To use a line from Evita: ".... our nation's leaders are a feeble crew...." These people are suppose to be part of the leadership, yet they lack the courage to make any policy decisions (other than really stupid ones, like shutting down government). When we actually have a question of importance (what should we do about ISIS)... Congress has literally run as far away from decision, from position and from moment of truth as they possibly could. These guys are WEAK.
In the matter of what to do about ISIS, Obama is on-the-job; congress has shirked responsibility. Not sure how you can argue otherwise?
So Congress voted themselves a vacation. Okay, I would be interested in knowing if the vote was close, and who voted no; or was it nearly unanimous from both parties? Since Obama made the decision to do his bombing thing alone, should we be surprised that Congress decided to let him have it his way? That way, they won't be blamed if it goes sour. - Obama will own it.