To be fair it was a cheap shot by the questioner, but I think the video is valuable because it offers a glimpse of how this president is perceived right now.
In all likelihood the president will win out to a large extent on the whole government shutdown thing. Yet to a casual observer it might look like he is losing. Reid looks desperate. Senator Harkin is talking about civil war. There is so much wailing and gnashing of teeth one might think that the Dems didn’t control both the White House and the Senate.