if the GOP holds to its guns, it gets blamed for taking us over the cliff. if the GOP comrpomises and the economy gets better (ok, play along for now), Obama gets the credit and the GOP gets blamed for not doing enough. if the GOP folds, the GOP will get blamed regardless of the economy for the 2 years it held the House (like Bush is still being blamed).
no matter what, the GOP will be blamed. I was ready to say give Obama what he wants but after more thought, the GOP may as well hold to its guns. however, the GOP needs to explain economics to people and liberty, etc. The problem is that the RINOs can't seem to grow a spine because as long as they have power, they are ok.