Lost their nerve.
They should have been holding press conferences every single day saying the government will stay shut down until such time as the president comes to his fiscal senses.
The American people respond to honesty and guts.
Not mealy-mouthed appeasers.
Yes, they do. That's why they responded to a president who had the guts to go after terrorism where it lives.
With a Democrat we will go back to whining at the UN and turning the other cheek.