This is a bad idea. The GOP leadership is so fixed on "not getting blamed", rather than do the right thing. Many may disagree, saying that we need to be smart in order to win back the Senate etc. Well, that type of "smartness" is what the likes of Mitt Romney tried -- and it worked oh so well!
The reason it doesn't work is because regardless of what happens, the dems will ALWAYS blame the GOP, and take whatever credit for themselves -- all made easy by sycophants in the media.