The Republican problem can be likened to a father of many who subjects himself to the democracy of his children. He has a choice. Either be the father and compel good parenting upon his children or be popular and contribute to their rot.
The House of representatives has a constitutionally designed parental role over the budget. Nothing moves, fiscally until they make it move. Nothing gets by them without their first approval. Republicans in the House have to make this choice: responsibility and some temporary coniption fits or popularity.
Be like dad. Give Obama the choice, our way or nothing gets passed and we take away his ball and send him to bed without supper. Close it down.