It's really quited simple and Republicans should quit ringing their hands. We are living in surreal times where logic doesn't count much with the all the morons and parasites. So accept it. The easy way out is for republicans to give Obumer/dems everything they want on the economy. Don't try to work with them or moderate them. Republicans should vote as a block against the Obama debt deal and any budget but allow enough safe reps to vote for it giving it enough to pass. Then constantly campaign against it. Tell the people what you did, allowing it to pass but were against it and contantly hammer dems on the failed results which are GUARNTEED. We are all going down no matter what. The only difference is if we get blamed.