It's simple, the House Republicans should break spending and taxing into two bills. State their opposition to more taxes forcefully, but then say they are willing to do what they can to keep from going over the cliff. Propose a clean bill that ONLY includes all the Obama/Dem tax increases. Then when it comes up for vote, all Republicans vote present and let the bill pass. Then trumpet how they negoteated in good faith with the president and gave him his taxes. Don't do the any cuts and don't take away the ceiling and then go home for Christmas. Then Obama has to make the cuts to avoid the ceiling. End of story Republicans win PR battel.