I think it is a little early to make a victory claim.Barack tears the GOP a new one!
In the past Democrats are less willing to go to the mat than Republican are. Right now the House Republicans are demanding a lot not to take the economy off the cliff. Not only to eliminate laws already passed but demanding new laws they want as a minority to be passed.
The blame game will begin if someone don't cave in. The economy will suffer and the degree it will suffer is up to debate including the possibility of creating a world mess.
When you play chicken with a nut the outcome likely will not be good.