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The president himself reiterated that Wednesday night.

“My hope and expectation is everybody has learned there’s no reason we can’t work on the issues at hand, why we can’t disagree between the parties while still being agreeable and make sure we’re not inflicting harm on the American people when we do have disagreements,” Mr. Obama said.

And while public opinion polls show that Republicans took the most blame for the shutdown, Mr. Feehery said nobody in Washington emerged from the crisis smelling sweeter.

“I don’t think this is a complete victory for Obama,” he said. “Anytime there’s this kind of dysfunction in the government, and this kind of vitriol, I don’t think it’s good for the president.”

Ben Wolfgang contributed to this report.