"Any time you try to stand up for the American people, it's worth it"

“I’ve heard that from a lot of moderates in our conference and it makes me laugh every time I hear it,” Labrador said, suggesting that the problem-plagued Obamacare web site was actually covered more by the media as the government shutdown continued because it was part of the main story.

“You wouldn’t have had Jon Stewart going after Kathleen Sebellius if we didn’t have the shutdown,” Labrador said, pointing out that members of the media probably would have defended the administration or pushed any critical stories to the back pages.

Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-Calif., explained that the fight was worth it because House conservatives were seen as the only ones standing up for the American people.

“It will be worth it to walk out of this room realizing that we were the only group in this whole entire debate that was fighting for the individuals, families and small businesses, and they will ultimately be the losers in whatever passes,” he said.