Real loss (Part B) was the continued showing of Boehner as an inept and largely impotent Speaker. Failed to negotiate with Obama, tried to pull his "Plan B" stunt while blew up in his face, threw a little hissy fit and tried to shift blame onto the Senate Democrats only to have the Senate pass a bill that greatly benefited the Democrats and the House was forced to pass (breaking the Hastert Rule to put it on the floor) with a 2:1 ratio of Republicans siding against Boehner in the vote. He's still the odds-on favorite to win the gavel this week but there was nothing about this event that made him look like anything but a clown.
To be fair though, him getting caught by reporters telling Harry Reid to "shut the f*ck up" was pretty hilarious. I wonder if he's under a bit of pressure?