i would say that Democrats had lots to do with the government shutdown. We can't blame the Republics because they are not there. Even keeping in mind Republics mistake that carried over, but still the Democrats have been the office for almost 10 years not. So they should've known by now what was going to happen.
While our bodies of government were attempting to complete a budget under deadline, some of the Republicans that we elected in to office decided to push their personal opinions about the Affordable Health Care Act, in an attempt to push back it's enactment or abolish it altogether. Eventually, these Republicans realized that their attempts were futile.