I thought threatening to shut down the gov't was compared with "terrorism", or "arson", or "kidnapping", or "holding hostages"? Does this mean that Obama is everything that the progressives were accusing the Republicans and Tea Party of being? The House keeps submitting spending budget bills and Reid and Obama keep threatening to shut down the gov't. So, what do the voters do to such dangerous radicals like Obama and Reid? Well, Obama is president, so impeachment (after a mid-term election?) is the only possibility short of the military deposing him, if he keeps the gov't shut down for too long. Reid? He can be voted out of office or simply taken out of power by voters putting the GOP in control of the Senate. So, we may have to endure a shut down federal gov't until January 2014 unless Obama releases the American hostages. Obama and Reid remind me of Iranian mullahs.