If the Republicans in the House want to play this correctly, they'll backburner any legislation that doesn't pertain to cutting the debt. Priorities.
They say, "The Democrats in the Senate and President Obama keep sending us 5,000-page bills that none of them have read which regulates and taxes everything under the sun. We know they made a lot of crazy promises to their voters that they'd love to fulfill, but the fact is that spending at the Federal level of government has reached levels that threaten national security. Our spending must be addressed and that is what the Republican Party is doing, with or without the Democrat's help."