Nobody thinks this is government shutdown thing is fun anymore. As John McCain said on the floor of the Senate, everybody realizes that there is not going to be any change re: Obamacare. Everybody realizes that, at some point, the debt ceiling will be raised. So why not just DO it?
But the rightwingers holding the government hostage don't want to give up without a concession (lest they look bad, although of course, they already do).
The buzz today is about Rep. Paul Ryan’s op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. He wants a grand bargain and not once mentions Obamacare. Not once.