I doesn't matter what the Republicans do, he will blame them.
It hasn't mattered for the last four years, he blames the Republicans.
The Democrat Senate has refused to even pass a budget for four years, but the president will blame the Republicans.
The House should stand firm. They gain nothing trying to negotiate with someone who will not compromise and only blames others.
The taxes which will fall on everyone January 1 are Obama's taxes. We (conservatives) should say this loudly and frequently.