From everything I read, it fell far short of a filibuster. The vote gives no impression that any mind was changed but his own, and his 21 hours was not even good "sock puppet theatre." I read that he read "Green Eggs & Ham" just to fill in time. For no more work days than Congress even schedules, these all night comedies are outlandish, and not funny. When this happened last year, I was appalled. I don't like being threatened by my government, and when they finally agreed on whatever they did, then it was every month another threat of shut down. Enough already! We know we're broke, and we know it's not going to get fixed!
I think we should all be tired of being constantly threatened by our own government in one way or another. I know I am. I'm tired of being spied on. I don't want government health care, and I don't want to give up the Bill of Rights to a bunch of politicians who don't know straight up from sic'em about actually living a real life in this country. I'm tired of reading about outlandish brutality, and I'm really sick and tired of reading about every time the government threatens shut down, the threats of no money lands squarely on the back of soldiers, veterans, and the government employees. I never read about Washington politicians not receiving their checks in event of a shut down. Besides, when did this shut down business become an option for our elected officials?
And who knoweth whether he shall be a wise man or a fool? yet shall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured, and wherein I have showed myself wise under the sun. This is also vanity. Ecclesiastes of Holy Scripture