The "get your way" part of your post was interesting. Democrats, and Obama, bowed to conservative demands. They agreed to the GOP budget number of $988 billion instead of the preferred $1.058 trillion. To put that into perspective, Paul Ryan's budget proposal(which Mitt Romney might or might not of been running on) was $967 billion. Boehner agreed to the deal and assured Reid he wouldnt shut down the government. He then changed his mind. Had Republicans simply taken what was offered, they would have come out smelling like roses. They could have declared victory and moved on to attacking Obamacare. One of those cases where you should take what you can get.