The Daily Beast's Michael Tomasky: Future Historians Will Judge October 1, 2013 as a Defining Day in Which the Democratic Party Delivered Access to Healthcare Coverage for Millions of Uninsured. The Republican Party, in Turn, Shut Down the Government in a Desperate Effort to Keep it From Happening.
Michael Tomasky's column at The Daily Beast is linked below.
"We sometimes don’t notice history as it’s unfolding right before us, so let’s stop and take note of what a historically momentous day Tuesday was. Twenty, 50 years from now, when historians or college professors are trying to describe to their readers and students what the difference was between the two political parties in our time, they will direct them to October 1, 2013. That one day says it all."