to offer Cruz and the tea-party something else.
That doesn't include any part of Obamacare, but they can find common ground to open the government back up fully without Boehner and the establishment GOPs help, most of the tea-party didnt vote for Boehner for speaker to begin with.
It may be time for Democrats and the tea-party to reach a private compromise.
While Rachel Maddow highlighted the unlikely scenario of using a discharge petition to pass a clean resolution to fund government, it doesn't mean the tea-party cant write their own bill and let democrats sign on.
This is an idea Tim Carney talks about in this video with Chris Hayes on MSNBC.
While this may seem politically dangerous for Democrats and the tea-party, its even more dangerous politically for the establishment GOP to be blamed for the shutdown, because they would be most at risk for losing their seats in congress.
In fact the establishement GOP may have no choice but to offer even more concessions to the tea-party and democrats. There doesnt need to be any more game playing, or posturing. Letting the government shutdown happen put American lives in danger, families at risk. Stop letting the establishment GOP tell America what to do.