Ernest Hemingway said write one true sentence. Here I write two.
The first is widely known. The recent fiasco increases the odds Democrats can win back control of the House and keep control of the Senate.
The second true sentence is the big secret which you read here first: the Tea Party won a great economic victory in the shutdown battle by forcing President Obama and Democrats to accept more than $70 billion of spending cuts and forcing them to accept continuation of the budget cuts of the sequester.