The government crisis is over--for now. The Republicans caved, which is what they do quite well, and the Democrats gloated, which they do even better, and we can all go back to spending money we don't have and pretending that everything is just fine.
Of course, it's not fine, and it won't be until this particular president is history--if we make it intact as a nation to the 2016 election. However, let's look on the bright side. There always is one, if you look closely enough. Now we can start concentrating on the unmitigated disaster that is the "Obamacare" rollout and perhaps take a nostalgic look back at the various and assorted scandals from past months and years.
I suppose it's true that Hope springs eternal. And if change is the only constant in life, things are bound to get better. It's tough to imagine them getting any worse.