The R’s should just hold their ground and mock the White House. Make Obama’s worst fear come true. Prove to people he is full of shit when they see nothing in their world changes come March 1st.
They have already planned to cause the maximum amount of chaos on March 1. If people notice a degradation of essential functions it is entirely deliberate and willful.
In fact, their strategists admit that the worst thing that could happen for them in the sequester is that people don’t notice it.