The GOP has abandoned their principled position even before the negotiations have started. Boehner, our primary negotiator, looks like Don Knotts in the Ghost and Mr Chicken when he faces Obama.
Obama knows that he is going to cave, so why give in ... even a little when Obama stands to get everything he wants anyway.
You have to read "A Lawyer’s Tips on Negotiating for Dummies and Congressional Republicans" here on Townhall to see what the GOP ought to do.
Instead Boehner is jumping to get his master more when Obama rejects the latest cave. In order to limit the voice of those that are principled and will fight he kicks them off the committees.
Boehner is an embarrassment and his incompetence will cost the GOP seats in Congress