BHO will not budge Mr. Kudlow. That's obvious to the most causal observer. He feels he has a mandate from being re-elected.
That leaves two choices for the republicants. Yield or die in the midterm elections.
Speaker Boneless doesn't have the huevos to stand against BHO.
The best he will be able to do is have the House republicants vote present, toss the dice, & let things fall out as they will.
While this is just my opinion & your mileage may vary only time will tell who is correct here.