• People are worried about the debt ceiling it could be the little drop that could trigger another crisis in financial markets. Alain Frachon, a columnist and former Washington correspondent for Le Monde in The New York Times.
By STEVE KRASKE
The Kansas City Star
Financial experts are nervous from London to Singapore a point that appears lost on the right honorables in Washington.
• The Democrats are not getting off scot-free. Fifty-seven percent of Americans are also angry at the way the Democrats are dealing with the shutdown. And a 53 percent majority say they are also angry at President Obama. CNN Polling Director Keating Holland on a new survey out Monday.
Holland said the poll shows that 63 percent of those questioned said they were angry at the Republicans over the shutdown. Bottom line: Politicians of all persuasions are being hurt here.
• As it is prolonged, people will start looking for someone to blame. When they look for someone to blame, it will be House Republicans. Whether it is real or not, it does not matter. Kansas state Rep. J.R. Claeys, a Salina Republican, told the HuffPost.
Claeys was one of a number of Republicans quoted in the piece, which chronicled a growing impatience with the shutdown.
• The stuff of politics, which is compromise, is gone. Its gone from both sides, and thats the tragedy here. former Missouri Sen. Jack Danforth, a Republican, in the Post-Dispatch.
No question about it. That is the tragedy of our times when it comes to American politics.
• Deliver us from the hypocrisy of attempting to sound reasonable while being unreasonable. U.S. Senate chaplain Barry C. Black.
The seventh-day Adventist is making quite a name for himself through his daily scoldings of the good senators.