Speaker Boehner has made it clear that he places the greatest importance on preparing a bill that gets the job done in a manner that allows him to get it passed. To that end he has made numerous concessions to both sides - to the Tea Party caucus, and to the Senate Democrats. If you believe he failed in that respect, you can place the true blame on the horribly partisan, toxic atmosphere of Washington. It is difficult to craft something that both sides can swallow.
The Tea Party has shown their strong desire to stick to their principles, regardless of who it pisses off. I say, that's great. Finding people of principle in government is so refreshing.
Harry Reid, as well as President Obama have clearly stated that the most important thing to them is having the budget taken care of through the next election. In other words, they place the greatest importance on their re-election. While they try to claim it is not political, but common sense not to have to do this again in 6 months, almost every such raising of the debt ceiling has been done every 6 months. Reagan raised it 18 times in 8 years - do the math.
So, on the one hand you have people who are political, but not necessarily focused on re-election (politics). On the other hand, you have some who are strictly working on principle. And on the third hand you have those who don't give a hoot about the people, so long as they manage to improve their chances for re-election.
Y'all can decide for yourselves which is most favorable to America.