Republicans must realize that all of this is designed for one purpose. And it's NOT to keep America from going over the fiscal cliff. Obama isn't afraid of going off the fiscal cliff. The purpose is not to cut the deficit or to help the American economy. This entire episode is designed to make Republicans look bad. Period.
They (Republican) need to walk away, not obstruct anything and let the Democrats pass whatever they like. They don't have to vote for it. They can vote "present." They certainly can't vote against anything or they will be portrayed as voting against America. If they do that, they will be crucified at the ballot box for the foreseeable future.
They shouldn't even negotiate. Anything they get out of negotiations will be h