The GOP has went to extreme lengths to defund the presidents health care law, Obamacare. They've done themselves a disservice. And the secret comments they make slither out into public, which clearly shows that this isn't about a health care law, this is about their bruised and broken pride. So now, in retaliation they feel they need to get something out of the government they shut down. You're thinking, well that doesn't make sense. Well to some of the most callus - Tea Party folks believe otherwise.
Will the debt ceiling be raised? The president says, not under the threat of default. Which means the House Republicans need to get back in order, and do their jobs.