Republicans can't shut down anything. They only have leadership in the Congress.<quoted text>It's still here so it hasn't failed yet:
When the opposition declared that the ACA was going to be "Obama's Waterloo", then of course there wasn't going to be any support. Plus, sensible 'repubs' were under the threat of primary for even voicing support for the law. That said, their are Republican fingerprints all over this law, so they got the best of both worlds. They got to influence it and say they were against it at the same time.
The only difference is, when Democrats don't like who's running the government, they vow to get out the vote in the next election to try to get their candidates in office. GOTP'rs start crying, stamping their feet, and swearing they will shutdown and overthrow the government if it doesn't get what they want.
The Congress writes laws and taxes people. It's up to the Congress to create a budget. The budget contains money that Congress thinks is appropriate to spend. It then goes to the Senate and eventually the President. If either of those two entities stop Congresses budget, then the Senate or the President are responsible for shutting down the government. The Congress doesn't have that kind of power.
There are no Republican fingerprints on this law because no Republican wanted it. Anybody that tells you different is just trying to share the blame. Oh, and BTW, your link doesn't work.