Anyone hurt in any way by the shutdown has suffered because of the Republican party's decision to make this public spectacle over opposing Obamacare or--- now that they've moved on from that topic-- "too much/too big government" in general, but they're happy to turn around and pick out selective people who have been hurt from the shutdown and blame Obama for it.
I think they're engaging in what they presume we'd be doing if the situation were reversed. But that's why Republicans fundamentally don't "get" Democrats or progressives, and why they don't "get it" when we talk about their having a small tent. They only see things through their own lens-- people do the same things as them, for the same reasons, for the same self-interest. Republicans only caring about the financial interests or welfare of white males or the wealthy or corporations is completely fine--- because "The Democrats just do the same thing for blacks and nonwhites." That's how I truly believe many of them see it, and it's why they don't get it.