The whole thing was just theater. ACT III coming up. ACT I brought you the sequester. ACT II was a temporary fake shutdown which affected all of 18% of the government.
The theme of the play seems to be a lack of skills to negotiate without making a big drama, then pointing his finger at the opposition and then flapping his gums about it. It's an easy market play. Just wait a few months, and sell if Obama is required to negotiate anything.