The Republicans can still pull a fast one that will totally dumfound and turn the blame game around on the Dems and let's face it, that's what this is all about for Dems. The Republicans are again making the mistake of honestly taking Dems seriously and trying to negotiate in good faith. House needs to take the Obama tax proposals "as is" let it come to vote, all Republicans vote present thereby letting the Dems pass it. Do nothing on cuts or debt limit. Then walk away. Dems get blame for taxes and if the Dems don't put up a proposal that passes house and senate on cuts, then the sequestration happens and Dems get blamed. they will cry like the little girls they are.